Historical Fiction

Novel Research

February 18, 2012

One of the most challenging – and rewarding – aspects of writing a historical fiction novel is the research. Obviously, a protagonist living in 1890 can’t drive a car or purchase a peppermint mocha from Starbucks, much as I’d sometimes like her to. Every detail, from the clothes she wears to the pencil she uses […]

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Book Review: The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

November 17, 2011

Imagine having responsibility over everyone’s secrets. It’s your job to get letters, bills and personal information from point A to point B with little or no room for error. It’s a big job, and you love it, until one day a letter comes along that you can’t avoid opening. And once you do, you find […]

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