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September 2008: The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran

A monthly discussion on varying themes guided by our members. (Book of the Month discussions through December 2011 can be found in this section too.)
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Helen_Davis
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Postby Helen_Davis » Thu November 27th, 2008, 8:26 pm

I'll be honest- I liked Heretic Queen better than Nefertiti- I couldn't get through Nefertiti. I think writers get better with each novel.

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Postby Tinuviel » Thu November 27th, 2008, 9:16 pm

"michellemoran" wrote:Thank you so much, Tinuviel! Isn't ancient Rome fascinating? I'm pursuing my Ph.D in history, albeit v...e...r...y slowly (who knew that writing a book a year would take... well... a year?!), and my focus is ancient Rome. I wish I could spend more time taking classes. I'm afraid at this rate I'll get my doctorate when I'm fifty-two ;)

Do you think you'll go on for a Masters or Ph.D?


I'd really like to, but I think once I graduate I'd like to take some time working first. I really want to get some workplace experience first, but after a few years of that I'd definitely want to.

Do you have plans for any other books after Cleopatra's Daughter?

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Postby michellemoran » Fri November 28th, 2008, 6:01 pm

Tinuviel, that makes sense!

I'm not sure what I will be doing after Cleopatra's Daughter, but I had better come up with a plan soon since the proposal will be submitted in a few weeks. I have so many ideas that it's hard to choose just one or two! An author also has to look at how the idea will fit into their career's arc... so many things to decide!
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Postby donroc » Fri November 28th, 2008, 6:32 pm

Life's choices and choices we make in writing, all of them difficult.

Research in writing, due diligence in life, plus some luck determine if we made the correct choices.
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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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Helen_Davis
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Postby Helen_Davis » Fri November 28th, 2008, 6:47 pm

"michellemoran" wrote:Tinuviel, that makes sense!

I'm not sure what I will be doing after Cleopatra's Daughter, but I had better come up with a plan soon since the proposal will be submitted in a few weeks. I have so many ideas that it's hard to choose just one or two! An author also has to look at how the idea will fit into their career's arc... so many things to decide!


I would love to read about Hatshepsut!

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Postby michellemoran » Wed December 3rd, 2008, 1:48 am

Hi Andromeda,

I believe Pauline Gedge wrote a book on Hatshepsut called Child of the Morning. I haven't read it, but I've heard that it's good!
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Helen_Davis
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Postby Helen_Davis » Wed December 3rd, 2008, 2:30 am

"michellemoran" wrote:Hi Andromeda,

I believe Pauline Gedge wrote a book on Hatshepsut called Child of the Morning. I haven't read it, but I've heard that it's good!


I have it around my house somewhere. I'll have to give it a go!

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Postby red805 » Wed December 3rd, 2008, 11:52 pm

"michellemoran" wrote:Tinuviel, that makes sense!

I'm not sure what I will be doing after Cleopatra's Daughter, but I had better come up with a plan soon since the proposal will be submitted in a few weeks. I have so many ideas that it's hard to choose just one or two! An author also has to look at how the idea will fit into their career's arc... so many things to decide!


I would love to read something about the great library at Alexandria, or have it's story woven into a book. I don't know much about it, but wasn't it considered one of the ancient wonders of the world? Or maybe that was the building? Anyway, I'm looking forward to Cleopatra's Daughter.

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Postby Margaret » Fri December 5th, 2008, 1:16 am

It just makes me want to cry everytime I think about the library at Alexandria. It was the biggest library in the world at that time, and when it burned, some of the books that went up in flames were lost forever. We don't even know what they all were, but there were surely a lot of history books in it. We know that historians among the ancient Greeks and Romans had access to history books from earlier writers which no longer exist today, because they referenced them in their work.
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Postby michellemoran » Fri December 5th, 2008, 3:14 am

Thank you red805! And Margaret - I agree.

I would love to read something about the great library at Alexandria


I know of a very talented author who is trying to publish her novel about the LOA. It's a terrible time in publishing right now, but I feel confident that at some point in the future you'll be getting your wish!
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