When you register for the HNS 2021 conference, you’ll have a chance to sign up for Blue Pencil Café, as either a mentor, if you are a published author, or as a mentee. This is just one of the ways HNS fosters the development of new writers in the historical fiction genre.
The biennial Historical Novel Society North America Conference, #HNS2021, is going to look a little different this year. One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is our need of conference volunteers.
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
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
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