Sunday, April 01, 2012

Sunday Salon: Announcing....

Normally for this particular Sunday Salon (being the first one in April) I would bring you my reading stats for the month of March, but I have far too many other things to talk about so that will have to wait until next week.

First up, some Historical Tapestry news.

On Monday, Australian author Kate Forsyth will be guest blogging as part of the blog tour to celebrate her new book, Bitter Greens. The book is a retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale set in 17th century France and Venice! And there will be an international giveaway as well!

From April 9 to 16, we are going to be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with Titanic week.

There are going to be guest posts, book reviews, giveaways and more, as well as some brief facts of what was going on in relation to the Titanic 100 years ago each day. These have actually already started!

Later in the year we will also be having another exciting event. A few years ago we had Jean Plaidy Season and then Anya Seton Season. This year, we are pleased to be hosting Daphne du Maurier Season.

Again, there will be guest posts and book reviews and more.

You can also be involved. Do you love Daphne du Maurier? Or maybe adore a specific book that she has written? Are you an author who has been influenced by the work of Daphne du Maurier? If so, we would love to have you guest posting for us as part of the season. Either leave a comment on this post and we will contact you or send an email to us at Historical Tapestry.

Today is also the start of Aussie Author Month which is an initiative that was started last year by a group of bloggers and booksellers who wanted to have a month long celebration of all things bookish and Aussie! It also ties in nicely with the Australian Women Writers Challenge!

There is now a number of ways you can participate - there is a dedicated Aussie Author Month blog, you can follow on Facebook, or if Twitter is your game you can follow the #ausbooks.

On the blog there are some posting prompts if you are interested, and also details of how to donate to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

*Important Note* - all fundraising is being done through Go Fundraise and no money should be collected by individual participants. The Aussie Author month fundraising page can be found here.

I am working on a feature for later this month and will be linking up some of my reviews as well! If you are interested in signing up whether it be for just a couple of posts or for lots of posts then click on this link! We hope you will join us!

Here is a link that will show you the posts that I linked up to Aussie Author Month last year!


  1. LOTS happening at Historical Tapestry! Bainbridge's EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF is on my wish list (in regard to Titanic reads). Thanks for letting us know what's on the agenda for April.

    1. There is at the moment! Hope you get a chance to stop by.

  2. My favourite Daphne du Maurier book has always been Jamaica Inn. I'd be happy to do you a guest post on that, if you like.

  3. My favourite Daphne du Maurier novel has always been Jamaica Inn. I'd be happy to write you a guest post on that, if you'd like.

    1. That would be awesome. I will send you some details!

  4. Hooray! I'm so excited for Kate's new book--I have a great feature coming up with her, too. :)

    Thanks for the heads up regarding Titanic month, too!

    1. You are welcome! There's lot of good things coming up at HT in the next few weeks!

  5. I'm all signed up for Aussie Author Month!

  6. Titanic Week is actually going until the 22nd now, I guess. I finished The Dressmaker yesterday. If you do pick it up, you will find it reads quickly. I did in any case.

    I am looking forward to du Maurier. I need to find time to read something for that.

    And, I should join in for Aussie Author month. I could at least read Kate Morton.