Interview with Caren Werlinger
The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 23 with Heather Rose Jones
A series of interviews with authors of historically-based fiction featuring queer women.
In this episode we talk about:
- The approach of framing a historic story within a modern character’s interaction with that story. The uses of parallel lives to create reader connection.
- How Caren used dreams and book inscriptions as a way of connecting the present with the past. How present lives can heal past wounds.
- Historic fiction as a way of bringing the past to life and giving women the adventures and stories they’re denied in history books.
- The challenge of researching the small details.
- Using 8th century Ireland as a setting for fantasy adventure. What makes a specific historic context an inviting place for fantastic stories? The “what if” factor. How does history constrain the invention?
- Favourite research sources for early Ireland:
- https://aliisaacstoryteller.com (Irish folklore and myth)
- Internet searches for the flora and fauna of 8th century Ireland
- Books mentioned
Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online
- Website: http://alpennia.com/lhmp
- Blog: http://alpennia.com/blog
- RSS: http://alpennia.com/blog/feed/
- Twitter: @LesbianMotif
- Discord: Contact Heather for an invitation to the Alpennia/LHMP Discord server
- The Lesbian Historic Motif Project Patreon
Links to Heather Online
- Website: http://alpennia.com
- Email: Heather Rose Jones
- Twitter: @heatherosejones
- Facebook: Heather Rose Jones (author page)
Links to Caren Werlinger Online