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Check out my stops on my blog tour in February 2017. Please post your comments on the guest blog site.   February 1-14 :  GoodReads – Signed paperback giveaway https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/217734-when-water-was-everywhere   February 2-3 :    The Senior Voice – Review by Barbara Glass .com/archive/2017/02/when-water-was-everywhere   February 3 :        Big Blend Radio / Toast of the Arts — Podcast with Lisa Smith – Interview & Book Page on BlendRadioandTV.com http://blendradioandtv.com/index.php/listing/barbara-crane-when-water-was-everywhere/   February 6 :        Review by Louis

Writing History as Fiction

Posted by Barbara Crane on September 21, 2016
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Writing History as Fiction

Historical accuracy is important to me when I read an historical novel. But it’s historical fiction, correct? So where do I draw the line between an accurate portrayal and allowing a writer (myself and others) the leeway to invent situations, conversations and events to tell a compelling story? When Water Was Everywhere takes place in Mexican Alta California in the early 1840s, only a few years before California became

History as Fiction

Posted by Barbara Crane on March 29, 2016
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History as Fiction

“There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books,” Charlie Chaplin is reputed to have said. I believe it. His films certainly preserve the flair and fashion of the 1920s just as surely as Renoir’s paintings reflect Parisian life in the late 19th century. Believing in Chaplin’s insight before I had ever seen it, I have always used historical fiction as a