“Historical fiction” is a very broad category, as the books of our speakers demonstrate. NYTBS author Lauren Willig will discuss writing between genres (historical romance, historical mystery, historical women’s fiction, historical fantasy), and the ramifications for both craft and marketing. How do you balance the various elements and how do these categories impact branding, career development, and building your readership?
Lauren Willig is The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Pink Carnation series and several standalone works of historical fiction, including The Ashford Affair, That Summer, The Other Daughter, and the collaborative novel, The Forgotten Room. Her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages, awarded the RITA, Booksellers Best and Golden Leaf awards, and chosen for the American Library Association’s annual list of the best genre fiction.