Hello world!

| May 14, 2009

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction

Topics that will be covered: Early Christian Church and Roman Empire.

My Inspiration

| May 15, 2009

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction

What inspired me to write a novel? I’ve always be fascinated with New Testament times – what would it have been like to live then and be part of the new Christian church? I’m a history buff so I started looking into church history and found the church’s amazing growth from Pentecost to what it is today is very rich.

On Historical Research: Seeing People in a New Light

| May 18, 2009

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction

My eye-opening research came when I was studying the native Iberians. I needed to know who my characters were, what they believed, their customs, culture and who their ancestors were. What I learned surprised me.

Why I chose the setting of my novel

| May 19, 2009

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical FictionI’m a naturally curious person. I read something and start asking questions. My stories stem from the possible answers to those questions. In the book of Acts, after the Apostle Paul’s shipwreck he arrives in Italy: After three months we put out […]

Historical fiction should stick to historical fact

| October 2, 2010

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction

As a history buff and novelist, I respect history. I love historical fiction – how a writer weaves a fictional story amidst historical fact. But when that fact is fudge for dramatic effect – well, I have a problem with that.

Deo Volente! Wins 2nd place in the Women of Faith writing contest!

| March 1, 2011

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction9 years ago I started writing my novel. 7 years later I found an agent who believed in the story. 2 years later, I attend the Women of Faith conference at the invitation of a church friend who had extra tickets and […]

Women of Faith Writing Contest Winner Releases

| July 25, 2011

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical FictionPRESS RELEASE For immediate release Phoenix writer wins Women of Faith Writing Contest – Now Available on Amazon Phoenix, AZ – Christian writer Giselle Aguiar’s first novel, Deo Volente! (God Willing): Love in the First Century, won second prize in the 2011 […]

I can relate to Luke

| September 20, 2011

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical FictionThis evening we had the first meeting of our bible study small group at my house. There were just 5 of us, but we enjoyed getting to know each other and growing closer in Christ. In a new way (for us) to […]

Not Too Much to Hope For—An End to Slavery in the World

| November 27, 2011

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction…“In heaven we’ll be all equal in God’s kingdom. Here in the Roman Imperium, there are still slaves and masters.” “If it were up to me, I would free all our slaves.” As she said that, Claudia looked up to see Anthony […]