As the spring blows in, I find myself getting super excited for conference season! There are a few I’m excited about, but my favorite happens in June–the Historical Novel Society. It alternates every other year between the U.S. and England. This year it’s going down in a beautiful coastal town in Florida.
So what’s all the fuss about? Who even attends?
READERS WHO LOVE…
**Historical Fiction, Historical Fantasy, His. Romance, or His. YA
**Meeting authors they love, plus books signings
**Late night sex readings by their favorite authors (Diana G abaldon and several others with juicy tales)
**Big names like C.W. Gortner, Susan Vreeland, Michelle Moran, Sherry Jones, Leslie Carroll, and SO MANY MORE)
**Era fashion show & contest
**Cool panels on things like women in history, weaponry,witchcraft, the ancient world, poison, et al.
**Cocktail hour and semi-formal dinners
**novels with swashbuckling, seafaring, warring, medieval, renaissance, regency, early 1900’s or even WWII adventure tales and more
**Write in any of those categories above
**Enjoy any of those things above
**Want to pitch to agents & editors
**Are interested in craft or agent panels
**Could use some peer inspiration and camaraderie
**Want to meet their writing heroes
**Want to hit sunny Florida and stay in a hotel that overlooks the bay
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What about you? Do you have any conferences you’re really excited about?