Tucson Festival of Books, Historical Fiction Workshop.

Blue Train Books Historical Fiction Section

On Saturday, March 10th, 2012, I had the privilege of moderating the workshop on doing your historical research for your novels with my friend Anita Gordon, who writes as Kathleen Kirkwood, my new friend Lauren Willig, and my friend Karen Hawkins.

As I mainly write Historical Fiction, this was an interesting workshop to moderate.  I would love to be on such a panel one day.

I have a great love of History and enjoy reading it.  I try to make it fun for everyone around me.

How much history do you want in your Historical Fiction book?  Enough to keep to the period, but you want to avoid a “data dump.”  Make sure it still reads like a novel.  I set up my new Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ReadingHistoryLikeANovel

I will be adding historical tidbits with a little humor in my copious spare time.

More later.


About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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