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David Ross Erickson
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Post by David Ross Erickson » Thu March 10th, 2011, 3:48 pm

Hello! New guy here, call me Dave.

Avid history buff and reader of both historical fiction and lots and lots of non-fiction. I've recently written a novel entitled The War God's Men, about the First Punic War (Rome vs. Carthage). Also, an epic fantasy The Blood Gate, which has lots of historical feel. The main character is patterned after Pyrrhus of Epirus. (I don't usually say that in public due to peoples' eyes glazing over.) Most of the stories about Pyrrhus are pretty fantastic, so the subject lends itself well to a fantasy treatment.

Anyway, I've read lots of historical fiction, much of it military-themed. I'm reading Stephenson's Quicksilver right now and have enjoyed Michael Curtis Ford, Steven Pressfield, Stephen Lawhead and many others.

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Post by fljustice » Thu March 10th, 2011, 3:58 pm

Welcome, David! We have several other military history writers here. I'm sure you'll fit right in. Good luck with your book!
Faith L. Justice, Author Website

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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu March 10th, 2011, 4:06 pm

Good to have you here!
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Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Thu March 10th, 2011, 4:28 pm

Welcome, David! I hope you enjoy it here.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by CW1Reader2011 » Thu March 10th, 2011, 6:06 pm

Welcome to the "club", David.
Enjoy the company of the greatest readers in the world!
I've read some of Lawhead's books and found him an interesting writer.
I am thinking of getting into Pressfield's books about Ancient Greece.

Regards; :) :)

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu March 10th, 2011, 6:07 pm

Welcome. Great to have you here.

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Post by SarahWoodbury » Thu March 10th, 2011, 8:38 pm

Welcome to HFO! Good luck with your books.

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Post by Misfit » Thu March 10th, 2011, 8:51 pm

Hi David, welcome aboard.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by EC2 » Thu March 10th, 2011, 11:28 pm

Hi David,
Welcome to the forums
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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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite 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

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri March 11th, 2011, 12:29 am

Hi David,
Good to have you here.

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