In a few days, hundreds of historical novelists and readers of historical fiction will descend on Denver. I’ll be there learning the art of combat with a broadsword – a morning workshop with David Blixt, best-selling novelist, weapons expert, and finalist for the M.M. Bennett Historical Fiction Award. What a great opportunity to feel that weapon in my hands when I’ve only been able to imagine it for my medieval fiction.
I especially look forward to meeting many ‘virtual’ author friends and individuals from indieB.R.A.G. who will have a display of books awarded their BRAG Medallion – including MINE! It won’t be easy deciding which panels to attend: midwifery, Shakespeare’s world, marketing & selling, self-publishing, primary sources tips, and I hear David Blixt and Diana Gabaldon will co-host the late night sex scene readings. (It’s one thing to read them in the privacy of your home, but in a crowded room? This will be wonderful!) Other sessions include “cold reads.” Agents will choose from dozens of two-page submissions and read them aloud to tell the good, bad, and ugly. Professional actors will read dialogue from submissions. Wouldn’t it be great if they read mine? I’ll have some pictures and surprises to share when I return in July. While I’m off to Denver and a few days vacation in the beautiful Colorado Rockies, I’ll let you take a look back at June 1190-1194 highlights from King Richard’s journey to the Holy Land. Have a great week!
Book II of Battle Scars: For King and Country
will be published in 2015.