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

Somewhere in France – 18th March 1916

Lewis Gun Just a line to keep you going, although I have none of your meantime to acknowledge. When we went up to the trenches last time, I was fortunate enough, after a couple of days there, to be sent on a course of machine gun instruction some seven miles…

Penelope Lively – still writing at 84

One of my book clubs read The Purple Swamp Hen this year, a collection of short stories by British author Penelope Lively. I’m not a fan of short stories, however, several of these have stuck with me including the one on which the book’s title is based. Lively’s writing is…

A Year of Reading 2017 (part 2)

Last Tuesday I posted twenty novels read during 2017. Below are another nineteen read in the second half of the year. Some excellent possibilities to consider. Links are to articles or blog posts based on these books. I use the following rating approach: LR = light, enjoyable read; GR = good,…

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