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John Royce
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Hello from Boston

Post by John Royce » Thu December 18th, 2008, 3:24 pm

Hi! I'm very happy to have discovered this excellent site recently and would like to say hello.

I'm a new author learning to connect with other writers and readers, and I look forward to discussions about historical fiction and hearing opinions. Personally I believe history is a vital subject in the 21st Century--humanity needs the lessons of the past to navigate into the future. Any group (or book) that increases attention and interest to our society's past is important in my view.

I am most interested in historical realism in fiction. I appreciate well-researched and accurately rendered facts about the eras presented. I love many different times: the Greeks and Romans of antiquity are favorites, but so are the Middle Ages, Renaissance Europe, the American West and Civil War, and WWII. I wonder sometimes about the history we are writing today and, probably like many others, see echoes from our past. I'm not sure we've remembered enough...

Happy holidays to everyone, and to a New Year that doesn't stand out too much in the history books... :)
John Royce
Eclipsed by Shadow | The Legend of the Great Horse – Book I of III

71 Prince Street
Boston, MA 02113

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donroc
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Joined: August 2008
Location: Winter Haven, Florida
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Post by donroc » Thu December 18th, 2008, 3:43 pm

Welcome and enjoy.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZthhY6 ... annel_page

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boswellbaxter
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Location: North Carolina
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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu December 18th, 2008, 4:19 pm

Nice to have you here, John!
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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Rowan
Bibliophile
Posts: 1462
Joined: August 2008
Interest in HF: I love history, but it's boring in school. Historical fiction brings it alive for me.
Preferred HF: Iron-Age Britain, Roman Britain, Medieval Britain
Location: New Orleans
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Post by Rowan » Thu December 18th, 2008, 5:11 pm

Welcome to the site. :)

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Misfit
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Posts: 9581
Joined: August 2008
Location: Seattle, WA

Post by Misfit » Thu December 18th, 2008, 5:39 pm

Hi John and welcome.

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Carine
Compulsive Reader
Posts: 675
Joined: September 2008
Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favourite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
Location: Ghent, Belgium
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Post by Carine » Thu December 18th, 2008, 5:40 pm

Hi John, welcome here !

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Madeleine
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Posts: 5706
Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Thu December 18th, 2008, 5:46 pm

Hi John and welcome, and best wishes for the holiday season too.

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princess garnet
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Joined: August 2008
Location: Maryland

Post by princess garnet » Thu December 18th, 2008, 5:58 pm

Hi and welcome! I went to college north of Boston.

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Vanessa
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Posts: 4226
Joined: August 2008
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!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Thu December 18th, 2008, 6:12 pm

Hi John

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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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Ariadne
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Location: At the foothills of Mt. Level

Post by Ariadne » Thu December 18th, 2008, 6:46 pm

Hi John, and welcome! (from a former resident of the South Shore)

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