The definition of Fiction, as per Google search is:
So this means, you sometimes have to suspend disbelief to read a story…it’s called fiction for a reason, because the author, made up this story, it came from their imagination. If it were fact, it would be a biography (even then, read it with a grain of salt), an auto-biography, or they would clearly state it was non-fiction.
My book The Northwood Lodge (yes, I know it should be Northwoods, but I didn’t name it, my grandparents did) is the only piece of literature that I have written that is non-fiction…this means, it’s not made up.
My other works are clearly made up…or as they call it in layman’s terms, fiction. I find it amusing when someone states they are upset because I made up a town, a place, or hey, the people aren’t real…um, hello? Again, it’s called fiction for a reason.
Seriously, if they were fact, my erotica alone would make me the biggest s&*t there is and I am clearly not that. At the time I wrote it, it is what I felt like writing and that’s what we authors do, we write what we feel like, make it up as it goes, sometimes some of us outline it and plan it out, but ultimately, it’s from our imaginations.
As a child, I had an active imagination. I grew up without anyone around because we lived far out in the country. My nearest neighbor was about a half a mile or so away. My siblings were older and didn’t want to play with their little sister. So I escaped to books and my imagination. I have to tell you, that imagination never went away. I can still clearly see the wild Indians, the Little House on the Prairie, and such things. I think that is why I decided to write a prequel to my book Vetted while I’m also writing Vetted Further, the sequel to these amazing people.
Keep in mind, these books are not based on any REAL people, but real characters in my head. They are also works in progress and subject to change (including the covers, see the watermarks still?)…but, it’s a nice western series for those who loved Vetted and it’s wonderful characters.
It was odd doing the research for Cavalcade and Pioneering, realizing that that this was 170 years ago! Holy moly! However, I hope when you read it, you will realize the beginning of this amazing pioneer family down through the years with Cavalcade and with it’s sequel Pioneering, how the family settled in 1800’s Oregon on the very same ranch that I featured in Vetted and Vetted Further. I loved doing the research to include real, non-fiction facts in with my fiction works as well as including tidbits for the future stories. Using real historical facts, makes it seem real, but again, it’s fiction.
Keep in mind, fiction means I made it up, non-fiction means I didn’t…