Today lovers of historical fiction are being asked to say #whyireadhistoricals or #whyiwritehistoricals .
I say, why not! Let me give just a few reasons:
- I entered the world of Jane Eyre when I was thirteen and never came out.
- The Game of Kings lit up my 16th year and gave me a tortured hero to yearn for.
- The love of my life is always up for history and travel to explore history and movies that have historical settings and . . .
- Jane Austen’s world has become my most familiar fantasy universe.
- Men in kilts.
- Dukes have much more class than your basic billionaire.
- The news is painful enough. I don’t need romantic suspense that’s too close to home.
- History is how I think. I always wonder, “How did this (place/organization/person/city) get this way?
- England’s history is rich and long. It’s worth years of study and and piles of fantasy.
- Italy’s history is richer and longer.
- Castles may have been drafty but they were exciting.
- Sailing ships make my heart race.
- Romance to me equals history. It just does.