A quick thank you to the wonderful Elizabeth Loupas, who invited me to write a guest blog post about Alcestis for her blog. Elizabeth and I share our lovely agent, Diana Fox, and we both write historical fiction. (Elizabeth’s The Second Duchess will be out in February 2011.) This month, Elizabeth has been doing a great series of holiday book recommendations. If you’re still seeking last-minute present ideas, check out her blog for a list of suggestions. I’ll be writing up my own wishlist/recommendation post soon, too — there are so many books I want to read right now! I’m taking a short trip next weekend and have been stockpiling pleasure reading for months in anticipation of it.