By Leslie Carroll, HNS North America Program Chair So, you’re thinking of proposing a program for HNS2019. You've read the "Call for Proposals FAQ" to get the basics, but you probably still want to know: “What are they looking for?” Successful HNS programs are dynamic and entertaining, as well as informative. Even if you may … Continue reading 13 Tips for a Winning Program Proposal
We are excited to have both Jeff Shaara and Dolen Perkins-Valdez with us at our upcoming 2019 conference as guests of honor. Today, Ms. Perkins-Valdez stops by our blog to answer a few questions about her books and the perspective that she brings to historical fiction set during the American Civil War. 1. What inspired … Continue reading Interview with Dolen Perkins-Valdez, 2019 Guest of Honor
By Maryka Biaggio and Vanitha Sankaran Are you curious how the HNSNA Conference comes together? Well, we’d love to tell you! First, a few words about structure and organization. The Historical Novel Society was founded in the United Kingdom in 1997 as an international membership that promotes historical fiction, especially through its quarterly publication, the Historical … Continue reading Behind the Scenes at the HNS North America Conference
By Christine Trent, HNS North America Venue Chair After an exhaustive examination of nearly a dozen suitable properties in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, areas, your HNS North America board settled upon the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland, located on the Potomac River just minutes from Washington, DC. The … Continue reading Your HNSNA Conference Board Hard at Work!
By Rosanne Lortz Spears, HNS North America Marketing Chair As we near the end of June, I recall with pleasure that time a year ago when I was at the Portland Hilton, attending my first Historical Novel Society Conference. Eight years after joining HNS, I was finally in the same room with the authors, editors, … Continue reading Remembering 2017, Looking Ahead to 2019