Thanks for visiting Novel PASTimes, the blog about all things related to historical fiction. Our blog has been around since 2005. You will find some fun interviews with characters from some of your favorite historical novels, along with This Day in History, a sprinkling of book reviews, and more!

The blog contributors are all authors of historical fiction. Learn more about us and what we write below:

  • Cindy Thomson is the owner of Novel PASTimes. Her popular Daughters of Ireland series is based on 5th/6th century legends. Her current work in progress is inspired by the tales of St. Columba and his mother also set in the 6th century. Pages Cream CoverShe has written a historical series based on early 20th century Ellis Island immigrants, some non-fiction works, and numerous magazine and online articles on genealogy and Irish travel, and does genealogical research work-for-hire.Visit her at www.cindyswriting.com on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cindyswriting and on Twitter: @cindyswriting






  • Jenna Brandt is a Christian historical fiction author and her books span from the Victorian to Western eras with elements of romance, suspense and faith. Her debut book, The English Proposal, released in May 2017 and it is the first book in her series, The Window to the Heart Saga. Book 2, The French Encounter released in June 2017 and the third in the series, The American Conquest, released in July 2017.The Oregon Pursuit1She has been an avid reader since she could hold a book and started writing stories almost as early. She has been published in several newspapers as well as edited for multiple papers. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in English from Bethany College and was the Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper while there. She’s an on-going contributor for The Mighty Website and her first blog was published on Yahoo Parenting and The Grief Toolbox as well as featured on the ABC News and Good Morning America websites.


    Writing is her passion, but she also enjoys cooking, watching movies, reading, engaging in social media and spending time with her three young daughters and husband where they live in the Central Valley of California. She is also active in her local church where she volunteers on their first impressions team as well as writes for the church’s creative team.

    She is offering the first two chapters of each of her books for free on Wattpad.

    To find out more about Jenna, to sign-up for her newsletter, or to purchase her books, visit her website at http://www.jennabrandt.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/JennaBrandtAuthor  Twitter: https://twitter.com/JennaDBrandt

    Amazon author link: https://www.amazon.com/Jenna-Brandt/e/B0711MSFXW/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1


  • Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They raise sheep and chickens, keep a few barn cats, and Murphy the spoiled rotten dog. A life-long history geek, she writes “History
    with a Touch of Humor.”

PonyExpressBookCoverPegg is published in the Barbour historical romance collections. In March 2017, Pegg took on the mantle of Managing Editor of Smitten Historical Romance, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls.                   Website: http://www.PeggThomas.com   Pegg Thomas – Writer PeggThomas.com    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pegg.thomas Twitter @Pegg_Thomas    Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4486713-pegg
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  • Latayne C. Scott writes controversial books. Her newest one, the critically acclaimed A Conspiracy of Breath, is based on the scholarly theory that a woman wrote part of the Bible. She has won awards for her writing, including from Pepperdine University, its “Distinguished Service Award.” Her first book, The Mormon Mirage – also controversial – has stayed in print almost continuously for almost 40 years. She has nearly two dozen other published books.






One notable recent book is about the discovery of the ancient Biblical city of Sodom (Discovering the City of Sodom). Her first novel is a murder mystery revolving around a code developed by the early Mormon church. Both are . . . controversial.

She’s also won a national award for humor. Her kids say she’s not so funny, but she just holds up the prize check.

With her sole-authored theological books, she is patron-supported and publishes those books exclusively with TSU Press.