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

Inside Historical Fiction with Author Terence Jones

In HIDDEN HAMLETS, DANCING TREES, author Terence Jones examines how the tribes of Roman Britain stood up to their invaders. And here on A Writer of History, he shares his thoughts on what makes historical fiction stand out. What are the ‘magic ingredients’ that make historical fiction unforgettable and irresistible?…

Inside Historical Fiction with Stephanie Cowell

Stephanie Cowell and I have corresponded on Facebook for quite a while, and I had the delightful opportunity to have lunch with her at the Historical Novel Society conference held in June 2015 in Denver. I also have a signed copy of Claude & Camille: A Novel of Monet, Stephanie’s most…

What Writers Can Learn From “Slumdog Millionaire”

Sophie Schiller and I have been friends for more than two years now, chatting back and forth on email and Facebook, sharing thoughts on writing and life, even politics from time to time. She’s the author of Race to Tibet and Transfer  Day. Sophie has written an article about the writing life – a great…

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