Historical Fiction: Unpacked

Historical Fiction: Unpacked

Latest Episodes

Tosca Lee & Marcus Brotherton—the Bataan Death March
May 25, 2023

After much anticipation, we are finally releasing our episode with Tosca Lee and Marcus Brotherton! I talked to Tosca and Marcus about their latest book, The Long March Home, which features three frie

REPLAY: Tracie Peterson—Nothing New Under the Sun
May 18, 2023

Today I'm sharing one of my most popular episodes of all time! This one released last summer. Often called the Queen of Historical Fiction, Tracie Peterson is an ECPA, CBA and USA Today bestselling

Crystal Caudill—Working Together to Make the World a Better Place
May 11, 2023

Today, Crystal Caudill joins me on the show for the second time! We discuss the third and final novel in her Hidden Hearts of the Gilded Age series. It's entitled Counterfeit Faith, deals with the Sec

Coming Up on Historical Fiction: Unpacked
May 05, 2023

In the midst of technological difficulties and scheduling snafus, I bring you a solo episode a mere 32 hours late. This is something I would only notice in a podcast I listen to daily, so if any of yo

Laura Frantz—the Scottish Lowlands and the Jacobites
April 27, 2023

Laura Frantz came back on the show to talk about her latest novel, The Rose and the Thistle. Inspired by her own family history, Laura wrote this story set in the Scottish Lowlands during the Jacobite

Kim Vogel Sawyer—History Shows Us Where We Need to Go
April 20, 2023

Kim Vogel Sawyer is known for writing "gentle stories of hope." Her latest novel, The Tapestry of Grace, is a perfect example of that legacy. On this episode, we discuss this novel and Kim's use of he

Karen Heenan—Coal Country and Family Relationships During the Great Depression
April 13, 2023

Karen Heenan's novel Coming Apart released in October, but the sequel, Coming Closer, is out next week! These books, set during the Great Depression, portray family relationships with such beautiful,

Balancing the Redemptive with the Macabre in Historical Fiction—with Jaime Jo Wright
April 06, 2023

Jaime Jo Wright is the queen of all things macabre in the Christian Historical Fiction world. Her latest book, The Vanishing at Castle Moreau, is no exception. It's set at a mysterious castlewhich ta

Telling the Truth About Enslaved Souls—with Brian C. Johnson
March 30, 2023

Brian C. Johnson honors the struggles and accomplishments of the ordinary citizens who launched the Civil Rights Movement by committing himself to the advancement of multicultural and inclusive educat

Matchmaking During the Gilded Age—with Jen Turano
March 23, 2023

Jen Turano has been called one of the funniest voices in the inspirational genre. She's a USA Today bestselling author of historical romantic comedies, set during the Gilded Age. They usually revolve