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

Why do we read fiction?

By © Jorge Royan /, CC BY-SA 3.0, A friend recently posted an article on Facebook ‘Striking Photos of Readers Around the World‘. At first it was the photos that captured my focus – they are stunning – but then I paid attention to the words. Words about reading. “reading…

In the trenches – 10th November 1915

WWI Soldiers wearing goat skin jerkins Henry Tod wrote a brief letter to his parents on November 6th with “nothing new to report” although he does mention receiving his “Russian top-boots” and being “served out with goatskins which give us some protection in the still small hours”. He titles his…

Reading in the Digital Age

On Tuesday, I mentioned two topics I plan to explore in 2017: successful historical fiction and social reading. As a starting point, I thought it might be useful to see what people are saying about the future of reading so I did a little exploring and found an interesting interview…

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