Monday, May 11, 2009

HT News

I took a couple of days away from blogland, and have come back to a profusion of interesting posts, news and giveaways! I am still very behind on all my feeds so there may well be more that I haven't managed to read yet!

Over at Literate Housewife author Phillip Baruth has contributed a guest post about the inspiration behind his new novel. The Brothers Boswell which is set in the 18th century and features Samuel Johnson and James Boswell

Rona Sharon, author of Royal Blood, has guest posted at J. Kaye's Book Blog about researching for historical novels.

Arleigh from is hosting another giveaway! This time it is your choice of one of three Philippa Gregory novels. Have a look at what books are on offer by clicking here.

I have really enjoyed the Deanna Raybourn novels I have read so far, and I love reading her blog. Now there's a chance to get to know her a little better as she is interviewed over at News and Random Musings about Historical Novels.

I was very happy to see that Susan from Reading the Past has her Visual Preview of the Fall Season up! I inevitably add multiple books to my already impossibly long TBR list, but it is worth taking the time to see what some of the books we may be raving about in a few months time are!

Elizabeth Chadwick has unveiled the cover of her upcoming Sourcebooks release, The Greatest Knight, along with news of the next Sourcebooks release. What does this mean? Well, it means that a previously hard to get author in the US will now be more readily available! As a big fan of Elizabeth Chadwick's writing, I definitely think this is a good thing!

Congrats to all the historical mystery novelists who were nominated for a Macavity award in the Sue Feder Memorial Historical Mystery category:
  • Rhys Bowen: A Royal Pain (Berkley)
  • Ward Larsen: Stealing Trinity (Oceanview)
  • David Liss: The Whiskey Rebels (Thorndike/ Random House UK)
  • Jeri Westerson: Veil of Lies (Minotaur)
  • Karen Maitland: Company of Liars (Michael Joseph/ Delacorte)
  • Kelli Stanley: Nox Dormienda (Five Star)

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