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Forthcoming historical novels for 2021

The Historical Novel Society lists mainstream and small press historical titles up to the early 1970s.  Details are compiled by Fiona Sheppard (US, ...Read Guide

Forthcoming children’s and YA historical novels for 2021

The Historical Novel Society lists mainstream and small press titles for readers aged 4 – 18. Details are compiled by Fiona Sheppard using publisher descriptions and ...Read Guide

Guide to historical novels for 2020

The Historical Novel Society lists mainstream and small press titles historical titles up to the early 1970s.  Details are compiled by Fiona Sheppard (...Read Guide

Historical Fiction Book Cover Designers

Here are some of the choices that HNS members have made. To find the designer, click on our hover over the cover image. ...Read Guide

How to find a literary agent for historical fiction

Finding a literary agent who can sell your work, win you commissions, and look after your author journey is like finding the Holy ...Read Guide

Defining the historical fiction genre

There are problems with defining the historical fiction genre, as with defining any genre. When does ‘contemporary’ end, and ‘historical’ begin? What about ...Read Guide

Guide to children’s and YA historical novels for 2020

The Historical Novel Society lists mainstream and small press titles for readers aged 4 – 18. Details are compiled by Fiona Sheppard. The publisher recommended age ...Read Guide

The Philosophical Historical Novel

The Ancients Philosophers of the past so aroused the societies they lived in that they were often persecuted, executed, or hired to teach ...Read Guide

Alternate History

As a big alternate history fan, I get asked often to recommend a good alternate history books, but that is like asking me ...Read Guide

Christian Historical Fiction

I first came to appreciate Christian Historical fiction because I felt I couldn’t read one more novel about yet another King, Queen, ...Read Guide

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