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“Blog Tour” for THE SWORDS OF FAITH July 2, 2011

Posted by rwf1954 in blog tour, books, crusades, historical fiction, history, Richard the Lionheart, Saladin, the crusades, third crusade.
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It’s been a year since The Swords of Faith was released by Strider Nolan Media. (Thank you again, Michael Katz, for deciding to publish my novel.) As I work on the sequel to The Swords of Faith (The Sultan and the Khan—I’ll have an update on my progress on that book later this month), I have put together a “blog tour” that addresses subjects related to The Swords of Faith, now an award-winning novel (bronze medal from the Independent Publishers Book Awards in the Historical Fiction/Military-War category) about what history calls the “Third Crusade,” the confrontation between Richard the Lionheart and Saladin. Four stops on this “blog tour” are confirmed:

July 4 – Nan Hawthorne’s Booking History. “Why Write About the Crusades?”

July 8 – Historical Novel Review. A discussion of writers critique groups. (A real practical help to me as I created THE SWORDS OF FAITH.)

July 13 – History Undressed. “Was Richard the Lionheart Gay?”

July 16 – Getting Medieval. A discussion of the increasing presence of genres, particularly as it relates to historical fiction.


July 20 – All Things Historical Fiction. The Case for Richard the Lionheart.

(I’m still working on some other exciting posts for later in the month which I will announce by updating this post at my blog, and on Facebook, as they are confirmed.)


Happy 85th birthday, Mom. It’s the second birthday we are commemorating without you. Somewhere, somehow, you are enjoying The Swords of Faith and the attention it has received. We all miss you a lot.


1. gregvan - July 2, 2011

I read this book. Good Job. The basic Idea is that we have been fighting wars in the Middle East for a thousand years and both sides always lose. If we could learn from history, we would not start conflicts… because everyone always suffers loss of life, time and money. “A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess?” Quote from The Movie WARGAMES.

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