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New book deal

Post by cw gortner » Fri July 29th, 2011, 4:18 am

I think I forgot to post this. Anyway, I just signed a new deal with Ballantine:

Gortner Looks at Lady Borgia for Ballantine
Ballantine has landed a new novel by C.W. Gortner about Lucrezia Borgia, who is one of the subjects of Showtime's new original series about the infamous Italian clan, The Borgias. Susanna Porter took world English rights to the currently untitled book about the 15th-century beauty who was the daughter of the vicious Rodrigo Borgia (who later became Pope Alexander VI) and is rumored, among other things, to have been the lover of both her father and her brother. Gortner was represented by Jennifer Weltz at Jean V. Naggar and has had two historical novels published by Ballantine—The Last Queen and The Confessions of Catherine de Medici; he also has a Tudor spy series with St. Martin's Press.

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-t ... -2011.html
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN


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Post by Divia » Fri July 29th, 2011, 4:26 am

Congrats.

My mother will be thrilled as she was searching B&N today trying to find books on this topic. :)
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Post by lauragill » Fri July 29th, 2011, 6:53 am

Congratulations.

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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Fri July 29th, 2011, 8:40 am

Congratulations!
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Post by Carla » Fri July 29th, 2011, 10:31 am

Congratulations!
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
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Post by Susan » Fri July 29th, 2011, 11:41 am

Good news for all us readers! Congratulations!
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Post by fljustice » Fri July 29th, 2011, 2:14 pm

Congratulations, Chris! Looking forward to your take on this controversial lady.
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Post by Elizabeth » Fri July 29th, 2011, 7:26 pm

Whoo-hoo! Congratulations, C.W.!

(But what was that copywriter thinking, calling her "Lady Borgia"??)
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Post by parthianbow » Sat July 30th, 2011, 7:22 am

That's brilliant news, C.W.! Congratulations! :D
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Post by LoobyG » Sat July 30th, 2011, 2:10 pm

What great news for us keen readers, congrats C W :)

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