Historical Novel Society Conference

Fragonard lady reading

I know, posts have been few and far between lately. Look no further than the preparation for the HNS Conference

for an explanation. I will be on three panels: Debut Novels, Query Letters That Work (this one with my agent, Stephanie Cabot) and Plot versus Accuracy. All great topics, great panelists, and I will also be signing books on Saturday afternoon.

A very busy week-end, and more importantly, many friends, readers to meet.

Only problem: I unwisely picked a London-Chicago flight to get there on Thursday, and guess what? Tube strike and near closure of all lines until Friday…

I must say that, under the best of circumstances, I am no fan of the ever-unreliable London public transportation system (yes, the Tube is the oldest metro in the world, and it shows) but this will definitely make things interesting.

But I’ll get there, if I have to walk to Heathrow!

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7 Comments to “Historical Novel Society Conference”

  1. Catherine Delors says:

    Yes, Eva, I made it to Heathrow, and then to Chicago!!! 

    Elena, I know you would have enjoyed this. Great fun to meet online friends in the flesh.

    Richard, thanks for the tip. So far I have been so busy that I haven’t set foot outside the hotel, but I should have a “free” day on Monday, so I will give it a try.
  2. Eva says:

    I hope all of the transport stuff works out for you! :)

  3. Have fun. Wish I were going to be at the conference.

  4. Richard says:

    Oops I forgot the web site.


    Last thing they serve food that looks apetizing, not like McDonalds.


  5. Richard says:

    You will find Chicago a much better place for Public Transportation.

    Have fun, O’Hare is about 8 miles close to my mothers home.

    If you get a chance visit Berghofs down town. The food is excellent, that wait staff are better than excellent. Even if you have a large party he will bring out all the plates himself.

    It is reasonable, especially for Downtown.

    The creaned spinach is to die for…

    The have the oldest beer license in Chicago, obtained the day prohibition went away.


  6. Catherine Delors says:

    Isn’t it beautiful? La Liseuse (“The Reader”) by Fragonard.

  7. Samantha Ferris says:

    Again, would love to know title and painter of the artwork!

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