Historicals ~ Outside the Margins with L Dean Pace-Frech

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Dean Pace-Frech OTM

I am convinced that life in a physical body is meant to be an ecstatic experience ~ Shakti Gawain

From an early age, I escaped the real world through books. I spend many a summer in the library while other kids were outside playing. And that was in the 70s & 80s long before the Internet!

Now, I escape the adult world by reading. As you might have guessed, I am a fan of historicals.

I grew up reading many stories about life on the post-Civil War plains. I guess that’s what they taught us in Nebraska in the 1970s and early 1980s. There wasn’t the Young Adult genre there is now, so I cut my teeth on Laura Ingalls Wilder, then went straight to sagas like Roots and John Jakes’ North and South Trilogy. Now, I love a good gay historical romance. Not only do I like history, but just thinking about how gay characters might deal with their world and their reality in their time is fascinating to me.

Right now I’m reading A Tested Love by Kayla Jameth, but I definitely will read A Prince’s Psalm by Eric Shaw Quinn when it comes out in June.

How about you? What is a favorite historical time period or tell me shat’s on your Late Spring/Early Summer reading list?

~L Dean Pace-Frech

About L Dean Pace-Frech

With inspiration from historical tourism sites, the love of reading, and a desire to write a novel, Dean started crafting his debut novel, A Place to Call Their Own, in 2008. After four years of writing and polishing the manuscript, it was accepted and published by Musa Publishing in 2013. His second novel, Disappear With Me, set in Edwardian England was published later that same year by Musa.

Dean lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with his husband, Thomas (legally as of February 14, 2015), and their two cats. They are involved in their church and enjoy watching movies, outdoor activities in the warmer weather, and spending time together with friends and family. In addition to writing, his hobbies include reading and patio gardening.

Dean is currently working a standalone title, Need Your Love, set in 1966, and The Higher Law, a continuation of the story of Frank and Gregory’s family set in the 1930s.

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