Posts tagged historical novelists

What is my Passion?

“Hello. Hello again…” Remember this 1980’s song by The Cars?  (Listen here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXpJ0bM5zbM ) That is what this blog is starting to feel like to me, and probably to you too, my dear pinballed readers. I know. I’ve been pinging around, up, down, and all over the place trying to land on a focus for this space. […]


The Novel Implied

“Look closely at your book and make sure that you want to see the novel it implies.”   ~Walter Mosley, This Year You Write Your Novel I take this quote a step further. When I look at my book ideas, I make sure that I want to read the novel that is implied. I have […]


Do You Trust Me?

By now, you’re probably wondering who I am and why I’m so critical of the college system that provides my primary income. It’s not wise to “bite the hand that feeds you,” right? Yeah. Well, I’ve never been especially good at following the rules or living by platitudes, wise as they might be. (So how’s […]


Historical Fiction: Fact or Stereotype

One of the things that makes historical research the most difficult is the unreliability and bias that is inherent in any source. As a writer, I strive to be historically accurate. When it comes to details like what tools were made out of, or what kind of hat was worn, or even the weather in […]