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Doug Bradshaw
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Post by Doug Bradshaw » Fri July 10th, 2009, 2:59 am

What an interesting setting! You must have learned a lot in the writing.

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Post by stu1883 » Fri July 10th, 2009, 4:07 am

Welcome to the club Tinney, enjoy your time here

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Post by juleswatson » Fri July 10th, 2009, 7:39 am

Welcome Tinney, I'm sure you'll have a great time here!
Author of Celtic historical fantasy
New book "THE RAVEN QUEEN" out Feb 22 2011: The story of Maeve, the famous warrior queen of Irish mythology.
Out now, "THE SWAN MAIDEN", the ancient tale of Deirdre, the Irish 'Helen of Troy'

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Post by zsigandr » Fri July 10th, 2009, 9:05 am

Hello and welcome Tinney!

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Currently reading: "The Dark is Rising" by Susan Cooper & "The Christmas Egg" by Mary Kelly
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Post by Madeleine » Fri July 10th, 2009, 10:52 am

Welcome to the board Tinney, and good luck with the book, sounds great!
Currently reading "The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper & "The Christmas Egg" by Mary Kelly

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Post by EC2 » Fri July 10th, 2009, 12:41 pm

Welcome to the forum Tinney!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal


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Thanks, all!

Post by TinneyH » Fri July 10th, 2009, 12:51 pm

I appreciate all the warm welcomes! Anna, thanks for the encouraging words about querying. After a flurry of activity, this week has been one of deafening silence. Don't know whether to be worried or relieved. Julianne, Donroc - hi! MLE, those Teaching Co. lectures sound interesting; maybe I'll track them down. Doug Bradshaw - yes, I have learned a lot, including how much I still don't know. I used to live in Los Alamos, by the way.

Glad to be here.

Calvin, explaining his "fictional autobiography" to Hobbes: "It's the story of my life, but with a lot of things completely made up." Hobbes: "Why would you make up your own life?" Calvin: "Because in my book I have a flame thrower!"

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Post by Carla » Fri July 10th, 2009, 1:27 pm

Hello and welcome!
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009
Now available as e-book on Amazon Kindleand in Kindle, Epub (Nook, Sony Reader), Palm and other formats on Smashwords
Website: http://www.carlanayland.org
Blog: http://carlanayland.blogspot.com

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Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri July 10th, 2009, 2:16 pm

[quote=""TinneyH""]I MLE, those Teaching Co. lectures sound interesting; maybe I'll track them down. [/quote]
They are part of the 48-lecture series by Prof. Andrew Fixx titled 'Renaissance, Reformation, and the Rise of Nations'. He's no voice actor, but his take on things is fascinating.

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Post by Chatterbox » Fri July 10th, 2009, 2:45 pm

Welcome, Tinney!

I was reading your tagline, and wondered why John Calvin, in a presumably imaginary conversation with Thomas Hobbes, was imagining possessing a flame-thrower. And, for that matter, what a Protestant theologian was doing jabbering away in the afterlife with Thomas "nasty, brutish and short" Hobbes in the first place. Then I got it... *bangs head against wall, gently so as not to cause more damage*

Good luck with the rounds of agents/publishers, etc.

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