"American Girls" Taught Me That Diversity Is The Most Beautiful Thing

Column by Karis Rogerson September 1, 2017
One writer reflects on the books that opened her eyes to the beauty of the world's diversity.
An Interview with Andrew Hilleman, Author of 'World, Chase Me Down'

The Tale Must Be Greater Than The Truth: An Interview with Andrew Hilleman, Author of 'World, Chase Me Down'

Interview by Steph Post
A conversation and literary dissection with Andrew Hilleman, debut author of the novel 'World, Chase Me Down.'

Remixing History: How 'The Get Down' Blends Fact and Fiction

Column by BH Shepherd
A look at how "The Get Down" uses fictional elements to tell a true story.

The Use of Derogatory Language in Period Pieces

Column by Bart Bishop August 23, 2016
Asking the question, is it okay for authors to use "authentic" language in period pieces?

10 Questions With Jack Marshall Maness

Interview by Stephanie Bonjack
Historical fiction writer extraordinaire Jack Marshall Maness goes ten rounds after the publication of his second novel, 'Where Waters Converge.'

The 10 Most Compelling Hitlers in Fiction

Column by Peter Derk April 20, 2016
Some of the weirdest, wackiest, dare I say most compelling fictional portrayals of Adolf Hitler.
Bookshots: 'The Dig' by John Preston

Bookshots: 'The Dig' by John Preston

Review by Leah Dearborn
In the summer of 1939, widowed Edith Pretty decides to excavate the earthen mounds on her property at Sutton Hoo in the hope that they may contain treasure.
Bookshots: 'Margaret the First: A Novel' by Danielle Dutton

Bookshots: 'Margaret the First: A Novel' by Danielle Dutton

Review by Leah Dearborn
Margaret Cavendish lives within a series of contradictions. At first cripplingly shy, she rises to great infamy for her wild fashions and ideas.

Turning a Phrase: How to Write Historical Dialogue

Column by Leah Dearborn September 4, 2015
When done correctly, historical dialogue can be used as a tool to add polish and an air of authenticity. Done incorrectly, it can completely eject a reader from the story.
Bookshots: 'The Incarnations: A Novel' by Susan Barker

Bookshots: 'The Incarnations: A Novel' by Susan Barker

Review by Leah Dearborn
Written in a fervent and frightening hand, the letters come from a person who claims to be Wang’s soul mate from across lifetimes; a being who blew into the city on the winds of the Gobi Desert.
Andersonville by Edward M. Erdelac

Bookshots: 'Andersonville' by Edward M. Erdelac

Review by Christopher Shultz
History meets horror in this exciting and engrossing Civil War-era novel.

Back-to-School with Six Historical YA Fictions

Column by Riki Cleveland
With back-to-school on everyone’s mind, what better way to further your education than with a young adult novel set in a historical time period?
Bookshots: 'Us Conductors' by Sean Michaels

Bookshots: 'Us Conductors' by Sean Michaels

Review by Stephanie Bonjack
Follow the unexpected journey of Theremin inventor Lev Sergeyevich Termen from Moscow to Prohibition New York to a gulag in the Russian taiga. There's a love story and espionage too.
Bookshots: 'The Poisoned Island' by Lloyd Shepherd

Bookshots: 'The Poisoned Island' by Lloyd Shepherd

Review by Leah Rhyne January 15, 2014
In early 19th Century London, a magic tree leaf plagues sailors just back from a trip to Tahiti, and a determined constable and his team are determined to find out why.

The Top 10 Royal Historical Novels

Column by Meredith Borders April 24, 2012
It's a very specific genre, and one that Meredith just happens to love. She's read most of them, so what are her favorites?