Turning history into fiction is an act of translation. Taking a reader somewhere he or she has never been is a balancing act between the familiar and the unknown. Language, attitudes, clothing, and daily life has changed so much that a modern reader would be lost if an author presented an historical story the way it might really have happened. Keeping the integrity of the period while presenting an enjoyable work of fiction is the task of any author. It is my hope to give the reader stories they can relate to and learn from while eliminating any errors that would make an historian cringe.
© KB Inglee, 2014