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E. Paul Bergeron
Historical fiction author of the A Land in Turmoil series
Historical fiction author of the A Land in Turmoil series
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Robert Liberty liked to kill people.   Looking back at it after all these years I’d have to say Bob didn’t look the part. He didn’t act any different from any other applicant for the job.   I should have known to steer clear of him when I reviewed his…

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I read a book recently that’s been sitting on my library shelf for years, one Ernest Hemingway called “a bloody wonderful book.”   It’s West With the Night, by Beryl Markham. It’s her story of growing up in East Africa, of a young girl who crept out of…

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Years ago you didn’t need a permit to climb Mt. Whitney (14,505 ft.) You drove up into California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, parked your car, and started up the trail.   I had been up the trail to the top a couple of times. The trail was good although not…

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THE SECRET OF SUCCESS

I found these notes I put together about thirty five years ago, from the writings of Earl Nightengale.  Every few years I would find the notes and read them again, and marvel at how simple the formula is. Read it over and see what you think. The SECRET OF…

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I would almost guarantee that most of us who write, or who await the day we will shuffle our schedules enough to find the time to write, began our young lives as readers. I know I did. My mother loved to read.  She joined the Book-of-the-Month Club many…

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For those of you staring at the screen of your smart phone, or at Starbucks with your laptop balanced on your lap while sipping a non-fat vanilla latte with extra squirt, this is a typewriter. It’s what we used to write our books on, or for the more…

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On a two week research trip to New Mexico a few years ago, in preparation for writing “In the Shadow of Vargas,” my first novel in the Land in Turmoil Series. My daughter Heather Hughes and I took a side trip to visit the Acoma Pueblo. Called Sky City,…

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We must first ask ourselves the question, how far into the past does a writer need to go to be defined as an historical fiction writer. If we write about Genghis Khan, who started the Mongol invasions in the twelfth century, or the Duke of Wellington’s…

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  For those who read my post on Barbara Kinscote. Here’s how it all began. My family moved to Southern California in 1957 where I continued my schooling and then began to work, One day, on a whim, two friend and I decided to drive non-stop to Hamilton,…
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