Bryan Dumas

About me

I grew up in Southern California and fell in love with writing because my parents wouldn’t let me play with the neighbors. I started college as a creative writing major, but my father told me that he would never pay for a degree in something that wouldn’t earn a paycheck so I became a historian and history teacher (AP U.S. history). I live in Colorado where I spend time with my wife and son, seek representation for my novel THE DOGS OF HELL, research my next novels WAKARUSA and DUTCH, write book reviews for HNS, and work with the amazing US editorial team for HNR.

From my website

Book Review: Constellation by Adrien Bosc (trans. by Willard Wood)

This book is one of those strange mixes of fiction and non-fiction. Bosc carefully unravels the tragic fate of Air France’s Constellation F-BAZN that was on a routine transatlantic flight from Paris to New York on October 27, 1949. But … Continue reading →

Book Review: A Death Along the River Fleet by Susanna Calkins

The last thing Lucy Campion, a printer’s apprentice, expected to see while walking along the River Fleet was a ghost. But that’s sort of what she finds in Susanna Calkins’ latest mystery set in post-1666 Great Fire London. The ghost … Continue reading →

Book Review: The Art of History–Unlocking the Past in Fiction and Nonfiction by Christopher Bram

Christopher Bram (Father of Frankenstein, Eminent Outlaws) explores his love for the past in this delightful little book from Graywolf. “Some people dismiss historical fiction as a bastard genre, the lowly love child of history and romance.” Not Bram. He … Continue reading →

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