Episode 116: The Delights of Writing Historical Fiction

Writer Lucy Jane Bledsoe, whose new novel is Running Wild, interviews fellow authors Pam Berkman and Dorothy Hearst. Berkman and Hearst’s new children’s book is Filigree’s Midnight Ride, the first entry in a series about, as Berkman says, “turning points in history, particularly American history, from the point of view of a dog who was there.” Filigree’s Midnight Ride tells the story of Paul Revere’s ride, and of a Pomeranian, Filigree, who assumes that he can’t help Revere because of his small size.

In this lively discussion, the writers discuss the differences between writing for children and writing for adults, the challenges and delights of writing historical fiction, and the dynamics of co-authorship and collaboration.

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