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Stopping in from the Sizzling South

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oldhousejunkie
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Stopping in from the Sizzling South

Post by oldhousejunkie » Thu June 9th, 2011, 1:26 pm

Hello all!

I just joined up and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Caroline and I am a lover of all things historical. I've been reading and writing historical fiction since I was a kid, and have just started querying my first finished historical fiction MS set in America during the Civil War (and later in England).

As for reading, some of my favorite authors are Jennifer Donnelly (I'm eagerly anticipating the release of The Wild Rose in August) and Deanna Raybourn, although I have also enjoyed books by Karleen Koen, Anne Easter Smith, and Karen Harper.

I'm looking forward to participating and getting to know you all!

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Post by Misfit » Thu June 9th, 2011, 1:47 pm

Hi, and welcome. Lots of book ideas to be had here. We're trouble with a capital "T" ;)
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by oldhousejunkie » Thu June 9th, 2011, 1:53 pm

Thanks Misfit! Trouble is fun so bring it on! And I love your kitty. I have two, myself. :-)

Also, I read your statement on your blog regarding historical accuracy. I totally agree! I can't wait to read more of your reviews.
I blog about all things writing and historical at Caroline Wilson Writes!

I'm also on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads!

Now Available: "Rebel Heart," a romantic historical fiction set in Civil War America and Victorian England.

Available at Amazon

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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu June 9th, 2011, 2:00 pm

Nice to have you here, oldhousejunkie! I'm up the road in North Carolina.
Susan Higginbotham
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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Thu June 9th, 2011, 2:08 pm

Welcome, OldHouseJunkie! I live in a place soaking with Civil War sites--Franklin, TN. Carnton Plantation (in the book Widow of the South) is right down the road from my house as is the Carter House which is really great. I wish you luck with your querying. I too am considering querying out my current project.

I wonder how many of us have kitties. Cats and books seem to go together like tea and sugar but perhaps that's just me.

Misfit, I also enjoyed your blog post. I will make certain to note that my book is historical fantasy! ; ) I am trying my very best to make certain that my fictional characters fit into their historical setting.

Have a good day, ladies.

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Post by Brenna » Thu June 9th, 2011, 2:20 pm

Welcome! I hope your bank account (or your library) can handle this forum! Be afraid, very afraid!!
Brenna

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Thu June 9th, 2011, 3:24 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum, quite a lot of southern belles on here! (sorry couldn't resist that comment.....)
Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross

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Post by fljustice » Thu June 9th, 2011, 3:34 pm

Welcome, Caroline, and best of luck with your manuscript! I'm also an "old house junkie" and live in a rambling Victorian in Brooklyn that is land marked; called "The Suffragette House." Looking forward to chatting with you in the threads.
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Post by Carla » Thu June 9th, 2011, 4:33 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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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!
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Post by Vanessa » Thu June 9th, 2011, 5:15 pm

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

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