You are invited too – Historical Novel Conference

hnsa-conference-logo-hnsa-400tw-fbI am delighted and honoured (and ever so excited) to have been invited to speak at The Historical Novel Society Australasia 

2017 HNSA Melbourne Conference  on 8-10 September 2017. 

The weekend programme will showcase over 50 speakers discussing craft, research, inspiration, publishing and personal histories.

HNSA is excited to welcome Kerry Greenwood, author of the The Phryne Fisher series as the guest author, and well known Australian author Kate Forsyth, author of The Beast’s Garden – a retelling of the Grimm brothers’ ‘Beauty & the Beast’ fairy tale, set amongst the underground resistance to Hitler in Berlin during the cataclysmic years of World War II – is the Society’s Patron. Sophie Masson – a prolific author of over 60 books for childrens, young adults and adults, including The Trinity series for adult readers, a duology that’s a mix of thriller and mystery with supernatural and romantic elements – is the Conference Patron.

Other wonderful historical novelists appearing are:

Juliet Marillier, Nicole Alexander, Libby Hathorn, Sulari Gentill, Deborah Challinor, Lucy Treloar, Robert Gott, Pamela Hart, Anna Campbell, Maxine Alterio, Anne Gracie, Alan Tucker, Natasha Lester, Belinda Murrell, Dominque Wilson, Kelly Gardiner, Elise McCune, Felicity Pulman, Robyn Cadwallader, Gabrielle Wang, Gary Corby, Gillian Polack, GS Johnston, Isolde Martyn, Julian Leatherdale, Ella Carey, Barbara Gaskell Denvil, Justin Sheedy, Lisa Chaplin, Tim Griffiths, Lucinda Brant, Wendy Orr, Kathryn Gauci, Paddy Richardson, Vicky Adin, Prue Batten, Sheryl Clark, Luke Devenish, Wendy J Dunn and Elisabeth Storrs. Visit the speaker’s page for more information.

The full HNSA programme will be announced in February so SUBSCRIBE to the newsletter to hear when early bird registration opens.

SAVE THE DATE of 8-10 September 2017. Let’s make a noise about historical fiction!

PS: I hope to have my new book ready and available at the conference. Set in Auckland at the turn of the 20th century, the story follows Gwenna, the sugar boiler in a confectionary family, as they settle into a new and fragile country. What could possibly go wrong?
Watch my Facebook page for updates or you can contact me here

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