Ruth Hull Chatlien – Writing The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte

Many thanks to Mary Todd, author of UNRAVELLED, for interviewing me on her blog today.

All about historical fiction

The Ambitious Madame BonaparteRuth Hull Chatlien started following A Writer of History a few months ago. She’s been an encouraging voice as I blog about historical fiction, my latest survey and aspects of my own writing. Today she talks about her writing and a novel with an enticing title The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte, about the wife of Napoleon’s younger brother, Jerome.

Why did you choose to write historical fiction?    For the last 25 years, I have worked as an editor and writer in educational publishing, concentrating on social studies—particularly U.S. history, world history, and world geography. I also wrote literary fiction and had several short stories and poems published in literary journals. In addition, I have three unpublished novels tucked away in my filing cabinet; generally, I received good feedback on the writing, but they were very personal books without a clear marketing niche, so I wasn’t able to place…

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3 responses to “Ruth Hull Chatlien – Writing The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte

  1. Margaret Pruter

    Very interesting, Ruth.

  2. What a great interview! (and how great that you’re getting interviewed!)

    Plus, good show on the little tease about your next novel. Sounds great 😉

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