Oct 07

Opportunism and Altruism~Schindler’s List


Thomas Michael (“Mick”) Keneally,  is an Australian novelist, playwright and author of non-fiction who celebrates his 80th birthday today. He is best known for writing Schindler’s Ark, the Booker Prize-winning novel. Keneally wrote the novel in 1982, inspired by the efforts of Poldek Pfefferberg, a Holocaust survivor. In 1980 Pfefferberg met Keneally and showed him his …

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Sep 30

“Required Reading for all of Humanity”


Oprah Winfrey was referring to Elie Wiesel’s book Night when she made this powerful statement. Elie celebrates his 87th birthday today, September 30th. Born in what was then Romania, later Hungary, this Nobel Prize winning Jewish author survived the horrors of the Holocaust and later wrote about his experiences. His parents and youngest sister died in …

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Sep 23

“They Seek Him Here, They Seek Him There…”

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  September 23rd marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Baroness Emma Orczy. You may not know her name, but you’ve probably heard of the most famous thing she wrote. The Scarlet Pimpernel is a play and adventure novel set during the Reign of Terror following the start of the French Revolution. The title …

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Sep 16

American Historical meets Modern Issues in Surprise Setting by Pamela Nowak

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I’m pleased to welcome Pamela Nowak to Travel Back in Time today. First, I want to thank Anna for having me as a guest today. I’m delighted to be here and love sharing with different audiences. Escaping Yesterday is a new venture for me…one that doesn’t fit neatly into typical sub-genres, plots, or settings. I typically …

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Aug 26

The Saint and the BEAST by Kathryn Le Veque

This week marks the 586th anniversary of Joan of Arc’s triumphant entry into Paris. To celebrate, my friend and colleague Kathryn Le Veque takes us back in time to tell us about a book she based on this unusual woman’s life. Sounds weird, right? A Saint and a Beast. Kind of a ‘let’s eat hot dogs and …

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Aug 19

Celebrating a New Release with Food by Heather Hiestand

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My guest today is Heather Hiestand, author of the popular Redcakes series. Great to be here, Anna. One commenter will win a download from Amazon or Barnes & Noble of Marquess of Cake, Redcakes’ #1! My poor, tragic heroine, Matilda Redcake. The heroine of Redcakes #6, Wedding Matilda, has had small parts in most of the …

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