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Historical thrillers that bring history to life (and teach us something about the present)

Put several historical fiction writers together in the same room and ask them the question: “Does history matter?” The answers, in story form of course, touched on politics and humanity, and spanned the centuries. And as it turns out, many … Continue reading

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Giving in to the siren song of researching a novel

One of my favorite aspects of writing is actually reading about the time period in which a story is set. By reading I mean “research” or learning as much as I can about whatever I happen to be writing about. … Continue reading

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THE HOUSE THAT WENT DOWN WITH THE SHIP gets some press!

Hometown history: Author finds inspiration for mystery in own backyard By Casey Fabris Special to the Whig | Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 7:00 am CHESAPEAKE CITY — If you live in a house as old as David Healey’s, you … Continue reading

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So what’ll it be today—fact or fiction? On being a “split personality” writer

It’s very exciting to have a new book coming out. “Great Storms of the Chesapeake” has been a year in the making. (It goes on sale Sept. 18.) It is a nonfiction book based upon endless hours of research into … Continue reading

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Bats in the attic and a body in the wall …

I’ve been working on the back cover copy for THE HOUSE THAT WENT DOWN WITH THE SHIP: Delmarva Renovators has come to Chesapeake City on Maryland’s Eastern Shore to return the faded Captain Cosden house to its former glory for … Continue reading

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Mixing fantasy and history for a new story

I’ve been working on a more fanciful piece of fiction right now, one that features gryphons. Pretty different for me as a writer, though I’ve always been a fan of fantasy and sci fi that turns real events on its … Continue reading

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