The world of historical fiction features great authors and great bloggers and book reviewers who help promote the wonderful novels written by these fantastic historical fiction writers. These bloggers and reviewers have a passion for historical fiction and are proud to promote the works they read and enjoy. Amy Phillips Bruno from Passages to the Past and Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours answers 10 questions about the genre she so loves.
What was the first historical fiction novel you ever read?
"The Other Boleyn Girl" by Philippa Gregory.
What are your favorite historical fiction novels?
"The Dovekeepers" by Alice Hoffman, "The Welsh Trilogy" by Sharon Kay Penman, " The Crimson Petal and the White" by Michael Faber and anything by Margaret George.
Who are some historical fiction authors you have interviewed or worked with?
During my five years of blogging I have had the opportunity to interview Margaret George, Sharon Kay Penman, Elizabeth Chadwick, Patricia Bracewell, Karleen Koen, Kate Quinn, CW Gortner, Michelle Diener, D.L. Bogdan, Donna Russo Morin, Sophie Perinot, Nancy Bilyeau and many others.
If you could go back in time and be any figure from history, who would it be?
Oh, that’s a tough question. I don’t think I would necessarily want to be Elizabeth I, but to see history in the making through her eyes would be fascinating.
What year in history would you have liked to live in?
1559, the year that Elizabeth I took the throne of England.
You're having a dinner party and you can invite 5 people from history, who would they be?
Elizabeth I, Charles II, Queen Victoria, Marie Antoinette and Louis XIV.
What castle from the past or present would you like to live in?
I have always been in love with the Palace of Versailles and wouldn’t mind calling it home.
Which of the six wives of King Henry VIII is your favorite?
Catherine of Aragon.
Do you read traditional books or use an E-Reader?
Both. I held out for a while before purchasing an e-reader because I love the feel and smell of a real book, but I have come to really love my Kindle.
Tea or coffee when reading and reviewing books?
Neither, my drink of choice is Dr. Pepper.