Fact, Fiction and Family Ties…

Deborah’s novel Agnes Canon’s War was inspired by her own family’s extraordinary ancestors. It also turned out that, in creating other characters for her novel, Deborah unknowingly had closely mirrored actual individuals of the time.

The truth is that when it comes to fiction, hard fact and real lives can play a huge impact on shaping what we write. Here, Deborah reveals the twists and turns that history provided to make her great story…

historywithatwist

I’d like to welcome historical fiction novelist Deborah Lincoln to historywithatwist. Deborah’s novel Agnes Canon’s War was inspired by her own family’s extraordinary ancestors. It also turned out that, in creating other characters for her novel, Deborah unknowingly had closely mirrored actual individuals of the time.

The truth is that when it comes to fiction, hard fact and real lives can play a huge impact on shaping what we write. Here, Deborah reveals the twists and turns that history provided to make her great story…

I once mentioned to my eight-year-old niece that I was writing a story about her several-times great grandma, and she said, emphatically, that she wasn’t at all interested in reading about dead people. She wanted to read about live people, by which I think she meant Harry Potter.

I understand that. Not everyone enjoys historical fiction; it can be an acquired taste. But how can…

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novelist, reviewer, editor, book critic for Liberty Island and Perihelion Science Fiction; native prairie/guerilla gardener; champion of liberty, indie authors & underdogs; one of the top two reviewers in Editors &Preditors Poll 2015; Amazon Vine, NetGalley Top Reviewer
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