Friday, November 17, 2006

Coming up for air

I've been working on conference stuff starting around 8am today and finishing around 8pm, with a few breaks for meals, laundry, and a post office run. It didn't feel much like a day off.

However, I also managed to update the HNS forthcoming books page with historical novels through next August, believe it or not, since Penguin and Random House have released info on their upcoming titles. Several historical novels from the '80s are being reprinted in trade paperback, such as Rosalind Laker's To Dance with Kings and Margaret Forster's Lady's Maid, both from Random House imprints. Also, Overlook is reprinting a couple of Joan Grant's older historicals (which are supposedly based on her past lives...)

My picks for books I most want to read: Kate Furnivall's The Russian Concubine and Anita Amirrezvani's The Blood of Flowers. Mainly because they're set in locales you don't often read about.


  1. David Blixt12:21 AM

    Please add THE MASTER OF VERONA by David Blixt to July's US releases. St. Martin's Press, Keith Kahla editor. Grazi!

  2. I should have remembered this. Consider it done!

  3. Anonymous10:32 PM

    Seems to be a big year for Charles II's mistresses!

  4. Yes, it is. I am not really sure why (anyone want to hazard a guess?) since there doesn't seem to be any "key" novel that started the trend, but with Dark Angels, plus forthcoming novels by Diane Haeger and Susan Holloway Scott, there does seem to be one... plus Jeane Westin has a historical romance series set in Charles II's England, a period that was definitely underutilized in romance until recently.

  5. Anonymous2:17 PM

    Well, I guess there were so many of the mistresses, if one doesn't appeal to a writer's taste or has been overdone in the market, he or she can always find another to write about!