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

5 Truths About Writing a Series – How Fenella Became a Star

I’m delighted to have Barbara Kyle on the blog today. I had the pleasure of meeting Barbara – a writer of historical fiction and contemporary thrillers – online before meeting her in person at one of her marvellous writing workshops. Today she’s giving us tips on writing a series. Having…

WWI Diary – Martin heads overseas

Continuing Martin Devlin’s saga as told in his WWI diaries. May 7, 1915 Bonnie said she wouldn’t wait for me. What she actually said was that she didn’t want to tie me down. Made up some cockamamie story about needing to focus on being a soldier rather than worrying about…

Reading historical fiction varies by gender

On Facebook recently, Derek Birks, author of Rebels And Brothers, a series set during the Wars of the Roses, wondered about differences between men and women in their reading habits and historical fiction preferences. I’ve had a look at the 2013 survey and here’s what I found. NOTE – I’m reporting here on areas where…

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