I KNOW I don't visit your forum very often, Debby... but of course I'm adding my (& Ganna's) name to the Congratulations List!
Do you need yet another reason to explain your permanent and repeated success? Well, here it is... OK, I might have said that before, but with this recent comment of yours, we have a perfect example:
1/ you use books for your historical researches
2/ when you don't own a book, you buy it
3/ and when you can't buy it at a local store, you order it, and your writing is in stand-by until it arrives.
Now that's what I call "serious business"! How many fanfic writers do that systematically when writing a story with a strong historical background?
There are many other reasons, which I've already detailed several times, but I also love your stories because of the unique quality of your historical research. Reading your saga is like reading a book showing the evolution of the US of A in that period: we've met Presidents, businessmen, adventurers, Indian chiefs or gangsters of the era, and unlike in any other history books, with just plain facts, dates and events, in your stories they live, they sometimes die, they act, they love, they speak,... we feel them ALIVE. If I was a history teacher, I'd recommend a thorough reading of your saga to all my students so they would have a pretty vivid idea of what this era, its people, its places,... was really like. You are a professional in this field and it truly shows in your stories, nobody else in Quinnfic has gone so far on the purely historical side.
This being said, please read my private email, which should have reached you by now...