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…Continue
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…Continue
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The three pylons of author infrastructure are:
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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…Continue
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Alison Bruce has had many careers and writing has always been one of them. Copywriter, editor and graphic designer since 1992, Alison has also been a comic book store manager, small press publisher, webmaster and arithmetically challenged bookkeeper. She is the author of mystery, suspense and historical romance novels.
Find Alison on the…
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What I love most about historical novels is their ability to carry me off to a world completely foreign to everything I know. Regency Period, Elizabethan days, Victorian times, Middle Ages, Biblical times, and the American Wild West; all are as different from our modern age as sugar is from salt. Among my collection of research books on the nineteenth century, I have a book called, The Good Old Days; They Were Terrible. And they were. So, are we crazy to be fascinated by those long gone…Continue
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With the release of Elsa (The Secret Heritage Series: Book 1) quickly approaching I have decided to change things up a little bit on my blog.
|Grandpa Carr's WWII picture
Elsa takes place during an…Continue
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I am having a very, very bad week. Five days ago, I found out that my husband was probably cheating on me. The day before yesterday, I found him murdered. And today, I have just learned that he was also a drug addict.
I am biologist Katrina Stone, and my husband was Jeffrey Wilson – yes, the Jeffrey Wilson. Jeffrey Wilson the world-renowned, Nobel laureate chemist. I know what you’re thinking, but I did not kill him. I only hid his body.
It all started five days ago. I…Continue
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I loved Angels and Demons. Immensely. The idea of a modern-day thriller incorporating credible science and history - which just happened to take place in some of the coolest…
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The Vesuvius Isotope has arrived!
The novel is now officially available via multiple channels. To learn more about it and pick up a copy, please click here. To read a sample,…
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With panelists Erika Mailman (The Witch's Trinity), Kathleen Kent (The Heretic's Daughter), Mary Sharratt (Daughters of the Witching Hill), and Suzy Witten (The Afflicted Girls)... me.…Continue
JULY 1, 2013!
A mere 18 days from today is the OFFICIAL launch date for The Vesuvius Isotope!
In celebration of its debut, a truly epic 20-stop blog tour has been planned. As is customary, this tour will include interviews,…
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In the ruins of Herculaneum lies the Villa dei Papiri, a sprawling palace once owned by the father-in-law of Julius Caesar. In the 79CE eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the villa and its extensive library were buried and perfectly preserved. Today, they have been partially excavated. The…Continue
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You may now pre-order The Vesuvius Isotope in paperback form only, right here on this website. This will always be your cheapest option for obtaining the novel, as there's no middle-man to receive a cut of your money. e-books will become available in the next month or…Continue
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