Marco! (Polo!)

One of my current works in progress is an interactive ebook for middle grades: Marco Polo.

This dude was an amazing explorer and I’m finding it a challenge on how to squeeze all his amazing adventures into one 35,000 word (or so) volume.

Caravane_Marco_Polo

The stage I’m at right now is the outline stage.

Then will come the tons and tons of research to insert links into the text.

Marco_Polo,_Il_Milione,_Chapter_CXXIII_and_CXXIV

And then I will finally get to write the story.

But even as I write it, I’ll be researching as I go. Learning interesting little details. It’s the details that fascinate me. Such as the food, the customs, the attire.

Marco_Polo_-_costume_tartare old drawing

Marco-polo-hanbury

What about history fascinates you the most?

A new website!

I’m very excited to share my new website with you!

It’s going to take awhile for me to learn this new platform. For example, how do I write a post? I’m still learning! Even as I work on this one, I’m not sure how to publish it. Tom Threadgill doesn’t know it, but he’s in for a lot of questions!

You may wonder why I have a “steampunky” theme when I write contemporary.

The thing is, I write a lot of different genres, and my favorite of them is history. Historical fiction is my second love after historical non-fiction. I’m also fascinated with the steampunk movement and have a few steampunk projects in the works. So stay tuned!

Here’s the latest addition to my research library. In hard copy!

Steampunk_Bible

I highly recommend this book if you ever plan to study up on Steampunk.  You can get it here.

I’m super excited to be back to blogging again. I’ve missed it while my site was down and being reorganized.

But I think it was worth the wait!

What say you?