Guest Author Abigail Shepherd & the Trouble with Bookish Research-Ep.29

A guest episode centered on the lovely historical fiction author, Abigail Shepherd. Abi writes Regency and Victorian romance/adventure and she talks to us about the challenges of writing and researching historical fiction. We also chat about memorable reading experiences, the one book she thinks you should read. Seriously. Right now! Don’t miss all the bookish goodness surrounding Abi.

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This month we will be giving a Victorian book box put together by Kaisha. To enter, simply follow us on social media and then interact with us or leave us a review! We explain more about how the giveaway works toward the end of the show notes.

Listeners weigh in:

What are your favorite Victorian stories, either historical novels or period novels!

Let us know in the comments section below, or by tagging us on social media! Your response might be featured in an upcoming show and you will be entered into our monthly giveaway!

Abigail’s topic and book list!

  • The decision to go from Traditional to Indie publishing as an author.
  • The challenges of writing historical fiction.
    • How to be a Victorian
    • How to be a Tudor
  • Every writer should write at least some short stories.
  • Her most memorable reading experience.
    • The Great Gatsby
    • Loren Oliver interview–writes predominantly on the phone
  • Every writer should read Poe’s ‘Fall of the House of Usher’.
  • Georgette Hear
    • The Grand Sophie
    • Faraday’s Child
    • Venetia
  • Jane Austen
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • Ann of Green Gables
  • Charles Dickens

You can go to to find out more about both Abi’s published books.

Don’t forget to check out Abi’s Proustish Questionnaire here and read more about her here!

Connect and Win!!

  • Don’t forget to enter our giveaway for February. This month Kaisha will be putting together a Victorian Era book box! To enter, simply snap a bookish photo, post it on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, and tag us in it!
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