Royalty Free Fiction – Deborah Swift

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A Writer of History

A Divided Inheritance by Deborah SwiftA blog called Royalty Free Fiction caught my eye the other day. So I decided to contact Deborah Swift to see what she’s up to. Deborah, a writer and blogger, graciously agreed to be interviewed.

What prompted you to create the Royalty Free Fiction blog? How have readers responded to it?    I wanted a forum where people could find historical fiction which has no ‘marquee name’ (ie a King or Queen or other Royalty) to help it sell.  Examples such as ‘Water for Elephants’ by Sara Gruen, or ‘Cold Mountain’ by Charles Frazier. These ‘royalty free’  titles are often brilliant books but easily overlooked by the reading public.  I have to say that mostly it is writers who have responded to the blog, but they are readers too – reading and writing are two sides of the same coin. Generally the response to the ‘royalty free’ idea has…

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