Over at Historical Novel Review, they have started a Classics Bookclub and they are making available free PDF versions of some classics to kick things off. Head on over to check out what books there are available.
If you are in Australia, you can watch Alison Stuart being interviewed for the ABC Art Nation program. Her segment is called My Secret Life of Arts, and she talks about the day job and then her writing life as a historical romance author. You can also read her post about filming the segment on her blog. The segment starts approximately 17 minutes into the show. Alison recently guest posted for us as part of our Why I Love the 17th century week.
Speaking of interviews, Christopher Gortner was recently interviewed about his upcoming release, The Confessions of Catherine de Medici. For your enjoyment I have added the video to the bottom of this post.
Author Mary Lydon Simonsen is holding a Mother's Day giveaway where the prize is a copy of her book Searching for Pemberley at her blog Austen Inspired Fan Fiction.
Over at Fly High!, Maria's Blogger Buddy this week is Meredith from Austenesque Reviews, and you can win a copy of Jane Fairfax by Joan Aiken.
You can win one of two handmade bookmarks over at Tanzanite's Shelf and Stuff, although I have my eye on one of them in particular, so if you win you can't choose that one! Just saying.
You can also win a copy of Glorious by Bernice McFadden at Raging Bibliomania.