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Vaughn Entwistle
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Greetings from Seattle

Post by Vaughn Entwistle » Fri July 9th, 2010, 3:17 pm

Hello everyone,

I’m a freelance writer/editor living near Seattle Washington. I lived in England until I was nineteen and still go back frequently, especially to do research for my historical novels. The last time I went back two years ago I spent a lot of time around London and especially Highgate Cemetery where my Victorian suspense novel, Angel of Highgate is set.

When I’m not writing I’m sculpting and have a small business called Masque Statuary that produces a line of gothic stuff such as gargoyles and candleholders. I also do a number of historical/mythological based pieces such a Neo-Assyrian Griffin plaque, Celtic Dragon Knot, etc. (Web site coming just as soon as I’ve mastered Dreamweaver.)

I tend to write the same kind of books I like to read and vice-versa. Some favorite recent reads include The Black Tower by Louis Bayard (and anything historical by Bayard). Drood by Dan Simmons, and The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd.

I look forward to participating in the forum and meeting many new friends.

Vaughn Entwistle

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Post by LoveHistory » Fri July 9th, 2010, 3:44 pm

Lovely to meet you, Vaughn!

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Post by parthianbow » Fri July 9th, 2010, 3:53 pm

Welcome, Vaughn! This is a great place to hang out.
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Post by Misfit » Fri July 9th, 2010, 3:53 pm

Hi Vaughn and welcome. Whereabout in greater Seattle are you? I'm in Kent and Sonja Marie's out on Vashon Island.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri July 9th, 2010, 4:02 pm

Nice to have you here! I enjoyed Drood and The Black Tower myself.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri July 9th, 2010, 5:53 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Hi Vaughn and welcome. Whereabout in greater Seattle are you? I'm in Kent and Sonja Marie's out on Vashon Island.[/quote]

Yes, and we Washingtonians are currently the highest posters on the forum (it's the weather, I'm sure of it! ;) ).

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Post by Divia » Fri July 9th, 2010, 6:52 pm

Howdy. So glad to hear you are another Victorian Lover. There are so few of us around. :D
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Post by Madeleine » Fri July 9th, 2010, 7:19 pm

Hi Vaughn, I love all that gothic stuff, look forward to seeing your website when it's up and running, good luck with it (and your book).
Currently reading "The Likeness" by Tana French & "My Lemon Grove Summer" by Jo Thomas

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Post by Anna Elliott » Fri July 9th, 2010, 7:57 pm

Welcome Vaughn! Great to meet you and looking forward to hearing more about your book and sculpting!

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri July 9th, 2010, 10:09 pm

Hi Vaughn! My sister lives in Seattle, she co-owns Vivace, if you've ever been there.

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