Sunday, November 18, 2007

What's new and forthcoming

I spent most of the day (a cold, dismal, rainy Sunday) updating the HNS forthcoming books page, so now you can see what historical novels will be appearing through next August. Please take a look, so that I can feel the time spent was worthwhile!

It used to be that someone with a Livejournal site would pull a month's worth of listings from that page, repost them on her blog, and add snarky comments about my descriptions. Most of which come direct from publishers' blurbs, but some I make up. I thought it was hilarious, but do you think I can find that site now? no.

Other than that, I went out shopping to a couple places this afternoon, and we went to two open houses at the high-end neighborhood near us, just because we were curious (nosy). The houses are 2-3 years old and cost about twice as much as what we paid for ours, and they're gorgeous inside. I saw one big problem, though: the "open floor plan" style that's so popular around here doesn't leave much wall space for bookshelves.


Added later: I found the Livejournal site, which as it turns out isn't Livejournal at all but something similar. Scroll down. Thank you, Technorati.


  1. Looks like a great 2008! Sarah, some of those historicals I saw in Spain that I wrote about in my blog are on the list, coming out in English, such as Cathedral by the Sea and The Ring.

  2. That's very encouraging - it's great to see Spanish novels make their way to the US in translation. The publisher's blurb for Cathedral by the Sea makes it sound almost like a Spanish Pillars of the Earth, doesn't it? (I expect, though, that in reality it won't be much like it)

  3. Hi Sarah,

    It's off-topic, but I was wondering if you have been contacted by Publishers Weekly to review entries in the new Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest? The National Book Critics Circle sent an e-mail about it to its members. (I assume you are a member). One thousand entries will get a full review, apparently.

  4. Hi Ann,
    They haven't contacted me, and I'm not an NBCC member - joining is one of those things I keep meaning to do. The judging sounds like a rather overwhelming process.