"So what do you call this genre then?" he asked raising an eyebrow.
"Well…" she began, sighing because she knew she didn’t have it very well defined herself, and that was a problem. "It’s historical fiction… since it happens in the past, and there are real people in it…" She looked sheepishly at the man behind the desk.
"Um-hmmm…" he muttered, leafing through pages.
"I’ve heard the term ‘fact-fiction’ used also…" she added hopefully. "It is a mixture of fact and fiction, after all… some things really happened, and others I’ve imagined…"
"Or fan fiction," he concluded, eyeing her skeptically.