Author Interviews

Phyllis Edgerly Ring Interview – The Holocaust, Eva Braun, and Friendship

What inspired Phyllis Edgerly Ring to write about the friendship of two lonely women in Nazi Germany? What would she say to schools that are now teaching that the Holocaust was just a political scheme and never really happened? What is her favorite thing about writing historical fiction? When you first learned about Hitler and…

Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz Interview – Serial Killers, a Ghost Detective, and Shadow Men

What was the motivation to make the character of Mika so unlikable? Was the creation of “The Leg Collector” inspired by a particular serial killer? Who are the shadow men? What was the inspiration for the book cover? Mika is a character I love to hate. Was her character based on someone you have been…

Martha Kennedy Guest Post/Interview – The Protestant Reformation and Freedom of Religion

Did the Protestant Reformation improve the quality of the lives of wives? Or did it make it worse? When the Anabaptist Swiss immigrated to the U.S. during the 17th and 18th centuries, what three faiths did they bring with them? Why did the Anabaptists believe that the powers of church and state should remain separate?…

K. Hollan Van Zandt Interview – The Great Library, Slave Trafficking, and the Emerald Tablet

What was the inspiration for this book? How long did it take the author to research all the colorful history woven into the story? Who was her favorite character? What are the author’s thoughts on self-publishing? What was your inspiration for this book? Many slender threads begin with romance and synchronicity, and so I started…