I have always been a history nerd. I taught history for two years in Maryland. I am lucky to live in a historically rich section of the country. So many things happened in Upstate New York. The house I live in was built in 1850. My barn has old school construction. I just love history. It's my love of history that brought me to historical fiction novels.
However, as I sit back and read a YA historical fiction novel I think....would a teen enjoy this? Do teens enjoy historical fiction? I went to a historical fiction conference and was told NO teens hate historical fiction. That made me sad because I am writing a historical fiction YA book.
So my questions to my readers are:
- Do you enjoy historical fiction?
- Or do you think its really dull?
- Have you ever read it?
- And if you have what do you like about historical fiction.
I would love to hear your input not only as librarian but a struggling wanna be author.