"Divia" wrote:Which is the way it should be. I mean how many more tudor novels can be crammed down our throats because the publishers think thats what we want. I remember one panel at the HFC that said famous people and a setting in England is what people want. Blah. What about ancient history? American? India? Russia?
Odd you shouldsay that... Not all the time, but on several occasions I've told someone I write historical fiction and they get all giddy and excited and tell me they love reading historical fiction more than anything else. Then I tell them it is a story about soldiers in the Soviet Union in WWII, and their faces fall. If I prod them along as to what they normally read I usually get the response of "something about the tudors".
I do think there there IS some truth to that -due to recent movies and books, there are a lot of people who are an od paradox - they want something exactly like the tudors, but not so exact that it's the same old boring thing, but not so differant that they don't understand it.
When I find somone who says they are a "historical fiction buff" at a store or signing, I'd say this is true about 1/3 of the time.