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In History Hit's Historical Fiction podcast, authors of newly published novels talk about their work, historians and writers discuss how great historical figures are depicted in fiction, and commentators explore contemporary concerns about "fake news" and "post-truth". Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
This interdisciplinary conference takes the recent popularity of the historical novel as a starting point to explore the relationship between history and fiction. The plenary speaker, Booker Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel (“Wolf Hall”), will appear in conversation with Mary Robertson, former Huntington chief curator of British historical manuscripts. The conference was held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.
 
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Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a patron and enjoy special perks and bonus content. What a thrill to welcome Kimberly Duffy to the show this week. She's not a first-time author, but it's her premier visit to the podcast and the first time I'v…
 
Today’s episode features a fantastic conversation that I know you’re all going to love. Kimberley Woodhouse has been writing seriously for more than twenty years. She is a best-selling author of more than two dozen books. She has won the Carol Award, the Reader’s Choice Award, the Holt Medallion, and has finaled in the Selah Awards and the Spur Awa…
 
Today I talked to C. P. Lesley about Song of the Storyteller (Five Directions Press, 2023). It’s 1546, and Ivan the Terrible is about to be coronated and married off. Government nobles are given 6 weeks to choose the most beautiful, highborn, fertile, and politically expedient brides from around the country. Before Tsar Ivan makes his choice, 16-ye…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a patron and enjoy special perks and bonus content. The Maid of Ballymacool by Jennifer Deibel Brianna Kelly was abandoned at Ballymacool House and Boarding School as an infant. She has worked there since she w…
 
What a terrific kick-off to season five! This is a wonderful conversation with Mariah Fredericks about her latest novel, The Lindbergh Nanny. Here’s a description from the publisher: When the most famous toddler in America, Charles Lindbergh, Jr., is kidnapped from his family home in New Jersey in 1932, the case makes international headlines. Alrea…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a patron and enjoy special perks and bonus content. Hearts of Steel by Elizabeth Camden His steel empire has catapulted him to the top of the world, but loving her could cost him everything. Maggie Molinaro sur…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a patron and enjoy special perks and bonus content. Terri J. Haynes joins me on the podcast this week, and boy, did we have a fun chat! We talked about her dual timeline novel, Passages of Hope, which is part o…
 
It is the very end of the eighteenth century, and Pandora Blake—known as Dora—lives at the edge of London society. Despite the opposition of her obnoxious uncle Hezekiah and his live-in housekeeper/mistress Lottie, neither of whom has much interest in their orphaned charge, Dora has a dream. She wants to sketch jewelry designs that will appeal to t…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a patron and enjoy special perks and bonus content. Kimberley Woodhouse is our guest on the show this week. She is a delightful woman, and we had a wonderful chat about her new book, A Mark of Grace. This is bo…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a patron and enjoy special perks and bonus content. This week is very special because I'm my own guest! I welcome a guest host Becca Hope to the show, and she interviews me about my new release, What I Would Te…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a patron and enjoy special perks and bonus content. Tessa Afshar is our very special guest on the podcast this week. She is a brilliant and humble and lovely woman who happens to be a fabulous author of novels …
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a patron and enjoy special perks and bonus content. Laura Frantz and I had a fabulous chat on this week's episode. Her new book, The Rose and the Thistle, is set in 1715 in Scotland and pits a Jacobite against …
 
In 1934, tens of thousands of Communist guerillas fled Jiangxi, in an extended retreat through hazardous terrain to Shaanxi in the north, while under fire from their Nationalist enemies. The Long March, as it became to be known, helped build the legend of the Chinese Communist Party, and of its leader Mao. While on the Long March, Mao had a daughte…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a patron and enjoy special perks and bonus content. This week, I'm so pleased to present Hannah Linder. She's new to traditional publishing and is making a splash. We have a great chat about what Gothic Regency…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a patron and enjoy special perks and bonus content. Amy Lynn Green and I had such a fun chat on this week's episode. There were a few serious moments, when she speaks about the power of a happy ending and how t…
 
We’re bringing you a special Christmas episode today! My daughter Camilla joins me on the show as we talk about the best novels we’ve read this year. Just in time for any last minute Christmas gift purchases you may want to make. Listen to me talk with Kimberly Duffy about her novel Every Word Unsaid here. Purchase Every Word Unsaid on Amazon (affi…
 
From Lucrezia Borgia to Marlene Dietrich, Empress Marie Fyodorovna of Russia, and most recently the actress Sarah Bernhardt, C. W. Gortner has made a career out of finding strong, fascinating, real-life heroines for his novels. In The American Adventuress (William Morrow, 2022), he focuses his attention on Jennie Jerome, the mother of Winston Churc…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a patron and enjoy special perks and bonus content. Engaging Deception by Regina Jennings A lively competition draws her into her rival’s blueprints–and maybe even his heart. Olive Kentworth has spent her life …
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a patron and enjoy special perks and bonus content. Patty Smith Hall joins us on this episode to chat about her new book, On My Honor. Were you ever a Girl Scout? Have you ever been to the Outer Banks of North …
 
In her novels, Nicola Cornick blends a modern perspective with a historical mystery and a paranormal connection between the two. The Winter Garden (Graydon House Books, 2022) revolves around the infamous Gunpowder Plot of 1605, known to every British schoolchild as the origin of Guy Fawkes Day, celebrated on November 5 with fireworks, bonfires, and…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a patron and enjoy special perks and bonus content. Today discuss your answers to my question on social media. The is what I asked: When you review a book, what standard do you use for 3, 4, and 5-star reviews?…
 
Today I talked to Mariah Fredericks about her new novel The Lindbergh Nanny (Minotaur Books, 2022). The kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh, Jr in 1932 shocked the country and made international headlines. The famous Charles Lindbergh Sr became an American hero after successfully flying solo across the Atlantic. He was married to the wealthy and beauti…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a patron and enjoy special perks and bonus content. Allison Pittman is my guest this week, here to chat about everything Laura Ingall's Wilder, her childhood crush on Cap Garland and why she painted him the way…
 
Today I talked to Karen Odden about her new book Under a Veiled Moon (Crooked Lane Books, 2022). When the Princess Alice pleasure boat collides with a huge iron-hulled cargo ship on the Thames River, it’s split in half, and only 130 of the 650 passengers and crew members survive. It’s 1878, and clues point to sabotage by the Irish Republican Brothe…
 
London, 1679. Combining the color and adventure of Alexandre Dumas and the thrills of Frederick Forsyth, early scientists Harry Hunt and Robert Hooke of the Royal Society stumble onto a plot to kill the Queen of England. The Poison Machine (Melville House, 2022) is a nail-biting and brilliantly imagined historical thriller that will delight readers…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a patron and enjoy special perks and bonus content. My guest this week is Joanna Politano, who talks about her new book, The Lost Song, what asylums were like in Victorian England, and why we gravitate toward s…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a patron and enjoy special perks and bonus content. Fellow Wisconsin author Naomi Musch joins me this week for a chat about her recently published WWII novel, Season of My Enemy. This wonderful book is set in W…
 
Cora’s Kitchen by Kimberly Garrett Brown (Inanna Publications 2022) is a striking novel told in letters, journal entries, and a series of stories written by an educated young Black mother, wife, and librarian. Cora, who works at Harlem’s 135th Street library, reads a powerful poem by the young Langston Hughes, who begins to offer advice about her o…
 
Today I talked to Mally Becker about her new book The Counterfeit Wife: A Revolutionary War Mystery (Level Best Books, 2022). Philadelphia, June 1780. George Washington's two least likely spies return, masquerading as husband and wife as they search for traitors in Philadelphia. Months have passed since young widow Becca Parcell and former printer …
 
Agatha Christie hardly needs an introduction. The Queen of Mystery has reigned since the 1920s, and the recent release of films based on her books shows that her popularity is in no danger of waning anytime soon. It takes a certain audacity to create an amateur detective who, while managing Christie’s household, outpaces her employer in solving cri…
 
Set during the Ming Dynasty that ruled over China, The Empire's Bladesmen: Forbidden Relics (Amored History, 2021) by Clay Vagrant is a gripping story of adventure, secret assassins, and mythic creatures. This interview will include discussions not only about the novel itself, but many of the historical and fantasy elements related to Chinese histo…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a patron and enjoy special perks and bonus content. Episode 100 - It's almost impossible to believe that we've hit this milestone. But we have, so it's time to party and look back at the first one hundred episo…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a patron and enjoy special perks and bonus content. Amy Sorrells is my guest this week, and she chats with us about her fascinating new book, Miracle at the Sideshow. This novel includes the history of baby inc…
 
Today I talked to Karen Heenan about Coming Apart: A Novel of the Great Depression (2022). Ava has always been poor, so she doesn't think the Great Depression will change anything. But when her mother dies and her coal miner husband loses his job, Ava's certainty falters. The last thing she needs is a letter from her estranged sister, asking for th…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a patron and enjoy special perks and bonus content. Tamela Hancock Murray joins us this week to talk about trends in Christian historical fiction. What's hot and what's not. What's on its way in, and what's on …
 
Miss del Río (Graydon House Books, 2022) explores the biography of a real-life actress, Dolores del Río, who became a silent movie star in Hollywood, navigated the transition to talkies, and eventually played a role in the establishment of the film industry in her home country of Mexico. The story plays out against the backdrop of the Mexican Revol…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a patron and enjoy special perks and bonus content. Today it's my pleasure to welcome to a show one of Christian historical fiction's best known and best loved authors. Kim Vogel Sawyer has been a mainstay of t…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a Patreon and enjoy special perks and bonus content. Amanda Wen and I chatted about her new book, The Songs That Could Have Been. We had so much fun speaking about writing, genealogy, music, and how Amanda neve…
 
In Three Muses (Regal House Publishing, 2022) by Martha Toll, John Curtin survives the Holocaust by singing for the entertainment of the kommendant who murdered his family. He’s sent to America, probably by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, to be adopted by a family whose son was killed fighting the war. The nourishment, love, and kindness of his n…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Lauralee Bliss is a fascinating person and a fabulous author, and she joins us on the podcast this week to talk about her new book, Escape from Amsterdam. This book is part of Barbour Publishing's series Heroines of W…
 
London, 1382. The Crown's treasury, the most secure chamber in the kingdom, has been robbed, and the five guards killed. Brother Athelstan is set to investigate, but he has problems of his own, including a body found in the nave of his parish church. Join us as we speak with Paul Doherty about his recent Brother Athelstan medieval mystery, The Hang…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a Patreon and enjoy special perks. When Stone Wings Fly by Karen Barnett Uncovering a long-lost family story is the only way to bring her grandmother peace Kieran Lucas's grandmother is slipping into dementia, …
 
Today I talked to Laurie R. King about her new novel Back to the Garden: A Novel (Bantam, 2022). Inspector Raquel Liang of the San Francisco Police Department has reached a crossroads in her career. A recent incident ended with her transfer to the Cold Cases Unit and instructions to do everything by the book from now on if she wants to keep her job…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a Patreon and enjoy special perks and bonus content. Ezekiel's Song A prophet's heart broken, a woman's joy gone. What does Yahweh have planned for His people? On the brink of Jerusalem's demise, devoted priest…
 
Today’s episode is a very special one! It’s been two years since I started Historical Fiction: Unpacked. To celebrate this milestone, Michelle Ule is hosting the show! I’m in the hot seat as she interviews me about my life, my writing, my favorites (and least favorites) when it comes to historical fiction, and what gave me the idea of starting a po…
 
Price of Passage: A Tale of Immigration and Liberation (DX Varos, 2022), Larry Sommers opens in 1853 in Norway, where only firstborn sons inherited their father’s land and estate. Other children had to fend for themselves. Anders realizes that the only way he can live a life of honor is to flee to America. He escapes his uncle’s home, hides in a bo…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a Patreon and enjoy special perks and bonus content. This week, my heart is so happy because I get to welcome Elizabeth Musser to the show. Elizabeth has been serving as a missionary in France for many years bu…
 
Today’s conversation is a perfect way to wrap up Season Four. I spoke with Elena Gorokhova about her debut novel, A Train to Moscow, which released in March. Elena’s insight was enriching. We discussed how her own family’s story inspired her novel, what it was like to grow up in Soviet Russia, her immigration story, and her perspective on what’s ha…
 
In R. F. Kuang’s Babel, or The Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution (Harper Voyager in 2022), we meet Robin Swift. Orphaned by Cholera in Canton in 1828, he is brought to London by a mysterious Professor Lovell, who trains him in Latin, Ancient Greek, and Chinese, to prepare him for enrollment in Oxford Uni…
 
Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Become a Patreon and enjoy special perks and bonus content. A Feeling of Home by Susan Anne Mason Can she set aside the pain from the past to embrace a new love? Isabelle Wardrop's well-to-do life has completely unrav…
 
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