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Writing Authentic Historical Fiction with S. J. Butler

S. J. Butler was born in London, England, and grew up writing poetry in the Essex countryside. After graduating from university in her fifties, her dream was always to become a published author. A Very British Disaster which is historical fiction based on a true story during the very first Anglo-Afghan war in 1838 is the realisation of that dream.

In the 94th episode of The HYBRID Author Podcast host Joanne Morrell, author of children’s and young adult fiction, women’s fiction and short non fiction for authors, chats to S. J. about:

  • how reading inspires a work of writing
  • how to stay true to writing historical fiction
  • cost and gaining permissions to use quotes by other authors in the genre
  • writing courses
  • self publishing
  • SJ’s tips for authors looking to write historical fiction
  • her book and more.


This episode is proudly sponsored by Nicole Webb Book Publicity Services. Helping authors find their audience through lateral thinking and creating an individual media strategy tailored to each author and their book to achieve the best results.

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