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

A New Zealand Love Story – Part 2

George in uniform – WWII In December, after spending more than two weeks in New Zealand with my mother, I wrote about the men in her life. Many of you responded, some even shared the story with others. For a number of weeks now, I’ve resisted telling you the end of…

The Darkest Hour: The Battle for Britain in 1940 by Tony Russo

Tony Russo contacted me recently about his upcoming novel, DARKEST HOUR which was  a semi-finalist in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards for Young Adult fiction. He is also the author of ZAK CORBIN: MASTER OF MACHINES. Today he reminds us of the significance of the Battle for Britain which forms the basis for…

Four things you never thought women in seventh-century China would do

Today’s article comes from Weina Dai Randel, author of The Moon in the Palace (don’t you love that title?) and the The Empress of Bright Moon releasing respectively in March and April 2016. We’re in for a treat as she tells us about women in 7th century China. Over to you,…

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