Guest post by Mark Wiederanders about Stevenson’s Treasure, his novel about Robert Louis Stevenson. When is it best to follow your heart?Continue reading
Favs from around the web this week: Kate Quinn’s Lion and the Rose gets a great review by Stephanie Thornton, Deb Swift on the expulsion of Muslims fr 17th C Spain, dynamiting ancient tombs in Turkey (what!?), Heather Webb on pulling Josephine, Napolean’s Empress, out of the salacious mud, & choosing language for historical fiction by Josh Getzler.Continue reading
My favorites from around the web this week: Egyptian pyramids, Florentine marbling, love of reading, mystery humor, and symbolic pomegranates.Continue reading
See the cover of Hand of Fire & read about Vikings, food in fiction, St. Francis’s female sidekick, an interview with Fireship’s leader, how not to behave as an author, and how to prep for research travel–and what to do with all that research once you’ve done it!Continue reading
Kanner has filled in the sparse Biblical account of Noah, telling the story of the flood from the point of view of Noah’s wife, and thus creating an extended modern midrash.Continue reading
Meet My Main Character: Briseis. I’ve been tagged by historical fiction author Nancy Bilyeau in a blog hop.Continue reading
A newly discovered sarcophagus and gold seal ring that could be right out of my manuscript and two reviewers’ reading advice on great books from Heather Webb and Gabrielle Zevin.Continue reading
Click through to find the 2016-2017 Calendar of meetings of the Arizona Historical Novel Society. Everyone welcome–writers and readers. We’re an informal group with no dues just lots of great community and information sharing.
Our next meeting:
February 25, 2017, 2-4 pm
RESEARCH! Learning from each other
For our February meeting we will do something different. Bring your best research tip or useful historical information source and share it briefly. We’ll be networking historical fiction style.
If it’s best to have in writing, bring 20 copies to hand out, such as an online reference link, illuminating website, name of a helpful international archive or library, a reference work available locally, a museum collection, census data, or what have you. 20 ecologically small slips of paper with your bit of info (and your name) are just fine. We’ll get to know each other better and learn from our collective experience.
Location: Ann Griffin’sContinue reading
Medieval nuns & prostitutes, Feminists fr. preRevolutionary NY & Mesopotamia, telling history fr the pagan peasant point of view, and translating an Egyptian stela changes the chronology of the Near East, starring some of my favorite writers, bloggers and historians: Nancy Bilyeau, Bruce Holsinger, Kim Rendfeld, Shirley Graetz, Sarah Johnson, Nassem Al-Mehairi, and University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute.Continue reading
Set in Galveston in 1900, The Promise brings us inside two utterly different women’s voices and experiences as they cope with upheaval, loss and love. A masterful book.Continue reading