Historical fiction is actually a guilty pleasure of mine. So it brings me a lot of joy to throw open the doors of my blog and hand over the reins to historical author, Emily Murdoch. Take it away, Emily! More Fact than Fiction: (Re)Writing History When you are a historical author, you are constantly stuck […]
When The Guns of Retribution was first published, I got quite a few questions from prospective readers who wanted to know if it was a Western, or an adventure story, or a pulp tale. Really, it’s all three. I actually started describing it as a pulp adventure in the Old West, just to cover those […]
I’ve long had a fascination with disease and its spread, and figures like Typhoid Mary hold a certain interest for me as part of that intersection between social and medical history. I’m also keenly fond of historical fiction, so Fever ticked two boxes for me before I’d even opened it. Mary Beth Keane tells the […]
This story has been taken down as it is now out for submission!
Since the beginning of January, I have posted a Friday Flash for each week of 2012, which is a total of eleven stories. However, of those eleven, only three have been non-horror related (one fantasy comedy, one slice of life, and one historical). The other eight have encompassed zombies, mummies, vampires, Gothic horror, evil puppets […]
I’m pleased to be able to welcome author Beth Trissel to the Blunt Pencil today! Beth caught my attention with her fascinating posts about herbal lore over on her blog, One Writer’s Way, and I’ve asked her to talk about the importance of research. Over to you, Beth! Passion for the past and research into those […]