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New Historical Fiction for October

This article first appeared on PaperLanternWriters.com Happy October, the month of pumpkins, scary costumes, and lots of new historical fiction! October brings us Regency Romance, World War II, 20th century America, Jewish historical fiction, and even some historical fantasy. I’ve included more book covers here than I have room to explore, and links are at… Continue reading New Historical Fiction for October


Irena’s War by James D. Shipman

Another World War II novel about the Warsaw ghetto. That's what I thought when I received a copy of this book for review. And while it's true that much of the background is familiar, every person who lived through this historical horror has their own story. Irena Sendler was a Polish resistance fighter who helped… Continue reading Irena’s War by James D. Shipman

Guest post/Interview

Writing Historical Female Characters by Jill G. Hall

Guest post by author Jill G. Hall I’m the author of a dual timeline series about women searching for their place in the world connected by vintage finds. All three novels feature present day artist Anne McFarland and a counterpart female character from the past. I’ve been drawn to time periods undergoing social change for… Continue reading Writing Historical Female Characters by Jill G. Hall