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DianeL
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Post by DianeL » Sat October 19th, 2013, 1:36 am

Tomorrow I'm pitching Deborah Grosvenor, the agent who launched Tom Clancy. Yay for the James River Writers conference!
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"

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The pre-modern world was willing to attribute charisma to women well before it was willing to attribute sustained rationality to them.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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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) » Sat October 19th, 2013, 3:55 am

Good luck, Diane!

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DianeL
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Post by DianeL » Sat October 19th, 2013, 11:09 pm

Thank you, MLE! I got a request for synopsis/first chapter from Deborah Grosvenor (and expect no fruit, but every pitch is practice), and also pitched Victoria Skurnick of Levine Greenberg. She requested the full MSS.

The Conference is energizing every year, and I love meeting other authors, seeing old friends, and generally marinating in literature of such a remarkable variety. We had a simply wonderful 14-year-old poet, Chip Kidd, and I learned that one utterly charming acquaintance has published a novel about Gabriel's rebellion, a part of history literally close to my heart. I sat and read it through to chapter 3 at least, sitting out the late afternoon seminars; would HIGHLY recommend this work, and Gigi Amateau was brave to take it on. She is a very fine author. I bought a copy for my niece as well; she and I have walked Gabriel's birthplace.

This year's Conference has attracted attendance from the U.K., Canada, and eleven states. I'm so proud of this community - and so grateful for it.



And, when I came home, I got a note that a very very dear friend of mine and her husband will be here for Thanksgiving. My family all love her. And we need the laughter both of them bring. It's been a hard year.
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"

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The pre-modern world was willing to attribute charisma to women well before it was willing to attribute sustained rationality to them.
---Medieval Kingship, Henry A. Myers

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http://dianelmajor.blogspot.com/
I'm a Twit: @DianeLMajor

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Nefret
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Post by Nefret » Sun October 20th, 2013, 2:16 am

Got to go out of town this afternoon. Visited a few favourite places, and couple places I had been meaning to go. Then I went by an animal shelter, and played with some cats; but I had to leave before one came home with me. (Cats can't move in with me until I get new roommates.)
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Post by DianeL » Sat November 30th, 2013, 2:19 pm

Through this year, though I've tried to be circumspect about this, things at my job have become scarier and harder. Since August, I've been quietly looking for another job - and, last week, I received an offer. I've accepted that and given notice, and will leave my current employer effective next Monday the 9th. I start the new gig 12/16. It's been dizzying and terrifying but I feel I have done the right thing. Interesting times for me!
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"

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---Medieval Kingship, Henry A. Myers

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Post by fljustice » Sat November 30th, 2013, 4:12 pm

[quote=""DianeL""]Through this year, though I've tried to be circumspect about this, things at my job have become scarier and harder. Since August, I've been quietly looking for another job - and, last week, I received an offer. I've accepted that and given notice, and will leave my current employer effective next Monday the 9th. I start the new gig 12/16. It's been dizzying and terrifying but I feel I have done the right thing. Interesting times for me![/quote]

Congrats, Diane! Best of luck in your position.
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Nefret
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
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Post by Nefret » Sat November 30th, 2013, 4:48 pm

First real day of my new job. It was a more fun way to earn money on that Friday. (Though it's only seasonal.)
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Posts: 3554
Joined: August 2008
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) » Sun December 1st, 2013, 6:06 am

yesterday's best thing: our fourth grandchild was born in the afternoon. Brooke Evelyn, good sized and with a full head of hair and astonishing lungs.

Both parents are quite smitten, and the grandparents (us) are hoping and praying that fatherhood will be a major incentive for our bipolar son to progress toward maturity.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "3 Things about Elsie" by Joanna Cannon & "Water Proof" by Chris Crowther
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sun December 1st, 2013, 5:37 pm

Congrats to both Diane and MLE.
Currently reading "Three Things about Elsie" by Joanna Cannon & "Water Proof" by Chris Crowther

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Lisa
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Favourite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Post by Lisa » Mon December 2nd, 2013, 9:59 am

Congratulations to both Diane and Nefret on your new jobs! Nefret, I'm so glad to hear you got something at last.

And congratulations MLE and to both of the parents :)

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