Celebrating fall with historical fiction Sarah Sundin

Celebrating Fall with Historical Fiction | BONUS Sarah Sundin

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One of the many reasons I enjoy writing about the World War II era is because it’s a fascinating time for women’s stories. The needs of a nation at war led women to take on new roles, stretching themselves. In my latest novel, When Tides Turn, Tess Beaumont needs stretching and she knows it. Pretty and peppy, she’s used to …

Celebrating fall with historical fiction Roseanna M. White

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It’s every historical writer’s nightmare—when you discover that perfect bit of historical fact…too late! Now, the worst-case-scenario is when you discover you’ve made a dreadful, terrible, cringe-worthy error (yeah…been there, done that). Last spring, I rather made a discovery that would have been super fun to include in previous books, but which wasn’t a mistake. What was this fun discovery? …

Celebrating fall with historical fiction Maggie Brendan

Celebrating Fall with Historical Fiction | Maggie Brendan

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While I was writing Trusting Grace and beginning to develop the character of my heroine’s ailing father, it was as if God himself intruded into the sub-plot development with His own idea of what I was about to write totally changed. You know, it’s been said that a piece of an author finds its way into their writing subconsciously. Either …

Celebrating fall with historical fiction Karen Witemeyer

Celebrating Fall with Historical Fiction | Karen Witemeyer

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One of my favorite moments as a writer is when I stop to research some historical possibility and come away with a fascinating discovery. That happened to me just last week. In my latest release, Heart on the Line, instead of my usual cowboy hero, I decided to go in a slightly different direction. Instead of riding a horse, my …

Celebrating fall with historical fiction Christine Johnson

Celebrating Fall with Historical Fiction | Christine Johnson

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First of all, it’s a thrill and an honor to join fellow historical fiction authors this week on Suzanne Woods Fisher’s blog. I’m especially excited to chat with you, our readers. Since we’re discussing research breakthroughs this week, let me give you the inside scoop on one of the key research moments for Freedom’s Price. Often my historical romances are …

Celebrating fall with historical fiction Joanna Davidson Politano

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    Research trips make for wonderfully romantic honeymoons. No really, they do. At least, that’s what I told my husband when I suggested spending two weeks in the UK poking around ruined castles and old estates. Being the wonderful servant-hearted man he is, he dove right into the research for books he’d never read if his wife’s name wasn’t …

Celebrating fall with historical fiction Jane Kirkpatrick

Celebrating Fall with Historical Fiction | Jane Kirkpatrick

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I write novels about historical women who might be considered ordinary but whom I think are extraordinary. Often, I can meet with descendants. I treasure their family stories that give me insight and direction for further research. Jennie Parrish’s story in All She Left Behind started with a descendant who wrote that an Indian agent I had mentioned in a …

Celebrating fall with historical fiction Jan Drexler

Celebrating Fall with Historical Fiction | Jan Drexler

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In my research for the Journey to Pleasant Prairie series, I delved into the 1840’s, in both the settled eastern Pennsylvania counties, and the frontier in Ohio and northern Indiana. The family in the first book in the series, Hannah’s Choice, were one generation away from the hey-day of the Conestoga wagons. Hannah’s grandfather had been one of many Pennsylvania …