The DorothyL photo page is no longer accepting photos.
Click here for a partial list of DorothyL writers and their web pages (NOTE: this page has not been updated in several years so may be woefully out of date. I am no longer iterested in maintaining it. If someone else wishes to take it on, let me know. thanks! Kaye)
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A fun place to hang out with lovers of mysteries, and writers of mysteries is DorothyL, a discussion and idea list for the lovers of the mystery genre, presently with over 3,000 participants. It was concocted by a group of librarians at a July 1991 Washington, D.C. meeting of the Association of Research Libraries and named in honor of one of the greatest mystery writers. DorothyL's Moderators AKA list-owners are very friendly and incredibly brave people:
Michael J. Kovacs, Diane K. Kovacs and Kara L. Robinson.
Read more about DorothyL here
The following was written by Jonathan E. Quist, and submitted to DorothyL July 28, 2007
"With a tip of the hat to Edward Lear, who won't sue me for shameless parody (because he's been dead these 120 years)."
Said Kaye Barley to thin air,
"You can hardly be aware,
how I lie awake at night
plotting out a webby site.
If we took a little shot
of D.L.-ers cool and hot,
then we could post them there,"
said Kaye Barley to thin air.
Then said Donald to Kaye Barley,
"Here's a pic of us with Harley.
I don't think that's enough;
getting more will be quite rough."
Said Kaye Barley with a sigh,
"It can do no harm to try.
We've an author-filled wazoo:
why don't we ask them, too!"
So they both went scrolling down
the photoshop in town
as their browser made a sound
and said, "404 Not Found";
And everybody cried,
as the album they all tried,
"No! the pictures are not there!
They are someplace else, but where?"
Seems the authors, one and tutti,
incomplete were, in their duty,
though a query came their way,
not all replied that day.
So, to say that they were missed,
Kaye paid the poet-Quist.
(He comes cheap, but what the hey:
you get for what you pay!)
Then they whispered to each other,
"Here's a pic, and there's another;
what a web we've nicely woven
(with infinitives quite cloven)."
So Kaye Barley, in a thong
sang out loud and sang out strong,
"Come and see this pretty sight,"
as she clicked on through the night.
- Jonathan E. Quist
Now scroll down to see some of the folks who make DorothyL so much fun
The Saint and Harriet Vane
a/k/a Michael and Diane Kovacs
(Where would we be without these two cuties??!)
Dorothy L. Sayers Sculpture and Margaret Maron in Witham
See Ms. Sayers' little cat?! Little cat's name was Blitz
Kaye Barley and Suzanne Adair
Stacy Alesi a/k/a BookBitch
Shogun the Border Collie, Friday the Mini-Poodle,
and their personal assistant, Lou Allin, on Canada Day
Kaye Barley, husband Donald
and Harley Doodle Barley, Born on the 4th of July
Kaye Barley and Margaret Maron
Wendy Bartlett and her Mike & Cooper
Want to buy one of the hugely popular Official DorothyL thongs? Click here to visit the DorothyL Store
There are other fun DorothyL items here for sale too.
Disclaimer: contents of this home page, and all connected pages, reflect only views and opinions of its author, Kaye Barley, and not that of Appalachian State University