Tag: historical fiction

Reading from Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker

Reading from Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker

Hello, everyone! I’m so excited to share with you a reading from Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, book one in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries. Be sure to tune in THIS FRIDAY on KYRS.org to the Page Turner Show with Annie McKinleyat 1:00. If you can’t listen live, it’ll be available in their archives afterward! Visit linktr.ee/pmeredithauthor for all …

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PUBLICATION DAY for Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker

PUBLICATION DAY for Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker

It’s here!!!! Watch my unboxing video here or on YouTube! “A vivid and intense historical thriller featuring murder and mystery, mayhem and madness in 1901 Spokane.”  — New York Times bestselling author William H Keith Archie Prescot has traveled across the country to design the now-iconic Spokane clock tower for the new Great Northern Railroad Depot. When …

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Second KREM 2 News Interview!

Second KREM 2 News Interview!

I had the honor of being interviewed a second time by KREM about Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, this time down by the clock tower that inspired the book! You can watch the interview here, and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re there! I was so excited to meet Nicole Hernandez downtown …

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Wearing Historical Clothing

Wearing Historical Clothing

As an historical mystery author, when it came to picking my “author outfit” I knew immediately I wanted to dress like my characters. Not only is this beneficial for research—is a corset really uncomfortable?—but it gives me the confidence I need as an introvert to go out there and talk about my books. 😉 For …

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Why Historical Fiction?

Why Historical Fiction?

One of my favorite authors is Alison Weir, and the reason I love her work so much is because she began as a biographical nonfiction writer. When she started writing historical fiction, her research paid off ten-fold by adding an element of realism that you just don’t get with other authors who don’t thoroughly research. …

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How Much History is Too Much History?

How Much History is Too Much History?

What does a writer of historical fiction have in common with a writer of epic fantasy? How much history is too much history? It’s the same dilemma for both writers, oddly enough. For the epic fantasy writer (like my husband, Andrew Meredith), there’s always the question of spending too much time describing the world, and …

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Escapades of a Spokane Thief

Escapades of a Spokane Thief

I’m trying something new! If you subscribe to my newsletter right now, you’ll receive a free copy of my short story “Escapades of a Spokane Thief” set in 1901 Spokane! This short story actually began life as the prologue to my book The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Taker. I thought it’d be fun to …

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Reading: Somewhere in Time

Reading: Somewhere in Time

Published in 1975 under the title Bid Time Return, the novel that inspired the 1980 adaptation known as Somewhere in Time caused all subsequent publications to be renamed. I’ve always loved the film, but I’d never read the book. After reading Time and Again by Jack Finney (1970), in which the narrator accomplishes time travel …

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Mary, Did You Know

Mary, Did You Know

This is one of my favorite scenes from my short story, “Mary, Did You Know” which shares a mother’s memories of events leading up to and following that one holy night, showing there’s really nothing new under the sun when it comes to motherhood. My story is only the first in Christmas Fiction Off the …

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Thanksgiving in 1901 Spokane

Thanksgiving in 1901 Spokane

I’ve shared about the Dear Mother collection of letters before, but this week I wanted to highlight some of Marinus Crommelin’s impressions of Thanksgiving, a holiday they didn’t celebrate in his homeland of Holland. “Next Thursday it is Thanksgiving day…a statutory holiday which appears to be celebrated with good food and dancing as well as …

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