Eight Fabulous Activities at National Harbor, Maryland

By Christine Trent, Venue Chair The HNS 2019 conference will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, located inside National Harbor, a vibrant shopping and entertainment district just minutes away from Reagan National Airport.  Within easy steps of the Gaylord are more than 60 restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, and nightclubs; including some … Continue reading Eight Fabulous Activities at National Harbor, Maryland

Ten Tips for Pitching Your Book at the HNS Conference

By Elizabeth Kerri Mahon, HNS Conference Board Secretary & Agent/Editor Liaison At the 2019 Historical Novel Society Conference, most pitches will take place one-on-one with you across from your agent or editor at a small table in a large nondescript hotel meeting room with other appointments occurring at the same time. In most cases, you … Continue reading Ten Tips for Pitching Your Book at the HNS Conference

Author, Editor, AND Screenwriter: An Interview with Preconference Academy Instructor, David Ebershoff

The Historical Novel Society is excited to welcome back David Ebershoff as a special guest. This year he is providing instruction at our Preconference Academy with two workshops entitled: “Costume Drama: Adapting (Historical) Fiction for the Screen" and "Ask An Editor: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know (But Might Have Been Afraid to Ask) about … Continue reading Author, Editor, AND Screenwriter: An Interview with Preconference Academy Instructor, David Ebershoff

“Writing Fights”: An Interview with Preconference Academy Instructor, Teel James Glenn

The Historical Novel Society is excited to welcome Teel James Glenn to instruct at our Preconference Academy. His two workshops are entitled “Fighting Writers” and "Writing Fights," and both utilize his talents as a fight choreographer and a novelist. Today, TJ visits our blog to tell us a little bit about himself and about the … Continue reading “Writing Fights”: An Interview with Preconference Academy Instructor, Teel James Glenn

Top Five Reasons to Volunteer at HNS Maryland 2019

By Jenny Quinlan, Volunteer Coordinator Get Your Feet Wet If you’re new to attending conferences, or networking with people in person is a little outside your comfort zone, volunteering is a great way to ease into the conference scene. (As a bit of an introvert with a few anxiety issues, volunteering at my first conference … Continue reading Top Five Reasons to Volunteer at HNS Maryland 2019