Facts in Fiction

By James Alexander Thom Mark Twain said, “The difference between history and historical fiction is, fiction has to be believable.” That’s funny. But it’s also very true. Why so? Because the reader of history counts on the story being true, since it was written by a historian, an authority on facts. The reader of historical

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Fire in the Water

Paddy Quinn, “the boy who ate rattlesnakes” and lost a hand to a cannon blast during the Mexican War, returns as a famous Civil War correspondent and battlefield sketch artist, in James Alexander Thom’s new novel, Fire in the Water. Thom, Indiana’s prize-winning historical novelist, and author of the New York Times bestseller Follow the

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Fire in the Water Indy Book Launch

It’s happening TONIGHT! Come and see New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction novels, James Alexander Thom at the Indy launch of his new book, Fire in the Water. Indy Book Launch – Monday November 2, 2015 – 6:30 pm –  Bookmamas –  9 S. Johnson Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46219 317-375-3715 Early in the Civil

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