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Jun 23, 2023Liked by Lausanne Davis Carpenter

Hello I'm Lucy - I write crime novels - they are vaguely pretentious/literary. My good friend who is also a subscribers has suggested I try speculative fiction, it might be a better 'fit' - for the moment I am soldiering on with the crime novels - I might even try serialising them on here!

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Nov 13, 2023Liked by Lausanne Davis Carpenter

Howdy,

I'm Aaron. I write creative non-fiction essays, short stories, and have begun collecting my thoughts for what I hope will be my debut novel, a historical fiction... HF is where my heart lies. Currently, I have two short stories making their submission rounds with lit mags and writing comps, and also submit flash-fic to various comps to keep the skills sharp and improving.

We'll see where all that goes. Might just end up on my stack, The Sword & Pen. Anyway, thanks for the opportunity to introduce myself and meet some other writers.

Semper Fidelis,

Aaron

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Nov 13, 2023Liked by Lausanne Davis Carpenter

Hi, I'm Jacquie. I'm interested in anthropology and archaeology. I studied both briefly before moving on to something completely different. But, my interest remains ancient history. For me, archaeology and historical fiction are two sides of the same coin, trying to solve mysteries from a handful of clues. Writing HF lets me speculate and imagine more daringly and vividly to bring the past to life. I read a lot of nonfiction for research...

My current/only fiction project (as you know) is a historical trilogy that combines my two great loves: horses and ancient barbarian cultures, in this case, the Scythian steppe nomads of the 5th c. BCE. The central story is based on an incident in Herodotus, supported by archaeological evidence and comparative studies. The Scythian/Sarmatian tribes were also famous/infamous in the classical world for their female warriors thought to have inspired myths about Amazons. They've been a lot of fun to write. Now I just have to finish them ;-)

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