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Alaric
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Post by Alaric » Wed October 15th, 2008, 6:03 am

[quote=""michellemoran""]That's probably a smart idea![/quote]

Yeah, I figure it's probably a good idea to make some use of the seven years I'll spend at university writing all these papers. Plus, I do have some pretty big interest in foreign affairs and certainly wouldn't mind doing that.

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Post by Carla » Wed October 15th, 2008, 6:42 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Sure! Tell us what you're working on.[/quote]
In that case, my two novels are Ingeld's Daughter, an adventure-romance set in an invented world loosely based on medieval Britain, and Paths of Exile, a historical novel set in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria. Both available as e-books from my website (http://www.carlanayland.org/fiction.htm) or as paperbacks from Lulu (http://www.lulu.com/lulu1113).

I'm working on a sequel to Exile, following the same central characters and set in North Wales.
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
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Post by cw gortner » Wed October 15th, 2008, 10:06 pm

[QUOTE=xiaotien;7988]cw--i have your last queen book!

i saw an interview on julianne d's site
and put it on my wishlist--and got it as
a present for my birthday in august! =D

it's in my TBR pile and i'm really looking
forward to it. haven't had as much time
to read for leisure, as i've been deep in edits
with my editor for my debut. loved reading
about your tenacity and all your books that
have come out, will come out.

very inspiring.

Thank you very much; I hope you enjoy it. I know about being deep in edits all too well; I'm looking forward to reading your book, too.
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN


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Post by michellemoran » Thu October 16th, 2008, 12:23 am

I'm looking forward to the sequel, Carla!!!
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Post by cw gortner » Thu October 16th, 2008, 2:19 am

[Both available as e-books from my website (http://www.carlanayland.org/fiction.htm) or as paperbacks from Lulu (http://www.lulu.com/lulu1113).

I didn't know your books were available as paperbacks. Guess I should pay more attention, huh? :o Very cool. I'm going to buy them. I've been wanting to read them.
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN


www.cwgortner.com

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Post by Carla » Thu October 16th, 2008, 3:05 pm

Michelle - Thanks! It may be some time (hopefully not in the Captain Oates sense).

CW Gortner - I hope you enjoy them, and do please let me know what you think.
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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Post by EC2 » Thu October 16th, 2008, 4:48 pm

[quote=""cw gortner""][Both available as e-books from my website (http://www.carlanayland.org/fiction.htm) or as paperbacks from Lulu (http://www.lulu.com/lulu1113).

I didn't know your books were available as paperbacks. Guess I should pay more attention, huh? :o Very cool. I'm going to buy them. I've been wanting to read them.[/quote]

I'm just about to start Paths of Exile as a book purchased from Lulu - they were very quick. I'm looking forward to it. Ingeld's Daughter was excellent. :D
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Souvent entre piez de chevals
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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Hello!

Post by Barbara Passaris » Sun October 26th, 2008, 5:43 pm

[quote=""xiaotien""]hi everyone! i noticed there are a lot
of writers on this forum. and wondered
if we could have a little role call and
maybe discuss what we're working on?
or what you have worked on, published?
whatever you like?

nanowrimo is around the corner and
i'm using it to FORCE myself to start my
contracted sequel. should be interesting--
as it's a different feeling than when i was
just doing it "for fun".

my debut novel is a asian YA fantasy set
in the china-like kingdom of xia.

i hope to some day maybe write a novel
loosely based on my maternal grandparents'
love story--time period is post world war II
in china--before the cultural revolution.

writing can be such a lonely endeavor,
so i'd love to commiserate with the rest of
you and keep each other posted on our
projects and dreams. =)[/quote]


Congratulations, and best of luck to you! My first book, Through Tempest Forged was published in 2007. It's been quite a steep learning curve for me in this business.

At this writing, after a brief hiatus, I am at work on a HF/Contemporary novel called Weeping Madonna, which is set in Renaissance Venice and Modern day Boston. It involves two heroines. The one in Venice is the ancestress of the young woman in Boston. Their lives are chillingly similar. At the heart of it all is a family heirloom of the Virgin Mary, an iconographic medalion that weeps blood.

I'm also working on a book of (very) ancient Rome, about Romulus and Remus. This book is in its beginning stages. It is called Children of the Wolf.

I've tabled the sequel to Through Tempest Forged for now, mostly for logistical reasons--too much and too long to go into...

I wish you great success! This is a great site. You'll enjoy it immensely!

Barb Passaris ;)

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Post by xiaotien » Mon October 27th, 2008, 9:26 pm

thanks for chiming in, barb!

and the best of luck to you, too!

have you read labyrinthe by kate mosse (?)

i picked it up while in london, and it has two
heroines, one in the 15th or 16th century france
and then the other in modern day (an ancestor).
it was a good read.
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Post by Barbara Passaris » Mon October 27th, 2008, 11:47 pm

HI, Xiaotien!

No, I have not read that book by Mosse, but I have heard that it's really good. I'd like to read it.

Thanks for the well wishes. I really love writing.

Your book looks quite intriguing. It's really nice having you on this site. I love this site, because readers and writers (who are readers, too, of course) come together and "talk" about it all. It's really a fun, educational, supportive, and inspirational place to belong and blog. Good to have you aboard!

Barb Passaris

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