Where Fact Meets Fiction: behind the scenes of a genealogical crime mystery

Nathan Dylan Goodwin
Apr 24, 2024
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Where Fact Meets Fiction
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About this webinar

This webinar by genealogical crime mystery author, Nathan Dylan Goodwin, will take a deep dive into one of his most popular books, The Sterling Affair, which set in the world of 1950s international affairs of state. The webinar will explore how real history, facts and people were incorporated into a fictional story using both traditional and genetic genealogy to solve the mystery at the heart of this story.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Nathan Dylan Goodwin is a writer, genealogist and educator. He was born and raised in Hastings, East Sussex. Having attended school in the town, he then completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio, Film and Television Studies, followed by a Maste
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  1. CK
    Catherine Kesseler
    3 months ago

    Fascinating presentation. Makes me want to re-read ‘The Sterling Affair’

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    Helen Schenkelaars
    3 months ago

    Love Nathan’s books and The Sterling Affair is my favourite, so it was great hearing the background process! I really like knowing how much of a story is fact or fiction and inspiration behind the story.
    Nathan’s books always include a genealogical or DNA-based gem that you can put into practice in your own research and I consider them part of my genealogy education! I also love the way he has addressed DNA surprises in his stories and some of the other personal and ethical challenges readers might face around research.
    Also checkout GSI Events if you fancy taking part in the puzzle of a Venator mystery – great fun!

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    Ellen Healy
    3 months ago

    How Nathan is able to keep everything straight boggles my old brain!! I’d need help!!

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    Maria Capaldi
    3 months ago

    Love that Nathan Dylan Goodwin was talking today!! just think he is terrific and like everyone I have read all of his books!

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    Geraldine Oliva
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    Julie Wilson
    3 months ago

    One of my favorite authors. Loved the webinar.

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    Janice Brown
    3 months ago

    Any webinar with Nathan is excellent! Maybe surprisingly to others, the first books by him that I read were his local history books when I moved to Hastings from Kent – I never guessed then that, several years later, I’d be reading genealogical mysteries by the same author (who had moved in the opposite direction!). Thanks for all your writing.

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    Gary A Boughton
    3 months ago

    Great Idea. Very interesting to understand the work that goes into a book.