If you've been reading this blog for a while you know I adore epistolary novels, and now I have a new one to share with you. Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb has just hit bookshelves and it's a don't-miss historical novel set during World War I that follows Evie Elliot through her personal experiences and correspondences, mostly with her brother's best friend, Thomas … [Read more...] about Author Interview: Heather Webb & Hazel Gaynor Co-Author A New WWI Novel
Hi friends! Wonderful advice today from author Gina L. Mulligan on balancing fiction and fact in historical novels. It's something I think about as I read historical fiction, or even novels with historical threads or bits mixed in. If you've written historical women's fiction, how did did you balance fact with fiction? Have you thought about incorporating historical bits into your work? I … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Balancing Fiction with Fact in Historical Novels by Gina L. Mulligan
Today we have debut author, and fellow Tall Poppy Writer, Aimie K. Runyan, here to talk to us about writing historical fiction for today's reader, how to make the values and sensibilities of the past resonate with present-day readers. It's an interesting and insightful post that has given me a lot to think about as I dip into the past for parts of my WIP. Please share your thoughts in the … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Tips For Writing Historical Fiction by Author Aimie K. Runyan
It's a pleasure to welcome debut author Jennifer S. Brown to WFW today! I've been waiting a long time to introduce you to her and to her book, Modern Girls. I'll be honest, I saw the cover and knew I needed to read it and to meet the author. My CP even emailed me the cover months ago and wrote, "This looks like it's up your alley." Am I that transparent? Apparently so! The best thing … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Debut Novelist Jennifer S. Brown Was Too Busy To Write A Novel. Until She Decided She Wasn’t.