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

Taking a break

Dear readers … all sorts of things going on here in Tod-land. Some on the writing front and others on the home front, so I’m taking a break from the blog for a bit. While historical fiction is an important topic, our son’s wedding and a few critical writing decisions are…

The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence by Alyssa Palombo

A review for the Washington Independent Review of Books. In Alyssa Palombo’s first novel, The Violinist of Venice, she tells the story of the composer Antonio Vivaldi and his secret, wealthy mistress, Adriana d’Amato. Her second, The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence, examines a different kind of artist — painter…

Successful Historical Fiction – with Margaret McGoverne

Returning to the notion of successful historical fiction, today we have Margaret McGoverne adding her perspective from both a reader’s and a writer’s point of view. Margaret has recently completed a historical fiction novel set in 1st century AD and concerned with the (imagined) end of Queen Boudicca’s revolt against the…

 
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