Jun 12, 2013
In this episode author Jack Cavanaugh talks about some of the dramatic events of World War I and the making of his novel, The Allies, Book 6 in the American Family Portrait series.
May 28, 2013
In this episode, author Jack Cavanaugh narrates the making of his historical fiction novel, The Pioneers, Book 5 in the American Family Portrait series.
May 17, 2013
In this episode, Jack talks about the making of his supernatural suspense novel, Behold. While this is a departure from his usual historical fiction, this end times story allows him to flex his contemporary suspense skill while also relying on his historical fiction skills as his protagonist travels back in time.
May 7, 2013
This episode is set during one of the most popular periods for historical fiction, the Civil War. As strange as it sounds, Chapter 15 is special to me because even though it is in Book 4 in the series, it contains the first chapter I wrote as a professional novelist.
May 6, 2013
In this episode, I describe how, while mining historical research about the Revolutionary War, I struck character gold. I discovered Patience Wright, America’s first sculptress of notoriety.