The Alabaster Jar Novel – Audio and Book Sale
The first three audio chapters of The Alabaster Jar are available today for free at this link.
S.T.E.A.M. Projects and Historical Fiction
With the S.T.E.A.M. lessons now complete, this week I’ll query agents to represent my middle-grade historical fiction book, California Trail Discovered, as well as book two in the series geared for YA readers, Yosemite Discovered.
Yosemite Discovered Is Finished (Not) – Why I Love Writing Historical Fiction
I love writing historical fiction. I just completed the first draft of my next novel, tentatively titled, Yosemite Discovered. It’s been a labor of love spanning two years of research. Now comes the hard part—executing a deep edit my manuscript and securing an agent to find a publisher. Since Yosemite Discovered will be my fifth …[ read more ]
In May I had the wonderful opportunity to take a five-day class with six other writers at Yosemite, led by writing “guru,” Margie Lawson. I learned much that I hope to apply to my my continued writing of Yosemite Discovered, my current historical fiction work-in-progress. While in California, I found many of the sites where my …[ read more ]
The Girls in the Picture
Today I spoke with author Melanie Benjamin, a NY Times bestselling author of historical fiction. Two of her recent works include The Girls in the Picture and The Swans of Fifth Avenue. Asking for her #1 tip on writing historical fiction, she said, “Write to entertain. Connect with readers on issues in the past that resonate in the present.” Benjamin’s latest …[ read more ]