Interweaving a love of history and YA fantasy, part II

History in fiction is never wasted.

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For those of you who’ve read a few of my previous posts you know that I’m a bit of a history nerd.  I’m not formally trained in any way, no degree or even a minor.  It’s just something that has always interested me.  I was the kind of kid who would go to look something up in Funk & Wagnalls – for the young, that’s a heavy leather bound set of books that came out semi-annually from 1912 to 1997.  Oddly enough in the 1960s and 70s they were sold through grocery stores, typically one book at a time for a dollar or two.  I don’t remember if our set came directly from the local A&P or if my parents bought it at a garage sale or something.  In any event, I would crack open the ‘A’ volume looking for Alligator or Albatross or whatever and never get to it. …

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