Evangeline Holland

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February 22nd, 2014 by Evangeline Holland

Coming Soon: the Modern Belles of History!

I’m not good with reaching out to people–I’m utterly convinced response will be “Who are you again?” O__o–but I had an idea I couldn’t shake: a group blog made up of authors who write novels set in the early 20th century.

The setting can be tough to sell to readers since WWII or the 1920s weren’t considered “historical” to many readers: they or their parents lived through those eras so it was intimately familiar enough to not sweep them away the way Regencies or Tudors or Revolutionary War do. And for the most part, we all grew up on 20th century history, whether it be through old films or the homework our teachers and professors assigned in history class–which also makes it difficult to see anything glamorous or romantic in the recent past.

Yet, this challenge fired me up, and it fires up the group of amazing authors I’ve gathered to blog about writing modern historical fiction:

Melissa March
Alison Atlee
Teri Brown (aka T.J. Brown)
Piper Huguley
Rachel Muller
Rebecca Paula
Cate Campbell
Julie Steele
Virginia Carmichael (aka Mary Jane Hathaway)

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October 9th, 2012 by Evangeline Holland

The Next Big Thing: Till We Meet Again

What is your working title of your book?

Till We Meet Again

Where did the idea come from for the book?

From an old Constance Bennett film, Born to Love.

What genre does your book fall under?

Romantic Historical Fiction

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Keira Knightley for Fleur and Max Irons for Ivor

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Trapped in an abandoned French farmhouse during an air raid, Ambulance driver Fleur Demorest and Lieutenant Ivor Carlyle indulge in one night of passion, only for tragedy to strike. Three years later, they meet again under entirely different circumstances, and must fight for their love amidst the carnage of war, forgotten memories, and societal pressures.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

I have an agent, and hope to have it traditionally published.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

I’m working on the first draft right now. Hopefully, it won’t be as arduous a process as my previous book.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

That’s a tough one! Perhaps Judith Kinghorn’s lovely romantic novel The Last Summer, due to the angsty romance and scope of the plot.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

I wanted to move a bit beyond the typical image of women in wartime–mainly, that of the VAD nurse–so my heroine is an ambulance driver. Next, I began to wonder how a woman who tasted independence coped once she made the worst sin possible in the early twentieth century: have a baby out of wedlock. Lastly, I wanted to create a big whopping conflict between Fleur and Ivor, and a secret baby was it!

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

It’s the best of both worlds: grand, passionate romance and the harrowing emotions of WWI!

Tagged: (for week of Oct 14-20)

Christina Lasswell

Tasha Taylor

Samantha Veerasamy

Christy McKellen

Message for the tagged authors and interested others:
Rules of the Next Big Thing
***Use this format for your post
***Answer the ten questions about your current WIP (work in progress)
***Tag three-five other writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop over and meet them.

Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing:
What is your working title of your book?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Include the link of who tagged you and this explanation for the people you have tagged.
Be sure to line up your five people in advance.