Connecting family history

Writing historical fiction is fun but you have to make it relate to readers of today. When I’m writing, I search through my memories and family stories and if you’re a friend –I’m probably absorbing your family history too!

It’s the small things that make a story come alive for today’s current readers. It’s not like any of us are going to be protecting our family farm from marauders, the way Heaven does in A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennesee. Now we have security cameras and alarm systems or a dog that will scare off anything that walks by the door. So how do authors connect that history?

I discuss how green beans came to be in this book. Come and listen to Genealogy Publishing Coach get the details from me. And if you’ve read A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennesse now you know why those green beans played such a big role in that book. Shh! Don’t leave spoilers in the comments. But you can comment with, “Now, I get it!”

author Diana Lesire Brandmeyer

About Diana Brandmeyer

Christian author Diana Lesire Brandmeyer writes historical and contemporary romances set from the Midwest to the Mountains. She’s written Mind of Her Own, Frontier Legacy Brides, Small Town Brides, and A Time for Love, among others. Once widowed and now remarried she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families be it fictional or real life. *affiliate links are used on this site. It won't cost you more but those extra pennies keep me stocked in tea, thank you!

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