by Kay KendallAnyone who knows much about me realizes how much I love learning about history. I used to study it in school and always enjoyed reading historical novels. I still enjoy those books but now I write them too--historical mysteries. I’ve occasionally tried to understand why I enjoy delving into the past so much, particularly because so many others do not.
Lately I have come up with a new angle in my appreciation of the past. It is SAFE back there. I know how all the various historical plots turn out—which contending princes end up seizing the thrones—which nations vanquish which. I never grow anxious reading a novel set during World War II, worried that the Axis Powers will prevail and conquer the whole world