Friday, May 24, 2013
A big thanks to THE WITCH'S TRINITY author Erika Mailman for posting my HNS Conference interview today on her blog, World of Mailman.
At the conference, I will be facilitating a Saturday afternoon panel discussion on blogging. Here is a description of our session:
Virtual Salon: The Historical Fiction Blog
Today's readers (and publishers) expect authors to have an internet presence. A blog is an effective way to join the writer, reader, and reviewer of historical fiction in dynamic interaction about novels and the history that infuses them. This panel will not only examine the benefits an author derives from maintaining a blog at various stages of her career, but will explore how blogging serves the historical fiction community as a whole. Topics include: finding a niche and establishing a voice; effective blogging strategies (regular features, guest posts, contest, blog tours); blogging etiquette; expanding one's audience; and measuring success. Panelists include both authors (Julianne Douglas, Heather Webb, and Deborah Swift) and successful blogger-reviewers (Amy Bruno and Heather Rieseck). Discover how to become part of the vibrant historical fiction community through blogging!
There's still time for suggestions about topics you'd like to see us address. Just leave a note here in the comments.
See you at the conference!