Category Archive for: ‘Genealogy’

Are you a character person or an action person?

  I’m a character person. I love characters, especially those who rise above what life has delivered them. And witty characters – I wish I could write them better – like the character of Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downtown Abbey played by the consummate Maggie Smith. But since I can’t write ‘witty’ well enough to please me, I’m left …

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My Seat at the Round Table Discussion – Historical Fiction rocks.

I was asked to answer a series of fascinating questions about historical fiction. You can check out my answers where they appear with those of several other authors on Sophie Schiller’s Historical Fiction Round Table. This quote by GK Chesterton almost matches word for the word what I said at the Round Table discussion. My books are all about those …

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Happiness is searching the annals of time

I must be writing another book – there is no other explanation for getting buried in the past, which, at best, is a solitary task, and at worst is downright anti-social. But I’m happy. That must count for something. Any genealogist, historian and writer will relate to my search, digging deeper and deeper into history to find just the right …

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My Guest Interview with Maria Grace

Writing Superheroes: Vicky Adin BAC, Guest interviews by Maria Grace Look for a Victorian gown and antique writing desk to find this superhero. Read on and find out more… According to Wikipedia, ‘a superhero is a type of heroic character possessing extraordinary talents, supernatural phenomena, or superhuman powers and is dedicated to a moral goal or protecting the public.’ Sounds like a …

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Challenge Seven of the 9-week book challenge

Don’t panic – you still have twenty-one days until Christmas and the shops are open seven days a week and the internet 24 hours every day. I hope your reading pile is growing. Lots of seven’s this week. Challenge 7 posted on the 7th at 7am talking about 7-day shopping. Who has the lucky number 7? This challenge could be just …

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