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In Praise of Subject Matter Experts


When Bookclubbish asked me to share some thoughts on what went into writing The Paris Deception, I wanted to shine a light on the unsung heroes behind historical fiction: the subject matter experts who make us look like we know what we're doing!

"We authors are fortunate in that we get to learn about different industries and professions that don’t necessarily align with our own experiences. We get to live through our characters and live, momentarily, within their worlds: take on their daily grind, and break free of it in unexpected ways. As the saying goes, good artists borrow, great artists steal… and writers, when we’re lucky, can consult the experts when we need to get our characters out of painted corners."
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