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by Celia Hayes
Wed March 30th, 2011, 7:48 pm
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Worst reaction ever to a critical review?
Replies: 35
Views: 2293

Authors behaving badly...

Yeesh ... this epic flamewar has gone everywhere in the last two days. Heck, I even read of it on a science-fiction author's blog. It was like fifteen-car smash-up on the highway: awful, but you just couldn't look away.

On the up-side: maybe JH will hire a copy-editor, next time. Ya think?
by Celia Hayes
Sat March 19th, 2011, 3:22 am
Forum: By Author
Topic: Rosemary Sutcliff
Replies: 48
Views: 6218

Rosemary Sutcliff

Annis, my first edition is "Rider on a White Horse" - RS missed a good chance to work in that quote, IMHO!
by Celia Hayes
Fri March 18th, 2011, 11:55 pm
Forum: By Author
Topic: Rosemary Sutcliff
Replies: 48
Views: 6218

Another Sutcliff Fan...

Oh, chalk me up as another worshiper-writer at the shrine of the divine RM (may her books be everlastingly in print and her inspiration to lesser scribblers be as bounteous as an an ever-running fountain! I read and adored all of the Roman-era books as a teenager, starting from The Eagle of the 9th ...
by Celia Hayes
Tue March 8th, 2011, 11:40 pm
Forum: Member Announcements
Topic: Tah-Dah! My Next Book Is On Amazon/B&N!
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Tah-Dah! My Next Book Is On Amazon/B&N!

All righty then - my current next book (not the one after the next which is a WIP and a sequel to it and hopefully to be finished around the end of the year) is up on Amazon , (including Amazon UK) and on Barnes and Noble ! http://open.salon.com/blog/sgt_mom/2011/03/08/return_to_the_writers_life_wal...
by Celia Hayes
Sun January 23rd, 2011, 11:50 pm
Forum: Debate/Rant Forum
Topic: Kennedy mini-series canceled. But why?
Replies: 40
Views: 4456

Be fair, MLE - Jackie did redecorate the White House very tastefully!
by Celia Hayes
Sat December 11th, 2010, 3:27 am
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Word Count
Replies: 67
Views: 4707

Washing dishes . Ummm - OK. I've gotten most of my best ideas about plot and characters and such, while driving, say a long commute on my way to somewhere or other-- or even being driven ( my daughter has the best and most reliable car and as she is my assistant, so she is the one who takes me to d...
by Celia Hayes
Tue December 7th, 2010, 3:24 pm
Forum: Author Announcements
Topic: Raffle for "Daughter of Texas"
Replies: 0
Views: 595

Raffle for "Daughter of Texas"

I am going to hold a drawing on New Years' Day for a free copy of my next book, Daughter of Texas - to be delivered a week before the official release date of April 21, 2011. Anyone who purchases a set of the Adelsverein Trilogy from my book website during this month will have their name in the draw...
by Celia Hayes
Wed November 17th, 2010, 3:23 am
Forum: Author Announcements
Topic: My Next Book - Release Date
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Thanks, Wendy - fingers crossed!
The two distant look like post oaks -maybe live oaks - the nearer on the right is probably a mountain laurel. When that blossoms, they smell like grape soda.
by Celia Hayes
Tue November 16th, 2010, 8:55 pm
Forum: Author Announcements
Topic: My Next Book - Release Date
Replies: 4
Views: 836

My Next Book - Release Date

All righty, then - my next book Daughter of Texas will be released April 21, 2011 - This is deliberately planned to coincide with the 175th anniversary of the Texas War for Independence. April 21 is San Jacinto Day - and we are hoping to get a lot of tie-in publicity with local observances of the da...
by Celia Hayes
Wed August 11th, 2010, 2:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help!
Replies: 29
Views: 3300

I dunno -my thing to keep in mind when reviewing a book is 'what reasons are there for a reader to like it' (qualifying if they are general or expert) and 'what is there about it that could be improved." Oddly enough the books that I really enjoyed are easy to write the review for. The ones that lef...

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