A podcast dedicated to the joys of reading and writing historical fiction.
Interview with Margaret McNellis, author of THE RED FLETCH
Margaret and I have books coming out within days of each other and are having a joint Zoom launch party! On September 21, at 7pm Eastern. Please join us (you have to register first). Our books both take place in the Middle Ages. The Red Fletch is Margaret's inventive and compelling retelling of the Robin Hood legend, with a feisty heroine who is an expert archer. We had a fun conversation about research and characters and witchcraft and Tarot!
You'll find Margaret's book here, and mine here!
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Interview with Naomi Miller, author of IMPERFECT ALCHEMIST
Author and Smith College professor of literature Naomi Miller and I geek out about historical research, women authors of the past, and the magic of writing historical fiction! You can get her lovely book here.
Interview with Mitchell James Kaplan, author of RHAPSODY
I had a great conversation with my friend and superb author, Mitchell James Kaplan, about his book Rhapsody, which explores the relationship of musician and songwriter Kay Swift with George Gershwin. Mitchell has some fascinating insights about music, especially the nature and genesis of American music, and the story of what inspired him to write this book is especially moving! Check him out at https://www.mitchelljameskaplan.com.
Interview with Margaret Rodenberg, author of FINDING NAPOLEON
Such a fascinating discussion with Margaret about her lovely book, Finding Napoleon, published by She Writes Press earlier this month! It's about Napoleon's time during his final exile on the remote island of St. Helena in the south Atlantic—and the romance novel he partially wrote when he was a young soldier. That's the thing about historical fiction—you read beautiful stories, and you learn stuff!
Interview with Mary Sharratt, author of REVELATIONS
I was delighted to talk to Mary about her gorgeous book, Revelations, a biographical historical novel about the 15th century English mystic, Margery Kempe. I was captivated from page 1—following Margery's brushes with religious persecution and her adventures on pilgrimage. It's out on April 27th!
And Mary has lots of events coming up. See the all at her website: https://marysharratt.com/main/upcoming-events/
Interview with Patricia Bracewell, author of THE STEEL BENEATH THE SILK
For all those who read and loved the first two books in the Emma of Normandy Trilogy—Shadow on the Crown and The Price of Blood by Patricia Bracewell, go and snap up the third volume, The Steel Beneath the Silk—available at last! And of course, listen to my conversation with Patricia about how she discovered Emma, what inspired her to write her trilogy, and her long and frustrating journey to getting this final volume published.