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Hi, I'm Elizabeth Loupas

Posted: Sat September 26th, 2009, 7:23 pm
by Elizabeth
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.

Posted: Sat September 26th, 2009, 7:59 pm
by Leyland
Hi Elizabeth, and welcome. The 16th C Ferrara setting and story sounds fabulous and congratulations! The Scotland WIP sounds up my alley, as well.

Posted: Sat September 26th, 2009, 8:11 pm
by Misfit
Hi Elizabeth glad to have you here. The more the merrier :)

Posted: Sat September 26th, 2009, 9:17 pm
by Ariadne
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 :)

Posted: Sat September 26th, 2009, 10:16 pm
by sweetpotatoboy
Welcome to the forum. And best of luck with all the writing. Sounds really interesting.

Posted: Sat September 26th, 2009, 10:37 pm
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Welcome, Elizabeth. sixteenth century, and not Tudor-themed? Okay, I'll bite!

Posted: Sat September 26th, 2009, 11:32 pm
by Divia
Anything nonTudor and I'll bite. :p

Welcome. Post early and often. :)

Posted: Sat September 26th, 2009, 11:55 pm
by Elizabeth
[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!

Posted: Sat September 26th, 2009, 11:55 pm
by boswellbaxter
Welcome! Congratulations on the novel!

Posted: Sun September 27th, 2009, 2:54 am
by cw gortner
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.