Historicalfic provides historical research services to writers of historical genres with American settings:

historical fiction historical romance alternate history historical fantasy steampunk time travel novels historical mystery historical suspense children's historical fiction young adult historical fiction other tales with historical American settings

Historicalfic is run by Dusk Peterson, who has worked since 1989 as a historical researcher, journalist, history writer, and editor. Dusk Peterson is also an award-winning author of historical speculative fiction.

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About Historicalfic

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