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Arthuriana newbie from Texas

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Arthuriana newbie from Texas

Postby Ashley » Sun August 22nd, 2010, 2:42 am

Hello. :)

Newbie here, brought by love of historical fiction and the fact I write my own stuff too (although right now I am more focused on my fan fiction than I am my novel). I am mostly interested in Arthurian literature, although I also love ancient history, Rome in particular.

I'm 40, I am a buyer for a Large Natural Grocery Store Chain :p , love movies (actually have a production degree from a million years ago; worked in LA for a time), love to write, love coffee, love extra sleep when I can get it. ;)

Favorite authors include Bernard Cornwell, Hellen Hollick (of whom I just wrote about here), Anne Rice, Charlie Huston, Robert Harris, Lindsey Davis, James Lee Burke, Robert Crais, Rosalind Miles, Terry Goodkind (just started the Sword of Truth series), Naomi Novik, and Stephen King - the Dark Tower books.

Nice to meet you all, and I'm up for a chat (especially about Arthur :p ) any time.

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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
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!
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Postby Vanessa » Sun August 22nd, 2010, 11:21 am

Welcome, Ashley. I hope you enjoy it here!
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Postby Carla » Sun August 22nd, 2010, 11:29 am

Hello and welcome! I write in the era just after King Arthur, so his legacy is an important part of the setting. I read and enjoyed Helen Hollick's Arthur trilogy a while ago, and like you, I liked the first book best. Have you read Sword at Sunset by Rosemary Sutcliff? It was out of print for ages and was reissued a couple of years ago.
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Postby Misfit » Sun August 22nd, 2010, 12:15 pm

Hi Ashley, glad to have you here. I loved Helen's trilogy, nice to have one without the magic, isn't it? Mary Stewart wrote a trilogy on Arthur, and there's also Nancy MacKenzie's books as well. Haven't read the Cornwell ones yet.
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Postby boswellbaxter » Sun August 22nd, 2010, 12:44 pm

Welcome to the forum, Ashley!
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Postby sweetpotatoboy » Sun August 22nd, 2010, 12:57 pm

Hi there and welcome from another Arthurian fan

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Postby Elizabeth » Sun August 22nd, 2010, 1:08 pm

Howdy, Ashley, from a fellow Texan!
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Postby Anna Elliott » Sun August 22nd, 2010, 2:52 pm

Hi Ashley! So nice to meet you. I (obviously!) love King Arthur, too! :)
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Postby LoveHistory » Sun August 22nd, 2010, 4:34 pm

Nice to meet you, Ashley! Welcome to the group. :)

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Postby cat » Sun August 22nd, 2010, 4:53 pm

Hiya Ash! ;) I believe that we have already met *laughs*
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