Welcome to the Historical Hearts and the seventeenth century world of me, award winning writer Alison Stuart.
Roundheads and cavaliers, heroes in bucket boots, lace collars and broad-brimmed hats? My passion for the English Civil War began in childhood and spills into my writing world. The ripples from this short, violent period of English History are still felt into today's democratic parliaments and I love nothing more than sharing this passion with my readers. I just wish I could convince more publishers of its worth as a rich source of romance and conflict.
Fortunately my two published English Civil War novels, THE KING'S MAN and the award winning BY THE SWORD are available in digital and print form at all reputable online sources. See my website www.alisonstuart.com for details of my writing. While the English Civil War is my passion, I love all periods of history and as I am currently working on a Regency and a World War One set novel, my blogs could be on any subject!
To celebrate the launch of Historical Hearts, I am offering a critique of the first 3 chapters of a historical novel (can be any period). Just enter the Comments section below and provide me with an alternative ending to the first sentence of my novel THE KING’S MAN. It begins “Thamsine Granville had not begun the day with the intention of killing Oliver Cromwell, but.........................”
The most outrageous answer will win but everyone who enters my contest will receive a prize of an ebook of THE KINGS MAN.
Looking forward to sharing history with you!
Welcome to the Historical Hearts launch party!
I’m Dana Scully. I write historical romances set around the tenth century in Wales. I’m currently unpublished, but that will change. As an unpubbed (and even once I am pubbed—LOL), I’ll be blogging inspirational pieces. Little somethings to keep you going on your own personal journey—whether it be in writing, reading, or life in general. Yes, my blogs will be writing related, but you’ll be able to take the main point and apply it to your own life and hopefully receive a bit of a boost from it too!
To get the ball rolling, I’d like to hear what inspires you. Is it the end of a good romance—that ahhhh happily ever after moment, is it hearing a feel good story on the nightly news, or perhaps a walk in the woods, or playing with your children...? What makes you feel good about you, about life, about the world in which we live?
I have a beautiful carved Welsh love spoon to give away to one of you wonderful bloggers. (I’ll be writing more about these tokens of love and affection in a few weeks...) So get blogging!
What inspires you? I hope to chat with you soon!
Hello and Welcome to our new Historical Blog site, where we hope you shall visit whenever the mood to enjoy fun and interesting things from our past takes your fancy. Or just come and cruise through the authors' works to see what's new with our books and writings.
My name is Mary deHaas and I am a devoted romance writer, who is currently unpublished. If it takes place in a drafty old castle, in the dry desert sands or upon the wild open seas, as long as a story spans the tyranny of time and conjures up the past, then it's the genre of history that I love to write about the most. I am also an artist--who paints pretty much all the above as well. I have a saying: "stay still long enough; I will paint you".
I have many favorite time-periods and thanks to my characters, I get to venture wherever I wish with each new story I write. My current WIP is a ST (single title) set off the Ivory Coast, during the 1850's. Allow me to share a little of my imagination with you through my love of art and my passion for writing.
I have a lovely hand-painted porcelain coaster and gum-leaf bookmark to give-away for a lucky person who knows where the *Ivory Coast* refers to in the history books.
Note: For your chance to win today's prizes, when answering the trivia questions or replying, please leave your name, email address and what draw you'd like to enter. Of course, you are more than welcome to enter all prize draws up for grabs. Good Luck!