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
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:
March 25, 2017, 2-4 pm
Speaker: Windy Lynn Harris is the founder of Market Coaching for Creative Writers and author of the upcoming book Write It Short: How to Craft and Sell Short Stories and Personal Essays (Writers Digest Books, August 2017).
Topic: How to craft short stories and essays that sell: Learn the most important storytelling tools for writing short prose and how to make them work for youContinue 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
AZ Historical Novel Society Meeting April 5: History of Sex. My favorites on web this week: oldest winemaking, Tolkien’s Beowulf, overview of historical romance, Celebrating Women continues w/ Catherine the Great, ancient female philosophers & Medici heroines.Continue reading
Great weekend at Tucson Festival of Books. Troy gets a new archaeological team, Achilles gets a satirical poke, Nancy Bilyeau id’s 8 Best Historicals, Alex the Great’s successor gets dug up and we’re Celebrating Women in an excellent series.Continue reading