All times are Central Time.

Thursday, June 8

7:00-8:30 pm: Opening Reception (Reception begins at 7:00 pm. Livestream to start approximately 7:45 pm.)

  • Welcome from Venue Chair Christine Trent and the Conference Board
  • Special Message from Conference Sponsor The Better-Faster Academy with Becca Syme
  • Remarks from Special Guest Libbie Grant

Friday, June 9

8:00-9:00: Six Key Decisions in Crafting Dual/Multiple Timeline Novels with Tori Whitaker, Denny S. Bryce, Kimberly Brock

9:15-10:15: Storytelling in the Digital Age: Getting Your Book into Audio withTraci Odom, Raquel Beattie, Gregory Salinas, Shamaan Casey

10:30-11:30: Storytelling in the 21st Century with Libbie Grant

12:30-1:15: Remarks from Special Guest James Scott Bell

1:30-2:30: Layer Cake Method of Revising Your Novel with Robin Henry

2:45-3:45: Historical Fiction Revolving Around Real-Life Crimes with Nancy Bilyeau, Mariah Fredericks, Karen Odden, Weina Dai Randel

4:00-5:00: Toil and Trouble: The Witch in Historical Fiction with Alyssa Palombo, Paulette Kennedy, Constance Sayers

Saturday, June 10

8:00-9:00: State of the State: Publishing in All Its Forms with Amy Durant, Shannon Hasson, Marcy Posner, Mitchell Waters, Moderater: Maryka Biaggio

9:15-10:15: How to Write Dazzling Dialogue with James Scott Bell

10:30-11:30: Who Are You: A Historian Writing Fiction or a Historical Fiction Author? with Margaret George, Jamie Ford, Lisa Wingate, Alan Winter, Moderator: M.K. Tod

12:30-1:15: Remarks from Special Guest Jamie Ford

1:30-2:30: Everything Old is New Again: Retellings of Classic Tales in Histfic with Kris Waldherr, Alyssa Palombo, Molly Greeley, Heather Webb

2:45-3:45: Writing about Wars in a Time of War with Nancy Bilyeau, Michael Cooper, Griff Hosker, Moderator: Annamaria Alfieri

4:00-5:00: When One Name Isn’t Enough: The Logistics of Multiple Pen Names with Eliza Knight, Libbie Grant, Sophie Perinot, Kris Waldherr

8:15-9:15: Closing Reception (Reception begins at 7:30pm. Livestream to start approximately 8:15pm.)

  • Remarks from Conference Chair Jenny Quinlan and the Conference Board
  • Special Message from Conference Sponsor Abundantly Social
  • Remarks from Special Guest Lisa Wingate
  • HNS2025 Announcement

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