Sunday, November 2, 2008
With special thanks to Catherine Delors, we here at Historical Tapestry have been awarded the Premio Dardos. The award is given for "for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing." Not bad for a group of blog friends who write about something we are passionate about!
The rules of this award are as follows: show the image of the award on your blog, link back to the blog that gave the award, and nominate 15 other blogs that you consider deserving the same.
We decided to focus on the HF author's whose blogs we love to read:
Elizabeth Chadwick - we love reading her blog which often has great insights into her characters, settings and research
Rosina Lippi/Sara Donati - her blog has been a bit quiet lately because she is trying the next Wilderness book, but it will be worth it when the book is done
Susan Higginbotham - Great posts about English royalty, and quite often a lot of laughs as well.
Jeanne Kalogridis - Another quiet blog for a while, but the next book is nearly done.
Michelle Moran - always fascinating posts about new archeological finds and interesting author interviews. One of the most web smart authors going around.
Sandra Gulland - Her blog has some of the resources she has used for researching her books. She has also listed suggestions for further reading and related links. You can even sign up to get more information on her on-going research.
Sharon Penman - We know she has only posted a couple of times, but I can't wait to see what she does with her blog going forward. And we love her books so it still fits the award!
Deanna Raybourn - Her blog is always fun, and she has a cool gimick in which every posts starts with in which!
Colleen Gleason - Colleen is awesome at interacting with her fans.
Diana Gabaldon - We were so excited when DG started a blog, and she hasn't disappointed so far!
CW Gortner - another author who has awesome interviews with other HF authors.
David Blixt - I really loved his book when I read it each year, and his blog is a fascinating mix of writing, life and acting/producing.
Jeri Westerson - the life of a newly published author, and some medieval bits and pieces
Naomi Novik - Dragons! Lip Gloss! Death! - with a blog title like that how can you resist. Plus I love to hear what is happening next in the Temeraire series.
Paul Doherty - A recent find for us Doherty's blog features his current research interests and news about the publication of his books.