Articles

Original features from our print magazines.

Q and A with our 2018 New Novel Award Judge, Catherine Cho

Huge thanks to Catherine for offering to choose the winner from our 2018 shortlisted novels, and also for taking the time to answer my ...Read Article

Sky Girls by Gene Nora Jessen Features Fearless Female Flyers of Historic 1929 Air Race

As a small boy I watched the RAF and the Luftwaffe fight it out in the skies above England. I was awed by ...Read Article

Dreams of Falling by Karen White Continues the Tradition of Stories Set in the US South

The US South has been immortalized in novels such as Gone with the Wind, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Color Purple, and The ...Read Article

Weather and Food History: Story Ideas and Research Sources

  Are you a stickler for research, wanting to get even the weather correct for the time period in your novel? There are ...Read Article

The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith Shines a Spotlight on Forgotten Victims of History

In The Dutch Wife, debut novelist Ellen Keith shines a spotlight on two forgotten victims of history: prostitutes in Nazi labor camps and “...Read Article

New books by HNS members, May 2018

Congrats to the following authors on their new releases! If you’ve written a historical novel or nonfiction work published (or to be ...Read Article

My Dear Hamilton

Co-authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie have written their second colonial American novel about Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, titled My ...Read Article

Missing from History: Women Composers

To a large extent, women have been written out of history. This seems especially true in the male-dominated world of classical music. When ...Read Article

Philadelphia, 1918: Susan Meissner and Mindy Tarquini on the Influenza Pandemic

Susan Meissner and Mindy Tarquini discuss their new novels The 1918-19 influenza pandemic claimed an estimated 50 million lives worldwide. For its centennial remembrance, ...Read Article

A Bear Named Cuff: Linda Spalding’s A Reckoning

An author reckons with her family’s checkered antebellum history The cub is one of the vivid characters in Linda Spalding’s new ...Read Article