Alternate History: Picking Out the Threads

Alternate history: love reading it (here are book suggestions), and love writing it. History plus alternate timelines plus a measure of fantasy if needed or desired: what’s not to love? This is Part I of a series looking at why a writer might choose this approach, and how it can incorporate “historical fact” into the “alternate” part of the equation.

Alternate History Part 2: Of Highwaymen, Ghosts, and Rural Surrey

In creating an alternate history that allows for the paranormal, I considered how the paranormal – ghosts in particular – might have affected historical events. This post takes a look at the link between highwaymen, ghosts, and rural Surrey in the 19th century.