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

Last Chapter Excitement

Yesterday, I wrote the penultimate – I don’t think I’ve ever had occasion to use that word before – chapter for my WIP. And today I will write the last one along with the words The End. So please forgive the absence of a post with any content. Back to…

Writing a Series – Backwards

If I were cleverer or a more experienced writer, I would have written my novels as a series. Planned them out in such a way that novel one would have naturally led to novel two and so on. Many readers love series because they become invested in the characters and…

The Heart Has Its Reasons by Maria Duenas

Some time ago, I began but did not finish Maria Duenas‘s debut novel The Time In Between a sweeping novel set in WWII Morocco. It still sits accusingly on my book shelves. So when I began to read the author’s second novel, The Heart Has Its Reasons, I made a…

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