If you like discovering fabulous historical fiction and reading about the research and writing process, pop on over to June's blog for an interview with the inimitable M.M. Bennetts, author of May 1812. I first discovered Bennetts' work on the Harper Collins Authonomy site. Not only is the work excellent, but the author is as kind an old soul as you'd ever hope to meet, and offered not only beautifully written critiques but plenty of brilliant banter while I was active on the site.
I particularly admire Bennetts' work for its dedication to historical accuracy while maintaining the highest literary form. This is a rare treat for those of us who are history geeks and lit nerds--so rarely does an author combine the facts with the fiction so flawlessly and loose nothing of either in the transcription.
Plus--June is giving away an autographed copy of the book. Read the interview, leave a comment, you buys your ticket and you takes your chance.