I love historical novels which make me feel like I’m being swept away into the past.
And I believe that details make all the difference. Like an old, fast Peugeot. The blue tiles in a French kitchen. Or a splendid ball gown, only worn for a single night. All those details that conjure up a long-forgotten world.
My name is Dr. Barbara, and I’m a researcher & historical advisor for authors.
I am committed to finding memorable details from the past, as I plough through history books, decipher the spidery handwriting in old letters, and interview experts & authors on how they conduct research.
Contact me to discuss a research collaboration.
Or read along as I investigate a new topic every month. Browse my special history resources, handpicked especially for authors.
Because I want your quest for historical details to be the best part of writing your novel.
Travelling to research for your Novel
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“A fountain of knowledge. To know Barbara is to be gifted with and to have access to unusual bits and pieces of research, all of them tremendously useful.”
— Esmé Weijun Wang, author
“Is it possible that Dr. Barbara is always two steps ahead of me? She pulls out resources, research, and trivia on what I’m thinking about seemingly as I say the words. Her generosity of spirit and mind is a huge benefit to me.”
— Tara Gentile, author of Quiet Power Strategy