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Subject: Hot off the presses (so to speak)...
Date Posted: 4/11/2014 7:23 PM ET
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The inaugural issue of The Historical Fictionist is now available. It is a quarterly "e-zine for fans of historical fiction" (i.e., us)...and this first issue features an interview with Bernard Cornwell -- who has TWO books coming out this fall, a non-fiction book about Waterloo and another Uhtred installment (yippee!!). To subscribe, click here: The Historical Fictionist.

Date Posted: 4/11/2014 7:37 PM ET
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Ooooo......thanks Deb!

Date Posted: 4/12/2014 9:30 AM ET
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ohhhh-so there!  Thank you!!

Jan

Subject: mag quiz
Date Posted: 4/12/2014 11:36 AM ET
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Alrighty then....I just subscribed and looked at the quiz.  Where are the answers?  There are several books that based on those openings I want to add to my wishlist.  Can anyone help me add to the ol' wishlist?

Jan

Date Posted: 4/12/2014 12:33 PM ET
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Jan -- The answers will be in the next issue. However, I'm happy to give you the answers (which I found by diligent research, i.e., Wikipedia and Amazon). Which ones do you want?

Date Posted: 4/12/2014 12:38 PM ET
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Thanks Deb. I did subscribe, but I am curious if you know the folks behind this ezine. I'm a bit cautious when someone *not known to me* wants my  first and last name just to subscribe like that. There's too much nuttiness out there lately in author land. 

And since I'm Tumbler impaired, I'm having trouble navigating the pages. Using Chrome browser, and I get multiple pages shown in the browser window, but I can't get to the individual pages in a large enough form to be able to read them. 

*shrugs*

Date Posted: 4/12/2014 12:48 PM ET
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No -- I don't know the folks at all and cannot vouch for their sanity. I found this ezine through Bernard Cornwell's site. And yes, I had a heckuva time getting the individual pages. It was the download link in the "thank you for subscribing" email that enabled me to open it. Going to the site itself gets one nowhere.

Date Posted: 4/12/2014 1:50 PM ET
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Thanks deb. 

Date Posted: 4/12/2014 3:39 PM ET
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Ah!(light goes off)-I too was having the same issues in Chrome.  Yep, the download link worked fine.

For the quiz, all the questions are intriguing but in particular, #1 and #6.  "hear the roll of the muffled drums....." and which book by S. J. Parris starts off with a letter from Drake to Walsingham?

Jan

Date Posted: 4/21/2014 4:07 PM ET
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Thanks, Deb, this looks great!!

Okay, when I click the link to download, all it does it download contact information for my address book of the sender of the "thank you for subscribing" e-mail.  If I click another area of the download thingy, I get a "sorry, no preview is available." How does one read this newsletter?

ETA: Nevermind.  I should be more patient.  After the subscription confirmation e-mail, I received another e-mail with a link to download the issue, and it works! 



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Date Posted: 7/2/2014 6:21 PM ET
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So, guess who scored 10 out of 10 on the Historical Fictionist quiz and won 3 books??? I guess cheating research pays!

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P.S.: There's another quiz in the new issue, Hist Fictionist Issue 2.

Date Posted: 7/3/2014 9:14 AM ET
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Awesome Deb!  I tried the quiz, didn't do nearly as well.  Congrats!

Jan

Date Posted: 7/3/2014 10:15 AM ET
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Congratulations, Deb.  And thanks for the link!

Date Posted: 7/3/2014 1:26 PM ET
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Congratulations, Deb! I admit, I've signed up, and have both editions languishing in my inbox until I have time to read :)