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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Fri February 11th, 2011, 8:49 am

Hi and welcome on board.

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Currently reading: "Murder on the Ile Sordou" by M L Longworth
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
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Post by Madeleine » Fri February 11th, 2011, 12:57 pm

Hi Ruth and welcome.
Currently reading "Murder on the Ile Sordou" by M L Longworth

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Post by wendy » Fri February 11th, 2011, 1:58 pm

Hope you reap many joys and rewards here! Welcome.
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Fire on Dark Water (Penguin, 2011)

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Post by parthianbow » Sat February 12th, 2011, 11:57 am

Hi Ruth, and welcome to HFO! Congratulations on reaching such an amzing milestone in your marriage. Fingers crossed, my parents will reach 50 years married in 4 years...
Ben Kane
Bestselling author of Roman military fiction.
Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

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Post by LoobyG » Sun February 13th, 2011, 8:27 pm

Hello and welcome Ruth!

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Post by Carla » Tue February 15th, 2011, 7:17 pm

Hello and welcome!
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009
Now available as e-book on Amazon Kindleand in Kindle, Epub (Nook, Sony Reader), Palm and other formats on Smashwords
Website: http://www.carlanayland.org
Blog: http://carlanayland.blogspot.com

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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Tue February 15th, 2011, 7:21 pm

Hi there and welcome! I was born in Carlinville, Illinois--a little coal/corn town...Hope you enjoy the forum.

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Post by David Ross Erickson » Thu March 10th, 2011, 3:37 pm

Hello, Ruth!

Illinois, poorly run? No!! Say it ain't so! I remember a few years ago my family and I stopped by Fort Kaskaskia only to find it closed. Because we couldn't drive into the park, we wound up climbing the steps up the river bluff to get in, which we then dubbed "The Steps of Insanity."

Some very good historical sites in Illinois: Kaskaskia, Fort de Chartre, Fort Massac, Cahokia (my favorite) and Dickson Mounds (terrific museum there!). Just call ahead to make sure the state isn't closed before you go!

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Post by anne whitfield » Sat March 12th, 2011, 11:30 pm

Hi Ruth.

Aren't computers a problem at times, but we couldn't live without them now!


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Post by stu1883 » Sat March 19th, 2011, 9:49 am

[quote=""Ruth Sims""]I joined here just days before my computer died (well, it was 10 years old, after all. R.I.P.). Bought a new one, and then the monitor died. So I've been computerless for about a month!

I'm Ruth Sims. I'm in the US, in Illinois. We may be the worst-run state in the union, but at least we finally recognize Domestic Partnerships! Once in a while we do something right.

My published historical fiction are The Phoenix (Lethe Press) & Counterpoint: Dylan's Story (Dreamspinner). Counterpoint was just recently honored by the LGBT Round Table of the American Library Association. I also have several published short stories, but they're not historical.

I'm really, really, really, really old. Nonetheless I like to learn new things. You CAN teach an old dog new tricks.

In April I will be celebrating my first wedding anniversary... in my second 50 years of marriage.

:D [/quote]

Hi Ruth, welcome to the best forum on the Net. And don't worry about your age, us young whippersnappers would love to have another Nan!

I'm in Bristol, England and my first novel is currently being written, I hope the first draft will be finished by the end of April.

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