It’s inevitable! Every historical fiction author gets something wrong and I’ve made my share of blunders. Laugh or cry with me as you read my historical mishaps.
Up or Down the Nile? Another one for the Blooper File - Fri, 07 Dec 2012
The Nile is a river in Egypt that empties into the Mediterranean. Its source, though hotly debated in ancient times and incorrectly theorized by King Juba II to be in ancient Mauretania, is actually (mostly) in Ethiopia. The river flows north. Consequently, when traveling from Alexandria on a river barge into deeper parts of Egypt, […]
On the Importance of Clear Note-taking - Mon, 24 Oct 2011
Last week, I posted an article on historical accuracy and whether it matters. My general contention is that I won’t change anything in history unless there’s a very good plot reason for doing so. And even though I am willing to move a battle, I try very hard to get the small things right. I […]
Bloopers and Historical Fantasy - Tue, 18 May 2010
When your heroine has magical abilities and you’ve written your book to be as accessible as possible, historical accuracy may not seem like something an author would be overly concerned with. But when it comes to my writing, I like to make sure that when I deviate from history–I do it purposefully. To that end, […]