At Kim’s blog, Outtakes of a Historical Novelist, you’ll find posts about history, writing, and anything else that inspires her or piques her curiosity. Kim is also a contributor to Unusual Historicals and English Historical Fiction Authors.
Kim Rendfeld Outtakes of a Historical Novelist
Germanus is OK with the Forced Tonsure?
by Kim Rendfeld on September 20, 2017 at 10:48 am
When I read a saint’s story, every once in a while I find something hard to believe. And I’m not …Continue reading &rarr […]
Did I Get Age 50 Right?
by Kim Rendfeld on September 6, 2017 at 10:15 am
Sometimes I feel like a fraud as I write my novels. How could I know what it’s like to be …Continue reading &rarr […]
Hedging Religious Bets
by Kim Rendfeld on August 23, 2017 at 10:54 am
The Romano-Briton Annianus was miffed. Someone had stolen six silver coins, the equivalent of six days of wages. What was …Continue reading &rarr […]
Saint Boniface: A Man on a Mission
by Kim Rendfeld on August 17, 2017 at 10:30 am
In 750, Archbishop Boniface anointed the upstart Frankish King Pepin in Soisson. A Saxon in his 70s, he could have …Continue reading &rarr […]
Plants and Their Properties: Three Poisons
by Kim Rendfeld on August 9, 2017 at 12:15 pm
Years ago, I saw an amusing thing on an insecticide bottle: “made from plants.” As if that is supposed to …Continue reading &rarr […]