Historical Novelist Lynn Cullen, Part 1: Mrs. Poe, Frances Osgood, and the Author Herself

Received this post as an email? Click on the blue title to read in your browser. I hadn’t seen my friend Lynn Cullen since the launch of her historical novel Reign of Madness in 2011, though we’d been in touch via email. But this morning we were meeting for breakfast at Goldberg’s Deli in Toco […]

The Historical Novel, Where the Truth Lies: A Conversation with Anthony Grooms

Depending on whom you ask, the Search for Truth can be an elusive prey. Do we find it in the Historian’s facts or in the Philosopher’s Idealities? The Historical Novelist certainly employs facts and ideas, but what he aims to demonstrate is how an event felt to a character, thus allowing the reader to experience […]

City of Light: A City of Intrigue

For fans of historical fiction, romance, murder mysteries, and real life politics, City of Light by Lauren Belfer is a great read.  Her debut novel in 1999, the book made the New York Times Notable Book list.    While the fictional Louisa Barrett is the main character, early 1900’s Buffalo, New York is the real center of the […]