Cindy Vallar

Author, Editor, & Workshop Presenter
P. O. Box 425, Keller, TX  76244-0425

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General Information on Historical Fiction

Baker, G. M. “Sources of Belief in Historical Fiction,” Solander 10:2 (November 2006),
24-26.
Bower, Sarah. “Beyond Words: The Historical Graphic Novel,” Historical Novels Review (November 2007), 5-6.

Curtis, Chuck. “The American Western Novel: Trends in the Genre,” Historical Novels
Review (November 2006), 4-7.

Eckford, Terese Basinski. “What Do Readers Want?” Solander 11:2 (November 2007), 2-6.


Finch, Sheila Anne Holman. “The Fluffy Stuff?” Historical Novels Review (December 2002), 4-6.

Honeywell, Antonia. “Historical Fiction: Towards a New Tradition,” Historical Novels Review
(November 2005), 10-12.

Jenkins, Lisa. “Historical Fiction Survey Results,” No Quarter Given (May 2000).


Kneale, Matthew. “Historical Fiction: Re-animating the Past,” Waterstone’s Books Quarterly (Autumn 2001).
Kreckel, Ken. “Has the 20th Century Finally Come of Age?” Solander 11:1 (May 2007), 19-23.

Latham, Bethany. “The Historical Novel Society: The First Ten Years,” Historical Novels Review (August 2007), 6-8.
Lee, Richard. “Ten Landmark Historical Novels or the Gold Apple of Discord,” Historical Novels Review (August 2007), 10-13.

Moffat, Mary. “Disturbing Trends in Children’s Historical Fiction,” Historical Novels Review (December 2001), 2-3.
Murphy, Kim. “Marketing Historical Fiction Creatively,” Solander 9:1 (May 2005), 18-21.

"Novelist Ordered to Apologize for Work,” Kansas City Star (12 December 2002).


Rash, Ron. “The Facts of Historical Fiction,” Publishers Weekly (10 April 2006), 78.

“Rich, Lush Historicals: Some Reader Favorites,” Romantic Times (September 2001), 56-59.
Robin, Kathe. “In Search of the Sweeping Historical…Where Have All the Classics Gone?” Romantic Times (September 2001), 56-59.

Vallar, Cindy. “The Evolution of the Pirate: Romanticism vs. Reality,” Historical Novels
Review (August 2005), 4-6).


 

History vs. Historical Fiction

Archibald, Malcolm. “A Question of Accuracy,” Solander 9:2 (November 2005), 35-36.

Eckford, Teresa Basinski. “Historical Accuracy: A Reviewer’s Perspective,” Historical Novels Review (May 2002), 2-3.

Haxton, Stephanie. “Women Writing the Past: Fact, Fiction, Feminism in Historical Novels,” Solander 5:2 (December 2001), 20-23.


 

Writing Historical Fiction

Braun, Matt. How to Write Western Novels. Cincinnati, OH: Writer’s Digest Books, 1998.

Campbell, Sherita, and Pat Mills. “The Research Time Machine,” Writer’s Digest (March 1998) 29-32.
Chadwick, Elizabeth. “Living the Past,” Historical Novels Review (November 2005), 3-4.

Karp, Catherine. “Digging up the Past for Historical Fiction,” eWritersNews Newsletter (22 September 2000).

Mills, Elizabeth Shoun. “Breathing Life into Shadowy Women from the Past,” Solander 9:2 (November 2005), 21-25.

Peabody, Sue. “Reading and Writing Historical Fiction,” The Iowa Journal of Literary
Studies, 1989.
Pearce, Michael. “Crafting the Historical Whodunit,” Historical Novels Review (May 2007), 14-15.


Skaggs, Bethany. “Murder in the Grove, and Other Offerings,” Solander 10:1 (May 2006), 13-15.
Smolens, John. “Build a Bridge to the Past to Bring Your Historical Novel Alive,” The Writer, 120:8 (August 2007), 28-31.

Tremayne, Kate. “Writing the Historical Novel,” Historical Novels Review (May 2001), 4-5.

Tremayne, Kate. “Writing an Historical Series,” Historical Novels Review (February 2001), 4-6.
Tremayne, Kate. “Writing the Historical Novel: Part IV – Plotting,” Historical Novels Review (December 2001), 8-10.
Tremayne, Kate. “Writing the Historical Novel: Part III – Characterisation,” Historical Novels Review (August 2001), 7-8.

Woolley, Persia. How to Write and Sell Historical Fiction. Cincinnati, OH: Writer’s Digest Books, 1997.

Zigmond, Sally. “Speaking Historically,” Solander 11:2 (November 2007), 14-16.

 

Research

Donnelly, Shannon. “Researching Historical Fiction,” Solander 5:1 (May 2001), 27-29.

Eicher, David J. “Primary Sources: Handle with Care – but DO Handle,” The Writer (April 2007) 35-37.

Hamilton, Katie F. “Historical Research: A Study in Contrasts,” Metheglin Press (1996).

King, Susan. “Adventures in Research,” Romantic Times (October 2001), 54.


O’Banyon, Constance. “Research: That All Important Tool,” Romantic Times (July 1998), 100-102.

Passino, Carla. “Leaning on Furniture in Renaissance Italy,” Solander 10:2 (November 2006), 14-16.
Picker, Lenny. "Mysteries of History: Sleuthing through the Past," Publishers Weekly 257:18 (3 May 2010).

Sharratt, Mary. “Portals to Hidden History,” Solander 10:2 (November 2006), 11-13.
Svenne, Jasmina. “The Complete Dancer, or How to Fake Knowledge of Historical Dance and Get Away with It,” Solander 5:2 (December 2001), 26-28.


 

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Home
About Me
Appearances & Book Signings
Editing Services
E-Books Historical Fiction vs. History My Excerpts: Novels My Excerpts: Short Stories
My Other Writings My Reviews Pirates & Privateers Recommended Books to Read
Research: Favorite Links Research: My Resources Scotland: Clan Cameron Scotland: Highlands Workshop Photos
Scotland: Thistle's Scotland 1 Scotland: Thistle's Scotland 2 Web Rings & Memberships Website Awards
Workshops Contact Me Sign My Guestbook Subscribe to my T&P Newsletter