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A.L. Sowards
Historical fiction author, mother, wife, Mormon, and history buff. Novels include: Defiance, The Spider and the Sparrow, The Rules in Rome, and Deadly Alliance.
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A.L. Sowards Jun 7
Replying to @MarionKummerow
That sounds fun!
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A.L. Sowards Jun 6
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A.L. Sowards Jun 6
Replying to @MarionKummerow
It's been fun to play with the vintage styles. My hair is a little longer than average this year, so I've been able to try new things. But Victory Rolls only work about a quarter of the time.
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A.L. Sowards Jun 6
Titles are hard!
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A.L. Sowards Jun 6
I honestly haven't see Where Eagles Dare in years, but I remember when it was on TV growing up and we'd always make a movie night. I love Alistair MacLean--books and movies!
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A.L. Sowards Jun 6
Maybe naming novels is something you get better at as you publish more and more books? So maybe there's hope for me?
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A.L. Sowards Jun 6
That's great that you came up with them! Out of 6 published books, I picked one title, and it wasn't my first choice, just a compromise because I hated the publisher's choice.
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A.L. Sowards Jun 6
No, they didn't.
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A.L. Sowards Jun 6
That's so cool that you were able to use his letters to create his dialog!
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A.L. Sowards Jun 6
Confession: we still eat Spam on occasion. And I always think about a scene in a nonfiction book about Stalingrad when a soldier gets a can of spam and it's the best thing he's eaten in weeks (or months).
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A.L. Sowards Jun 6
I love the titles in that series!
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A.L. Sowards Jun 6
Read it! (Or watch it--but I still haven't seen the movie so I can't really recommend it.)
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A.L. Sowards Jun 6
My next book isn't WWII either. Sounds like I'm moving to a generation before and you're moving to a generation after it.
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A.L. Sowards Jun 6
Replying to @Alexa_Kang
Band of Brothers was so good! And the book version is what got me started on WWII nonfiction, so it has a special place in my heart.
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Alexa Kang Jun 6
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A.L. Sowards Jun 6
Replying to @Alexa_Kang
A10) I just finished a historical mystery set in 1948 dealing in part with PTSD (or psychoneurosis/battle fatigue, as they called it then). Next up, a WWI novel
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A.L. Sowards Jun 6
That's good to know. Because I don't like pirated copies of my books floating around on the internet, so I wouldn't want to do the same thing to a filmmaker.
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A.L. Sowards Jun 6
I can call it that, right? Even if I'm writing about WWI right now?
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A.L. Sowards Jun 6
Replying to @katbiggie @Alexa_Kang
Slightly off-topic (only a little), but I find I can suspend disbelief a lot easier for a movie or show than I can for a book. Hollywood gets away with stuff that would make me throw a book across the room. Weird, huh?
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