Episode 62: The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr with Susan Holloway Scott

November is National Novel Writing month aka NaNoWriMo. Have you ever thought about writing your family history?  Well…now might be the time to start.

My guest is an author who weaves fiction and non-fiction together into historical fiction. Real people live in her pages with a fictionalized context. Her stories are compelling reading.  

At our first meeting at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, she said she loved my Last Muster books of images of folks who lived during the American Revolution. I laughed looked at her and at almost the same time, we asked,  Don’t you think that Eliza Hamilton would have had a picture taken? We agreed it was possible. Her book I, Eliza Hamilton and her new book, the Secret Wife of Aaron Burr take readers into the lives of these women.  

Susan shared her story writing history, how she picks the topics of her books and what she’s working on next. 

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About My Guest:

Susan Holloway Scott is the author of over fifty historical novels and novellas written under several pen names. Her bestselling books have received numerous awards and honors, and with more than three million copies of her books in print, she has been published in nineteen foreign countries around the world. Susan is a graduate of Brown University, and lives with her family in a book-filled house outside of Philadelphia, PA.

About Maureen Taylor:

Maureen is a frequent keynote speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across the U.S., London and Canada.  She’s the author of several books and hundreds of articles and her television appearances include The View and The Today Show (where she researched and presented a complete family tree for host Meredith Vieira).  She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, Germany’s top newspaper Der Spiegel, American Spirit, and The New York Times. Maureen was recently a spokesperson and photograph expert for MyHeritage.com, an internationally known family history website and also writes guidebooks, scholarly articles and online columns for such media as Smithsonian.com. Learn more at Maureentaylor.com

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