Today is author Philippa Gregory. I’m ashamed to say I haven’t read her novel, The Other Boleyn Girl or other historical novels but I fell in love with the film.  She has written novels set in several different historical periods – the bestselling Lacey trilogy — Wideacre, which is a story about the love of land and incest, The Favoured Child and Meridon in the 17th century; The Wise Woman, and A Respectable Trade, a novel of the slave trade in England, set in 18th-century Bristol. Not too surprising considering she has a PhD in 17th century literature.

The video is mostly about her writing and although interesting, I have to say I’m a bit disappointed it didn’t cover more about how she incorporates history into her novels and how to determine what to use and what to ignore.  As well as the risks of those decisions.

About the author

DayAlMohamed Day Al-Mohamed is author of the Young Adult novel, “Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn.” She is also co-editor for the anthology, “Trust & Treachery” from Dark Quest Books. In addition to speculative fiction, she also writes comics and film scripts. She is an active member of the Cat Vacuuming Society of Northern Virginia Writing Group, of Women in Film and Video, and a graduate of the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop.