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January 8, 2012 / Rev

Episode 33 – Susan X. Meagher

Hello, dear listeners! It’s me, Rev. I got to co-host this fine episode and Andy and I were graced with the company of the iconic Susan Meagher (it’s pronounced Mah-her). The entire show was a pure delight – from the delicious Old Fashioned to the discussion of the decline of the old Xenaverse community. I can’t even begin to recap all of the things we chatted about; we were all over the place but all of it was relevant. I know, that’s a shock, but I think it’s true. Some of it’s a haze because of the booze but I remember laughing a lot so that’s got to be a good sign, right?

Be sure to check out Susan’s website (http://www.susanxmeagher.com) and the Brisk Press site where you can buy all of her books (and Starting From Scratch by Georgia Beers) in print or ebook (http://www.briskpress.com).

Susan suggested the drink and here’s the recipe I used:

2 oz bourbon whiskey
2 dashes Angostura® bitters
1 splash water
1 tsp sugar
1 maraschino cherry
1 orange wedge

Mix sugar, water, and angostura bitters in an old-fashioned glass. Drop in a cherry and an orange wedge.  Muddle into a paste using a muddler or the back end of a spoon. Pour in bourbon, fill with ice cubes, and stir. I topped mine off with water and added an extra orange slice and a couple extra cherries.

I hope you all enjoy the show as much as I did. And don’t forget, feed those bards!!

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  1. Rio / Jan 9 2012 1:36 pm

    Fantastic show, I really enjoyed this one. I could relate to Susan Meagher’s experience in the early days of Xena’s online fandom. There really was a sense of community back then and now I feel a little guilty that I never wrote any fan mail to Meagher (I still have to pronounce it “meag-her” in my head if I want to spell it right). I’ll have to get right on that.

    • Susan / Jan 10 2012 11:44 am

      Thanks, Rio. It’s more important to spell it right than pronounce it right–so you’ve made the best choice .

  2. Jenny / Jan 10 2012 12:41 pm

    I was surprised to hear how authors really like to hear from the readers through e-mail. I think I will try to start doing that. Also when I saw her new book on her website it still had the old title to it and I thought to myself that the girls from cocktail hour are gonna be happy they got a western outta Susan. Now I know thats not the case.

  3. Isabella G. Alston / Apr 30 2015 7:32 pm

    Well, I have read every wonderful book you have written, and am now ready to treat myself to the San Francisco 17 Series. My thanks and compliments for your fine style, always exciting and educational, enjoyed tremendously !! All good wishes to you and your wife
    ( have to include her as you’ve made it clear that she is special ) 🙂

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