My publishers want to keep SUGAR a surprise so I can’t share any excerpts with you yet. However, I have been thinking about this blog, and the community that we’re growing.
I almost always write works of historical fiction, for children as well as for adults. I am drawn to the genre like a moth to a flame. I know many children who are equally drawn to that genre, as well. What is so powerful about historical fiction? Why does it speak to me so? Why does it seem to speak so profoundly to us?
There are numerous blogs out there about children’s writing in general–all of them wonderful! I want to keep updating my blogroll (see the right side of the page) to direct you to them. And of course, I’m always here to take questions (and to ask them) about anything! But what do you think about my dedicating this blog to the investigation of historical works for children and teens?
I promise to keep you posted with reviews every week, as well as to discuss the process of researching and writing works of historical fiction. I promise to discuss the relationship that children have with history. I promise to look at works not only from America, but from around the world as well.
I think it could be fun. What do you think?