Today's guest writer is Heath Jacks, whom I am proud to say is my father. He is an amateur comedian, and always makes me laugh. We were talking about historical book covers earlier, and he asked if he could write a guest article. I hope you enjoy my dad and his humor!
Greetings, readers of History From A Woman's Perspective. I am the father of the lovely young woman who writes this blog. I have my own blog, Cancer - The Lighter Side, which takes a lighter, more humorous look at my battle with colon cancer and the ensuing chemotherapy, which I am happy to report is over and all is well. I have written some short stories, and am attempting a longer work called "Walking Dumb". I know you're breathless already in anticipation. Look for it to be self-published posthumously. I am also a former stand-up comic.
I am writing this guest post after noticing the number of historical fiction novels with covers where the model's head is cut off. It shows the…
HF Virtual Book Tours is delighted to introduce you to historical novelist Deborah
Swift! Deborah’s acclaimed novels are set in turbulent seventeenth century England
and have been described as “brilliant” and “a must for all readers looking for
something out of the ordinary but grippingly alive”. Her previous life as a
scenographer and costume designer shine through as the settings are beautifully
evoked, immersing the reader in the sights and smells of the time.
Deborah’s multi-layered and engrossing historical adventures will make perfect picks
for reading groups. Reading Group Guides can be conveniently found in the back of
each book and on her website.
Find more information on Deborah's novels below and enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift
Card (£15 UK)!
The Lady's SlipperPublication Date: June 3, 2011 Pan MacMillan Formats: Ebook, Paperback
The King is back, but memories of the English Civil War still rankle. In rural
Westmorland, artist Alice Ibbetson has become ca…
Today, I have the opportunity to interview Paula Margulies. She has recently wrote a novel about Pocahontas called Favorite Daughter, Part One, which won an Editor’s Choice Award at the 24th Annual San Diego State University Writer’s Conference. The story creates a different perspective to the American heroine. It is told in first person narrative, and it is how Pocahontas at a young age embarks through the many changes of her life. By doing so she transforms into a strong, courageous, wise woman. I am very pleased that she took the time to grant me this interview and to generously donate a copy of her novel to the giveaway. I look forward to reading her books in the future, and check back for my review of Favorite Daughter’s Part One soon. This interview is to give readers insight about her and her novel. Thank you, Mrs. Margulies.
1. Where and when do you write?
In my home office mostly, although I try to sneak away to artist residencies whenever my teaching and client work sche…