I have to Tell you about Mickee!!!!!
WAAY back on July 1st, I posted a plea for help on L J to solve a mystery that has been bugging me since last September 2004. In it, I was asking if ANYONE knew how to contact Mickee Madden so I could get the final HEA in the Baird House Romance Series. I have to say, posting here was the best idea.
THANK YOU CARYLERG!!!!! Your suggestion about posting it to the Romancenovels Community was the best ever!
I've been in communication with Mickee now twice. Let me share some of what I wrote and some of what she wrote:
ME: (Edited version)
"I am hoping that you are the same Mickee Madden who wrote the wonderful Baird House book series"
I've been trying to find the 6th and final book, Dreams Everlastin' "
MICKEE: (Edited version)
"Last September, my husband and I moved into a smaller house. Then I had knee surgery the day before Thanksgiving, so it was well after Christmas before I started getting about. In the meantime, everything went into chaos. The damage I had done to my other knee during the move, got a lot worse, I had to budget my writing time, I delved into trying to finish a fantasy I started two years ago--and because my husband asked (that) I finish this one before finishing Dreams Everlastin'."
ME: (Edited Version)
"it sounds like you are on your way to taking back control of your situation; healing and taking care of yourself -the major component. I'll keep you in my thoughts.(prayers).
I expect that you are busy but I wanted to share something, that now that you've contacted me, I see in an amusing light. While searching for ways to contact you, I found a website that praised your first book in the series, Everlastin' . In it, they surmised that since there were no pictures of you, information about you, that your female persona might be a ruse, that Mickee Madden didn't exist! and the name was a pseudonym for another author who didn't want to be known as writing fantasy romance. How's that for speculation???!!!!
I bet you didn't know how mysterious a person you are!"
MICKEE: (Edited version)
" No, I had no idea I was a mystery. LOL. Go figure. I used to have a personal website, but the gal running it let it lapse without telling me, and I haven't been able to get another one done. .
I would greatly appreciate you telling people I'm not a ruse, and certainly not slacking off--although, Dreams should have been written before I started the fantasy, but I didn't expect to move, or have the knee surgery, or --gads, it all. LOL. "
Well, Michele, need to get away from the desk for a while. It's such a pleasure hearing from you!!
So that's the scoop. She's real, she's really nice, she's still writing and like you and me, she's got life to deal with and it answers why I couldn't locate her initially. I'm excited to hear about the fantasy story and I can't wait to read more from her. Now that I've gotten my answers, I can patiently wait and believe me, her work is worth waiting for!!!!
And for those sites that didn't believe that she was real, these answers prove that she's a "she", she has a great home life, she is open and honest and glad to be writing in the genre she does. I am pleased to share this good news with all of you!
I am SOOO THRILLED!!!! WooHoo!!!!
This is the book that started it all for me. Love at first read.
About this title: In the tradition of Outlander and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir comes a wonderfully imaginative romantic fantasy--a heartwarming and hilarious love story about a 150-year-old Scotsman who was killed on his honeymoon at Baird House and a 30-year-old woman who's just arrived there . . . and doesn't believe in ghosts. .