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Interview with Robin Maxwell and a Question For All of You!

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Interview with Robin Maxwell and a Question For All of You!

Post by Kelly Hewitt » Tue October 14th, 2008, 5:16 am

When I found out that I was going to do an interview with Tudor historical fiction author Robin Maxwell I think I literally jumped up and down. It has been a big week for me, having also interviewed Sharon Kay Penman this week. The thing that bothers me is that my boyfriend, with whom I have some things in common but not all, doesn't have a clue who these people are, why its a big thing, or what could possibly make me happy about chatting with an author.

I wonder, do you all get the same thing? "Yes! A new novel by Sandra Gulland set in the court of Louis XVI!" Only to get blank stares?

For that reason I thought would post a link to my very new Interview with Robin Maxwell here. We chat about the upcoming feature film based on her novel The Wild Irish, the demands of writing a book every two years and perhaps most importantly, her next novel entitled Signora da Vinci which is a story of the Italian Renaissance through the eyes of Leonardo's mother. It features the likes of famed Medici Lorenzo Il Magnifico and a number of other noble and important Italian figures.

Robin is very candid and great to talk with - I hardly had to ask questions, she just share info. Including her feelings about the Tudor Showtime series and the movie adaptation of Gregory's "The Other Boleyn Girl".

Here is a link to the interview. Please do enjoy - and jump up and down a little bit more me.

It's nice to know there are some people who know who Penman and Maxwell are. :)

Here, in case you haven't seen it in other posts, is the Interview with Sharon Kay Penman.

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Post by diamondlil » Tue October 14th, 2008, 9:33 am

Yes, the blank stare is familiar to me. I have to say not only about authors though. I get the blank stare when I talk about how much I read, how much I blog, how often I go to the library. In other words...a lot!
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Post by Divia » Tue October 14th, 2008, 11:13 am

I am looking forwrad to her new book Signora da Vinci. And that is crazy that an author has to write a book once every year.
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Post by LCW » Tue October 14th, 2008, 4:38 pm

Oh yes! I get that look a lot! But it's the same look I give my fiance when he starts talking about 350 something Chevy engines or NASCAR. I have a friend who reads some HF but it's usually the very popular new best sellers. That's OK though, if I was surrounded by people who love HF as much as I do I never would've found this site and would missed out meeting all of you! :)
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Post by JMJacobsen » Tue October 14th, 2008, 5:21 pm

I can't imagine the pressure to churn out books at that pace!

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Post by eclecticreader10 » Fri October 17th, 2008, 6:02 am

Back at the turn of the century (that sounds so strange) the history channel did a multi part series on the 100 most influential people in the last millenium. Each night as they counted down thru the 100 I kept trying to figure out who would be in the top 10. I was utterly facinated. I wanted to discuss it with my co-workers, but they just looked at me like I was nuts. They didn't care, how sad.

This would make a good topic for a new thread. According to the History Channel the person whose contribution most influenced the world today was ...........................................................................................

are you ready?


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Post by Judith » Fri October 17th, 2008, 5:52 pm

I get that blank stare from my husband! :) Great interview! I now have another author to add to my list!! :D

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