20th Century

Women's suffrage, World Wars and more technological developments than you can poke a stick at. This was a busy, fraught and sad time for many, but there were joyous occasions too.


Pam Lecky

Pam Lecky is an Irish historical fiction author, with a great love of historical mystery and crime. She is represented by the Hardman & Swainson Literary Agency. From an early age, Pam had a particular fascination with all things historical, from food and clothes to architecture and social history.


Patiently awaiting the invention of time travel, she must be content with giving her novels a historical setting instead. Her debut novel, The Bowes Inheritance, was shortlisted for the Carousel Aware Prize 2016, and longlisted for the Historical Novel Society 2016 Indie Award.


Pam’s Victorian Lucy Lawrence Mystery Series is extremely popular in the US market. Pam’s next two novels were inspired by her local and family history, and she is delighted to have found a home for them at Avon Books UK.

Pam also writes historical mysteries. 

Bruce W. Bishop

Bruce W. Bishop is based in Nova Scotia, Canada, and wrote his debut novel, 'Unconventional Daughters', during the first pandemic lockdown in 2020. He penned an interlinked novel, 'Uncommon Sons', which was published in June 2021.


He is currently working on book three in this series called 'Families' Storytelling'. It is set in Nova Scotia of the 1950s, and features one of the characters from his first two novels as the protagonist.


Linda Bennett Pennell

I have been in love with the past for as long as I can remember. Anything with a history, whether shabby or majestic, recent or ancient, instantly draws me in. I suppose it comes from being part of a large extended family that spanned several generations. Long summer afternoons on my grandmother's porch or winter evenings gathered around her fireplace were filled with stories both entertaining and poignant. Of course, being set in the American South, those stories were also peopled by some very interesting characters, some of whom have found their way into my work. As for my venture in writing, it has allowed me to reinvent myself. We humans are truly multifaceted creatures, but we tend to sort and categorize each other into neat, easily understood packages that rarely reveal the whole person. Perhaps you, too, want to step out of the box in which you find yourself. I encourage you to look at the possibilities and imagine. Be filled with childlike wonder in your mental wanderings. Envision what might be, not simply what is. Let us never forget, all good fiction begins when someone says to herself or himself, "Let's pretend."


Stephen Finlay Archer

Stephen Finlay Archer writes Irish historical fiction. His latest seven novel series, The Irish Clans covers the Irish revolutionary period from 1915 to 1923. This Irish family saga full of swashbuckling characters and page-turning action tells the true story of Ireland’s conflict with England. It is also a personal portrayal since the fictitious story involves his own ancestral family as they are drawn into the conflict of their Irish homeland, in his birthplace of Toronto, Canada.


Archer lives in Northern California with his wife Kathy. He is a member of Writers Unlimited in California Goldrush Country and the North American and Irish Branches of the Historical Novel Society. Before his retirement, he was an Aerospace Manager directing large-scale, delivery-in orbit, satellite systems for the U.S. Navy and NASA/NOAA.


More books from this era

MJ Porter also writes in other eras and categories. See MJ's profile here.