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Coming in April 2015

A Pledge of Better Times by Margaret Porter




     Welcome!

     Thank you for visiting my author website. Here you will find information about the novels I write, the real people and places that inspire my storytelling, and a blog.

     My next novel, A Pledge of Better Times, will be released in April 2015. Much more information to come! I'm recently back from England, collecting material for future blog posts and having some amazing book-related experiences. The Kickstarter campaign was fully funded--the campaign video is still acessible here.

     I'm a lifelong reader of historical fiction, and thus far all my published novels have been set in the past. As historian, I enjoy discovering ways in which our forbears and their culture seem similar--and yet so different--to those of us privileged to live in modern times. I regard fiction set in the past as entertainment, while being very much aware that it can simultaneously inform and enlighten.

     I often have a close personal connection to the people whose stories I tell. In some cases there's a genealogical tie. Or we might share a profession (theatre, writing) or a favorite pastime (gardening, music). Unlike my royal characters, I've not ruled a country--and I don't want to, either! But I've had experience in governing and public service.

     Because I truly enjoy researching my novels, I go to great lengths--and distances--to bring my subjects and their world to life. This website is a place to share some of what I learn in the process.

Enjoy your stay!
                                          

Margaret Porter









 

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