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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Seasons Greetings and a Few Announcements

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Good Doll!!I would like to let everyone know that I am writing fairly regularly for the R. John Wright Design Blog and for Ruby Lane.  I also am doing some small descriptions for the dolls on Ruby Lane, and will soon be doing columns and more articles for our beloved ADC magazines.  My articles for Doll Collecting at, but my vertical was discontinued, so my content will appear on RJW's amazing site or on my blogs, Ruby Lane, and ADC.  You can find me on Flickr,as etquest and Antique Doll Reader magazine, and this blog is being translated through Word and Google into Greek, Spanish, and Japanese. I should have one or two more doll books ready to go to the publisher, as well.

Also, look for me or Antique Doll Collector Magazine on Twitter, Reddit, Delicious, Instagram, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, and Snapchat [As soon as I can figure it out!!]  I have also done a post or to for Michele at Tonner.

I want to thank with all my heart the folks at Antique Doll Collector Magazine, R. John Wright and R. John Wright Dolls, Rachel Hoffman and Turn of the Century Antiques, Ruby Lane, Michele at Tonner, Christie Donnelly my former general manager at, and my wonderful doll friends, Mikki Brantley, Mr. R. Lane Herron, Stephanie Hammonds, Jo Smith, Caroline Johnson, Kirsten  Anderson, and D. Nelson.    Thanks also to all our interviewees, especially Sandy Bullock, and to my doll groups on Facebook, especially The Beauty of Dolls.  Thanks to Merna Throne who helped me to set up these blogs, and to Robin for her inspiration.

Thanks to Bella May Dolls, Dollighted to meet You, United Doll Sellers, Theriault's, and Florence& George and to my wonderful Twitter family.  I love the "likes" and retweets.  Thanks to our good friends at Terror at Skellington Manor, to the National Museum of Play, to Morphy Auctions and Doll Castle News.

Thanks and God Bless to our wonderful followers on our blogs, over 200.000, and to the over 4 million folks who have viewed our work on Google+!  Love to my LinkedIn Friends, to my Goodreads fellow writers and bibliophiles, to my Pinterest and Etsy family, to my Flickr fans, and to all who read my work.  You humble me, and I love you

Dedicated to all I have loved, who have departed this life, and especially to my mother, Mrs. Clara A. Tsagaris, and to Mary Hillier and Violet Page.  Love to my muses, Nan, Erzebet, Anne Rice, and J. Pagter Johl. Love to all good writers who struggle with their craft, and love to my husband, Dino Milani, who has helped me on this writers' journey, and to Dr. T and Margaret, to Rosemary, Pam, Laurie,  Lori, Sarah, and to all my friends, to Ms. Yoko Ono, who reminds us each day on Twitter that life is beautiful! Also, to Nikki and Jordan, who read my blogs :) And to Penny Plum!!

If I've left anyone out, I apologize, but you live in my heart. Dolls are a huge part of our lives, and are among the most important of cultural artifacts!  If the world could share dolls, and through them, our cultures, hopes, and dreams, we would all live in a more peaceful world!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Peace in 2017!! Let's make it the Year of the Doll!!

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