​​A. L. Kucherenko

​​Writer of Historical Fiction and Other Works

CHASING THE TALE

Many years ago, Cecelia Holland (The Firedrake, et al) wrote to me, and shared how much she enjoyed researching her books. “I don’t think anything matches the thrill of finding some amazing piece of evidence except maybe using the evidence to show a character or move a scene along.”

I am shamelessly seduced by the process of discovery.

The pieces that follow suggest that sometimes the story you’re looking for is not always the one you find. ​


OVERVIEW OF MY OTHER WORKS 


I have written contemporary observations about a changing neighborhood, cockfights in Saipan, family violence during the Great Depression, and much more. Over time, some of those stories will be published here.


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HISTORY: A STATE OF MIND 

When I began to assemble some of my work for this website, I realized that history, or thinking about our past and our future, has been an ongoing interest. 


To some people, history is what happened the day before they were born. To others, the story of human habitation, our cultures, great cities and achievements go back centuries. To me, I live in history, now. Someday, someone, an archeologist perhaps, might explore my environs and wonder about how I lived in my day, or what my tribe or culture says about humans in my time. 


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