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    A Few Words With Historical Fiction Author Erika Mailman

     

    The morning of August 4, 1892 in Fall River, Massachusetts started out like most any other warm summer New England day. But before noon, the prosperous mill town would be rocked by two horrifyingly brutal murders that continue to fascinate and mystify the American public and the world to this day. More than a century later author Erika Mailman has tapped into the infamous and terrifying legacy of the person accused but ultimately exonerated of those crimes, Lizzie Borden, as a backdrop to her new novel, "The Murderer's Maid: A Lizzie Borden Novel." I sat down with Mailman recently to talk about the book, the craft of historical fiction and the public's ongoing fascination with one of America's most notorious crimes.

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    A Few Words With Historical Fiction Author Erika Mailman

     

    The morning of August 4, 1892 in Fall River, Massachusetts started out like most any other warm summer New England day. But before noon, the prosperous mill town would be rocked by two horrifyingly brutal murders that continue to fascinate and mystify the American public and the world to this day. More than a century later author Erika Mailman has tapped into the infamous and terrifying legacy of the person accused but ultimately exonerated of those crimes, Lizzie Borden, as a backdrop to her new novel, "The Murderer's Maid: A Lizzie Borden Novel." I sat down with Mailman recently to talk about the book, the craft of historical fiction and the public's ongoing fascination with one of America's most notorious crimes.

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    A Few Words with Editor Extraordinaire Jane Friedman

    When it comes to maneuvering the complex labyrinth that comprises the modern publishing industry, few voices are as respected as former Writer's Digest publisher Jane Friedman. Teacher, consultant, editor, blogger, author, speaker - there are few hats she hasn't worn in her 20-plus years in the business. Her e-book "Publishing 101" is considered essential reading for aspiring authors, and her industry newsletter, The Hot Sheet, equally so for authors of all stripes. She shared some time with me recently to talk about the industry and some of the key do's and don't for writers looking to make their mark on the world. 

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