Ave Historia: An irreverent look at historical fiction today: books trends, historical tidbits, and random tangents
May 28, 2010
Memorial Day is upon us in a few short days, letting us know that finally finally! - it is okay to wear white shoes. Actually, I think white shoes are inexcusable year round, but so are many aspects about Memorial Day. It's a day everybody looks forward to, because we all get a three-day weekend and the weather is generally lovely, and it's a good excuse to eat barbecue and drink beer. All very well in itself but few of us bother to think much anymore about why we get this day off. (more…)
May 21, 2010
My father was a jazz musician. When he wasnt actively occupied by something else eating dinner, mowing the lawn, reading out loud to me as a little girl he wandered into his studio and started tinkering away on the piano or the saxophone. It was like a computer going to screen-saver if unused music was his default mode. (more…)
May 13, 2010
Christine at "Over The Edge Book Reviews" has been kind enough to have me on her blog today with an author interview. She has some great questions, such as whether it would better to go backwards or forwards in time, and what fictional character would be the most fun to hang out with. Click here to read!
I will also be answering questions on her blog, so if you'd like to drop a comment, ask a question, or just say hi, come on over to "Over The Edge Book Reviews." I'll be sure to answer.
Christine, thanks for having me!
May 7, 2010
In honor of Mother's Day, I thought I'd do a post on great historical mothers. Only I can't think of any great historical mothers not because they didn't exist, but because the idea of motherhood changes so radically from era to era. What does constitute a good mother in times past? (more…)