History vs. Genealogy vs. Historical Fiction

History vs. Genealogy is about what matters, and to whom. And how does the historical fiction writer use them? History and genealogy…are two radically divergent views on the past.  The first says “This matters.” The second says, “This matters to me.”  John Sedgwick in the New York Times Historians such as John Sedgwick tend to scoff at […]

Interview with “Sarah Martin”

“Sarah Martin” is the key protagonist of my novel. Some readers have posed questions wanting to learn more about Sarah. Curiosity is good, and I’m pleased that readers are engaged enough in the story to wonder a little more about my character’s background. To answer the questions raised by readers, I’ve conducted a “virtual” interview […]