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

The Book Club reads Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

Last June’s book selection meeting included my nomination of BIRDSONG to honour the centennial of WWI and on Monday, with Christmas lights twinkling in the background, the book club gals settled in for a discussion of war. (You can see all our selections here.) We always start with a general question – did…

The Course of Honour – by Lindsey Davis

I’ve just read my first novel by Lindsey Davis and it definitely won’t be my last! Lindsey Davis came to my attention when she appeared on both the 2013 and 2012 lists of favourite historical fiction authors. She was a guest of honour at the 2014 Historical Novel Society conference in London and…

The Open Day Writing Competition – for unpublished and self-published authors

In September, when I was at the Historical Novel Society London conference, I met Helen Hart from SilverWood Books, who is a reviewer for HNS Indie Reviews. Helen dropped me a line recently about a competition for unpublished and self-published authors . . . so listen up all you writers! Helen’s…

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