Posts Tagged ‘research’

115I – How the Story Changes: An Interview with Shawn Smucker

Episode 115I How the Story Changes: An Interview with Shawn Smucker

Today, we’re back again with Shawn Smucker, but this time we’re talking about nonfiction and his new memoir, Once We Were Strangers. It’s the story of how Shawn came to have a friendship with a Syrian refugee in Shawn’s hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and how their friendship changed both men. This book moved me like…

113I – Imagining a Real Life: An Interview with Jane Kirkpatrick

Episode 113I Imagining a Real Life - An Interview with Jane Kirkpatrick

Jane Kirkpatrick writes historical fiction from a different angle. She researches fascinating real people and then writes what’s missing from history — their personal stories. Everything She Didn’t Say is the latest of Jane’s novels. It’s about the real and imagined life of Carrie Strahorn, a pioneer woman and journalist of the late 19th century.…

106I – Amish and the Civil War: An Interview with Jan Drexler

Episode 106I Amish and the Civil War - An Interview with Jan Drexler

Our guest today is Jan Drexler, a historical novelist whose stories often feature Amish characters. Today we talk about the challenges and choices Plain folk faced during the Civil War. Jan is a Civil War buff and traces her family history back through the Amish of the 1700s, so she brings a unique take to…

103I – The Strong Quaker Women of Nantucket: An Interview with Suzanne Woods Fisher

Episode 103I The Strong Quaker Women of Nantucket

Suzanne Woods Fisher joins us today for a riveting and fun conversation about Nantucket, its amazing history and people, and the trilogy of Quaker books she set on the island. Did you know that the Macy family (from the Macy’s department stores) and the Folger family (from Folger’s coffee, what my mom drank) both come…

101I – Querying and Getting THE CALL: An Interview with Claire Eliza Bartlett

Episode 101I Querying and Getting The Call

We writers love stories, and some of the most exciting are stories of getting THE CALL – from an agent who wants to represent our books (and with whom we’re now working happily ever after), and from our agent or an editor who wants to buy our books. Claire Eliza Bartlett, our guest today, tells…