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Showing posts from September, 2020

Masterworks: Legacy - Samantha Wilcoxson - Interview

  Today is the last of a series on nine interviews I'm sharing on the Crowvus Book Blog. These are from the authors of the short stories included in the  Masterworks  anthology by the  Historical Writers Forum . We're running through chronologically, some are video interviews, others are written. I am delighted to welcome the fantastic Samantha Wilcoxson, who is sharing the artist inspiration for her short story Legacy , as well as the appeal of James A. Hamilton, and the delights of researching. First of all, tell us a little bit about yourself, what you write (besides Masterworks!), and what inspired you to begin writing. I was inspired to write by my love of reading. After watching me read, write reviews, and keep journals for twenty years, my husband asked me why I didn’t try writing, so I did! Without really planning on it, I ended up writing historical biographical fiction. I’m drawn to a tragic tale but also to lesser known historical figures with emotive stories to tell

Michaelmas: The Start of Story Season

 “I was visiting a friend in the borders one Michaelmas and we happened upon a hiring fair. A  place called Hazeldine. I found a charming boy to be a page for you, Mother. Whatever  happened to him?” - I found a relevant quote from Dance With Me, our next release, which is coming out  on 22nd October this year! Michaelmas is a great day for inspiration and storytelling. Traditionally, it was one of the days when hiring was conducted, and the school term  started. All these opportunities that people had to gather together and share stories about  whatever had happened since the last time they saw each other. (We’ve got less of those  opportunities this year, but technology still allows us to share our stories and news with  people further afield.) You can read all about St Michael chasing the devil to Earth in Susan’s latest blog post. The  feast day actually belongs to St Michael and all angels, especially his fellow archangels –  Gabriel and Raphael. Some traditions observe a fifth –