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by xiaotien
Sat October 10th, 2009, 5:44 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name M-Q
Topic: Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
Replies: 19
Views: 3310

i just finished it last night and loved it! michelle, you are quickly becoming one of my favorite historical fiction authors. WRITE FASTER! =D i can always tell if a historical fiction author was successful IF the first thing i do upon finishing IS to google the characters from the book. and i certa...
by xiaotien
Fri May 22nd, 2009, 9:30 pm
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: How to Pitch your novel
Replies: 21
Views: 3054

i've only pitched once at a conference and had my mss requested by both agents. (tho they both went on to reject me, ha!) there was a time limit of 12 minutes or something less. i brought a query and a 2 page synopsis, but neither wanted to read it. they just wanted me to talk to them about my novel...
by xiaotien
Tue May 5th, 2009, 6:37 am
Forum: Author Announcements
Topic: Release Day - Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
Replies: 13
Views: 1102

aww, you guys, thank you so much!

it seemed to take sooo long to get her and now
the journey seemed very quick! i'm still trying to
get over the fact that my book is actually out there!

off to sf for a signing this weekend!

cheers! hope to poke in more as my release craziness
simmers a bit. =D
by xiaotien
Tue April 28th, 2009, 10:12 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name G-L
Topic: The Last Queen by C.W. Gortner
Replies: 51
Views: 7760

[quote=""cw gortner""]Oh, I'm blushing . . . Thank you so much, this is very sweet and high praise indeed.[/quote]

*standing ovation*

i hope you are working on something else
we can read soon, cw?? =D

i will try to write a review when i am less frenetic!
a proper one. my own release is today!
by xiaotien
Tue April 28th, 2009, 4:20 am
Forum: By Author's Last Name G-L
Topic: The Last Queen by C.W. Gortner
Replies: 51
Views: 7760

just finished this tonight. so compelling, so interesting, so vividly written from juana's view point with beautiful prose. well done and bravo to gortner. i loved it. and like so many others, i had never heard of juana. what a crazy tragic life she led, no wonder they gave her that nickname. she su...
by xiaotien
Sun March 22nd, 2009, 9:33 pm
Forum: Young Adult Historical Fiction
Topic: THE SEASON by sarah maclean
Replies: 5
Views: 2711

divia, yes, that may be where the
confusion lies. and i thoroughly enjoyed
this read. def recommend! =D
by xiaotien
Sun March 22nd, 2009, 4:45 pm
Forum: Young Adult Historical Fiction
Topic: THE SEASON by sarah maclean
Replies: 5
Views: 2711

divia--no magic! straight regency with romance
and mystery!
by xiaotien
Sun March 22nd, 2009, 4:17 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: I'm Addicted and I Don't Care....
Replies: 26
Views: 1587

anthropologie!

i swear i've spent most of my advance
buying their sales items. ha! =)

i need a new wardrobe and i'm stocking
it with anthro!
by xiaotien
Sun March 22nd, 2009, 4:16 am
Forum: Young Adult Historical Fiction
Topic: THE SEASON by sarah maclean
Replies: 5
Views: 2711

THE SEASON by sarah maclean

[mild spoilers--but not really, imo] a debut that drew me in on so many levels. i loved the season for maclean's wonderful way of setting the period / history / culture / politics for us with utter finesse. i loved it for the feisty, intelligent heroine, alexandra, and her friends. their friendship ...
by xiaotien
Mon March 9th, 2009, 4:17 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Anyone here on Twitter?
Replies: 51
Views: 3261

fyi -- i know of editors requesting for
friend's mss due to her twitter comment.

so...

networking!

and today, m cabot followed ME! since she's
big in YA, that thrilled me for certain!

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