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Good Afternoon from Salem, Oregon

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Good Afternoon from Salem, Oregon

Post by Jeanne » Thu August 4th, 2011, 8:11 pm

Greetings, all ~

Thank you for admitting me to this forum. I live in Salem, the capital city of Oregon; my husband is an archaeologist/historical presevation specialist with FEMA and also self-employed as an armourer/blacksmith/gunsmith; we both majored in history and he has a master's in archaeology. We are both bibliophiles and read a great deal of historical fiction, historical fantasy, speculative fiction and pure history.

My avocation is to be an historical fiction writer (imagine that!). I have no one specific area of focus, but I gravitate mostly towards European history-based fiction. I also really enjoy works about the ancient world.

I have several projects in progress, the details of which I will not bore you all with. Economic necessity means that right now I'm looking for work in the technical writing/editing or project management worlds.

I enjoy reading, our historical recreation groups, cultural events, my cats, travel, movies, dining out, theme conventions (steampunk, sci-fi, Harry Potter, dance) and lots more stuff.

I look forward to being a part of this community. ;)

Jeanne


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Post by Misfit » Thu August 4th, 2011, 8:34 pm

Hi Jeanne, welcome aboard. We've got a couple of members from just north of you in the Portland area.
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Post by Jeanne » Thu August 4th, 2011, 8:42 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Hi Jeanne, welcome aboard. We've got a couple of members from just north of you in the Portland area.[/quote]

Yes, I spotted one such as I signed on. I was just up in Portland last night for a wedding reception, and I often work up there. Left to my own devices, my focus is more to the south and west of where I live. ;)

Jeanne

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Post by Ash » Thu August 4th, 2011, 10:42 pm

Jeanne, I spent a lovely vacation this summer driving down your state's coast. I am very jealous that you get to do that any time you want! Welcome!

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri August 5th, 2011, 12:44 am

Welcome, Jeanne. does your husband ever ply his trade at renaissance faires?

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Post by Jeanne » Fri August 5th, 2011, 12:51 am

[quote=""Ash""]Jeanne, I spent a lovely vacation this summer driving down your state's coast. I am very jealous that you get to do that any time you want! Welcome![/quote]

Ha ha! I love the Oregon Coast. I get out there whenever we are able. It puts me in the mood to write. There are even bits of history to be had. :-) Not my era, but interesting always. I love Astoria, Gold Beach and Bandon - one of my other interests is big cats and I spend a lot of time at the West Coast Game Park.

Jeanne

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Post by Jeanne » Fri August 5th, 2011, 12:52 am

[quote=""MLE""]Welcome, Jeanne. does your husband ever ply his trade at renaissance faires?[/quote]

Not any more, no. He sets up as a merchant occasionally at SCA events, and has a website through which he does mail order for other groups and eras - such as English Civil War. A gun he collaborated on, the Knox volley gun, appears briefly in "Master and Commander" (when they board the 'Acheron').

Jeanne

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Post by Misfit » Fri August 5th, 2011, 12:59 am

[quote=""Jeanne""]Ha ha! I love the Oregon Coast. I get out there whenever we are able. It puts me in the mood to write. There are even bits of history to be had. :-) Not my era, but interesting always. I love Astoria, Gold Beach and Bandon - one of my other interests is big cats and I spend a lot of time at the West Coast Game Park.

Jeanne
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Bandon is the best. Love the seastacks.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by parthianbow » Fri August 5th, 2011, 12:59 am

Hi Jeanne, and a warm welcome to HFO! You'll find plenty here to add to your bookpile...
Ben Kane
Bestselling author of Roman military fiction.
Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

http://www.benkane.net
Twitter: @benkaneauthor

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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Fri August 5th, 2011, 3:47 am

Welcome, Jeanne! It's so wonderful that you and your husband share such interests. I hope you enjoy the community here. Have fun!

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