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Post by ellieaenor » Mon November 2nd, 2009, 2:45 am

My name is Ellie, and I joined HFO in the beginning of August. Like Hansel and Gretel, I followed the crumbs scattered in my favorite blogs, and I ended up here. I have done my own genealogical research for years ( pre Internet) and imagine my surprise when I discovered all the HF written about my ancestors! Names that had been familiar to me for years came alive in the pages of well researched, well written fiction......OK, so most of it, or some of it, or maybe just a small part of it was actually researched, but it was there.
In any case, the advent of the Internet has opened up a new world for me. Finding friends to discus the reading, and writing of historical works is a blessing, and I thank you. 3 :)
PS Travelling, backpacking, gardening, hoseback riding, cat loving, grandmother of four.

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Post by Amanda » Mon November 2nd, 2009, 3:26 am

Hi Ellie! Welcome to the forum!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon November 2nd, 2009, 3:27 am

Glad to have you here! Which ancestors of yours have been written about?
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite 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

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon November 2nd, 2009, 3:35 am

Welcome, Ellie! Is that one of the grandkids in your avatar? Or are you a very young-looking Grandma?

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon November 2nd, 2009, 4:06 am

Hi Ellie! Nice to meet you.

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Post by Miss Moppet » Mon November 2nd, 2009, 7:50 am

Hello Ellie and welcome!

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Post by Ken » Mon November 2nd, 2009, 7:58 am

Hi Ellie

We know each other from the SKP blog. Glad you have introduced yourself here and welcome.

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Post by juleswatson » Mon November 2nd, 2009, 9:03 am

Hi Ellie, and welcome!
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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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
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Post by Vanessa » Mon November 2nd, 2009, 9:50 am

Hello and welcome, Ellie. I hope you enjoy it here!
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by Misfit » Mon November 2nd, 2009, 11:16 am

Hi Ellie, welcome aboard. This is a nice friendly place so jump right in and post (beat Divia this time :) ).
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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