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Hi, I'm Elizabeth Loupas

Post by Elizabeth » Sat September 26th, 2009, 7:23 pm

I’ve posted here and there and I’d like to introduce myself. I’m a lifelong reader and lover of historical fiction, and I’m gobbling up the posts here on the board and making many lists of new books to read.

My own debut historical novel has just been sold to Penguin/NAL. The working title is THE SEC0ND DUCHESS, it’s set in sixteenth-century Ferrara, and it’s a re-imagining and continuation of Robert Browning’s poem “My Last Duchess.” I’m now working on a new book set in the Scotland of Mary Queen of Scots’ personal reign, involving passion, murder, intrigue, some lost quatrains of Nostradamus, and a girl who can read the future in flowers.

And reading! Lots of reading. I’m so pleased to have found this board.
THE RED LILY CROWN: A Novel of Medici Florence.
THE FLOWER READER.
THE SECOND DUCHESS.

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Post by Leyland » Sat September 26th, 2009, 7:59 pm

Hi Elizabeth, and welcome. The 16th C Ferrara setting and story sounds fabulous and congratulations! The Scotland WIP sounds up my alley, as well.
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Post by Misfit » Sat September 26th, 2009, 8:11 pm

Hi Elizabeth glad to have you here. The more the merrier :)
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Post by Ariadne » Sat September 26th, 2009, 9:17 pm

Hi Elizabeth, welcome to the board! I was glad to hear the good news about your novel; I remember hearing about it on CrimeThruTime a while back and wondered why it hadn't been grabbed yet :)

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Sat September 26th, 2009, 10:16 pm

Welcome to the forum. And best of luck with all the writing. Sounds really interesting.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat September 26th, 2009, 10:37 pm

Welcome, Elizabeth. sixteenth century, and not Tudor-themed? Okay, I'll bite!

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Post by Divia » Sat September 26th, 2009, 11:32 pm

Anything nonTudor and I'll bite. :p

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Post by Elizabeth » Sat September 26th, 2009, 11:55 pm

[quote=""MLE""]Welcome, Elizabeth. sixteenth century, and not Tudor-themed? Okay, I'll bite![/quote]

Hee! Definitely not Tudor. The closest it comes is a wedding gift of two hound puppies from Queen Elizabeth to Duke Alfonso and his new Duchess, Barbara of Austria, the narrator of the story.

Thanks so much for the welcomes!
THE RED LILY CROWN: A Novel of Medici Florence.
THE FLOWER READER.
THE SECOND DUCHESS.

www.elizabethloupas.com

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat September 26th, 2009, 11:55 pm

Welcome! Congratulations on the novel!
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Post by cw gortner » Sun September 27th, 2009, 2:54 am

Welcome, Elizabeth! I visited your site a while back, and thought your book looked marvelous; great news to hear Penguin/NAL bought it. I'm really looking forward to it. Sixteenth century Italy is one of my favorite settings.
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
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THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
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