In writing The Iron Horse Chronicles, I work hard to create verisimilitude in my story. A current television series and a recent movie about building the first transcontinental railroad have frustrated me by resorting to phony history to create sensationalism.
If you have been following this blog, you know that I contribute regularly to Mad About MG History, a blog providing help to teachers and librarians in encouraging Middle Grade students to love history. This week I vented my frustration at those screenwriters who have disappointed me by terribly distorting historical facts.
Head on over to this website and read my tirade for yourself: http://madaboutmghistory.blogspot.com/
Note: You must color the blonde hair in the above cartoon white to achieve verisimilitude.