Check out this post from Guest Author Edeana Malcolm from The Story Reading Ape Blog
In 2006, I finally listened to that inner voice telling me to do what I’d always wanted to do– write novels. Then there was the question of what to write about. While I was busy with another hobby of mine, genealogy, it came to me. My family history contained many stories that needed to be shared, so that’s where I started.
Fortunately for me, I love to do the historical research involved. What I love even more is filling in the details that make the story come alive. And there’s no one living to tell you that you got those details wrong. Another great thing about historical fiction is it’s not time sensitive. The stories never go out of date. History is always there– a great pool ready for you to jump in. And for the reader, it is much like fantasy– an unfamiliar world to escape into.
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