Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Trivia by Leann Harris
Most authors are walking trivia experts. If you're setting a book in 1927, you better know what happened that year. My first book was set in Colorado in 1886. It's call the centennial state, since it joined the union 100 years after US declared it's independence. I've set a book in 1066. It was a bad week for Harold Godwinson, the Saxon king. He defeated the Vikings invaders, then turned around and fought the Norman invaders and lost. I know all sorts of trivia about Scotland in 1692. The Glencoe massacre occurred when the Campbells rose up one night and killed their MacDonald hosts at the king's order.