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Bird of Paradise by Katie McAllister [24 Jun 2004|08:32pm]

adarkjewel
To Vance Briceland, the best critique partner a girl could have; to Kate Seaver, a fabulous editor who gets silly on Friday afternoons; and to Sherrie and Jenny, for being so much fun (as well as being brilliant writers).
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Trickster's Choice by Tamora Pierce [19 Jun 2004|03:43pm]

adarkjewel
To Phyllis Westberg, for knowing the best time to fire me and for giving me the best rewrite advice I've ever gotten: read aloud.
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A Tale of Two Sisters by Julia Quinn [09 Jun 2004|07:12am]

adarkjewel
"This one's for all those folks at Starbuck's, who made me all those triple grande, nonfat, light vanilla Caramel Macciatos, and then didn't say a word while I sat for hours, tapping away on my laptop.

And also for Paul, even though he says coffee is a "nasty, dirty, filthy habit" and that "no good ever came of it." (This apparently includes the time my mother almost missed her flight because we stopped for a latte on the way to the airport.)

I don't know how you ever made it through med school, babe."
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My Life as a Suave Charmer by Julio Iglesias [13 Mar 2004|07:26pm]

adarkjewel
"To all the girls I loved before...
I wound up paying child support.
They took me for a ride.
They hurt me deep inside.
All the girls I loved before."
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Fresh Lies by James Lileks [16 Feb 2004|05:28am]

adarkjewel
"To the wisest, smartest, funniest, most astonishing person the world has ever seen: my boss."

Then, you turn the page and it says, in italics and parentheses:

(Actually, this book is for Sara, my wife, but you don't get chances to suck up like this too often).
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Carrie by Stephen King [08 Feb 2004|03:28am]

adarkjewel
This is for Tabby, who got me into it -- and then bailed me out of it.
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Camber of Culdi by Katherine Kurtz [01 Feb 2004|05:00pm]

adarkjewel
For Frederick Harry Kurtz and for the good folk of the Society for Creative Anachronism, without whom this book would have been finished far sooner, but far less well. Author doth not live by typewriter alone!
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Buried In Burrywood by Lana Waite [05 Oct 2003|07:32pm]

adarkjewel
This book is dedicated to the ten most wonderful weekends of my life. They were spent at the Cabrillo Suspense Writers’ Conference at Greenwood Lodge in the Santa Cruz mountains The speaker on my first night was Tony Hillerman.  You don’t get better than that.  In other years Robert Bloch (Psycho), Sara Ann Freed, Sue Grafton, Joan Kahn, Barbara Mertz (Elizabeth Peters), Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini, Julie Smith, Donald Westlake, and many more spoke.  And between speakers, the talk was of writing—tips, techniques, and war stories. I thought I was in heaven. The charismatic organizer and director for these extraordinary shows was Dr. Timothy Welch. I am forever in his debt.
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Rosewood's Ashes by Aileen Schumacher [09 Sep 2003|12:39am]

adarkjewel
"This book is dedicated to the memory of Rollie Steele. You're the one who told me that this 'writing thing' would take me places I'd never imagined -- I just wish you'd stuck around to watch. I'm trying to be grateful for the time we spent together, but Rollie, damn it, it was way, way too short, and wherever you are, I hope you know I'm still ticked."
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A Thousand Summers bu Garson Kanin [18 Jul 2003|10:31pm]

adarkjewel
Upon those who love,
Ungenerous time bestows
A thousand summers.
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Lord of Vengeance by Tina St. John [13 Jan 2003|06:38pm]

adarkjewel
To John,
who walked every step of the journey with me
as if it were his own and never lost faith that I
could do this, though I often did.

You are
my husband, my hero, my heart...
forever.
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First time around here... *cringes slightly* [31 Dec 2002|03:59am]

unclesollychere
[ mood | contemplative ]

To my family: Please forgive me!
-- Oddballs, by William Sleator

... Which is both tremendously amusing and incredibly fitting, seeing as the entire book is about his family.

Er. Hello.

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[02 Nov 2002|05:19pm]

enchantedtears
The following dedication appears in the book Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause. (In case you were wondering, it's a book about werewolves, which is why it strikes me as so funny.

For Mummy, although I'm sure she'd prefer cuddly, polite creatures.
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Smiles [26 Aug 2002|07:25am]

adarkjewel
"To Trinity Dianne Hamilton,
who has the most beautiful smile in the world,
even at three o'clock in the morning."

--Laurell K. Hamilton, "The Lunatic Cafe"
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[26 Aug 2002|01:20pm]

heavenblue
To my mother, Janet, and all the other women of their generation who have never given up, and to my daughters Josie and Bella who have only just begun.

Rosie Scott-Feral City
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Food and Drink [25 Aug 2002|06:51am]

adarkjewel
"For Cheyenne, and the memory of a Frappucino summer.

And also for Paul, even though he doesn't see anything wrong with watching open heart surgery on TV while we're eating spaghetti."

--Julia Quinn, "An Offer From a Gentleman"
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Forest Green [21 Aug 2002|11:25pm]

adarkjewel
"My old friend Mickey Schwerner, who was murdered with James Chaney and Andy Goodman on a berm in Mississippi the night of June 21, 1964, by a group of political cretins, once in conversation described the American two-party system to me in these words, with which I have never found reason to argue: 'It's the same story,' he said. 'The moochers versus the misers.' This is for Mickey. Forest Green."

--Donald E. Westlake, "Put a Lid on It"
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Wiggy? [21 Aug 2002|06:56am]

adarkjewel
Dedication To:

My parents...for their constant love and support.

To my Crip Club
Pamela, David, Glenn, Lindy, and Bobby
You like me...you wiggy wiggy like me.

--Claire Theriot Mestepey, "My Walker and Other Glamorous Accessories"
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Ticked [20 Aug 2002|08:14pm]

adarkjewel
"This book is dedicated to the memory of Rollie Steele. You're the one who told me that this "writing thing" would take me places I'd never imagined - I just wish you'd stuck around to watch. I'm trying to be grateful for the time we spent together, but Rollie, damn it, it was way, way too short, and wherever you are, I hope you know I'm still ticked." --Aileen Schumacher, "Rosewood's Ashes"
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