Fantastic History

On this page, you will find links to many of the authors contributing to the conversation of historical fantasy, creating historical fiction with fantastic elements.

Fantastic History #20: Fact or Fantasy? Challenging Readers’ Expectations about the Past by Anne Lyle

Fantastic History #19: You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up by K. Bird Lincoln

Fantastic History #18: Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield

Fantastic History #17: The Elephant and Macaw Banner by Christopher Kastensmidt

Fantastic History #16: Creating Geomancy from the Ground Up–Beth Cato’s Blood of Earth Trilogy by Beth Cato

Fantastic History #15: Seven of my Favorite Research Books by Kate Heartfield

Fantastic History #14: Masterpiece Theater by Catherine Schaff-Stump

Fantastic History #13: An Interview with Kate Heartfield

Fantastic History #12: An Interview with Stephanie Burgis

Fantastic History #11: Merlin the Magician–Laying the Foundation for a Not so Friendly Wizard by Pat Esden

Fantastic History #10: Come and Write with Me–When the Fiction Becomes the Source by Christopher Kastensmidt

Fantastic History #9: Name Dropping by Kurt Wilcken

Fantastic History #8: Researching Recent History by Dan Stout

Fantastic History #7: The Creative Spark in Ancient Worlds by Rachel Marks

Fantastic History #6: A Time Traveler’s Guide to Avoiding Anachronisms by Wendy Nikel

Fantastic History #5: Don’t History Yourself into a Corner by Chia Evers

Fantastic History #4: Researching in a Foreign Language by J. Kathleen Cheney

Fantastic History #3: Researching Historical Fantasy–A Dilettante’s Reminiscence by Caroline Stevermer

Fantastic History #2: What the Well-Dressed Woman Wore in 1837 by Cath Schaff-Stump

Fantastic History #1: What’s Different and Who Knows About It? by Kate Heartfield