History Hoydens

Musing on the impact of geography on historical fiction (and a little window onto what I’m working on right now) on History Hoydens.


  1. Anne Halpin on February 3, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I enjoyed reading your article. I had to smile at your “in my youth” expression. Our instant communication is great these days, yet something is lost as well. My grandmother married a rancher in Montana in 1915. She would not see her family who lived in London, Ontario, for almost 20 years. Letters preserved the family bond. I often think of her and how difficult raising her family in difficult circumstances must have been. Keep up your great work!

  2. Sheila on February 7, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I tihnk we will always have historical fiction because so many plots depend on the difficulties of communication and travel. Much more fun to have a character have to ride 3 days to find out something which would be communicated instantly today.

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