Hello, Donna! Thank you for appearing on Let Them Read Books!
Thank you for taking the time out to interview me. It’s a true pleasure to meet with you and your visitors.
What inspired you to start writing historical fiction for young readers?
As a child and then as an adult I have always enjoyed history. Once my writing bug ignited I was drawn into the world of historical fiction in a writing course. The research into historical facts and developing believable characters to make a story come alive inspire me.
Your characters often face unpleasant and sometimes shocking situations that were considered typical during the eras in which they take place. What kind of challenges do you face in writing about these events for today's children?
It’s important for me, as a writer to develop a well-rounded character the reader will feel empathy for. Often times the theme bullying comes into play for the shocking events throughout history, providing a connection to modern day bullying situations.