Christian Historical Fiction Talk

Episode 82 - What Time Period Is Historical Fiction?

June 09, 2022 Liz Tolsma/ Jennifer Lynn Cary Season 2 Episode 20
Christian Historical Fiction Talk
Episode 82 - What Time Period Is Historical Fiction?
Show Notes

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What Time Period Is Historical Fiction? That's a very good question, especially these days, and one Jennifer Lynn Cary and I try to answer to this week's podcast.

When I first got involved in the publishing industry twenty years ago, anything after WWII was considered contemporary. The line was strict, and if you wanted to be published, you didn't cross it.

Many things have led to the blurring of that line. We discuss with author Jennifer Lynn Cary what some of those things are and where that line is now. Jennifer writes what she terms "retro fiction", novels set in the 1960s and 1970s, books that wouldn't have been possible even five or ten years ago.

Please join us for a fascinating conversation on this topic and where we see the trend headed in the future. Chime in and let us know what you think about where the line should be drawn.

Jennifer Cary introduces herself:
My name is Jennifer Lynn Cary. I am a retired teacher, an ardent fan of crocheting and a DIY kind of girl. Oh, and I write. A lot.

The guy with the sweetest kiss in the world is my hubs of more than 40 years, affectionately known as Mr. Grumpy Pants. Together we’ve raised three of the most beautiful and intelligent daughters ever, who were smart enough to marry three of the most handsome and wonderful young men around. I have often said my sons-in-law are the best on the planet. 

You’re going to have to trust me on this.

And then there are the grands.  I am a grandmother of an ingenious seventh grader 
and a precocious toddler and his little sister-baby Stinkerella. They make me laugh, cry, and brag more than I ever expected.

I saved the most important of all for last. I am a child of the King of kings. He has blessed me beyond reason and has never left me alone. I write for His glory.

That’s me. There’s more I could add, but for now, that’s enough of an introduction."

Visit Jennifer Lynn Cary's website.

Get all the books in Jennifer's series, The Weather Girls.
Book 1: Sunny
Book 2: Stormy
Book 3: Windy