Historical Fiction. Makes you think of Tudors, doesn't it? Or maybe (yet another) Jane Austen pastiche. Or perhaps one of the many novels that set out to repair or resuscitate the honor/memory/perception of a range of Anglo-Norman kings or queens*. There's more to historical fiction than this, though. Right?
There is so much variety and vigor in the Historical Fiction field, from non-hetero romance to timeslip to real-life pirates and beyond. Our goal over the coming months is to introduce you to Historical Fiction that isn't necessarily in the mainstream – and to convince you to put down that book about the Tudors and try something different.
So, who is "we"? Well, it's me, Heather Domin, and R.L. (Rima) Jean – three women who have unique approaches to Historical Fiction, as well as strong opinions about writing, history, and publishing.
We will be covering a multitude of Historical Fiction topics, guest-blogging in each other's blogs, mixing it up with some podcasts as well.
Every week, we'll cover topics ranging from writing historical adventure, offbeat protagonists, historical research – even a director's track commentary on our novels.
Plus, all blog commenters will be included in a sweepstakes to win copies of our books – The Pilgrim Glass, The Soldier of Raetia, and The Noble Pirates – in early April.
So come on back tomorrow, when Heather will be talking here about why she chose to set her novel in Augustan Rome.
ALSO! Check out the introductory pieces posted by Rima and Heather. Great stuff!
*Not that there's anything wrong with these trends in Historical Fiction. They're incredibly popular, and for a reason. They're just not all that there is.