Lucky Ringwood

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My Story

Loving every minute of my journey!

I began writing Sew Divine over ten years ago and outlined it as a screenplay.  As I continued tinkering, I changed it to a book.

Genre

Sew Divine is a genre hybrid combining the

historical family saga and picaresque novel. 

According to author Bill Smith, "The family saga is a genre of literature which chronicles the lives and doings of a family or a number of related or interconnected families over a period of time… this is often a thematic device used to portray particular historical events, changes of social circumstances, or the ebb and flow of fortunes from a multitude of perspectives." According to the online encyclopedia, Wiki, "An essential element of historical fiction is that it is set in the past and pays attention to the manners, social conditions and other details of the period depicted.”  Picaresque novels combine comedy with satire and include a roguish hero surviving by his wits while navigating a corrupt society. 

Historical Family Saga Novels:

Roots by Alex Haley

War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk

Chesapeake by James A. Michener

Picaresque Novels:

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Don Quixote by Cervantes

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain