My Research

My work may be fiction, but it’s meticulously researched historical fiction. The stranger something is, the more likely it is to be based on fact.

I kept track of most of my sources and inspirations but by no means all. I wrote the Lazare Family Saga over nearly three decades. Some sources have slipped through the cracks.

You’ll find my sources grouped roughly below, although there is a great deal of overlap between the novels. For example, a source I list only for Book 1 may have been useful throughout the series.

For my most invaluable sources and for commentary, please refer to the Author’s Note at the end of each of my novels.

Please also note: If you’re paying attention, the titles of some sources are story spoilers.