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Hello - From an Archaeology Student

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RLStevenson
Newbie
Currently reading: The Last of the Mohicans
Interest in HF: Ancient history initially sparked my interest in historical fiction. I've been recreationally studying ancient histories since grade school - this led to my passion for archaeology. So, naturally, I turned to historical fiction. While I don't mind a good historical romance (I love Jane Austin), adventures are my favorite.
Favorite HF book: The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses
Preferred HF: I love books set in almost all historical time periods, but ancient (before the common era), medieval, and 19th century are my favorites.
Location: California

Hello - From an Archaeology Student

Postby RLStevenson » Mon March 13th, 2017, 7:59 pm

Hi everyone,
I'm excited to start on this forum. I'm a huge fan of history and am majoring in archaeology at Brown University. I've been to Scotland, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, and all over California for various digs and research. This year I published my first historical fiction book, The King of Kamaahr, about an African king in medieval Europe. I love reading historical fiction as well, especially classic authors like Robert Louis Stevenson and H. Rider Haggard. King Solomon's Mines and The Black Arrow are probably my two favorite books. I'm looking forward to some riveting discussion about history and fiction! :D

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Christmas Secret by Karen Swan & Portrait of a Murderer by Anne Meredith
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Hello - From an Archaeology Student

Postby Madeleine » Tue March 14th, 2017, 9:59 am

Hi and welcome. Good luck with your book!
Currently reading "A Christmas Secret" by Karen Swan & "Portrait if a Murderer" by Anne Meredith

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RLStevenson
Newbie
Currently reading: The Last of the Mohicans
Interest in HF: Ancient history initially sparked my interest in historical fiction. I've been recreationally studying ancient histories since grade school - this led to my passion for archaeology. So, naturally, I turned to historical fiction. While I don't mind a good historical romance (I love Jane Austin), adventures are my favorite.
Favorite HF book: The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses
Preferred HF: I love books set in almost all historical time periods, but ancient (before the common era), medieval, and 19th century are my favorites.
Location: California

Re: Hello - From an Archaeology Student

Postby RLStevenson » Sat March 18th, 2017, 6:25 pm

Thanks! :)

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Hello - From an Archaeology Student

Postby Misfit » Sat March 18th, 2017, 6:50 pm

HI and welcome aboard.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Re: Hello - From an Archaeology Student

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat March 18th, 2017, 7:44 pm

Welcome, RL. Since Stephenson is a favorite of yours, have you read Stephenson's Treasure?
You might enjoy it. https://www.amazon.com/Stevensons-Treasure-Mark-Wiederanders-ebook/dp/B00IMPD642/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1489866216&sr=1-1&keywords=wiederanders
my facebook posts https://www.facebook.com/emilylaurencotton are public, generally things I find amusing.
my passions: fair trade, ending slavery, and justice.
"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects." Will Rogers
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