When is it acceptable to mention a brand, and when does it cross the line into trademark infringement? This issue comes up often in historical fiction texts when the author wants to mention an item or company to help secure the storyline in time and place. When placed appropriately, such references add authenticity to the work. There are a few primary concepts to keep in mind as you approach trademarked brands and items.
While I was reading Blue Thread, I couldn’t help but think of the fact that there are so many films, television series, and books all about time travel and the consequences or effects of time travel. Why is that? There’s the appeal that we can go back to glamorous times and explore history, but is […]
On Friday, I had the pleasure of attending a reading for Ruth Tenzer Feldman’s just-released title The Ninth Day at Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing in Beaverton. The Ninth Day is Ooligan’s most recent publication and is a companion novel to the Oregon Book Award-winning novel Blue Thread. As the current project manager for […]