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by oldhousejunkie
Wed October 10th, 2012, 5:22 pm
Forum: Author Announcements
Topic: Just Released - "Rebel Heart" - Romantic Historical Fiction
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Freebie Friday

"Rebel Heart" will be available for free this Friday, October 12th. If you choose to download and read, please consider leaving a review on Amazon. I would certainly appreciate it.

The book can be downloaded using the Amazon link below. Thank you!
by oldhousejunkie
Wed October 10th, 2012, 5:15 pm
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Authors You "Know" and Etiquette
Replies: 13
Views: 2937

I have heard several big name authors and agents say that comparing yourself to other writers is a big no-no. They advise that your work should indeed stand on its own. However, to phrase it as Elizabeth suggests is definitely within the bounds of a good query letter as it shows that you know your m...
by oldhousejunkie
Sat July 14th, 2012, 12:41 am
Forum: Author Announcements
Topic: Just Released - "Rebel Heart" - Romantic Historical Fiction
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Just Released - "Rebel Heart" - Romantic Historical Fiction

I wanted to announce the recent release of my romantic historical "Rebel Heart". Here's a blurb: Julienne Dalton’s privileged existence is shattered when her family’s plantation home is burned and her father murdered by Union soldiers. Desperate for justice, she begins working as an agent for the Co...
by oldhousejunkie
Thu July 12th, 2012, 5:59 pm
Forum: America
Topic: novels about slavery
Replies: 41
Views: 23593

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom prominently features slaves.

Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez seems very interesting. A whole new take on the moral intricacies of enslaved women as mistresses.
by oldhousejunkie
Wed July 11th, 2012, 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where Are You Now?
Replies: 1456
Views: 98517

I'm in the hinterlands of self-publishing. Lol.

When my brain finally rests from formatting manuscripts, I should be back in late 18th century Ireland, making up for lost time hopefully!
by oldhousejunkie
Wed July 11th, 2012, 6:55 pm
Forum: Books by Historical Fiction Online Members
Topic: Guidelines and Additions
Replies: 78
Views: 26799

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Any author who belongs to this forum is free to list his or her book here. Just add a post to this thread with the information below, and we'll add it to our master list here . To add your book, please give us: the era/century your book is set in; the title of your book (and...
by oldhousejunkie
Wed June 27th, 2012, 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading June 2012?
Replies: 124
Views: 9586

I just started reading Freida Lightfoot's "The Reluctant Queen." As soon as I'm done, I'm re-reading Judith Koll Healy's "The Canterbury Papers." I hope it's as good as I remember it being!
by oldhousejunkie
Wed June 27th, 2012, 6:17 pm
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Publishing trends 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3527

[quote=""Justin Swanton""]Sorry Diane, I didn't make myself clear. I meant that you need to try and bypass the literary agency link and get direct access to the publisher, or more exactly, editor (I'm speaking of a publisher/editor of a major publishing house). The usual process of MS selection - in...
by oldhousejunkie
Thu September 29th, 2011, 5:14 pm
Forum: Questions and Research
Topic: Resources for Restoration England
Replies: 6
Views: 908

Thanks for the recommendations, everyone! Sadly, I discovered yesterday that the subject of my new project has been recently done by another historical fiction author. I know that doesn't necessarily preclude me from writing another account, but I generally prefer to venture into subjects not tackle...
by oldhousejunkie
Wed September 28th, 2011, 8:23 pm
Forum: Questions and Research
Topic: Resources for Restoration England
Replies: 6
Views: 908

Resources for Restoration England

Hi all-- I'm looking for some good resources for Restoration England. I'm vaguely familiar with the time period, so naturally that means that I need to launch my next project in that era! So yes, now I am terribly overwhelmed by the concept of tackling a period of that I'm not well versed in...and n...

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