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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: 12/18-24/2-14

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | 0 comments

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are free, discounted, or newly published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog (see bottom of page)  Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the United States! FREEBIES Short Term: Libi Astaire,  General Well’ngone in Love Free on Kindle 12/16-18 David Gaughran, Mercenary, Free in all ebookstores Long Term: M. Louisa Locke, Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery, Free in all...

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Are Lonely Lighthouses for Lonely Men? by Loretta Proctor

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Historical Research, Historical Tidbits | 1 comment

Lighthouses have been manned since ancient times and most of us feel it must be a very lonely occupation. And indeed it can be and there are terrible tales of lighthouse keepers going mad. The 19th century in particular seemed to have many tales of madness, murder and suicide on the Lights. There is, of course, the famous story of the lighthouse keeper whose colleague died. The weather had turned particularly bad and the poor man was obliged to wait for some weeks with the dead body in this confined space until the relief at last arrived. He...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: 12/11-17/2-14

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Uncategorized, Weekly Promotional Announcement | 0 comments

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are free, discounted, or newly published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog (see bottom of page)  Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the United States! FREEBIES Short Term: Libi Astaire,  General Well’ngone in Love Free on Kindle 12/16-18 David Gaughran, Mercenary, Free in all ebookstores Long Term: M. Louisa Locke, Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery, Free in all...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: 12/4-10/2014

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are free, discounted, or newly published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog (see bottom of page)  Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the United States! FREEBIES Long Term: Sarah Woodbury, The Daughter of Time, Free in all ebookstores Sarah Woodbury, The Good Knight, Free in all ebookstores DISCOUNTED Short Term: Loretta Proctor, Middle Watch: a romantic suspense story 99...

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Rushes on the Floor by Sarah Woodbury

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Historical Research, Historical Tidbits, Medieval Great Britain | 5 comments

Everywhere in medieval life, you read about ‘rushes’ on the floor.  However, I question the image of women in long gowns walking around on loose rushes, whether or not they were sprinkled with herbs.  Wouldn’t the rushes catch in the dress?   This page has this to say, and started off my inquiry: I was completely fascinated to find this page of notes about real life for the upper classes in the Middle Ages, and it addresses one of the things I’ve always wondered about. In fact, I came upon it while specifically searching for information about...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: 11/27-12/3/2014

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are free, discounted, or newly published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog (see bottom of page)  Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the United States! FREEBIES Short Term:  V. R. Christensen, Cry of the Peacock, Free on Kindle 12/2-3 Long Term: Sarah Woodbury, The Daughter of Time, Free in all ebookstores Sarah Woodbury, The Good Knight, Free in all ebookstores DISCOUNTED Short Term: Suzanne...

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Before Downton Abbey by John B. Campbell

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in 20th Century England, Featured Book, Historical Fiction Influences, World War One | 1 comment

Before Downton Abbey premiered on television, I had an interest in the era between the world wars and the Golden Age just prior. I knew I wanted to somehow dramatize the social impacts of the Great War. I began writing fiction in the mid 1990s. Downton Abbey has since kindled a large audience ready for tales told against an early twentieth century backdrop. I am hopeful that my work will be well-received. What particularly interested me as a writer was the shocking turn of events. Prior to 1914, as we know, people in general were feeling...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, NEW PUBLICATIONS: 11/20-26/2014

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are free, discounted, or newly published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog (see bottom of page)  Thanks! SPECIAL NOTICE: J. L. Oakley, has one of the first books chosen to be part of the new Kindle Scout program–where readers get to help choose what books Amazon will publish. Check out the The Jossing Affair a novel of suspense in WWII Norway. JUST 5 MORE DAYS TO NOMINATE! FREEBIES Short...

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The Value of Education – East Asian versus Western thought by Lloyd Lofthouse

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in China, Historical Tidbits | Comments Off

To understand the Chinese mind, we should start with Confucius (552 – 479 BC), who is arguably the most influencial person in Chinese history and by extension the rest of East Asia: Korea, Japan, the Philippines, and Southeast Asia—thanks to China being a regional super power for more than two thousand years, while its merchants helped spread Chinese cultural influence and thought to the other East Asian countries they traded with. An important Confucian influence on Chinese society and the rest of East Asia was his focus on education and...

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HISTORICAL FICTION FREEBIES, DISCOUNTS, AND NEW PUBLICATIONS: 11/13-19/2014

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Weekly Promotional Announcement | Comments Off

Once a week the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative posts the books in our catalog that are free, discounted, or newly published. If you want to make sure you get notified in a timely matter, please subscribe to our blog (see bottom of page)  Thanks! SPECIAL NOTICE: J. L. Oakley, has one of the first books chosen to be part of the new Kindle Scout program–where readers get to help choose what books Amazon will publish. Check out the The Jossing Affair a novel of suspense in WWII Norway. FREEBIES Long Term: Sarah Woodbury, The...

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