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A Touch of Historical Romance!

I cannot profess to be a historian, nor do I want to be one. I am, after all, a mere historical fiction author who delves into history for the simple fact of adding to the stories swarming in my head. When I decided to write the historical novel “Blood and Ink”, the enormity of the research which lay before me was, at first, daunting. I remember at one point sitting in my writing chair (a comfy oversized brown leather chair with nailheads running along the arm) and laid out before me on the floor was, at least, a hundred notecards; each describing a scene in the book and each with a particular reference to an event in history. I rearranged and shuffled until the story took shape in a beautiful arc. Many people have asked me, after reading “Blood and Ink”, how did I come to the conclusion o...