Welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere, Larry. It’s a pleasure and an honour to have you as my very special guest on FLY HIGH!
This is my first question for you. I know you love writing historical fiction, especially stories set during WWII. Do you think we can learn the truth about our past and roots reading historical novels more than or as well as researching on documents?
Reading a story set in a historical context can help stimulate interest in historical events, and further our understanding of our own path through the present. This places an unusual duty on the author. The context within which your story takes places must be historically accurate - balanced against the need to simplify overly complex interactions and create a story people will read and enjoy. I research my novels as if I were writing a “real” history. I write the context as accurately as possible, and then insert my characters into lessor known pieces of that history to create a plausible story. Good historical fiction is a challenge and a joy.