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Historical Fiction

Like finding a lover, choosing the right subject for historical fiction is as unexpected as it is irresistible.  Your journey together is filled with surprises, excitement and disappointment, and the ending is rarely predictable.  Once your characters are fleshed-out, they will tell the story for you. If you’re honest with them, the results are pure joy. If not, disaster!

My first foray, Twelfth Night (1997) turned the elegant Creole world of 1857 New Orleans inside out as I explored a dark underbelly spoken about in hushed tones, if at all. In Creole Son (2012), I trailed French painter Edgar Degas on an 1872 visit to his New Orleans family, one hurling him into the horrors of post-Civil War Reconstruction and forever changing his painting style. In 2014, I wrote Communion of Sinners, a murder mystery/exposé documenting the inhumanity of the eighteenth-century Spanish California Mission system.  The Goat Castle Murder (2016) delved into a real-life crime in 1932 Natchez, Mississippi,  notorious enough to lure tourists and reporters from all over the country. To keep my work fresh, and engaging, each book takes my readers to a different time and place. Whichever you may choose, I hope you enjoy the ride.

A historical fiction novel, Goat Castle Murder, by Michael Llewellyn A historical fiction novel, Communion of Sinners, by Michael Llewellyn
A historical fiction novel, Creol Son by Michael Llewellyn A historical fiction novel, Twelfth Night by Michael Llewellyn