Historical Fiction: Unpacked

Historical Fiction: Unpacked


Latest Episodes

Two Year Anniversary Celebration—Featuring Guest Host Michelle Ule!
September 01, 2022

Today's episode is a very special one! It's been two years since I started Historical Fiction: Unpacked. To celebrate this milestone, Michelle Ule is hosting the show! I'm in the hot seat as she inter

History Repeats Itself—with Elena Gorokhova
August 18, 2022

Today's conversation is a perfect way to wrap up Season Four. I spoke with Elena Gorokhova about her debut novel, A Train to Moscow, which released in March. Elena's insight was enriching. We discusse

Making History Relatable—with Owen Pataki
August 11, 2022

I'm thrilled to have author and screenwriter Owen Pataki on the show today. Last year, his Historical Fiction adventure novel Searchers in Winter released. It continues the story begun in the novel Wh

Quietly Unconventional—with Lisa E. Betz
August 04, 2022

In today's episode, I'm happy to host engineer-turned-mystery-writer Lisa E. Betz for the second time. We're talking about the latest installment in her Livia Aemelia Mystery series, Fountains and Sec

Daughters of the King—with Kerry Chaput
July 28, 2022

Today I'm sharing a conversation with Kerry Chaput. Her latest novel, Daughter of the King, released in December. It's about a fascinating little gem of Canadian history that I knew nothing about! - H

Nothing New Under the Sun—with Tracie Peterson
July 21, 2022

Tracie Peterson is on the show today! Often called the "Queen of Historical Fiction," she is an ECPA, CBA and USA Today bestselling author of more than 100 books, most of them historical. Today we tal

Women’s Voices Through History—with Fiona Davis
July 14, 2022

Today I’m excited to share a conversation I had with New York Times bestselling author Fiona Davis. Her most recent book, The Magnolia Palace, released in January. In this episode, we talk about the b

Story Gives Us Truth—with Jody Hedlund
July 07, 2022

Jody Hedlund is back on the show talking about the latest installment in her Waters of Time series. Never Leave Me was released in January and continues the story started in 2021's Come Back to Me. Jo

The Power of Historical Fiction—with Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer
June 30, 2022

Today I'm sharing a conversation I had with author Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer. Sarah and I discuss her novels, most of which feature American Indians. She is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma her

Historical Fiction Gives Us Breathing Space—with Terry Roberts
June 23, 2022

Today I'm sharing a conversation with Terry Roberts about his book My Mistress' Eyes Are Raven Black, a hard-boiled detective story set on Ellis Island in the 1920s. Terry and I discuss the idea that