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18th and 19th Century Foodways in North America

BY B.J. SEDLOCK Characters in novels set in the 18th and 19th centuries have to eat, so historical novelists may want to ...Read Article

A True Account by Katherine Howe: Female Pirates Change up the High Seas

BY LISA REDMOND Katherine Howe’s latest novel, A True Account (Henry Holt, November 2023), features two historical periods and two heroines. In 1930, Harvard ...Read Article

Launch: Will Bashor’s The Bastard Prince of Versailles

INTERVIEW BY KEIRA MORGAN The Bastard Prince of Versailles, Will Bashor’s first historical novel is set in the glittering and corrupt 17th-century ...Read Article

Launch: Elizabeth Conte’s Chosen Mistress

INTERVIEW BY KATHERINE MEZZACAPPA Elizabeth Conte is a native of California where she enjoys the year-round gardening weather, growing roses, photographing flowers, walking ...Read Article

Launch: Daniel Pugsley’s Son of Babylon

INTERVIEW BY ELLEN IRWIN Daniel Pugsley is a college lecturer in ESOL and English. He spent a decade living and working in Italy, ...Read Article

Launch: Celeste Connally’s Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Lord

INTERVIEW BY MALLY BECKER Celeste Connally is an Agatha Award nominee and a former freelance writer and editor. A lifelong devotee of historical ...Read Article

Launch: Tess Bentley’s Vale

INTERVIEW BY SUSAN HIGGINBOTHAM Tess Bentley is a writer of historical fiction with a touch of speculation and romance. Tess lives with her ...Read Article

Emily Bain Murphy on Setting and the Senses in Enchanted Hill

BY ELIZABETH CRACHIOLO  Emily Bain Murphy has made her name as an author through her previous two novels, both in the young adult ...Read Article

Launch: Robert Matzen’s Season of the Gods

INTERVIEW BY LESLIE S. LOWE Robert Matzen is the author of the international bestseller Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II (GoodKnight ...Read Article

New books by Historical Novel Society members, November 2023

Congrats to our author members on these new releases!  If you’ve written a historical novel or nonfiction work published (or to be ...Read Article

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