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Queen Mab
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Post by Queen Mab » Sat April 9th, 2011, 3:08 am

Hello fellow readers, writers, historical fiction lovers.
I'm Gabriella but you can call me Queen Mab as my username suggests. haha! >.< Anyway, I am a young woman who has been fastenated by history and historical novels since the first days of my learning to read. I have traveled near, far, old places, new places, and made up places through historical fiction. I find that truly magical... the ability to time travel. :)

I have tried writing historical fiction twice, once with a Tudor era novel (*cringe*) that I did not complete and I finished a 1920s novella set in New York very recently. Both of these were not very good at all but it takes a couple (hundred, in my case) tries to be somewhat satisfied with your writing I think. :)

Anyway, I'm from Chicago and I can't wait to get involved in this forum. Seems lovely!
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat April 9th, 2011, 3:17 am

Welcome, Queen Mab! Glad to have you here.
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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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) » Sat April 9th, 2011, 5:59 am

Hi Queen Mab. If you've ever read Gone With the Wind, jump in on the book of the month discussion. The more the merrier!

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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 » Sat April 9th, 2011, 8:35 am

Welcome, Queen Mab! 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 sweetpotatoboy » Sat April 9th, 2011, 9:11 am

Hi there. Welcome to the forum. Great to have you here.

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Post by parthianbow » Sat April 9th, 2011, 9:26 am

Welcome, Queen Mab! This forum is indeed very friendly, and it's a great place to grow your book pile!
Ben Kane
Bestselling author of Roman military fiction.
Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

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Post by Carla » Sat April 9th, 2011, 10:54 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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Currently reading: "The Winter Garden" by Heidi Swain
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sat April 9th, 2011, 11:14 am

Hello and welcome Queen Mab, enjoy the forum and I'm sure you'll get lots of reading ideas.
Currently reading "The Winter Garden" by Heidi Swain

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Post by Misfit » Sat April 9th, 2011, 12:04 pm

Hi Queen Mab, make yourself right at home. I've been to Chicago, a long long long time ago.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by David Ross Erickson » Sat April 9th, 2011, 2:10 pm

Greetings, Queen Mab. A nicer group of people you will never find. And I love Chicago!

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