In this episode, Terrance and I talk about two keys to writing solid non-fiction.
While I’m currently working on my first novel, in the past, I’ve written a great deal of non-fiction, mostly based on my own historical research. One article called On the Trail of Tom, or A New Look at the Tuscarora War was cited in The Tuscarora War, a history reference book by David LaVere, PhD. (Professor of History at UNC-Wilmington). Another non-fiction piece — a 2006 interview with the late indigenous languages expert, Blair Rudes, who reconstructed the Algonquian language for the film The New World — will appear in the October 2014 edition of The Southern Quarterly, the literary journal of the University of Southern Mississippi.
Terrance Zepke is the published author of two dozen non-fiction books. Some of her titles include The Encyclopedia of Cheap Travel, Ghosts of the Carolina Coasts, Lighthouses of the Carolinas and A Ghost Hunter’s Guide to the Most Haunted Places in America.