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Post by Libby » Wed January 7th, 2009, 10:23 pm

Hello everyone :)

I've been lurking around here for a few days now, reading all the interesting threads and decided it was time I introduced myself so that I can join in.

I've always enjoyed reading historical fiction but although I've always written stories I've never really written anything historical until recently when I became very interested in an old Lancashire legend that I came across after being asked to write a book about 'Old Tales' of Lancashire. It became my first attempt at a real novel (discounting all the ones I wrote from being about ten years old until time constraints made me move to short stories). It's called The de Lacy Inheritance and will be published by Myrmidon in June.

I've just posted off my cheque to join the Historical Novel Society too as I've decided it was time to 'join in' with other readers and writers. But please don't think I'm just here to promote my work. I've already found the discussions interesting and stimulating and I hope that I'll have something to contribute as well.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed January 7th, 2009, 10:27 pm

Welcome, Libby! Your book sounds interesting--feel free to tell us more about it!
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Post by Misfit » Wed January 7th, 2009, 10:37 pm

Another new member! Hi Libby and welcome.

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Post by Vanessa » Wed January 7th, 2009, 10:39 pm

Hi Libby

Hello and welcome. Hope you enjoy it here. And good luck with the book, it sounds interesting.
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Post by Julianne Douglas » Wed January 7th, 2009, 10:44 pm

Welcome, Libby! :)
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Post by Leyland » Wed January 7th, 2009, 10:51 pm

Hi, Libby. Your book sounds interesting and I look forward to hearing more about it, too. By the way, one of my family's nicknames for me is Lib and I've used Libby on a forum or two over the last couple years. Good to know ya!
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Post by donroc » Wed January 7th, 2009, 11:37 pm

Welcome, Libby, and enjoy.

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

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu January 8th, 2009, 12:18 am

Welcome to the forum!

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Post by Carine » Thu January 8th, 2009, 6:43 am

Hello Libby, welcome here.
I'm interested to know more about your book aswell !

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Post by diamondlil » Thu January 8th, 2009, 9:02 am

Hi Libby and welcome to the boards!
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