Books, Publishing, Short Fiction, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writing, Writing Inspiration

A Book Launch, A Sneak Peek, and a Sale

Today's the launch day for the e-book edition of Swords and Maidens, a fantasy anthology in which I've got a piece of World War II speculative fiction. To celebrate, I'm sharing a sneak peek of the beginning of my story and running a sale on my already published books! How do the Second World War… Continue reading A Book Launch, A Sneak Peek, and a Sale

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

What If Hitler Had Successfully Invaded Great Britain? Len Deighton’s SS-GB

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940 (CH 884) A formation of Boulton Paul Defiants of No. 264 Squadron in flight, August 1940. L7026 ?PS-V? and N1535 ?PS-A? visible. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205126775 I have one more book to share in my series of posts on "Speculative Fiction meets World War II," and it's one… Continue reading What If Hitler Had Successfully Invaded Great Britain? Len Deighton’s SS-GB

Books, Publishing, Uncategorized, World War 2

What if the Axis Powers Controlled the World? THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE by Philip K. Dick

Image courtesy of "Gouvernathor" via Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Internation License. History is full of "what ifs." How many individual decisions and seemingly minor incidents have shaped the world we live in today? Over the last few weeks, I've been looking at books that blend speculative fiction and World War II in… Continue reading What if the Axis Powers Controlled the World? THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE by Philip K. Dick

Books, History Class, Short Fiction, Storytelling, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life

What if the Allies Lost? FATHERLAND by Robert Harris

"A close up of the Holocaust memorial in Berlin." Photo by Ilse Orsel on Unsplash History is full of "what ifs." What if Hitler had not chosen to open an Eastern Front and attack Russia? What if the forces on the Philippines had been prepared after Pearl Harbor was attacked? What if the U.S. forces hadn't been prepared… Continue reading What if the Allies Lost? FATHERLAND by Robert Harris

Books, History Class, Life, World War 2

WWII Speculative Fiction: BLACKOUT and ALL CLEAR by Connie Willis

As progress continues on my upcoming new release, today I'd like to share the first in a series of novels that combine the true stories of the Second World War with speculative fiction. This first post is actually about two novels: Blackout and All Clear by Connie Willis. Author Sarah Higbee and her blog, Brainfluff, introduced… Continue reading WWII Speculative Fiction: BLACKOUT and ALL CLEAR by Connie Willis

Short Fiction, Uncategorized, World War 2

The Gift

Welcome to the Advent Calendar Story Train, where you can read through 24 stories under the theme The Gift. Thank you for reading today's story. The next one will be available to read on December 22nd, titled "Kunundrum of Size."  The link will be active tomorrow when the post goes live. If you missed yesterday's… Continue reading The Gift

Books, Deepest Fears, Publishing, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Tips

When Does the Research End?

Photo by Dariusz Sankowski on Unsplash I recently got into a social media conversation with a historical fiction writer who is just starting out. He mentioned that he enjoyed research—enjoyed it so much, in fact, that he was having a hard time knowing when to stop. He asked me how I know when my research is done. My… Continue reading When Does the Research End?

Film, History Class, Life, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life

World War II on the Small Screen

Combat! My husband has a knack for finding interesting viewing. When the first season of Combat! showed up amongst my gifts last year, I didn't know quite what to expect having neither heard of nor watched the show before. Now that we have completed watching the first season, with the second and third seasons waiting… Continue reading World War II on the Small Screen

Books, Deepest Fears, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Inspiration, Writing Tips

The Challenges of Writing That Second Book

Photo by energepic.com on Pexels.com Or third, or I suppose now I'm starting on a fourth... I first published this post after releasing my first novel in 2019. Since then, I completed the second book that I was writing about and released it as Where Shall I Flee? in November of 2021. Now I'm working… Continue reading The Challenges of Writing That Second Book

Books, Life, Photos, Podcasts, Publishing, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing

Looking Back and Moving Forward

Photo by John on Pexels.com Once again we’ve turned the calendar page to a fresh new year, full of possibilities. Looking ahead to plans for 2022 got me looking back at 2021. Just what did I actually accomplish in the past year? It seems like it went by awfully fast… Personal The beginning of 2021… Continue reading Looking Back and Moving Forward