Greg Cox wrote:
(To be fair, academic credentials are sometimes relevant where non-fiction is concerned.)
That's not surprising, though. If someone's writing a text on US History, one would hope he has a background in history, political science, or some other related field.
Exactly. Just like it helps to be a lawyer if you're writing a legal thriller . . . but it's not mandatory as long as you do your homework and can fake it well.