Fantastic Journeys Into the Past
What could a dragon fable and the King of England possibly have in common? Can fantasy books or fiction stories teach our children about real history? Fortunately, yes! Otherwise, they'd be stuck memorizing meaningless dates, places, and names like we had to do in school.
That's why I decided to write historical fiction. I don't believe there is a better way to learn, than to read engaging stories. I think, once you attach fables, or fairy tale stories to figures from history, you'll feel you really know those people, or hook a story to an event, and it's as if you've been there. Stories from the past educate, enlighten, and when we're lucky, also entertain us. Those are the stories we remember and make history fun at any age.
Choose any person or event from history, research as long as you want, yet you'll find many details missing from the archival records. The fun of writing historical fiction is having the freedom to make-up these tasty tidbits and magical minutiae, and then weave those fascinating facets along with the known facts into a fantastic journey into the past.
Anna's favorite quote:
It doesn’t do to leave a dragon out of your calculations if you happen to live near one.
The Minstrel's Tale is now available
Top five things I love about books
1. Foraging through aisles and shelves in bookstores.
2. Bringing new books home and placing them, just so, on my shelves.
3. Cracking the spine and getting that first whiff of fresh ink or even the dusty smell of older tomes.
4. Escaping into another world for a few hours reading a good book.
5. Even better is writing a book, because then I rule that world!