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.