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10 questions with historical fiction blogger: Angela Holland

Angela Holland runs  Griperang's Bookmarks.
Angela Holland runs Griperang's Bookmarks.
Courtesy of Angela Holland

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. Angela Holland from Griperang's Bookmarks and contributor to Litfuse, Bethany House, Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group, IRead Book Tours, France Book Tours and Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours answers 10 questions about the genre she so loves.

1. What was the first historical fiction novel you ever read?

The first historical fiction novel I read was a book about General Custer when I was in grade school. I read that book so many times I can't even count. My first adult historical novel that I can remember reading was either "North and South" trilogy or "Gone with the Wind". I can't remember which I read first but loved them all.

2. What are your favorite historical fiction novels?

Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" series, any of Philippa Gregory's books, Sara Donait's "Into the Wilderness" series, "Pocahontas" by Susan Donnell, "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett, "Homeland" by John Jakes, "Tender Ties" series by Jane Kirkpatrick, "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell, "Morgan's Run" by Colleen McCullough and anything by James Alexander Thom just to name a few

3. Who are some historical fiction authors you have interviewed or worked with?

MaryLu Tyndall, Laurainne Snelling, Barbara Kyle and Carrie Turnansky

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

Helen Keller - I have always loved reading and learning about her. She was such a strong woman who over came so much to become a person that all girls can look up to.

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

I used to always say the 1800s as that used to be my favorite time in history but now I love reading about so many other time periods. But if I had to choose one I would say 1776 the year our nation was born.

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

Helen Keller, Thomas Jefferson, Anne Boleyn, Andrew Carnegie and Benjamin Franklin

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

There are so many beautiful castles it is hard to pick on but I am going to say Schloss Linderhof Castle in Ettal, Germany

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

Anne Boleyn - I think probably because she is the one that I know the most about but I also I think she was a woman who knew just what she wanted and how to get it.

9. Do you read traditional books or use an E-Reader?

I am still a traditional book reader - I have tried the Kindle but just don't care for it.

10. Tea or coffee when reading and reviewing books?

Tea - I drink tea all the time. I take flavored teas and make iced tea out of them. I have just discovered a new flavor - lavender


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