Today I welcome author S.G. Rogers to my blog. Tell us, Suzanne, what seven periods/events of history would you like to visit and why?
1) Opening day at Disneyland, Anaheim, California (July 17th, 1955). I can’t think of a place that has given as much happiness to more people. It would have been great to be there at the beginning, back when I could afford the entrance fee.
2) Signing of the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776). What a thrilling moment for a country about to embark upon a brave new experiment in governance. The atmosphere in the room must have been crackling with electricity.
3) Victorian England (1837 – 1901). To borrow a phrase from Dickens, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Beautiful mansions, balls, clothes, and sheer spectacle of the Upper Tens were juxtaposed with immense poverty.
4) Dresden, Germany before it was bombed in WWII. (before February, 1945). By all accounts, it was an amazing city of wonderful historical and artistic significance.
5) Colossus of Rhodes - (280 BC) – This statue of the Greek Titan Helios was 107 feet tall,
6) Fall of the Berlin Wall (November 9th, 1989) – I saw it on television, but it would have been better to be there in person and grab a chunk of history.
7) It would have been cool to watch Johannes Gutenberg inventing movable type printing (around 1439). Could he have ever predicted all these centuries later we’d be reading print on a liquid crystal display?
What a great tour of history! Do you use a lot of history in your writing?
Yes, in fact 2013 seemed to be the year of historical romances for me. I focused on the Victorian era and Edwardian era, and wrote four separate titles. But I’ve been known to go WAY back to the medieval and Norse mythology eras too, with my fantasy titles. I expect 2014 will find me juggling between romance and fantasy, since I enjoy both genres.
Thanks, Suzanne, and happy writing! Where can we find you?
Visit my blog at http://childofyden.wordpress.com. My twitter handle is @suzannegrogers, and I’ve also got an author page on Facebook: . I’d love to hear from you!