Looking Ahead to the 2023 Conference in San Antonio: Meeting with Agents

Maryka Biaggio, HNSNA Secretary and Literary Agent Liaison - As always, we’ll again feature a bevy of literary agents who are interested in historical fiction and its subgenres. Authors may sign up for either one-on-one pitches or small-group query critique sessions. So if you’re writing a historical novel, it’s time to start thinking ahead. Will … Continue reading Looking Ahead to the 2023 Conference in San Antonio: Meeting with Agents

Finding the Real Story in Your Historical Novel

Guest Post by Sam Osherson - Writing teacher Bonnie Freidman has discussed the problem of writers being “transfixed” by their material in a way that drains the story of its dramatic tension. Many writers face a reckoning, consciously or unconsciously, in the course of their novel when the original conception needs to be changed in … Continue reading Finding the Real Story in Your Historical Novel

How to Get the Press Coverage Your Historical Novel Deserves

Guest Post by Rebecca Rosenberg - I’ve worked in publicity and advertising since I was twenty and am constantly looking for ways to apply what I learned to publicize my novels. My newest book, Champagne Widows, takes place in the 1800s. What could possibly be newsworthy about that today? I’m going to share the methods … Continue reading How to Get the Press Coverage Your Historical Novel Deserves

Jazz, Flappers, and Prohibition: Researching the Roaring Twenties

Guest Post by Skye Alexander - Writing historical fiction requires doing a lot of research, which may sound tedious to some people. But once I started delving into the Roaring Twenties for the first historical mystery in my Lizzie Crane series, Never Try to Catch a Falling Knife, I was rewarded with all sorts of … Continue reading Jazz, Flappers, and Prohibition: Researching the Roaring Twenties