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

Thoughts from business guru Peter Drucker

“Because the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two-and only two-basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs. Marketing is the distinguishing, unique function of the business.” Peter Drucker Peter Drucker was a well-known, some might even…

Discussing historical fiction – Fiona Veitch Smith

Formerly a journalist, Fiona Veitch Smith now writes novels, theatre plays, and screenplays. Her mystery series, Poppy Denby Investigates, is set in the 1920s. Fiona has recently written Pilate’s Daughter, a tale of star-crossed lovers. Welcome to A Writer of History, Fiona. What are the ‘magic ingredients’ that make historical fiction unforgettable/irresistible? And in…

Author Simon Parke on Writing Historical Fiction

Simon Parke  has written many books, both fiction and non-fiction. In The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and her Lover – how’s that for a title? – he brings a true historical account to life. In particular, he writes of the life of Charles I’s spy and mistress Jane Whorwood, who has been all…

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