Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Contest winners, and upcoming blog events

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaways for Gillian Bagwell's Venus in Winter and Gary Schanbacher's Crossing Purgatory.  The winners have been selected, with the help of the random number generator at random.org:

Venus in Winter will be going out to Jennifer D. and international winner Lynn F.
Crossing Purgatory will be going out to Katharine O.

Congratulations to the three winners, and hope you'll enjoy the books!

Over the next week, I'll be featuring more guest posts and giveaways, and here's a preview of what will be coming up:

  • Victoria Wilcox will be here with a post about Inheritance, her new novel about Doc Holliday's Southern roots (reviewed yesterday)
  • Elisabeth Storrs, author of The Wedding Shroud (reviewed here in 2010) and The Golden Dice, will be speaking about feminine power in Etruscan society
  • Janice Weizman, author of The Wayward Moon, will talk about researching women's lives in the 9th-century Middle East
  • Stephanie Carroll, author of A White Room, a novel of female repression and self-determination set in small-town Missouri in 1900, will have an essay about historical thought from a century ago.
I'm looking forward to featuring these posts, which cover a nice range of historical eras and locales.  Hope you'll enjoy following along, too.


  1. These all sound amazing! Looking forward to these posts (and now I have *more* books for my TBR, oy!)

  2. I have a couple of the posts in already, and they're fantastic - I learned a lot!

  3. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity Sarah - looking forward to reading Crossing Purgatory when it arrives. The TBR pile is growing!

  4. Hope you enjoy it! You don't want to see my TBR either (five huge piles on the floor around my desk!).