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Words To Mouth is an author interview talk show where readers meet authors beyond the printed page…and win FREE books. Come discover new and seasoned authors and the books they write. Carrie Runnals understands the challenges of being a busy woman juggling work-life balance. She scours the literary market and keeps a pulse on new book releases for you. Hear about the latest must-read novels and nonfiction as Carrie gets the answers to questions you want asked with authors you’d love to meet. ...
 
Find out what makes great, arts-inspired fiction in a variety of genres, from mysteries to crime novels, historical fiction, thrillers, contemporary fiction, and more. Art In Fiction founder and author Carol M. Cram chats with some of the top novelists featured on Art In Fiction, a curated online database of books inspired by the arts. Discover your next great read and get valuable advice on what it takes to be a successful writer.
 
This interdisciplinary conference takes the recent popularity of the historical novel as a starting point to explore the relationship between history and fiction. The plenary speaker, Booker Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel (“Wolf Hall”), will appear in conversation with Mary Robertson, former Huntington chief curator of British historical manuscripts. The conference was held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.
 
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MOONIFEST DESTINY is a novel by Peter Gelman. It is a science-fictional historical fantasy set in 1846. The subtitle is The Rough & Ready Balloon Invasion of the Lunar Peninsula of Texas. The author narrates the novel through the episodes of this podcast, and sometimes offers historical comments. The novel is available on Kindle for just $0.99 (with illustrations): http://goo.gl/OgLcX Thank you!
 
Iracema (translated as Iracema, the Honey Lips: a legend of Brazil) is considered one of the most important books of Brazilian romanticism, but also of Brazilian literature as a whole. It's been called a poem in prose, a poetic novel, a fictional-historical novel, an indianist novel, an epic-lyric narrative, a mythic poem. The obvious difficulty in defining this work shows its many facets: legendary, narrative, poetic, lyric, mythic. The story revolves around the unexpected appearance of a P ...
 
The year is 2076. A fictional summary of historical news bulletins ( 1st Amendment Broadcast News) detailing events leading up to the splintering of the United States of America into six separate governing bodies: The Democratic Republic of Islamic American States, The Republic of Texas , Ohr Chadish Tzion, Ardhi Yangu, California Grande, Singula LIbertas. Additionally, a large portion of the Pacific Northwest (US and Canada), Alaska, and Hawaii have fallen under the control of the new super ...
 
Combat and Classics is a series of podcasts and free online seminars for active duty, reserve, and veteran U.S. military members, sponsored by St. John’s College. The podcasts and seminars encourage deep thought and reflection by leaders in the company of their peers. In the discussion-based seminars devoted to what a leader must be and know, participants study historical and fictional leaders from the great books of the western canon. We examine techniques and examples of persuasion and fun ...
 
HISTORY REIMAGINED is a historical podcast with a twist. Here be stories of history from fictional worlds. Our podcast is not only for your entertainment; it will also be a journey into history like never before. We won't teach history by recounting dates, places and names. Rather, we will explore our past through deconstructing history and reimagining it into a fictional world. So join us for a history lesson like no other. Learn more at patreon.com/levihersh
 
Phil Spector: Murderer. Musical genius. His story is told from the perspective of those who knew him best, his famous so-called friends. Blood On The Tracks is part true crime, part historical fiction, part spoken word lo-fi beat noir brought to you by Jake Brennan, the host of the award winning music and true crime podcast, DISGRACELAND, featuring the fictionalized voices of Lenny Bruce, Ronnie Spector, Ike Turner, Debbie Harry and more. Just like Phil Spector, this podcast sounds like noth ...
 
Come Rack! Come Rope! is a historical novel by the English priest and writer Robert Hugh Benson, a convert to Catholicism from Anglicanism. Set in Derbyshire at the time of the Elizabethan persecution of Catholics, when being or harboring a priest was considered treason and was punishable with death, it tells the story of two young lovers who give up their chance of happiness together, choosing instead to face imprisonment and martyrdom, so that "God's will" may be done. The book was written ...
 
Dracula tells the tale of a sinister Transylvanian aristocrat who seeks to retain his youth and strength by feeding off human blood. The author, Bram Stoker, a young Victorian theater professional, was probably inspired by the strange epidemic of vampirism that occurred in remote parts of Eastern Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. These stories were recounted by travelers who later arrived in England and other parts of Western Europe. Stoker initially meant the tale to be written as a pl ...
 
The second book in a trilogy of the Reconstruction era - The Leopard's Spots (1902), The Clansman (1905), and The Traitor (1907), this novel was the basis for the 1915 silent movie classic, "The Birth Of A Nation". Within a fictional story, it records Dixon's understanding of the origins of the first Ku Klux Klan (his uncle was a Grand Titan during Dixon's childhood), recounting why white southerners' began staging vigilante responses to the savage personal insults, political injustices and ...
 
Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs was first published in 1913. It was the third book in an eleven part series known as the Barsoom Chronicles which relate to a sequence of exciting adventure tales set on the fictional planet of Barsoom. In the Barsoom series, Mars, assumed to be older than Earth, is a dying planet. “Barsoom” is the native word for Mars in the Martian language. The stories first appeared in serialized form in various magazines like All-Story, Argosy, Amazing Stories and ...
 
The History of the Plague in London is a historical novel offering an account of the dismal events caused by the Great Plague, which mercilessly struck the city of London in 1665. First published in 1722, the novel illustrates the social disorder triggered by the outbreak, while focusing on human suffering and the mere devastation occupying London at the time. Defoe opens his book with the introduction of his fictional character H.F., a middle-class man who decides to wait out the destructio ...
 
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Tracy Lawson’s passion for storytelling led her first into the field of educational theater and dance, where she has enjoyed a career spanning nearly three decades. In the past ten years she’s turned her hand to writing. In her debut historical novel, Answering Liberty’s Call: Anna Stone’s Daring Ride to Valley Forge, a family legend provides the f…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. The Nature of Small Birds by Susie Finkbeiner In 1975, three thousand children were airlifted out of Saigon to be adopted into Western homes. When Mindy, one of those children, announces her plans to return to Vietnam…
 
Ron Nyren’s The Book of Lost Light—winner of Black Lawrence Press’s 2019 Big Moose Prize and finalist in the 2020 David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction—tells the story of Joseph Kylander, whose childhood in early 20th-century San Francisco has been shaped by his widowed father’s obsessive photographic project and by his headstro…
 
We’ll get Christopher Marlowe settled in as a spook and he can write his first play. Smash hit first go! We can say hi to Walter Raleigh and make a rather poor start to colonisation of America. Then return to the sad story of Eleanor Butler, Countess of Desmond and her man Garrett Fitzgerald, Earl of Desmond. It won’t be a cheery little tale. Here’…
 
Join me as I chat with bestselling novelist Alka Joshi, author of two novels listed on Art In Fiction: The Henna Artist and the The Secret Keeper of Jaipur, both set in India in the 1950s and 1960s. Highlights: Overview of The Henna Artist (Decorative Arts) Inspiration for The Henna Artist Women and independence India in the 1950s and India today R…
 
The annual fast day of the Jewish Calendar, Tisha B’Av, occurs this weekend. It’s the saddest day in the Jewish calendar because it marks a number of disasters which occurred on this date. One of those was the destruction of the Second Temple when the Roman Empire destroyed Jerusalem in the year 70 AD. This event is the setting for Lori Banov Kaufm…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Along a Storied Trail Kentucky packhorse librarian Tansy Calhoun doesn't mind the rough trails and long hours as she serves her Appalachian mountain community during the Great Depression. Yet she longs to find love li…
 
Jennifer Anton is an American/Italian dual citizen born in Joliet, Illinois who now lives between London and Lake Como, Italy. A proud advocate for women’s rights and equality, she hopes to rescue women’s stories from history, starting with her Italian family. On the podcast today, we discuss her debut novel, Under the Light of the Italian Moon, wh…
 
Betty is getting rather involved in Ireland so I thought we may have a closer look at what’s going on there. It will be the story of Eleanor Butler that will give us that better idea of things. Here’s a picture of her house which now belongs to Andrew Llloyd Webberעל ידי dickshistory
 
In a sense, those of us who love historical fiction live vicariously in the past. Many of us also fantasize about traveling in time—meeting our favorite writers in the flesh, hanging around with royalty, living the aristocratic lifestyle. We tend to forget or understate the very real benefits of the present, amenities we take for granted (indoor pl…
 
It can be easy to forget amongst the glistening skyscrapers, bustling streets and neon lights, but the Pearl River Delta used to be a haven for banditry and piracy. As the authority of Imperial China waned, pirate fleets based out of Guangdong Province roamed the waves, raiding traders and taking captives. One of these captives, and later pirates w…
 
Today I’m sharing my chat with Susie Finkbeiner. Her latest book, The Nature of Small Birds, releases July 6. This book centers around Operation Babylift, which was the name given to the mass evacuation of children from South Vietnam to the United States and other countries at the end of the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War. Susie and …
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. The Scarlet Pen by Jennifer Uhlarik Enjoy a tale of true but forgotten history of a 19th century serial killer whose silver-tongued ways almost trap a young woman into a nightmarish marriage. In 1876, Emma Draycott is…
 
But she will start to calm down a bit. Not happy with that hussy Lettice Knollys though. Alencon will pop in for a bit of personal wooing. Walsingham has installed a police state in England and our torture team are going professional. And Francis Drake is ready for more adventure.על ידי dickshistory
 
Wendy Voorsanger’s debut novel, Prospects of a Woman, released in October of 2020. On this episode, Wendy and I chat about women’s roles in early California, real women in California history, how Wendy eventually got this novel published, and California culture. Purchase Prospects of a Woman from Amazon (affiliate). Purchase Prospects of a Woman fr…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. A Lady in Attendance Five years in a New York state reformatory have left a blemish on Hazel's real name. So when she takes a job as Doctor Gilbert Watts's lady in attendance in 1898, she does so under an alias. In th…
 
Join me as I chat with Erika Gaffney, the creator of the ArtHerstory website at www.artherstory.net. Highlights: Find out about the genesis of the Art Herstory website. Developments in celebrating women artists from the Renaissance and Baroque eras. Why has the work of female artists not been in the public eye until quite recently? Erika's backgrou…
 
Henry O. Arnold is an actor and audiobook narrator as well as an author. His Biblical Fiction novel, A Voice Within the Flame, released in December of 2020. It’s the first installment of his series The Song of Prophets and Kings. Purchase A Voice Within the Flame from Amazon (affiliate). Purchase A Voice Within the Flame from Bookshop (affiliate). …
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Come Back to Me The ultimate cure that could heal any disease? Crazy. That's exactly what research scientist Marian Creighton has always believed about her father's quest, even if it does stem from a desire to save he…
 
Carrie Turansky’s latest book, No Journey Too Far, is the much anticipated sequel to No Ocean Too Wide and concludes her duology featuring the McAlister Family. Carrie is the award-winning author of more than twenty inspirational novels and novellas and a winner of the ACFW Carol Award, the International Digital Award, and the Holt Medallion. She l…
 
Author Diana Stevan's sequel to the award-winning Sunflowers Under Fire. Lukia's story continues in Lilacs in the Dust Bowl (Peregrin Publishing, 2015), an inspirational family saga about love and heartache during the Great Depression. In 1929, when Lukia Mazurets, a widow and a Ukrainian peasant farmer, immigrates to Canada with her four children,…
 
Picking this story back up from a long time ago. It started with John Cabot and Henry 7. Henry 8 was just interested in big warships to show off to the girls. Teen king Ted’s man John Dudley got the idea of exploration so we’re off and we’ve got a bit of science on the team.על ידי dickshistory
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. This week we talk about authors who do such a great job with the settings of their books that they've inspired you to travel somewhere. The Nature of a Lady by Roseanna M. White A summer stay in Scilly turns dangerous…
 
Join me as I chat with Deborah Swift, author of four novels listed on Art In Fiction, including The Lady's Slipper and the Women of Pepys' Diaries Series, all set in England in the 17th century. Highlights: Genesis of The Lady's Slipper (Visual Arts) Why the novel is set following the English Civil War Orchids in The Lady's Slipper Reading from The…
 
Ann H. Gabhart has had a long and successful novel writing career. Her 35th book, Along a Storied Trail, releases June 1. This novel features a packhorse librarian during the Great Depression. The Packhorse Library Program was a program introduced by Eleanor Roosevelt and the Works Progress Administration to provide jobs for women and books for the…
 
We’ll be having a nice royal wedding – Catholic Princess Margot to Huguenot King Henri of Navarre to unite our two religions so that peace can descend on France. Then it will be out with sharp pointy weapons to kill, kill, kill.על ידי dickshistory
 
The name of Dorothy Hale is not well known these days. In the 1920s, she enjoyed a career on Broadway as a dancer, including in a leading role with Fred Astaire. When an accidental injury ended that career, she auditioned, successfully, for the filmmaker Samuel Goldwyn and landed a part opposite Ronald Coleman, who would later star in Lost Horizon.…
 
Award-winning author Jody Hedlund has enticed readers with her intriguing and historically accurate novels. From the bride ships of Victorian England to the heart of the Wild West to the shores of Lake Michigan and beyond, Hedlund’s gift of storytelling has brought many time periods back to life. Now Hedlund takes readers on a journey through time …
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. In a Far-Off Land A story about the price of fame, the truth sacrificed on its altar, and the love that brings a prodigal daughter home. As the Great Depression hits the Midwest, Minerva Sinclaire runs away to Hollywo…
 
Well, not really. Sir Francis was in France when the Ridolphi plot was uncovered but it’s a nice title. Some people want Betty off the big chair so we have to stop that nonsense. We’ll also meet a couple of courtiers and over in France, we can get Margot married off to Henri of Navarre. Will they live unhappily ever after? Here’s a picture of Betty…
 
Join me as I chat with Lilianne Milgrom, author of L’Origine, an intriguing novel about the creation and history of L’Origine du Monde by Gustave Courbet, one of the world’s most provocative paintings. Highlights: Find out why Courbet's L'Origine du Monde is still raising eyebrows after 150 years The effect of the painting on Lilianne Gustave Courb…
 
Today’s episode is an interview with Rachel Fordham. We talk about her newest book, A Lady in Attendance, which releases June 1. This novel is about a young woman employed as a dental assistant, but the secrets in this character’s past make this story all about redemption, forgiveness, and love. Rachel and I talked about these aspects of the story,…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. The Orchard House Award-winning author Heidi Chiavaroli transports readers across time and place in this time-slip novel that will appeal to fans of Little Women. Two women, one living in present day Massachusetts and…
 
Today I talked to Rebecca D’Harlingue about her novel The Lines Between Us (She Writes Press, 2020). A widow in 17th century Spain discovers that her beloved niece, Juliana, has suddenly disappeared. Juliana records her forced journey in the diary she received from Tia Ana. Years later, when she feels herself to be nearing the end of her life, she …
 
The Scottie Queen is certainly causing headaches for Betty. It’s all a bit of a guessing game as to whether catholic France or catholic Spain may try an invasion to make Mary great again. Fortunately both countries are a bit busy with their own people to be thinking about her too much. Meanwhile, Catherine de Medici will come up with a cunning plan…
 
Rebecca D’Harlingue has studied Spanish literature, worked as a hospital administrator, and taught English as a Second Language to adults from all over the world. She shares her love of story both with preschoolers at a Head Start program and with the members of the book club she has belonged to for decades. She lives in Oakland, California with he…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. The Thief of Blackfriar's Lane There’s Often a Fine Line Between a Criminal and a Saint Constable Jackson Forge intends to make the world safer, or at least the streets of Victorian London. But that’s Kit Turner’s dom…
 
Mary Queen of Scots has been stitched up and is side lined but of course she has a cunning plan which involves Tom Howard. Those Howards always seem to think it’s their bum that should be on the big chair. Betty and Catherine de Medici will have a hoot playing marriage games and we’ll score some nice cash from Spanish Phil. Great. Here’s Tom Howard…
 
Meet Alex George, author of The Paris Hours, a tour de force of a novel told over the course of one day in 1927 about four ordinary people whose stories are as extraordinary as the glorious city they inhabit. Highlights: The genesis of The Paris Hours --Marcel Proust and his maid How is a writer like a magpie? Paris in the 1920s--incorporating the …
 
Today I'm sharing an interview with historical mystery author Lisa Karon Richardson. We talk about the Nosy Parker Mystery Series, inspired by Nancy Drew, as well as other books Lisa has written, her work as a missionary, and what it's like to write collaboratively with another author. As a special treat, Lisa is giving away a paperback copy of the…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Zion Covenant Series by Brock and Bodie Thoene Book 1: Vienna Prelude Book 2: Prague Counterpoint Book 3: Munich Signature Book 4: Jerusalem Interlude Book 5: Danzig Passage Book 6: Warsaw Requiem Book 7: London Refra…
 
Launching May 5th, BADLANDS is a new true crime anthology podcast from Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND. Season 1 of BADLANDS, entitled “HOLLYWOODLAND,” explores the true crimes and scandalous careers of Hollywood’s most infamous stars. Listen each week for new stories on the mysterious d…
 
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