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Pamela Rushby talks about writing historical fiction

The best, the strangest, the most riveting, heart-breaking, laugh-out-loud stories aren’t fiction. They’re real.” Pamela Rushby

In the lead up to the annoucement of the Book Links Award for Children’s Historical Fiction, StoryLinks is interviewing all the shortlisted authors.
Pam Rushby is an award winning Queensland writer who has worked as an advertising copywriter, a publicity officer and a pre-school teacher, as well as writing and producing for television and multimedia. She is very fond of travel but now writes full time, and does her best thinking while swimming laps in the backyard pool.
This year she was shortlisted for the Book Links Award for Historical Fiction for Children for her novel The Mummy Smugglers of Crumblin Castle, a sparkling historical adventure set in Victorian England and Egypt.
She very kindly agreed to answer some questions for us about her writing, beginning with
What is historical fiction to you and why do you write it?
Read the interview with Pamela Rushby on the StoryLinks website. 
Join the talk by Jackie French and the announcement of the winner on Saturday 16 October 2021 from 4:00 – 4:45pm via ZOOM, free admission. Book here.


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