The Historical Novel Society North America is “the place for historical fiction.”

Welcome to the website for the Historical Novel Society North America (HNSNA). Every two years, the HNSNA holds a writers conference that attracts historical novelists from all over North America and beyond.


The 2023 conference was held in beautiful San Antonio, TX, from June 8 to 10, with virtual content that began June 5.

Looking for Access to the HNS2023 Conference Sessions?

Did you attend #HNS2023? You should have received an email advising you that you can access the sessions. Check your Spam if you haven’t seen the email yet. Log into the Conference App and enjoy watching and re-watching conference sessions until September 15, 2023. Access is available only to virtual and in-person attendees who login through the Conference App.

We Had a Blast at HNS2023!

Here’s a few pictures of the good times had by all in San Antonio, Texas for the 2023 Historical Novel Society North America Conference.

Happy conference attendees at the very popular Hooch Through History
Special Guest Lisa Wingate at the Closing Banquet
Special Guest Jamie Ford
Special Guest James Scott Bell and Finance Chair Jonathan Putnam
Venue Chair Christine Trent at Hooch Through History
Registration Chair Christopher Cevasco at a Blacksmithing Master Class

Where To in 2025?

We will meet again from June 26 to 28, 2025 at Caesars Palace in fabulous Las Vegas!

Never Miss a Communication from HNSNA

The Historical Novel Society North America is all about community. Sign up for our mailing list and receive conference information, informative quarterly updates, and a lot more. Connect with us and get inspired!

What’s Your Conference Story?

Have you attended an HNS conference? Did you join us in San Antonio in 2023 or for A Taste of HNSNA, our first-ever mini-conference on July 23, 2022? If so, we want to hear from you about your experience at any HNS, HNSNA or HNSA conference. Share whatever takes your fancy—what sessions did you love? Which special guests fired your imagination? Did you make connections with other authors? Anything goes!