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RT Update: Comment by Rosemary Potter and Margaret Bell

Rosemary Potter and Margaret Bell left a note here regarding the Falk comment and I felt important to bring attention to it. Not because I want to dredge up the RT issue, but because it clarifies their position.

It has recently been brought to our (Margaret Bell and I) attention by some concerned bloggers (thanks very much for advising us) that a rather inflammatory post was made by Kathryn Falk and co-signed by Margaret and myself.

I would like to confirm that Margaret and I were guests of Kathryn’s at the time the post was made, however we were out sightseeing in Galveston all day and were not aware of what had transpired.

Having read the post, we would like to state that for the record that this “Rhetoric” does not represent either Margaret’s or my views. We have further advised said blogger of our feelings on the matter.

As Australian Book Sellers and Lovers of Romance, we love all aspects of our business and quite frankly this kind of bullshit just pisses us off.

We are all about, putting Romance into our readers’ hands, giving authors the opportunities to talk to Aussie readers, selling autographed/personalized books, distributing Pre-release bookmarks and giving readers the best service possible.

All of these things make a difference to readers and authors, keep the good stuff coming.


Rosemary and Margaret
Australian Book Sellers

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. MCHalliday
    May 08, 2007 @ 14:11:26

    According to the way the post by Falk was written, I had visions of three cackling women cooking up (Macbeth, anyone?) the rhetoric with gleeful hand rubbing all the while.

    Very glad to know, the two Aussie (presumed) co-conspirators have denounced Falk and declared “bullshit”. And there is only one witch stirring a pot of crap.

  2. Caro
    May 08, 2007 @ 19:07:06

    Oh. My.

  3. Karmyn
    May 08, 2007 @ 21:27:17

    I have been trying to follow this whole mess and it seems to me that Kathryn Falk needs to get a clue. I just found this site and others like it and I love them.
    I have been reading romances since I was about 11 or 12 when I would borrow them from my mother and grandmother. Even then I don’t think I ever took a review from RT seriously. I like to check a variety of reviews before making a shopping list and more often than not, I check low rated reviews first.

  4. TeddyPig
    May 08, 2007 @ 22:51:06

    this “Rhetoricâ€?

    Love it! KF to make statement she did not write that in 4 3 2…

  5. Bev(BB)
    May 09, 2007 @ 07:29:11

    Weirder and weirder.

  6. peter
    May 13, 2007 @ 16:05:43

    ok i have dr. rosmary potter as my reading teacher sh is a freak

  7. Melissa
    Aug 13, 2008 @ 23:32:15

    I had Dr. Potter as MY 6th grade reading teacher back in the ’82-’83 school year. She wasn’t all that bad. She also wrote a storyline for the tv show “Different Strokes”.

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