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The French Connection: a Historical Fiction Series by Elizabeth Pye

The French Connection: a Historical Fiction Series by Elizabeth Pye

 Elizabeth Pye is writing Lucia’s Poppy Fields, the fourth novel in The French Connection, a historical fiction series.  The First Half of the Journey By Elizabeth Pye In addition to my love of France, I’ve been captivated by another time and place—World War I Belgium—and have succumbed to the promise of an all-consuming seduction while planning, researching, and plotting, the first half of the story that takes place in Belgium before finally writing the fourth novel in my French Connection…

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Trip to France – Elizabeth Pye Interview

Trip to France – Elizabeth Pye Interview

Plan a dream trip to France by initially researching sites you want to see. If your France vacation was postponed due to the pandemic of 2020, make good use of the summer by reading books for the Francophile. Think of the time you wait for your trip as an opportunity to increase your vacation budget. Best Time to Visit France Spring and fall are two of the best times to visit France. However, because of COVID-19, travel to France continues…

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Summer Reading for Francophiles

Summer Reading for Francophiles

Summer reading is enticing for the person fond of France or the French because, for the Francophile, everything French is exciting. Look for a variety of books and magazines to enlarge your personal library this year. See suggested summer reading lists from Elizabeth Pye, author of The French Connection.

Phases of a Pandemic, Wars, and The French Connection by Elizabeth Pye

Phases of a Pandemic, Wars, and The French Connection by Elizabeth Pye

How are phases of a pandemic, wars, and The French Connection by Elizabeth Pye similar? They involve issues that force individuals to learn how to evolve from one phase to the next in coping with challenging circumstances. Individuals and businesses cope with the COVID-19 pandemic similar to the way people have managed in wars as well as how The French Connection was written, one phase at a time. Stay at home stress levels intensify when families are cooped up together…

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Spring 2020 – Write Down Your Thoughts

Spring 2020 – Write Down Your Thoughts

Spring 2020 arrived, and along with it, a pandemic that will be written about in history books and historical fiction for centuries to come. Humanity has been faced with plagues, epidemics, and pandemics as well as wars since the beginning of time. Write down your thoughts, feelings, and experiences during this season for your children, grandchildren, and future generations. Your voice matters.

Mon Amour, Friend or Foe – Historical Fiction by Elizabeth Pye

Mon Amour, Friend or Foe – Historical Fiction by Elizabeth Pye

Elizabeth Pye, historical fiction author of Silk or Sugar and Return to Chateau Fleury, has announced her third book in The French Connection series, Mon Amour, Friend or Foe. An Amazon Associate can earn from qualifying purchases. Therefore, if you decide to make a purchase through the Amazon links in this blog post, that means Amazon pays a commission to the Amazon Associate for it. This doesn’t cost you anything additional. These commissions help to keep the rest of my…

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20 Spring Writing Prompts

20 Spring Writing Prompts

Spring writing prompts invite a writer’s muse with the suggestion of sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touches of the season’s exquisite beauty. Adventure down spring’s path, and write as your senses speak to you. Write what comes as you read the first ten prompts. Then let the next ten photos and their titles suggest Still feeling the acute loss, she watched as the cardinal swooped from the tall pine toward the porch. Five dogwoods lined the beginning of a dirt…

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History of Chivalry and Romance Over The Centuries

History of Chivalry and Romance Over The Centuries

The history of chivalry and romance has changed over the centuries according to various cultures. But February 14th still continues to be the most celebrated day for love and romance worldwide. Valentine’s Day is one of the top ten days of the year to get engaged. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. It is a way for the writer and/or owner of this site’s content to earn advertising fees by advertising or linking to certain products and/or services. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Make…

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How to Write WWII Historical Fiction

How to Write WWII Historical Fiction

Want to Write WWII historical fiction? Write WWII historical fiction by reading about the setting’s time period. Study the politics, economics and military strategy of the particular time and place you’re writing about. World War II Theaters of Operation This post may contain affiliate/referral links. It is a way for the writer and/or owner of this site’s content to earn advertising fees by advertising or linking to certain products and/or services. If you haven’t decided on the place of your…

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A Writer’s Vacation: Visiting the Places in a Novel’s Settings

A Writer’s Vacation: Visiting the Places in a Novel’s Settings

Saving up to travel on a writer’s vacation? Consider joining a literary vacation club. Intrigue your readers with a strong sense of place by taking a writer’s vacation. Visit the places of your novel’s settings. If scheduling a trip to the place of your historical fiction book is not feasible, join a literary vacation club.