Lauren advised new authors wanting to write historical fiction to "Do the research about the people, places, events, food, and the like." She also added, "Respect the period about which you're writing — putting 21st-century words, attitudes, and values into your characters will take your readers right out of your story."
You can find Lauren's published works, as well as more information about her, by visiting her website Lauren-Gilbert.com
Lauren was an early and enthusiastic member of Amelia Indie Authors. Although she claims not to be a fan of social media, her co-op job is to manage our Pinterest boards. When members make her aware of a new project or event, she posts it to our boards. Her quiet but consistent news-sharing personifies one of our co-op precepts: "all of us" is far more effective and powerful than any one of us.
Thank you, Lauren.