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cw gortner
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Location: San Francisco,CA
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Nice new digs

Postby cw gortner » Tue September 2nd, 2008, 5:02 am

Hi all, the new site looks great! I'm delighted to be back; Marg and Carla left me invites at my blog, telling me of the demise of the old site and Susan B. gracefully assisted me in my ham-handed attempts to log in ( I needed to re-register, of course. Silly me) A hearty thank you and congratulations to the moderators for what must have been a monumental transfer!

I'm C.W. Gortner, author of THE LAST QUEEN and THE SECRET LION. I live in San Francisco and escape as often as I can to Lake Tahoe and Spain. I love animals; I'm fiercely liberal, obsessed with history, a devout addict of historical fiction, and believe everyone looks better by candlelight :cool: .

You can find out more about me at my website: http://www.cwgortner.com.

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Amanda
Compulsive Reader
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Tue September 2nd, 2008, 5:08 am

Welcome back CW! I'm glad you found your way here. We seem to be rounding up most of the old crowd one way or another.

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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Tue September 2nd, 2008, 9:26 am

Glad you can join us.
My Blog - Reading Adventures

All things Historical Fiction - Historical Tapestry


There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Tue September 2nd, 2008, 10:15 am

Welcome back, CW. I have The Last Queen on order with Amazon - the paperback is due out mid October in the UK, I think, or it is according to Amazon!
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boswellbaxter
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Location: North Carolina
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Postby boswellbaxter » Tue September 2nd, 2008, 1:57 pm

Glad to have you over here!
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/
http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/blog/

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite 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

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue September 2nd, 2008, 3:39 pm

Hi C.W.! We're all here, with our diverse multiplicity of opinions!
my facebook posts https://www.facebook.com/emilylaurencotton are public, generally things I find amusing.
my passions: fair trade, ending slavery, and justice.
"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects." Will Rogers
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cw gortner
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Location: San Francisco,CA
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Thanks!

Postby cw gortner » Tue September 2nd, 2008, 6:06 pm

Thanks all. I've been exploring the forum a bit and really like the new additions. I'm hoping to have some more free time now that I've delivered my next manuscript to share some of my current reading choices and to just chat!

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cw gortner
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Location: San Francisco,CA
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Postby cw gortner » Tue September 2nd, 2008, 6:13 pm

Hi Vanessa,
Very nice to meet you. Love your avatar! I believe the UK paperback pub date has been changed to January '09. However, the UK hardcover (a limited edition for libraries, mostly) has been released and there's also a large trade pb export edition available, but I can't seem to locate it on amazon. I know WH Smith travel shops are carrying it but maybe not in the UK itself?

TerriPray
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Location: Iowa, USA
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Postby TerriPray » Tue September 2nd, 2008, 6:23 pm

Nice to meet you, I'll have to keep an eye out for your books, or put them on order at the local library.
Currently reading through submissions ranging from alternative history to science fiction and fantasy.

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Tue September 2nd, 2008, 6:45 pm

"cw gortner" wrote:Hi Vanessa,
Very nice to meet you. Love your avatar! I believe the UK paperback pub date has been changed to January '09. However, the UK hardcover (a limited edition for libraries, mostly) has been released and there's also a large trade pb export edition available, but I can't seem to locate it on amazon. I know WH Smith travel shops are carrying it but maybe not in the UK itself?


Oh, dear, that is typical of Amazon. Mine is still showing up for a delivery date mid October.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind


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