Ill be at The Historical Novel Society Conference in June. Come join us!!! I am on a panel:
June 22, 2019 1:15-2:15 p.m.
WRITING 20TH CENTURY NON-EUROPEAN HISTORICAL FICTION: Diversity, Research, and Why Not? [Eliza (E.) Knight, Vanessa Riley; moderator: Denny S. Bryce] Western Europe in fiction has served as default history for decades (even centuries). Why? Perhaps because this history is more accessible and documented, and the books inspired by this part of the world have held our imagination and interest for generations. Historical fiction and romance readers have been trained to expect their stories to include protagonists, heroes, and heroines, and locations that look a certain way. This panel will discuss the importance of dynamic storytelling that includes characters, cultures, locations, and careers from areas other than Western Europe: Afro-Caribbean, early 20th century Americana, and more. They will discuss their journeys, research techniques, and some of the barriers to getting their stories toldplus changes in the publishing industry in recent years that have encouraged culturally diverse storytelling. The purpose of this panel is to provide authors and readers with fresh perspectives and research options about ways to diversify their reading habits as well as incorporate more of the world into their storytelling. (Room: Woodrow Wilson C)
And I am signing at: Romance Candy Crushes (Lots of Candy and Books are being given away!!!) Sunday June 2, 2019 3:00 PM 5:00 PM Room 1E03 Guests: Alisha Rai, Tessa Bailey, Alexis Daria, Mia Sosa, Jasmine Guillory, Abby Jimenez, Amanda Heger, Tessa Dare, Vanessa Riley, Scarlett Peckham, Ursula Renee, Julia London, Sabrina Jeffries, Sarah MacLean, Zoey Castile, KM Jackson, Maria Vale #Repost@bookcon