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Interview with Justine Johnston Hemmestad and Her New Novel Visions of a Dream

I’m Justine Hemmestad. I’ve been writing for about 25 years and I’ve contributed short stories, essays, and poetry to many magazines and 11 books (including ), in addition to my novella and my novel (both books published by Turtle Shell Publishing). Have you always wanted to be a writer? In 1990 (I was 19 and […]

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Book Excerpt (First Line of Defence) from Threads of The War by Jeremy Strozer

First Line of Defense “Go left… toward the water!” Erich screams out. The steering wheel lurches, first to the left, then to the right, and then back to the left as our little Kubelwagen (bucket car) bounces and bumps over the sandy beach at over 40 kilometers per hour. “Ok, ok,” I reply, knowing that […]

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Interview With Jeremy Strozer, Author of the Threads of The War Series

I’m Jeremy Strozer, author of the  series. My work focuses on first-person historical flash-fiction of what I call The 20th Century’s War. What this means is the period from 1898 to the present, which I consider one enduring conflict with tangents shooting off in multiple directions toward conflicts we are fighting to this day. What […]

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Writing YA Historical Fantasy – Interview with Gemma Perfect

Hi, my name is Gemma Perfect – and, no I’m not perfect and no it’s not made-up – I get asked both of those questions all the time! It’s my married name. When I first self-published I used a pen name because it does sound made up.   I’ve been writing since I was a […]

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Interview with Author S.J. Hardman Lea

Hi. I’m Simon Hardman Lea and describe myself on my author pages as a cynical romantic who tries to write novels. (My day job is as a hospital based doctor). The background to my books is France during the years 1916-1922, the characters are a mixture of British, American and French, and although the whole […]

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Author Interviews: Eliza Graham and Another Day Gone

Eliza Graham writes historical/literary fiction. Her first book was , which was published by Macmillan in 2006 and did, for some reason, particularly well in Germany. All her novels to date have historical and contemporary threads, bound together by some event in (usually) the 1940s, often the Second World War but increasingly the immediate post-War period. […]

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Author Interviews: Alexa Kang and Rose of Anzio

My name is Alexa Kang and I have a passion for writing love stories, especially big, sweeping epic tales. My stories don’t fall neatly into the “R”omance genre because they often involve story arcs beyond the romance, but the heart of my stories is always about love. My current and debut series, , is a […]

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Book Excerpt: By the Hands of Men, Book Two: Into the Flames by Roy Griffis

Beginning the Great Game Robert Fitzgerald sat gazing out the window of his second-floor room at the Oxford and Cambridge University Club on Pall Mall.  He was playing a game of sorts, hoping he might see someone.   He was looking for a girl.   In the afternoon’s growing twilight, pedestrians hurried along the walk […]

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Book Excerpt: By the Hands of Men, Book One: The Old World by Roy Griffis

The Casualty Clearing Station The new girl was peering about the tent when Charlotte and Kathleen stumbled in at the end of their shift that July day in 1917. The work itself was exhausting – twelve hours of standing, bending, folding, feeding, bandaging, debriding, cleaning, and sterilizing;  only to repeat it all again. Add to […]

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Author Interviews: Libbie Hawker and Mercer Girls

I’m Libbie Hawker, an author of historical and literary fiction. Most of my books are self-published, though I do partner with Lake Union Publishing on a few projects. I think my best-known books are still The She-King series, which is set in ancient Egypt. My first novels, and still the ones most of my readers love […]

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Author Interviews: C. J. Archer and The Mapmakers Apprentice

C.J. Archer, for those who don’t know you, introduce yourself, your writing and books Thanks for having me on your blog. I’m an Australian author of historical fantasy novels set in late Victorian England. I love to write stories with magical twists, mysterious heroes, and clever heroines. You can connect with me Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest […]

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Author Interviews: Roy Madison Griffis and his By The Hands of Men

Roy Griffis Author Interviews

Roy Madison Griffis. Roy for my mom’s father. Madison from my dad’s father.  He’s written plays, poetry, short stories, and screenplays. He was born in deep south, and his birth name was Marion Madison Griffis, but my own father had an inkling such a name might cause me trouble in the growing-up-and-surviving department, so he opted for […]

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Author Interviews: Terrance Coffey and Valley of The Kings: The 18th Dynasty

My name is Terrance Coffey and I’m an author, screenwriter, and music composer-producer with a predilection for Egyptian history. I have written numerous short stories, screenplays, television pilots, and even Coca-Cola music jingles. I’m originally from Chicago, Illinois but now live in an ambitious little town near Atlanta, Georgia. When and why did you start […]

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Author Interviews: Brittany Weekley and The Secret Life of Thomas Commons

Brittany Weekley Author Interviews

My name is Brittany Weekley. I am 29 years old. I have written several short stories, novellas, poems, and novels. I just had my first novel published, . When and why did you start writing? I have been writing since I was 11 years old. I started keeping a journal, and then I wrote my […]

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Book Excerpt: The Secret Life of Thomas Commons by Brittany Weekley

I move my attention to the streets. I listen to carriage’s ride by, men arguing, and the sound of rain approaching. The sound of rain pounding onto the trees in the distance often reminds me of my childhood. I recall standing outside of my home as a young boy watching the clouds turn dark and […]

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Writing Historical Fiction by Brittany Weekley

Guest post by When I started writing, I had no idea that I would eventually become a historical fiction author. I have always been fascinated with history in general, but writing stories based around it wasn’t something I really started to think about until I got older. The first draft of  was an amazing learning […]

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8 Thrilling Historical Novels from Leon Uris

This post originally appeared on Early Bird Books and appears here with their permission. Sign up for Early Bird Books to receive the best deals on free and bargain ebooks delivered right to your inbox. Binge read these gripping historical fiction novels from the author of Exodus In 1958, the novel Exodus by Leon Uris (pronounced […]

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Author Interviews: Patty Dickson Pieczka and Finding The Raven

Patty Dickson Pieczka Author Interviews

I’m Patty Dickson Pieczka, author of , a historical novel of mystery, intrigue, romance, betrayal and redemption with a touch of magic. It’s my fourth book and first novel. My other three books were collections of poetry, so one of the unique features of this novel is the use of poetic images woven through threads […]

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7 Ways to Make Your Historical Fiction Novel Come to Life by Patty Dickson Pieczka

Patty Dickson Pieczka 7 Ways to Make Your Historical Fiction Novel Come to Life

Guest Post by Patty Dickson Pieczka How do you transport your readers to a time you’ve never visited yourself? You become an expert. Immerse yourself in everything you can find about your time period. You never want your book to break character and lapse into the modern day. Let little details create the image Allow no […]

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Book Excerpt: Finding the Raven by Patty Dickson Pieczka

Patty Dickson Pieczka Finding The Raven

Julia dreamed of sewing. Stitches formed footprints, a road, she followed them to the river, miles of rippling blue silk like the coolest, clearest water. She dove in but found it was a river of smoke. Pulled by the rushing current, she breathed a lungful of soot, her mouth full of ash. She swam to […]

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Author Interviews: Rebecca Stonehill and The Poet’s Wife: An unforgettable historical family saga

Rebecca Stonehill Author Interviews

My name is Rebecca Stonehill. I am from London but live in Nairobi with my husband and three children (my husband’s job as a water and sanitation engineer brought us here in 2013). I have just finished writing my second novel, The Girl and the Sunbird, and my first book, the Poet’s Wife was published […]

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Author Interviews: K.M. Weiland and Storming: A Dieselpunk Adventure

K.M. Weiland Author Interviews

K.M. Weiland lives in make-believe worlds, talks to imaginary friends, and survives primarily on chocolate truffles and espresso. She is the IPPY and NIEA Award-winning and internationally published author of the Amazon bestsellers  and , as well as . She writes historical and speculative fiction from her home in western Nebraska and mentors authors on […]

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Author Interview: Vaughn Heppner

Vaughn Heppner, author of science fiction, a bit of fantasy and a few historicals now and again. You seem to nearly write in every genre imaginable, do you find it difficult swapping between them? No. It’s just a matter of getting in the right mood for that genre. I love reading in the genres I write, […]

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Author interview with Annelise Freisenbruch

Born in Bermuda in 1977, Annelise moved to the UK when she was eight. She studied Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, receiving her PhD in 2004. She released her first non-fiction book in 2010. is her debut novel. Annelise sat down with us to talk about her writing process. Have you always wanted to be a writer? […]

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