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by EvangelineH
Wed September 2nd, 2015, 8:25 am
Forum: Jean Plaidy
Topic: Daughters of England Series/Love Interests
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

Re: Daughters of England Series/Love Interests

Yes, he was the love interest in The Return of the Gypsy.

By the time the series reached WW2 (and when Hibbert died), the love interests had become rather benign.
by EvangelineH
Wed September 2nd, 2015, 8:21 am
Forum: Debate/Rant Forum
Topic: Are we crossing a line with our Political Correctness?
Replies: 27
Views: 2220

Re: Are we crossing a line with our Political Correctness?

The phrase "politically correct" in all its incarnations irritates me. To use an example in the OP: yes, GWTW was written by a Southerner and set in a revisionist version of the CW/Reconstruction, but to immediately declare those offended by the n-word as being "PC" is just as superficial as the dec...
by EvangelineH
Tue August 18th, 2015, 8:21 am
Forum: Jean Plaidy
Topic: Daughters of England Series/Love Interests
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

Re: Daughters of England Series/Love Interests

I never read this series as romantic, considering how many of the heroines got the short end of the stick, or
by EvangelineH
Mon July 20th, 2015, 6:48 am
Forum: Jean Plaidy
Topic: Did Victoria Holt use a ghost writer in her later years?
Replies: 10
Views: 1155

Re: Did Victoria Holt use a ghost writer in her later years?

I haven't heard of this! I would think she probably had someone take dictation like Barbara Cartland more so than a ghostwriter.

But I loove The India Fan. Her 90s gothics were dire to me, and the formula was strong on the last 5-6 Carr titles.
by EvangelineH
Sat July 11th, 2015, 7:24 am
Forum: By Author
Topic: Beatriz Williams
Replies: 1
Views: 550

Beatriz Williams

Anyone else a fan? Tiny Little Thing is her latest release and it's amazing! http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VBdmvv70L._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg http://www.amazon.com/Tiny-Little-Thing-Beatriz-Williams/dp/0399171304 (disclosure: we're friendly and I'm in an upcoming anthology with her. But...
by EvangelineH
Sat July 11th, 2015, 7:18 am
Forum: Ask Your Fellow Readers
Topic: Where To Next?
Replies: 2
Views: 677

I'd like a novel set in FDR's White House, around the passing of the New Deal.
by EvangelineH
Sat July 11th, 2015, 7:17 am
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: The Crimson Field (US broadcast)
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

[quote=""Ludmilla""]I'm trying to watch this. I usually watch shows by streaming on xfinity (via our comcast service) after they air. So... did episode 2 actually air on PBS? So far, they've only loaded ep 1 and 3. I went ahead and watched ep 3 without the 2nd one available. Odd![/quote] Yes it aire...
by EvangelineH
Thu July 2nd, 2015, 3:36 am
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: The Crimson Field (US broadcast)
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

Keep watching!

It's so odd how PBS has treated TCF like an afterthought. It's perfect Masterpiece Theatre gold.
by EvangelineH
Thu July 2nd, 2015, 3:29 am
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: cover endorsements
Replies: 2
Views: 1762

I second Don's response.

Approach authors via their agents to cut down on hurt feelings or feeling imposed upon.

Or ask them if you are friends/friendly.

http://www.rachellegardner.com/blurb-etiquette/
by EvangelineH
Sat June 21st, 2014, 5:37 am
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Keep writing or jump genres?
Replies: 7
Views: 2732

Based on what I've heard from friends and industry professionals, the YA Historical Fiction market is difficult to crack. It's not impossible, but it isn't "hot" as historical fantasy YA fiction. What helps is a super strong hook that will appeal and is relatable to the YA audience ( e.g. a young mi...

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