I don’t know about other writers, but there are stories in my head I really do not want to tell for various reasons. One of them is set in Tudor England. Part of my problem with it is that time period has been done to death, largely because it was so well recorded. How can my twist on it ever make an impact? Did you know Anne Boleyn still has a fan base five hundred years after her death? Look it up.
Did you know Genevieve Bujold was the first choice to play Captain Janeway on Star Trek Voyager? Well, I am Trekkie, so I know these things. Watch Anne of a Thousand Days and you’ll see what a beauty she was in her youth. Wow.
In fact, I’m such a fan of Tudor England that I can’t watch any film portrayal of Anne Boleyn than Natalie Dormer in The Tudors.
No matter how much I love Philippa Gregory’s work. This is Anne’s sister, Mary, by the way, as portrayed by the amazing actress, Scarlett Johansson.
Oh, well, I do have a bunch of stories stacked up like pancakes that need my attention before I ever get to An American Elf in Tudor England anyway.
Watch old Historical Fiction films. Visit museums. Pop over to the History Channel’s website. 😉