Books, History Class, Storytelling, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writing Inspiration

The Power of Historical Fiction and Connie Willis’ BLACKOUT

In a part of the U.S. that shuts down when we get an inch or two of snow, we now have about six inches on the ground. You know what that means- TIME! Time to work on my books, time to read, time to clean house....well, at least the first two. In case you're in… Continue reading The Power of Historical Fiction and Connie Willis’ BLACKOUT

Books, History Class, Storytelling, Uncategorized, World War 2

Connie Willis’ BLACKOUT: The Power of Historical Fiction

I've never found history a dull subject. Walking into the highschool classroom, all geared up to begin my student teaching, it was apparent that I was in the minority. Some¬†freshmen and sophomores slumped in their seats, eyes glazing over in preparation for a lecture-induced coma. Others gripped pencils, grimly determined to make the grade, however… Continue reading Connie Willis’ BLACKOUT: The Power of Historical Fiction