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Hello! from new novelist Daniel A. Willis

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Hello! from new novelist Daniel A. Willis

Post by DanielAWillis » Wed March 21st, 2012, 6:16 pm

I was most pleased to discover this forum!

My name is Daniel A. Willis and I have recently published my first novel, Immortal Betrayal. I will give a through discription in the announcemnt area.

Although this is my first novel, it is not my first book. I have written several non-fiction works about Europe's royal families, usually from a genealogical perspective. Some examples would be books I have written about Britain's King William IV and his descendants by his illegitimate kids and an ebook I wrote about the Romanovs exploring their lives today.

I love all periods of history, but I usually limit my geographic scope to Europe and the US.

In my non-writing life, I live in Denver and work for the State of Colorado. I am a widower and the father of two grown sons. I used to be a travel agent and still enjoy traveling when time and money allow it.

The list of non-fiction books:
The House of Habsburg, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Empress Maria Theresia (out of print)
The Descendants of Louis XIII (out of print)
The Descendants of King George I of Great Britain
Romanovs in the 21st Century (eBook only)
William IV, Mrs. Jordan and the Family They Made
The Archduke's Secret Family
A Reference Guide to the Royal Families: What Every Reporter (and Royal Fan) Needs to Know (a annually updated guide book)

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Post by donroc » Wed March 21st, 2012, 6:43 pm

Welcome, Daniel, and enjoy. A fine collection of works.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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

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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) » Wed March 21st, 2012, 7:20 pm

Hi Daniel. What do you like to read?

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Post by DanielAWillis » Wed March 21st, 2012, 8:53 pm

I am a huge fan of vampires, but not the kind that sparkle. I like my mon sters to have a little more bite.

Mario Acevedo, another Denver-based author, has a series of detective novels where the main character is a vampire. They are known as the Felix Gomez series.

A lot of other readinf is non-fiction and usually somehow ends up being research for one of my books.

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Post by parthianbow » Wed March 21st, 2012, 9:11 pm

Welcome, Daniel!
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 sweetpotatoboy » Wed March 21st, 2012, 10:13 pm

Welcome Daniel. Interesting list of works you have produced.

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Post by Misfit » Wed March 21st, 2012, 11:06 pm

Hi Daniel, welcome aboard.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by LoveHistory » Thu March 22nd, 2012, 1:05 am

Hi Daniel!

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Moor" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Thu March 22nd, 2012, 10:27 am

Hi Daniel and welcome.
Currently reading: "The Moor" by L J Ross

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Post by fljustice » Thu March 22nd, 2012, 2:20 pm

Welcome, Daniel and best of luck with your books!
Faith L. Justice, Author Website
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