Today, I have a guest post that I wrote for Sean McLachlan’s Civil War Horror blog. It’s got some interesting observations about the similarities between sci-fi fans and historical fiction fans and some tips on researching historical fiction. You should also have a look at Sean’s posts on his material. I can’t wait to check out his Jesse James book. I think Jesse James is a fascinating figure. He also has a weekly Friday feature of Civil War photos that is loaded with great historical information in addition to providing a glimpse of photography in its infancy.
A freelance writer specializing in history and travel, Sean’s the author of numerous nonfiction books. He’s also published two works of dark fiction, the Civil War novel A FINE LIKENESS and the short story collection THE NIGHT THE NAZIS CAME TO DINNER AND OTHER DARK TALES.