Mary Tod

About me

I write historical fiction focused on WWI and WWII. In addition to writing and research, I enjoy exploring how the changing world of publishing is affecting writers, agents, publishers and others. HNS offers a wonderful change to connect and participate with like-minded individuals.

From my website

Publishing perspective – January 2012

Recently I wrote about the unexpected treasures I found while helping my mother prepare her home for sale – specifically, an SS troopers writing box from WWII and a picture of my grandfather’s battalion during the army of occupation at the end of WWI. Today we found something much more…


Amy Bruno’s Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours is hosting the release of Lies Told in Silence with a blog tour and book blast. Amy has many stops on the tour and I’m delighted to be releasing my second novel with her. For those who have read Unravelled, Lies Told in…

Top 6 Reader Recommendations for Writers

Having conducted two reader surveys with more than 3000 participants and ten reader interviews, I’ve identified six recommendations for writers of historical fiction that seem to surface again and again. Historical accuracy is crucial – half the readers interviewed said that historical accuracy is very important to their reading enjoyment. Moreover, when asked in the…

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