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!”