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Christine Blevins
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Post by Christine Blevins » Sun September 14th, 2008, 8:59 pm

Hello all-

I saw a link to this site on Absolute Write posted by Julianne Douglas.

My name is Christine Blevins. I am a reader/writer of historical fiction, with a debut novel recently published by Berkley/Penguin titled MIDWIFE OF THE BLUE RIDGE. My second novel will be published in April - set during the American Revolution - it is titled THE TORY WIDOW.

Although I am a little partial to American History, I do enjoy reading any time period and place, and I am happy to be a member of this board. :


In my blundering around, I somehow posted this in the wrong area. Moving it now to "Introduce Yourself" <sorry!>
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Post by Christine Blevins » Sun September 14th, 2008, 9:10 pm

Hello all-

I saw a link to this site on Absolute Write posted by Julianne Douglas.

My name is Christine Blevins. I am a reader/writer of historical fiction, with a debut novel recently published by Berkley/Penguin titled MIDWIFE OF THE BLUE RIDGE. My second novel will be published in April - set during the American Revolution - it is titled THE TORY WIDOW.

Although I am a little partial to American History, I do enjoy reading any time period and place, and I am happy to be a member of this board. :D

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Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
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Post by Vanessa » Sun September 14th, 2008, 9:35 pm

Hello and welcome to the group, Christine. Hope you enjoy it here.

I wish you well with your book. I'm from the UK so don't know whether your book will be published here but will look out for it.
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Post by Divia » Sun September 14th, 2008, 9:52 pm

Hello Ms. Blevins!

I saw your interview on reading the past. Loved it! As someone who wishes to write historical fiction novels set in America you've given me hope :)

Looking forward to reading your novel.
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Post by donroc » Sun September 14th, 2008, 10:14 pm

Welcome, enjoy, and congratulations.
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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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Post by EC2 » Sun September 14th, 2008, 10:29 pm

Welcome to the list Christine!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Post by Misfit » Sun September 14th, 2008, 10:31 pm

Hello and welcome. I like reading HF set in the US and always looking for more.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun September 14th, 2008, 10:42 pm

Welcome! I enjoyed reading the interview of you on Reading the Past.
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Post by Amanda » Mon September 15th, 2008, 12:10 am

I've been reading reviews of your book around the place a lot lately! It sounds like a great read, and seems to have a lot of fans out there. Congratulations and well done!

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon September 15th, 2008, 12:28 am

Welcome to the board, Christine!

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