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Post by Christine Blevins » Sun January 4th, 2009, 10:43 pm

More news...

I also wanted to announce that Berkley/Penguin has recently contracted with me to write a pair of sequels to THE TORY WIDOW that will take the story from the onset of the American Revolution though to the end of the war. The second book (working title HEARTS OF OAK) will be published late in 2010, and the third in the series, tentatively titled A WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN, late in 2011.

I am tentative about the titles by experience, because thus far, my original titles never seem to make it past the Sales and Marketing folk!

But whatever the books end up being called, I am over the moon that I will be able to write and publish the entire story as I envisioned it upon its conception years ago. :D

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Post by Susan » Sun January 4th, 2009, 10:55 pm

What wonderful news! Congratulations on your success! Image
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun January 4th, 2009, 11:49 pm

Great news!
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Post by Christina » Sun January 4th, 2009, 11:55 pm

Congratulations, Christine! It's brilliant to see dreams come true!

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Post by diamondlil » Mon January 5th, 2009, 8:39 am

Wow! That is fantastic news!

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Post by Vanessa » Mon January 5th, 2009, 11:16 am

Congratulations, Christine. How exciting!
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Post by Divia » Mon January 5th, 2009, 12:10 pm


Congrats! :D
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Post by Carla » Mon January 5th, 2009, 7:25 pm

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Post by Julianne Douglas » Mon January 5th, 2009, 10:25 pm

Wonderful news, Christine! You must be in heaven.
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Post by cw gortner » Tue January 6th, 2009, 12:16 am

Excellent way to start the new year! Congratulations, Christine! :)
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