Author & reviewer
is interviewed by Wendy Laing
1 Molly, as a fellow author of children's books and mystery books, I would like to ask you which is your favourite form of writing, fiction or non-fiction. Why?
********* for my mysteries and fantasy the circumstances are fiction, although many of the characters are patterned after people I know: Jono in my fantasy series is my oldest son, Marc is my youngest, etc. My children's books are often rooted in things remembered from my own children and from the children my classes. Can't say whether I prefer fiction or non fiction the best. I like both.
2 I note that you have written several essays about 'the War of 1860s. Do you consider yourself an historian? Why did you write these articles?
******* A student of history, altho I have been called 'local historian' now and then by some here in Oklahoma. As with many who live here in the US, I have ancestors who fought on both sides of the war between the states. It is a period of United States history I find especially fascinating. Have studied the era from childhood. Have visited many battlefields in the deep south as well as those here on ‘the frontier’ as this area was considered during the 1860s. Nearly everyone knows something of this war, however few realize bitter, bloody war was waged in Missouri, Indian Territory, Arkansas and even Kansas as well as the better known areas further south and east. I write the essays to help those who may have limited knowledge learn a little more about the time. And, I write because I find it a compelling time in our history.
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