I adore writing historical fiction, as well as the research. Though hardly the stuff of a Sue Grafton mystery, sussing out whether or not the Ford Model A had a rearview mirror utterly satisfies my inner detective.
However. . . having spent the past year researching not only the Great Depression,
Baby in truck; Dorothea Lange, from the Library of Congress
but the WRA incarceration camps of WWII,
I have come to the conclusion that my next book needs to be about a cheerful period in American history.
When I was a younger child growing up in the sixties and early seventies, I was fascinated with the Pony Express and loved reading about it and learning about it.