In this episode, DIY MFA’s Gabriela Pereira talks to author Brian Meehl about his recent YA novel Blowback ‘07. In this interview, they discuss the intersection between fact and fiction, and how to craft stories based on past events but in a way that feels fresh and new to readers. They also talk about the research that goes into writing historical fiction, and how you can incorporate that research into things beyond the pages of your novel (like your author platform or your blog).