At two universities, I worked as a researcher. However, I left academia — after they repeatedly told me that “I wrote too gripping” and I should change my writing voice to sound “more neutral.” (Well, no.) Ever since then, I’ve tirelessly worked to bridge the gap between these two worlds: I believe academic writing should not be boring! And history for entertainment purposes, such as books and films could often use more accurate, more authentic details. I firmly believe both academics *and* non-academics can benefit from utilising these new, untapped digitalised history resources that are at our fingertips.
As a historical advisor, I’ve researched for authors who write non-fiction and novels. Their books have been published with Random House USA, Random House Germany, Picador, AmazonCrossing, Hachette USA, Hachette Australia, Vintage Books Australia, Lübbe, adeo, bene, DroemerKnaur, Blanvalet, Blessing, Piper, Ullstein, Sourcebooks UK, Sphere UK and LittleBrown UK
. Publishing expert Jane Friedman wrote about me: “If you write historical novels and need help finding the best resources, here’s your woman.” If you want me to unearth the best history databases, join us here >>