On Thursday 5th April 9-10 pm GMT and 4-5pm ET Caroline Busher will talk historical fiction with us. Her recent appearance on the TV3 Ireland AM couch to talk about children’s literature is testament to her rising profile.
Question for the chat are;
Introductions – hullos and what you write/read/want to say.
T1. When writing historical fiction, how much research should you conduct?
T2. How do you decide which period in history to write about?
T3. Do you have to write about well known figures/events for your book to be a success?
T4. How relevant is historical fiction to the modern reader?
Details about Caroline are;
Author, Heritage Expert – The Heritage Council – Heritage in Schools Scheme
Festival Manager – Towers and Tales – Lismore Castle. Vice Chair – Wexford Literary Festival
Caroline is an experienced tweet-chatter with us, so this will be a frantic, fun-filled hour. She’s a children’s literary expert and her beautiful book ‘The Girl Who Ate the Stars’ is out now!
Cuan wakes from her sleep. She has claws like daggers and glowing amber eyes. Her dress is made from the petals of black roses and she wears a necklace made of thorns. An ill wind blows, and a pack of bloodthirsty wolves appears….
As World War 11 rages, Lottie and Albert Hope are evacuated from England. They are sent to Kilbree, a village in Ireland where nothing is as it seems.
A German bomb is dropped in error there by a young pilot. It opens a portal to another world, Wolf Land, which is ruled by the evil Deathhound and his Werewolf Warriors.
Lottie and Albert, together with their gypsy friend Blaise and the pilot Gunther cross the portal to that savage world.
They are on a mission. They must find Wolf Girl call Cuan a girl with two hearts, one human,one wolf, who eats the stars to survive. In a race against time, they must rescue her from Wold Land.
A terrifying future awaits them all if the portal between the two worlds closes forever.