Linda Bennett Pennell
I have been in love with the past for as long as I can remember. Anything with a history, whether shabby or majestic, recent or ancient, instantly draws me in. I suppose it comes from being part of a large extended family that spanned several generations. Long summer afternoons on my grandmother’s porch or winter evenings gathered around her fireplace were filled with stories both entertaining and poignant. Of course being set in the South, those stories were also peopled by some very interesting characters, some of whom have found their way into my work.
As for my venture in writing, it has allowed me to reinvent myself. We humans are truly multifaceted creatures, but unfortunately we tend to sort and categorize each other into neat, easily understood packages that rarely reveal the whole person. Perhaps you, too, want to step out of the box in which you find yourself. I encourage you to look at the possibilities and imagine. Be filled with childlike wonder in your mental wanderings. Envision what might be, not simply what is. Let us never forget, all good fiction begins when someone says to herself or himself, “Let’s pretend.”
Favorite quote regarding my professional passion: “History is filled with the sound of silken slippers going downstairs and wooden shoes coming up.” Voltaire Visit Linda at her website: http://www.lindapennell.com/
Hi, Becky, so nice to know that you love historical romances as much as I do. I’m working on a regional, historical romance set in South Central PA, time period of 1850’s. I’m excited to know that you and Linda and Caroline believe as I do, that historical romances are not dead. Those are my favorite books to read. Thanks for offering this site for us who love our history and our heroes and heroines to have a HEA 😉
Much luck with your WIP. It was a fascinating time in America, and I love to see more authors delving into the period and uncovering those minuscule events that helped mold America. Look for my article in USA Today on Oct. 29 about the comeback of the American historical romance.
Oh I will look for that. Many folks would be delighted to hear it.
I love this blog! My history loving nerdiness can’t get enough.
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Enjoyed your Blog. I have also been interested in History that is around my area. There is plenty of it. I am following.
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