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Just to say hello

Post by T.D.McKinnon » Fri February 10th, 2012, 2:09 am

Hello everyone,

It's really nice to be here; like coming home. I'm originally from Scotland, I have lived in Australia for a long time and, just to distinguish the difference (and there is a difference believe me), I now live in Tasmania. I have very eclectic reading preferences but historical fiction is definitely up there and my favourite authors are writers of historical fiction. I enjoy reading about any era but I must admit, being a boy at heart, I like a bit of action in it.

Like many of you I am a writer, and I like to write the kind of material I enjoy reading; which means I can't be pigeonholed. As an author that can sometimes be a problem in regard to a following readership but, what can I say, I like to write what I like to write.

I anticipate a long association here and I very much look forward to getting involved with all your threads and, in time, getting to know you.

I hope it's not inappropriate to mention here that I have some review copies (EPUB format) of an historical fiction I recently completed, 'Terra Nullius' and so anyone who would like to review it should just contact me.


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Post by donroc » Fri February 10th, 2012, 2:26 am

Welcome from "up over" and enjoy.

Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZthhY6 ... annel_page

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Post by LoveHistory » Fri February 10th, 2012, 3:12 am

Nice to meet you, T.D. Your reading tastes and writing tastes sound much like mine, though being me I'm not as into action as some would be.

I think you'll like it here, and we're pleased to have you join us.

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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 » Fri February 10th, 2012, 8:36 am

Welcome, TD! 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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Currently reading: "Murder on the Moorland" by Helen Cox
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
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Post by Madeleine » Fri February 10th, 2012, 12:20 pm

Hi TD and welcome.
Currently reading "Murder on the Moorland" by Helen Cox

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Fri February 10th, 2012, 12:31 pm

Welcome to the forum. Nice to have you here.

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Post by parthianbow » Fri February 10th, 2012, 3:07 pm

G'day, T.D., and welcome to the forum. You'll find plenty here to interest you!
Ben Kane
Bestselling author of Roman military fiction.
Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

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Post by fljustice » Sat February 11th, 2012, 4:12 pm

Welcome T.D. Looking forward to chatting with you on the threads!
Faith L. Justice, Author Website

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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
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Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat February 11th, 2012, 6:59 pm

So glad to have you join, TD, us. :D (Couldn't resist.)

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Very cool life's travels

Post by Leonardo Noto » Sat February 11th, 2012, 10:58 pm

Welcome!!! You've lived in three places that are on my "to visit" list. I'd love to hear any anecdotes you have over in the "travel" section.

Leonardo Noto

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