Top 20 — almost top 10 for Sara Donati

M.K. Tod has put up a survey on favorite writers of historical fiction — and I made the number eleven slot in some really excellent company. I didn’t know this survey was running and I didn’t send anybody over to vote, so I can feel good about this without reservation.

It’s a lovely boost when I’m trying to pin down information on the Staten Island railroad circa 1880. Very exciting chapters I’m working on, despite how that sounds.

Unravelled, M.K. Tod

M.K. Tod’s primary interests are WWI and WWII — an interest we have in common (ala Homestead, in particular). She’s got a novel out (Unravelled) that I just ordered for my Kindle. The description:

In October 1935, Edward Jamieson’s memories of war and a passionate love affair resurface when an invitation to a WWI memorial ceremony arrives. Though reluctant to visit the scenes of horror he has spent years trying to forget, Edward succumbs to the unlikely possibility of discovering what happened to Helene Noisette, the woman he once pledged to marry. Travelling through the French countryside with his wife Ann, Edward sees nothing but reminders of war. After a chance encounter with Helene at the dedication ceremony, Edward’s past puts his present life in jeopardy.