About this blog

M.K. Tod AuthorRoaming blogging land I have come across numerous blogs about historical fiction. Some focus on a particular historical period, some reflect a given writer’s work, some review historical novels, some celebrate long ago authors. I hope A Writer of History can augment the conversation by focusing on the reading, writing and researching of historical fiction.

Along the way, I’ll post about WWI and WWII because the era spanning these two world wars has become somewhat of an obsession for me and a focus for the fiction I write. You can find out about my novels here.

If you’re a first time visitor you might be interested in a few of the most popular posts by category.






I sincerely hope you’ll enjoy A Writer of History and will add your comments along the way.

15 thoughts on “About this blog”

  1. Love your blog!

    Sincerely Stephanie Carroll

  2. I’m delighted to have found your blog, Mary. My WIP is historical fiction set during WWI. I’ll be checking in with you often. And thanks for dropping in at my blog.

    • WWI – such a fascinating time. I would never have imagined being swept away with a period entrenched in war. If you have any suggestions for getting published, I would welcome them. Many thanks for your feedback.

      • I’ve been awfully slow to respond to this, haven’t I?! I have so enjoyed reading your posts. I independently published my memoir Growing Up Country. That’s been a good experience. When I began writing my novel, I anticipated looking for an agent and publisher – and who knows, I may still give that path a momentary nod – but I see even successful traditionally published authors publishing their own work these days. So I’m leaning to independent publishing again. email me at carolbodensteiner@ymail.com if you’d like to discuss this off line.

  3. Hi! Where do I sign up to receive email alerts of your blog posts? Thanks

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Mary. My work-in-progress novel can be considered historical fiction since it deals with the Anglo-Boer War in South Africa and two devastating events, one in South Africa and the other in the US. But it’s also a blend of realism and magical realism. This project is my #2 priority, though, as I want to finish the creative writing guide that I’ve been working on this year first.

  5. celticbrighid said:

    Your blog looks interesting and I’d love to come back and read all the posts but I don’t see a subscription area to join. I’ll get lost if I don’t subscribe I am afraid

  6. Very interesting as my current PhD focus on some of the same things that you will cover here.

    • We should be in touch, tollykit! I’m very interested in the subject area, and might be able to offer you some data to consider.

      • That sounds like a very good idea. I’m also a member of the Historical Novel Society.
        At the moment I am trying to analyse what I think two C16th annotators made of a C15th century text. But I hoping to move on to the modern historical fiction side of the PhD after that. Any help would be appreciated and of course acknowledged.

  7. Just stumbled upon your site thanks to the HNS facebook page. My first book takes place in post-WWII Tokyo and is based on my grandmother’s time working there in MacArthur’s HQ. http://www.amazon.com/Crash-Hard-Water-Nichole-Louise-ebook/dp/B00ECY7PA8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434858153&sr=8-1&keywords=the+crash+of+hard+water

  8. I’m delighted to have found your blog. I’m an Australian writer of Historical Fiction and a reader of multicultural historical fiction, always looking for that new insightful read. Your blog has some great lists of books.

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