Olesya Salnikova Gilmore: On Introducing Russian History to Fantasy Readers
Author Olesya Salnikova Gilmore discusses the changes her manuscript underwent throughout the writing process of her debut historical fantasy novel, The Witch and the Tsar.
Ellie Marney: On the Unique Challenges of Writing Historical Fiction
New York Times bestselling author Ellie Marney discusses the history behind her new YA murder mystery, The Killing Code.
Ellie Midwood: On the Duty of Historical Fiction Writers
USA Today bestselling author Ellie Midwood discusses the timeliness and cautionary tale of her new historical fiction novel, The Girl Who Escaped from Auschwitz.
Lola Jaye: On Telling Untold Stories in Historical Fiction
Author Lola Jaye discusses the urgent feeling she had when she knew it was time to write her new epic historical fiction novel, The Attic Child.
5 Secrets for Mining the Stories in Your Own Home To Inspire Compelling Historical Fiction
Bestselling and award-winning writer Yvette Manessis Corporon found family stories passed down through generations were more than just familiar anecdotes, but important historical moments. Here, she shares 5 ways to mine the stories in your life to inspire compelling historical fiction.
7 Tips for Fictionalizing Real Historical Characters
When to retell history, when to imagine new scenarios, and who’s safe to use as a subject—author Gill Paul shares 7 tips for fictionalizing real historical characters.
Phong Nguyen: On Freedom To Invent in Historical Fiction
Award-winning author Phong Nguyen discusses his lifelong dream of writing his new historical fiction novel, Bronze Drum.
Historical Fiction Authors Don’t Expect Their Characters’ Battles To Appear in Modern Headlines, but Here We Are
What happens to historical fiction when history repeats itself? Author Addison Armstrong discusses writing about the past and seeing it reflected in the present.
Jennifer Chiaverini: On Sharing Nearly Forgotten Moments in History
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini discusses the forgotten history that led to her new historical fiction novel, Switchboard Soldiers.
Minette Walters: On the Impact of War on Ordinary People
Bestselling crime writer Minette Walters discusses why she chose to write her new historical fiction novel, The Swift and The Harrier.
Writing Multigenerational Fiction: Lessons Learned
Award-winning novelist Robin Lee Hatcher shares her thoughts on how to write multigenerational historical fiction by focusing on the truths that remain constant through the ages.
5 Tips for Writing About Real-Life Heroes in Historical Fiction
What makes an ordinary person do a heroic thing, and how do we best convey them in fiction? Here, USA TODAY bestselling author Mario Escobar shares 5 tips for writing about real-life heroes in historical fiction.
4 Things Writers Should Know About Investigative Reporter Nellie Bly
Bestselling and award-winning Maya Rodale shines a light on the famous reporter and how her work can still inspire today’s writers.
Writing Historical Fiction Focused on Wartime Holland
International bestselling author Imogen Matthews shares the process she followed to write her historical fiction trilogy based in wartime Holland.