Calling all Granite Staters! I will be answering questions and selling signed books all over the southern New Hampshire area this holiday season with my partners-in-print, the Weare Area Writers Group:
- November 14th (Thursday) from 6:30 to 8:00: An Evening with the Weare Area Writers Guild at the Dunbarton (NH) Public Library, 1004 School St, Dunbarton Center, New Hampshire 03046
- November 16th (Saturday) and 17th (Sunday) from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm: 40th Annual Bow Craft Fair at the Bow High School, 55 Falcon Way, Bow, NH 03304
- November 23rd (Saturday) from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm: Christmas at the Brook at the Brookside Congregational Church, 2013 Elm St, Manchester, New Hampshire 03104
- November 24th (Sunday) from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm: Holiday Craft Fair at the Steeplegate Mall, 270 Loudon Rd, Concord, New Hampshire 03301
- December 7th (Saturday) from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm: 30th Annual Beaver Meadow School Craft Fair and Bake Sale at Beaver Meadow School, 40 Sewalls Falls Rd, Concord, New Hampshire 03301
What I love best about working these fairs is the chance to talk to readers about what stories they love the best. Check out my fellow authors’ books as well on our group’s website. We have something for everyone’s holiday gift list!
If you are attending the Romance Writers of America’s national conference in New York next week, come see me reprise my researching workshop. It incorporates all I have learned from a quarter-century of guiding high school history students through the research process:
True stories inspire the best fiction. Let history help you find the usual, precocious, and maybe even dangerous heroes and heroines you need! A veteran teacher and researcher will show you how to exploit free sources online: memoirs, newspapers, magazines, advertisements, maps, photographs, clothing, artifacts, videos, and more. This workshop’s emphasis will be on historical research, especially the Regency through the Roaring Twenties, but it will include practical tips and tricks for all authors.
I will also join Gilded Age romance superstars Maya Rodale and Joanna Shupe for Researching and Writing the Gilded Age Romance:
All that glitters isn’t gold, but the Gilded Age can make your manuscript shine! Join three experts who will share what to read/watch/listen to in order to start discovering the Gilded Age world. Take advantage of the Big Apple to explore historical New York City and brainstorm Gilded-Age romance novel plots after learning more about the history and how popular romance tropes fit in this historical time period.
Finally, on Saturday from 3-5, I will be signing and selling Sugar Moon and Under the Sugar Sun at the book fair to benefit literacy:
I hope to see you there!