All Blog Posts Tagged 'historical' (115)

Interview with Graciela Limón – Author of ‘The Intriguing Life of Ximena Godoy’

Graciela Limón was born in East Los Angeles where her parents settled after immigration from Mexico.  Limón attended public and Catholic schools in the neighborhood and went on to gain an undergraduate (B.A.) degree, followed by an M.A. (Mexico) and Ph.D. (UCLA). All of her studies and research have been in Latin American and U.S. Latina/o Literature.  She…


Added by Mayra Calvani on April 8, 2015 at 12:01am — No Comments

Meet Eleanor Parker Sapia, author of 'A Decent Woman'

Puerto Rican author Eleanor Parker Sapia is touring the blogosphere to promote her debut historical novel, A Decent Woman. She’s here today to talk about the inspiration behind her story, as well as her writing process. Let’s give her a warm…


Added by Mayra Calvani on April 2, 2015 at 4:28am — No Comments

'Myth Rider' ~ Cover art and design

Available soon through…

Added by Aidana WillowRaven on March 28, 2015 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Between the Lines: Cecelia Holland

After a bit of a hiatus, SF in SF reappeared at the exquisite Book Club of California on Sutter Street. I was in the mood to get my SF on, so I went over to listen to the inexhaustible Kim Stanley Robinson, author of 2312 the Red Mars series and Cecelia Holland, an equally…


Added by Evette Davis on March 2, 2015 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Between the Lines: Kelli Stanley

I’m excited to present the second author interview in Between the Lines (BTL).  I’m almost a little too excited because my guest is Kelli Stanley, the talented writer behind the Miranda Corbie Mysteries. 

I discovered Kelli after the Wall Street…


Added by Evette Davis on February 3, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

[SWP: Behind the Book] The Sweetness: the girl on the cover

“So,” some may ask, “is that you on the book cover?” I shake my head…no. There’s no need to explain that the child adorning the cover of my novel, The Sweetness, was born years before me; and no need to say “but we are related,” and certainly no need to mention…


Added by Sande Boritz Berger on November 24, 2014 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

[SWP: BEHIND THE BOOK] Happy Accidents

I used to be a Birthcenter nurse and work with the nurse-midwives in a major San Diego hospital. Now I write books and design houses. I miss delivering babies with the midwives more than I can say. It’s the most mystical, amazing, rewarding work I’ve ever done. Part of my heart still feels broken, but I’ve found an excellent…


Added by J. Dylan Yates on October 21, 2014 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

‘Honor and Innocence’ eBook Is Free On Amazon April 24 – 25, 2014

Glen Hierlmeier announced today that his eBook Honor and Innocence: Against the Tides of War, a historical romance novel, will be listed for free on Amazon from today, April 24th, through April 25th,…

Added by Kelsey McBride on April 24, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Book Excerpt: To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis

Title: To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis

Author: Andra Watkins

Publisher: Word Hermit Press

Pages: 300

Language: English

Genre: Historical fiction/Paranormal/Suspense

Format: Paperback,…


Added by Dorothy Thompson on April 20, 2014 at 8:37am — No Comments

God's Daughter - a review

God’s Daughter by Heather Day Gilbert is a must read for historical fiction fans, those interested in Viking lore and culture, or just anyone looking for an emotionally charged and gripping read. It is written from the perspective of a Viking woman named Gudrid sometime around 1000 AD when these fierce warriors were exploring the northern seas. Most of the tale is told from a first person, present…


Added by Tracy Krauss on March 28, 2014 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Author Glen Hierlmeier Releases Historical Romance Novel ‘Honor and Innocence: Against the Tides of War’

March 19, 2014 (LOS ANGELES, CA) - Glen Hierlmeier announced today that his latest novel Honor and Innocence: Against the Tides of War is now available for sale on Amazon.


Honor and Innocence is a historical romance novel. This book takes the reader through…


Added by Kelsey McBride on March 19, 2014 at 11:05am — No Comments

EXCERPT: DESCENT (Birthrite Series, 1)

Excerpt from the first book in my series, due out in May of 2014.


PART 1: …


Added by Tiffany Apan on March 14, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Honor and Innocence: Against the Tides of War

Honor and Innocence: Against the Tides of War, a historical romance novel by Glen Hierlmeier, will be released March 2014. This book takes the reader through the devastation left by World War II across the European and Asian continents following its main character Hank…


Added by Kelsey McBride on February 20, 2014 at 12:12pm — No Comments

The Vesuvius Isotope Photo Tour

Here's The Vesuvius Isotope photo tour, which I'll be showing live at some of my upcoming events. This is literally a trip through the novel from beginning to end, excluding the Black's Beach footage to keep it rated PG. No spoilers here, but I'm hoping that you'll look at these and wonder what the heck all of those pics have to do with the story! SheWrites doesn't seem to…


Added by Kristen Elise on January 31, 2014 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Taking Real Life and Transforming It Into Fiction

How does a historical novelist turn a real person into a fictional character? I have tips for you: eight, to be exact. My historical novel Helen In Love (Penguin 2013) fictionalizes Helen Keller’s real-life love affair.To fictionalize the affair, I spent five years avidly…


Added by Rosie Sultan on November 4, 2013 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

TRICK or TREAT! (Halloween 2013)

Trick or Treat!




Ask a child: who rides a broom on Halloween night? Of course, she’ll know.

Then ask: but why are witches associated with Halloween? You’ll get a shrug.


Because she’d have to look back thousands of years... to when on…


Added by Suzy Witten on October 30, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments

Three Steps to Author Infrastructure

Prior to being published, every author must construct three pylons on which to build her book platform. These pylons become a foundational base for the author as well as a launching pad for her book.

The three pylons of author infrastructure are:

  • A…

Added by Stephanie Barko on October 21, 2013 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

Inhabiting Time That's Not Mine

Added by Marian Szczepanski on October 14, 2013 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Taos! Taos! Taos!

Taos loves writers and I rode on a cloud of enthusiasm for my signing and reading at the Somos Salon: Society of the Muse of the Southwest. I was thrilled when Kristina Ortez de Jones, the executive director of Somos invited me to their salon. She smoothed the way and the readers who came to play the Scene Read Game with me had great questions. One even encouraged me to write a story based on historic happenings in Taos.

Go here for article published in Tempo, the arts and… Continue

Added by S. Ramos O'Briant on October 8, 2013 at 4:18pm — No Comments

New Historical Romance Book Daughter Of Sherwood

Laura Strickland’s new Historical Romance book Daughter of Sherwood, published by The Wild Rose Press, will be released on November 1, 2013.

Raised as a scullery maid in Nottingham Castle, Wren has no idea she is the daughter of the legendary Robin Hood. When she is forced…


Added by Kelsey McBride on September 17, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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