Quang Trung, the Emperor Who United a Country.

Highlighting Historical Romance: Mike Lord tells us about the emperor. I came to Vietnam in 1997 to work on a poverty reduction project in a mountainous province about 150 miles from Hanoi. I wanted to read as much of the history as I could find in English of the country in which I was working, […]

A Labor of Love

Highlighting Historical Romance: Jan Scarbrough’s My Lord Raven Writing My Lord Raven was a labor of love. It took a long time with many starts, stops, and twists along the way. I fell in love with medieval history and romance in high school with authors Thomas B. Costain and Anya Seton. Later the romance genre […]

The Romance of the Outback

Highlighting Historical Romance with Jasmine Hill My novel, Lillian’s Light Horseman encompasses particular aspects of my husband’s family history. His grandfather was a decorated Light Horseman during WWI and by all accounts quite a ladies man. The Australian Light Horse were mounted infantry often selected for their excellent riding skills and marksmanship, many of them […]

A Glimpse Into Another Life

Highlighting Historical Romance with Annemarie Brear Thank you so much for having me today. I hope you and your readers enjoy learning a little about my latest release, Where Dragonflies Hover, a contemporary story that also features a WWI story, when Lexi, the main character finds a diary written by a wartime nurse. About the […]

Lion Rock and Its Frescoes

Highlighting Historical Fiction: Mike Lord Today we have something a little different. Mike Lord’s Sinagiri is set in fifth century, and involves some remarkable frescoes discovered at Sigiriya (or Lion Rock), an ancient rock fortress and palace complex. Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, has a lurid history and a lot of which was unknown until the […]

Not All Rainbows and Sisterhood

Highlighting Historical Fiction with Nicole Evelina Someone asked me not long ago what the most surprising thing that I uncovered during my research for Madame Presidentess, a biographical historical fiction novel about Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President in the United States in 1872. I could talk about her crazier-than-life family or […]

A Quick Tip

My History Imagined colleague, Linda Bennett Pennell is here with a wonderful offer. Her historical fiction is thoroughly researched and gave me one of my favorite moments, the one where you say “I didn’t know that!” It is a delight to learn new things. I asked her how she came by her love of history. […]

Looking for Lymond

None of the books I’ve been remembering on Throwback Thursdays comes close to the joy I’ve gotten from Dame Dorothy Dunnett’s books.  I was sixteen the summer I picked up The Game of Kings. I remember walking to a babysitting gig and reading every step of the way along the sidewalk because I couldn’t put […]