Today, I am showcasing two blogs that in their different ways show authors how to promote their work.

HISTORICAL NOVELS  has FIVE THOUSAND historical novels on its site, organized by time and place.  It is also a wonderful resource for aspiring writers of historical novels. At the bottom of the sidebar are links to the resources page with links to useful websites, and the writing tips pages with links to useful articles that discuss the special problems inherent in writing an historical novel.

THE WORLD OF THE BLUE BELLS TRILOGY is a website devoted to just one novel (THE BLUE BELLS OF SCOTLAND by Laura Vosika, the first in the trilogy). I picked this website because the author has done a wonderful job of blending background and foreground in her design of the website that conveys a feeling of the beauty and wildness of Scotland in the Middle Ages. I like this idea so much I am going to try it out on my new website.

–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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