Tag Archives | Historical

Interview with Jaime Lee Moyer, author of AGAINST A BRIGHTENING SKY

Hey guys! Jodi here. Today, I’m pleased to introduce a long-time writing friend of mine, Jaime Lee Moyer, author of DELIA’S SHADOW, A BARRICADE IN HELL, and the third in the series, releasing tomorrow (October 6, 2015), AGAINST A BRIGHTENING SKY. (Tor.) Jaime and I met on the same online workshop over eleven years ago and we’ve been reading each other’s work ever since. I’m a huge fan of Jaime’s series. History, ghosts, murder, mystery, seances, […]

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Guest Post: Juliet Blackwell on Setting

You’ve Chosen Your Setting – Now What? Who cares where your story takes place? Just about everybody. A well-chosen setting grounds your story in the reality of a particular place and time. It’s more than a flat backdrop against which themes and metaphors unfold. The setting is a character in its own right, and as such helps to propel the story forward, to reveal character, to heighten tension, and ultimately, to provide resolution. CREATING THE […]

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Guest Post: Creating an Authentic Historical Atmosphere with Elizabeth May

One of the most challenging aspects of writing historical fiction is building a believable atmosphere that resonates with contemporary readers. What many people don’t realize is that the farther back a book’s historical period goes, the more you might have the same difficulties a fantasy author might: worldbuilding and authenticity – only with the added pressure of being constrained by historical social rules and events. So here are some tips that might help get you […]

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VENGEANCE ROAD cover reveal

I am so excited to reveal the absolutely gorgeous cover for VENGEANCE ROAD, my historical fiction western YA novel coming out from HMH on September 1st. Because I know you’re going to immediately scroll down to the cover, lets just get right to the good stuff!  …………… ……. … . . . . . I don’t have official jacket copy yet, but here’s the short-and-sweet synopsis on retail sites: When her father is killed by […]

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Happy Book Birthday to Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard!

We’re celebrating over here at Pub Crawl. It’s not every day one of our members completes a trilogy, and today, Susan Dennard’s Strange and Ever After, the final installment in the Something Strange and Deadly series, hits shelves! I (Erin) have loved this series since I got my hands on book one ages ago, but I have to admit: Strange and Ever After tops them all. Susan brings Egypt to life with ease (how is she so skilled […]

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