Missing in Action …

Dear friends – since beginning A Writer of History in 2012, I’ve posted twice a week almost every week. While there were times when I struggled to find a topic that would illuminate the topic of reading and writing historical fiction, for the most part the creative juices flowed with the able and welcome assistance of other authors, readers, and bloggers.

However, the last two or three months have been a challenge. Not only have I worked very hard alongside the wonderful team of volunteers putting on this year’s HNSNA – Historical Novel Society North America – conference, but I have also released Paris In Ruins and dealt with my increasingly frail mother. The workload has been heavy.

Beyond that, my mother’s decline has been difficult to watch and has affected me emotionally, draining my usual can-do attitude and approach to life.

Please bear with me …

On the good news front, on Thursday, author Sarah Taylor will share thoughts on dialogue and character in historical fiction. And when the conference is over, I’ll be able to share my notes from some of the panels and presentations I’ve moderated. So stay tuned!

Many thanks for your ongoing interest and support.


M.K. Tod writes historical fiction. Her latest novel, PARIS IN RUINS, is available for pre-order on Amazon USAmazon CanadaKobo, and Barnes&Noble. An earlier novel, TIME AND REGRET was published by Lake Union. Mary’s other novels, LIES TOLD IN SILENCE and UNRAVELLED are available from AmazonNookKoboGoogle Play and iTunes. She can be contacted on FacebookTwitter and Goodreads or on her website www.mktod.com.

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19 Responses

  1. thanks for your personal update on why you will be posting less often. I apprecite your posts altho I am a re3ader not a writer, of historiacal fiction

    1. Many thanks, Rosalie. Delighted to know that you are a reader and someone who enjoys historical fiction. Sending warm wishes,

  2. Mary, I enjoy every post you make and it has contributed immensely to my knowledge of historical fiction. I am grateful that you have continued to provide this helpful resource during those challenging times. Thank You!

  3. Dear Mary, thank you so much for all your hard work and I am sending you much strength and courage as you accompany your mother on her journey. Good luck with the conference. I really, really want to attend but one more thing on my plate and I am simply afraid it’ll be the end of me. One step at a time. Xxx


  4. A hug to you, because I live through the same challenges of having a 92 years old mother who sometimes doesn’t recognize me and who needs me permanently, so my possibility to write and my inspiration diminished seriously. Take care and I wish you good health and strength to resist…

    1. Many thanks, Marina. I’m discovering that many of us are in the midst of this challenging stage of life with their parents. Sending hugs to you.

    1. Many thanks, Sharon. I’ll be moderating several panels and facilitating a few conversation rooms … I look forward to ‘meeting’.

  5. Dear Mary,
    You certainly have a lot on your plate at the moment. All your posts are very much appreciated, but don’t forget to take care of yourself too.

  6. I love reading about All the up to date release’s and quote’s from writer’s on this site.All About Historical fiction,I find now and in the past reading is like a virtual playground for the mind, you can get deeply absorbed into the storyline by a good writer,Ben kane, Bernard Cornwell,and Giles christian,are particular favourites, but I also love to hear,see and read about History itself which even today throws up new surprising finds All the time,and I think history will always do this,I would like to see more put back on the school corriculum,so children understand more about where they originate from.

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