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10 questions with historical fiction author: Jody Hedlund

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Jody Hedlund, author of "Love Unexpected", "Unending Devotion", "A Noble Groom", "Captured By Love", "The Preacher's Bride", "The Doctor's Lady", and "Rebellious Heart" answers 10 questions about her favorite time period in history, her favorite figures from history, and the age old question of coffee or tea.

1. If you could go back in time and be any figure from history, who would it be?

Cinderella (even though she's from a fairy tale, I like to think that she's somehow based on a real princess from sometime in history!).

2. What year in history would you have liked to live in?

I would have loved to live during the age of knights and castles and lords and ladies (especially if I was Cinderella!).

3. You're having a dinner party and you can invite 5 people from history, who would they be?

Elizabeth and John Bunyan (the writer of Pilgrim's Progress); Narcissa and Walt Whitman (the first couple to travel overland west); Abigail and John Adams (the second president). These are characters from three of my books, and I'd love to meet them and see what they think of the stories I've told about them!

4. What castle from the past or present would you like to live in?

Wartburg Castle in Germany (or any castle in Germany for that matter!)

5. Two fellow historical fiction authors you'd like to go on a history themed tour of the world with?

I'd probably pick a couple of my fellow inspirational author friends who have also written in European settings, Julie Klassen and Siri Mitchel.

6. Who was more dashing and interesting, King Henry VIII of England or King Louis XIV of France?

Perhaps King Henry VIII in his younger years when he was energetic and kinder. But I certainly wouldn't want to be with him during his beheading-his-wife days!

7. Which of the six wives of King Henry VIII is your favorite?

I like his first wife, Catherine of Aragon the best. But I think Anne Boleyn is the most intriguing.

8. English monarchy or French monarchy?

English monarchy

9. What three novels could you read over and over?

Any of the books in the "Chronicles of Narnia", "A Little Princess", and "Charlotte's Web"

10. Tea or coffee when writing?

Definitely coffee and loads of it!

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