Where History Meets Imagination

Part of the craft of historical fiction is world-building, creating a world that is true to a real time and place. That world has to engage the reader who knows little or nothing about the time, and still pass muster with someone who knows a lot.

Famine for Profit

Few human experiences are more horrifying than famine. For centuries, we've regarded it as a natural disaster. But the disaster isn't always natural. The Great Hunger in Ireland, the Ukrainian genocide, the Great Leap Forward all had human causes. And even one of the Biblical patriarchs made a profit.

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