Original features from our print magazines.

Pioneering Efforts in Christian Historicals

Bethany House, the Minneapolis-based Christian publisher, takes a refreshing approach to historical fiction. Not only do their historical novels sell well, but the ...Read Article

Reflections on the Salt Lake City HNS Conference

Tamara Mazzei: “Saving civilization is a big job. We’ve all got to work at it.” —Judith Merkle Riley When I originally offered ...Read Article

Greatest Historical Novelist of Our Time?

We meet in the Macmillan offices in London, the publishers with whom Wilbur enjoys “an almost family relationship.” He is dashing, in a ...Read Article

The Lure of Celtic Lore

As a doctoral student in the 1970s, I enrolled in every Irish and Celtic literature course New York University offered. And then I ...Read Article

Proud Protestations

[box] “I expect every one of my crowd to make fun Of my proud protestations of faith in romance.” (Rogers & Hammerstein, “I’...Read Article

The Fascination for Sister Fidelma

Peter Tremayne, pseudonym of Peter Berresford Ellis, was born in Coventry, Warwickshire, on March 10, 1943. His father, from Cork City, was a journalist and ...Read Article

Theme and Character in the Historical Novel

From time to time, critics have taken me to task for certain omissions in books I’ve written, particularly when the book was ...Read Article

Twentieth Century Blues

As I was to give a workshop at last year’s HNS Conference I emailed my resumé to the excellent Towse Harrison[1], who ...Read Article

The Horrible Fascination

Most readers of historical fiction will have come across the work of the highly prolific Paul Doherty, also known as Michael Clynes, P....Read Article

The Quest for the New

Richard Lee talks about the oddly contemporary nature of historical fiction. In the panel debate at our annual conference last year, there seemed ...Read Article