Elena Taylor

Historical Fiction Author Beverly Magid: Writing, Research, and John Lennon

This week my guest is historical fiction author Beverly Magid.  Before writing her first novel, Beverly was a journalist and an entertainment and celebrity PR executive. She interviewed many luminaries, including John Lennon, Jim Croce, and the Monty Python gang. As publicist, she represented clients in music, tv, and film, ranging from Whoopi Goldberg to John Denver […]

Lincoln, Lawyers, and Murder on the US Frontier: Author Jonathan F Putnam

This week I’m hanging out with Jonathan F. Putnam, author of the Lincoln and Speed Mystery Series. Jonathan has been a trial lawyer in the New York City office of the international law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP since 1993.  He specializes in representing companies and individuals in complex commercial litigation, often disputes involving intellectual […]

Jacquelyn Benson chats about Playwriting, First Novels & Wine

Jacquelyn Benson has always known who she wanted to be when she grew up: Indiana Jones. But since real archaeology involves far more cataloguing pot shards and digging through muck than diving out of airplanes and battling Nazis, she decided to devote herself to shamelessly making things up instead.  Jacquelyn studied anthropology in Belfast, Northern […]

Kaite Welsh discusses Feminism, Victorian Edinburgh, and The Wages of Sin

This week I’m thrilled to host ITW Debut Author Kaite Welsh. Kaite Welsh is an author, critic and journalist living in Scotland. Her novel The Wages of Sin, a feminist historical crime novel set in Victorian Edinburgh launched March 7. It is the first novel featuring medical student, fallen woman and amateur sleuth Sarah Gilchrist, with two further […]

Historical Fiction Author Nancy Herriman – Part III

Summer has finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest. La Niña has heated up the rest of the country, but it’s been relatively mild out here. After trips to New York City and Las Vegas, home for a few weeks of 75-80 degree weather feels great. So much to catch up on! Getting back to the gym, finishing […]

Historical Fiction Author Nancy Herriman – Part II of the interview!

So nice to be back home after two weeks on the road. I enjoyed staying at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, where the air-conditioning was as perfect as the hair on a werewolf drinkin’ a pina colada at Trader Vic’s. The Public Safety Writers Association conference was terrific. So many experts in […]

March comes in like a lion… a Literary Lion. Bring on the Authors!

Jennifer Kincheloe grew up in California, playing on Ventura beaches, and spent her twenties running on the sand in Santa Barbara. She has a Masters degree in Public Health from Loma Linda University and a PhD in Health Services from UCLA, and adores developing complex statistical models.  She was on the faculty at UCLA, where she spent […]

Spotlight on Carla Kelly

Award-winning author Carla Kelly is a veteran of the New York and international publishing world. Carla is best known for her Regency Romances, those novels of manner and wit, made popular more than two centuries ago by Jane Austen.  Carla has made certain types of Regencies her own, particularly novels and stories about people who are not […]

The Interview — Part I

You write exceptionally accurate historical novels, due in part to your interest and background in scholarly research into the past. Do you usually start from having an idea for a story, then locate the era? Or do you want to write in a specific time period, then find the story? (Or do they arrive together?) […]

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