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Post by Calgal » Sun August 31st, 2008, 12:00 am

I think I will like this site. I just hope I don't spend too much time here!

I have been attempting to write historicals for the past five years and have recently begun submitting. I was introduced to historicals as a nine-year old, when I read Hitty, her First Hundred Years, by Rachel Field. I loved the sweep of the novel, and over the years Historical Novels have remained my favorite reading. It took a lot for me to attempt to create stories of my own.

My present two favorite writers are Sharon Kay Penman and Bernard Cornwell, but there are a lot of other writers whose works entrance me.

Happy reading, everyone.

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Post by michellemoran » Sun August 31st, 2008, 12:02 am

Good luck with the submission process, Calgal!!! And welcome :]

Although I would reconcile myself to the fact that this forum will be a major time-suck if I was you :D In the best way possible, of course!
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Post by diamondlil » Sun August 31st, 2008, 12:03 am

Welcome Calgal! I share a love of Sharon Kay Penman's novels with you!

Good luck with your submissions.

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Post by Divia » Sun August 31st, 2008, 12:09 am

Howdy and good luck with your submissions.

And you will spend too much time here. ;)
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun August 31st, 2008, 1:32 am

Good to have you here!
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun August 31st, 2008, 2:07 am

Hi Calgal! Are you enjoying our little heat wave this week?

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Post by Leyland » Sun August 31st, 2008, 2:14 am

Hi Calgal! I hope you do spend a lot of time here - it's gonna happen anyway! It's hard to stay away. :)
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Post by Melisende » Sun August 31st, 2008, 5:40 am

Welcome Calgal.

And I second Michelle, be prepared to spend a considerable amount of enjoyable time here - it is sooo addictive and soo much fun!.
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Post by TerriPray » Sun August 31st, 2008, 6:22 am

Good luck with the submission process. It can be a long and frustrating wait.

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Post by tsjmom » Sun August 31st, 2008, 3:52 pm

Welcome Calgal! Good luck with the publishing and keep us posted.

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