Last night premiered the first episode of Season 3 for one of the best stories ever written. This is not a fictional story — it is, in fact, history set in the 18th-century Colonial American.
TURИ made its debut as an AMC series two years ago. Based on the Revolutionary War and Washington’s secret spy ring, the story itself is based on historical events and adapted from a book.
The success for which this series continues to garner has its roots deep in the pages of the historical fiction novel, Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring by Alexander Rose. How marvelous that Rose, and subsequently the producers at AMC, found intrigue within this time in history.
We applaud those who find magic in history, are willing to sacrifice their time and energy in research, and skillfully weave a tale that captivates readers. Our historical fiction writers are some of the best, with tales of Native Americans traditions, British government plots, and Caribbean pirates. Thanks to these great authors, readers will be able to dive into the richness of history as it might have been.
Take a look at our historical writers this summer and re-live exciting moments found only in history.
As author, Marti Melville has said:
“You just can’t make up this kind of stuff!”
Buried within the annals of journals, letters, and documents, a story waits to be written. It’s a marvelous opportunity for historical writers — one that Melville has expressed for all of us.
And … we couldn’t agree more!