A. Roy King

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Writer A. Roy King is author of "The Cursed Ground," a Biblical fiction series set in the ancient world and written with elements of epic fantasy. Roy lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A.

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A. Roy King These days my favorite fictional couple is found in the Sherlock Holmes-Mary Russell novels by Laurie R. King (The first installment is "The…moreThese days my favorite fictional couple is found in the Sherlock Holmes-Mary Russell novels by Laurie R. King (The first installment is "The Beekeeper's Apprentice.")

King achieves a faithful portrayal of an older Holmes, and his wife Mary is a fearless and admirable heroine. In fact, Russell is one of the important inspirations behind Temper of the Borne, the main female character in my Biblical fiction series, "The Cursed Ground."

I strongly recommend Laurie R. King's "Mary Russell" novels for mystery and adventure fans who like strong female characters.

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A. Roy King To be honest, I don't experience writer's block. Writing is my day job. To make a living, I have to deliver on my assignments. Writing is hard work.…moreTo be honest, I don't experience writer's block. Writing is my day job. To make a living, I have to deliver on my assignments. Writing is hard work. It's always a struggle. The only way is to push it, to make myself do it.

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The Child-Stealers (The Cur...

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Creating Historical Fiction When History is Sparse

How do you write historical fiction about an era for which historical documents are brief and fragmentary?

This was one of the problems I faced when I decided to write a series of Biblical fiction novels set in the ancient world before the global flood described in the book of Genesis. Most of what the Bible writers say about the world of that time is contained in chapters one throug... Read more of this blog post »
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