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Editing!

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I am into the final editing of my second book in the Numerius Meridius Pulcher series, Numerius Meridius Pulcher and the Case of the Syrian Slaves and Slippery Slopes.

I really do hate editing!  Punctuation I hate most!  All those commas, semi-colons…and I use a lot of them in the Numerius stories…a style choice. Much easier with the New Orleans series, shorter sentences, shorter chapters.  Could I write the same way for the Numerius Series?  Certainly, but then it wouldn’t be Numerius.  So I muddle on.

What is it about Historicals?

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I have loved Historicals since reading The Calico Captive (Elizabeth George Speare) in the third grade. What was your first?

I love sinking into a past world lovingly created around a good story…the ancient world, Rennaisance, Elizabethan, Victorian, Edwardian…all can take me into hours of otherworldly delight.

Old favorites:  Mary Renault, Georgette Hyer, Robert Graves, Marguertie Youcenar, Lawrence Schoonover

New favorites:  Stephen Saylor, Charles Finch, Robert Harris, Lindsey Davis

My biggest surprise:  Norman Mailer’s Ancient Evenings.  Not a fan of the man or his work, but I fell in love with this book.

Historicals  are magical transport into the past.

What are your favorites?  Why do you read Historicals?