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How History Leads to Historic Fiction

How History Leads to Historical Fiction I write historical fiction, and I’m quick to admit that I’m not a historian. I just love to write about the past. Flip open the pages of a historical novel and you are thrown … Continue reading

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Dream Points to Citadel

My father passed away six years ago, but last night he left me a message. In a dream, he pointed the way to the citadel center in Budapest and told me to go there. Father served as an officer in … Continue reading

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Flashbacks

My return to the cemetery later that day proved to be productive, if not completely happy. Perhaps bittersweet is the better word. I found my grandmother’s grave. I found her in a newer part of the cemetery, a part better … Continue reading

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Story Behind Chapter One

In Budaörs, Hungary, the city where I grew up before the revolution, my cousin dropped me off early one morning just before Christmas. I had returned to this place of my youth, curious to see how it had changed. I … Continue reading

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Sixth Challenge

The day I decided to tackle my sixth challenge—to write a book—was a beautiful spring day, with daffodils just coming into bud. But I was pacing the floor, talking to myself. I didn’t want to fail. The early sun cast … Continue reading

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