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Monday, September 22, 2008

Last stops on blog tour

This is it! I promised to promote this tour on my blog, and I'm on the final league. Thank you all for bearing with me. I'm off to Los Angeles for the West Hollywood Book Fair this weekend but I have a special guest post coming up from Jeri Westerson, author of the forthcoming Medieval Noir, VEIL OF LIES, who'll also be at the Book Fair. In the meantime, if you want to check out a splendid interview with Andromeda Romano Lax, author of THE SPANISH BOW, please visit my friend Sarah Johnson at Reading the Past:
http://readingthepast.blogspot.com/2008/09/interview-with-andromeda-romano-lax.html

Sept. 22 – A Book Blogger’s Diary (book review):http://abookbloggersdiary.blogspot.com/
Bloggin ‘Bout Books (book review) http://www.blogginboutbooks.blogspot.com/
Sept. 23 – In Bed With Books (review) http://www.inbedwithbooks.blogspot.com/
Sept. 24 – Booking Mama (book review) http://www.bookingmama.blogspot.com/
Sept. 25 - Book Cover Lovers (book spotlight) http://www.bookcoverlovers.blogspot.com/
The Literate Housewife (book review) http://literatehousewife.wordpress.com/2008/09/04/98-the-last-queen/
Sept. 26 – Novel Thoughts (book review) http://novelthoughts.wordpress.com/2008/08/08/the-last-queen-by-cw-gortner/
A Striped Armchair (book review) http://www.astripedarmchair.blogspot.com/
Zensanity (interview):http://zensanity.blogspot.com/

8 comments:

Heather J. said...

I just read the review over at Booking Mama. I've been looking forward to reading your book for quite a while, and Julie's review just clinched it for me!

She also mentioned this blog, which I'm quite excited about. I'll be adding it to my Google Reader shortly!

Sarah said...

Hi Christopher, thanks very much for linking my interview! Have a great time in LA!

C.W. Gortner said...

I'm so glad you found the blog, Heather. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like the book!

C.W. Gortner said...

Your're welcome, Sarah!

Justin Aucoin said...

Hey Christopher. Here's a link to pictures from the show this past weekend. :-)

http://rantarn.tripod.com/spfpics/spf08/

C.W. Gortner said...

COOL! Thanks, Justin. Looks like great fun was had by all.

Justin Aucoin said...

Oh, most definitely. I'm sad to see the show over, but it means I can relax a little and enjoy more free time at night. A good time to do more writing. :-D

I just finished "Last Queen." Absolutely loved it. Like a lot of readers, I knew nothing of Juana so this was my introduction to her. I think you did a terrific job rationalizing what others considered madness. I never realized how much intrigue and plotting went on during her time. The poor girl. She went through a ton to say the least. Who in the world wouldn't be a little on edge after such ordeals? You also have several lines and twisting of phrases that make me go "damn, that's so good I wish I thought of that." :-)

Again, congrats on the book. I hope its still fairing well. Can't wait for your next book!

C.W. Gortner said...

Yes, keep writing! You've got talent. Keep at it. I want to read a Justin Aucoin bestseller one day!

And thanks so much for your kind words. Coming from you, a marvelous poet, and a male reader, it means a lot. I'm really happy you enjoyed it! I never know if it'll resonate with men, but I do try to make my books interesting to both sexes. You can't really separate these people from the politics of the time, which is what fascinates me.

I'm waiting with baited breath to hear from my publisher re: the revised Catherine de Medici manuscript. And I've handed in a proposal for the third book, which I'm bursting with excitement to talk about and can't, per agent embargo until it's sold. It feels nice to be so jazzed about a new project, particularly as rewriting Catherine nearly slayed me.