Websites to watch: Historical Novel Reviews, The Writing Runner & Historical Fiction Connection

Today, I am showcasing three blogs that in their different ways help authors promote their work.

HISTORICAL NOVEL REVIEW is a well-organized website with novels organized by century, genre, format and geographical location. It is staffed by a group of volunteers who are dedicated to reading and candidly reviewing today’s best historical fiction novels. They host interviews and regularly give away books.

THE WRITING RUNNER is a writer who runs. Unusual. No? In any event, if you are a newbie writer who’s struggling to find an agent, I highly recommend a series of posts done on this blog.

HISTORICAL FICTION CONNECTION. What a gorgeous-looking blog. All those satins, silks and lace ruffles on the covers of the current selection of historical novels. It’s like looking at a box of chocolate! One caution: the Nav Bar (the thingy with HOME, ABOUT OUR CONTRIBUTORS, and SUBMISSIONS is halfway down the page, under the book-box selection, so you’ll have to scroll down to see it. This site is run by a staff of enthusiasts,, including authors Susan Higginbotham, D L Bogdan, Mitchell James Kaplan, Donald Michael Platt and bloggers Robin of “Lady Gwyn’s Kingdom” and Jennygirl of “Jenny loves to read”.

–Cynthia Haggard writes historical novels.  She has two completed manuscripts that will be published in the coming year. THWARTED QUEEN  is a portrait of a woman trapped by power, a marriage undone by betrayal, and a King brought down by fear.FAMILY SPLINTERS is  a novel about identity, forbidden love and family secrets. For more on her creative writing, go to spunstories. (c) 2011. All rights reserved.

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