Friday, December 9, 2011
Past Times Books: Historical Fiction E-Books
Back in October I was flattered to be asked by Wendy Bertsch, the founder of the website Past Times Books, to join its cadre of historical fiction authors and list my historical novels, The Wolf's Sun and A Devil Singing Small It's a very particular website and vets applicants' novels for writing quality and, I assume, the ability to tell a good story.
The authors who reside on the site are nice, too, and have led interesting lives, which they write about. Best of all, you can peruse their works of historical fiction, which have direct links to Kindle and other ebook sites for purchase.
Dodging Shells, by Bertsch, a novelization of her father's World War II military experience as a Canadian soldier during the invasion of Sicily and the push up the boot of Italy. It was poignant (he was so young) and it was humorous (if you can't find humor in war, you'll go mad). Not a lot has been written about the Canadian forces during World War II, but they fought alongside the British from the beginning of the war in 1939.
I feel quite at home on Past Times Books, as though I've become a member of an exclusive club. If you're in search of some good historical fiction, I hope you take a look at this website and the literary riches it displays.