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Post by JRTomlin » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 5:15 am

Actually blame Sarah Woodbury for my showing up. She had mentioned the forum to me a couple of times, so I thought I'd pop in. I am a lover of history and have one historical novel I published indie called Freedom's Sword set in 1296 Scotland.

Other than that... let's see. I live in Oregon now, but I'm not a native. I tend to be fairly passionate about history, particularly the Scottish variety and read a lot of non-fiction about it. My favorite non-fiction author is GWS Barrow.

And that's all I can think of. :)

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 5:40 am

Welcome, JR!
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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 » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 8:35 am

Welcome, JR! 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 parthianbow » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 9:21 am

Welcome, JR!

You may well have heard of it already, but Robert Low (seasoned Viking author) has a new book coming out. It's also set in 1296 in Scotland, and features Wallace and Robert the Bruce et al. I've already had the privilege of reading it, and it's excellent!

http://www.amazon.com/Lion-Wakes-Kingdo ... 067&sr=8-1
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Bestselling author of Roman military fiction.
Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 9:28 am

Hello and welcome.

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Post by Carla » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 10:40 am

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 MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 2:01 pm

Hi JR! And who is your favorite fiction author?

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Post by fljustice » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 2:51 pm

Hi, JR. Welcome to the forum!
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Post by Elizabeth » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 2:58 pm

Hi, JR, and welcome!
THE RED LILY CROWN: A Novel of Medici Florence.


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Post by Madeleine » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 3:07 pm

Hello and welcome JR!
Currently reading "The Winter Garden" by Nicola Cornick

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