The winner of the giveaway for Mary Sharratt's Illuminations is Shelly W. Thanks to everyone who entered! I've notified Shelly, and her copy of the book is en route.
Sarah Nagle, Collections Librarian at Carver County Library in Chaska, MN, has put together a great "World War II in Fact and Fiction" handout with two of her Minnesota library colleagues; it accompanied their program at the MN Library Association conference on October 5th. If you haven't been able to find enough wartime fiction for yourself or your library's patrons, check out their thematically-arranged list... I'm sure there will be some that are new to you.
Reviews from the Historical Novels Review's November issue are up - all 305 of them. Over 30 reviews of indie titles are online as well. The Historical Novel Society was founded in 1997, and for the cover story, a small number of longtime members shared their perspectives on the HNS on the occasion of its 15th birthday. It was fun compiling that piece and hearing everyone's thoughts.
The next big thing in the book blogosphere is a meme called... The Next Big Thing. Actually, it's been spreading for the last two months or so. Authors, including many historical novelists, have been tagging one another to describe what their work-in-progress is about. Here's a short collection of these posts. Check them out to see what's in the works.
Elizabeth Caulfield Felt
Julie K. Rose
Lisa J. Yarde
If I'm missing any posts (of the historical fiction persuasion, that is), let me know in the comments!