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Initial post: 18 May 2011 16:22:45 BDT
Ben Kane says:
For those of you who are interested in all things to do with historical writing (fiction and non fiction), please check out the forum on the website of the newly formed Historical Writers' Association. It has over 100 members, not just published authors, but agents and publishers too. The more people who post there, the better. It's at hwa dot co dot uk Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you there!

Posted on 18 May 2011 20:26:47 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 May 2011 20:31:58 BDT
Fee fee says:
Just having a look there now, very interesting. I'm always on the look out for new recommendations and the Historical Fiction forum on here is very quiet, so I'm going over now to have a good look. One thing though, on the fiction timeline there's only 3 books in the ancient section...shame, that's my favourite period to read at the moment.

How lovely to see many authors that I have read getting involved in the forum. Is it just for authors and people involved in publishing, or can ordinary people who are just readers join? The festival planned for July looks very interesting too.

Thanks Ben.

Posted on 18 May 2011 21:05:24 BDT
Ben Kane says:
Hi Fee fee: you had me worried there! Click on Roman Empire and you'll find an awful lot more books.

Anyone can join the forum - that's why I posted here - to get more members!

Membership of the HWA, however, is restricted to authors, publishers,agents and booksellers, and is subject to approval by the committee.

And the festival in July will be amazing - as is the whole Kelmarsh event.

Posted on 12 Jun 2011 11:48:47 BDT
J. Turner says:
I'll take a look later.

Posted on 13 Jun 2011 11:53:44 BDT
If you like historical fiction read "Sand Storm Soldier", recently out by Amazon as well as Barns and Noble. It is a story about an Egyptian soldier who gets lost in a huge devastating sand storm back in 523 B.C. and suddenly finds himself in modern day Egypt. He meets a young American boy in the Great Western desert of Egypt and the boy befriends him and invites him to live with him. This Egyptian soldier also produces heiroglyphicss which informs the boy of an ancient Egyptian sea epic wherein his distant relative traveled by boat and reached the coast of southern Mexico three thousand years before Columbus discovered America. Very easy reading and highly informative.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2011 12:08:00 BDT
Ben Kane says:
@Paul Borowski: errr, thanks, but what precisely has that to do with the thread topic?

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2011 12:20:07 BDT
? Does not my post have to do with historical fiction? i think it does!
Lo Siento!

Posted on 13 Jun 2011 12:35:28 BDT
Ben Kane says:
The thread is to do with the HWA, not a recommendation for a book. There are plenty of other threads for that.

Posted on 21 Jun 2011 15:32:09 BDT
M. Clegg says:
Thanks! I will attempt to join up as I have my second historical novel due out this Autumn. :)

Posted on 24 Aug 2011 11:05:40 BDT
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Posted on 1 Jun 2013 21:07:49 BDT
Try POSTHUMOUS The life and deaths of Hannah Franklin

A compelling novel based in Berlin at the end of the Second World War.

Posted on 6 Jun 2013 15:26:42 BDT
Ben Kane says:
@Angelcynn @Andudi @Mr J Davidson: Please stop promoting your own books - especially on a thread that is not about recommending books. It's spam!

Posted on 11 Aug 2013 16:08:49 BDT
Ben....can you post a link to the association you're promoting? A web search nets about 2,000 links to such groups. Thanks!

Jon Baxley

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Aug 2013 12:19:37 BDT
J. P. Ferry says:
Hi Ben, I had an historical novel, After Omdurman, published in Hardback in 2008 by Robert Hale Publishing, and it has just recently been published, again by Robert Hale, as a Kindle edition. Would I qualify for membership as an author?

Posted on 15 Aug 2013 16:32:21 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 Aug 2013 16:32:58 BDT
Ben Kane says:
@Jon F. Baxley: thanks for your question. The address in my first post was erroneous, so here is the correct version: thehwa dot co uk - best wishes to you. Ben.

Posted on 15 Aug 2013 16:35:20 BDT
Ben Kane says:
@J.P. Ferry: quite possibly. I can't be sure, however, and this is not the place to talk about it. Please can you drop me an email, and I can point you in the direction of our Secretary, Anthony Riches? Thank you. Best wishes - Ben Kane
ben at benkane dot net
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