Here is the handout from the “Writing, Researching, and Marketing Your Non-regency Romance” panel we did at #RWA16. I will add a bibliography of helpful books eventually, but for now I’ll just add the best tip given during the panel, when someone asked Ms. Bev about receiving rejections from agents and editors who wanted her to change the setting of her historical: “Don’t let them stop you.”
I realize that I never posted the cover for my upcoming historical espionage romance, An Extraordinary Union!
I know I’m biased, but man do I love this cover!
As the Civil War rages between the states, a courageous pair of spies plunge fearlessly into a maelstrom of ignorance, deceit, and danger, combining their unique skills to alter the course of history and break the chains of the past . . .
Elle Burns is a former slave with a passion for justice and an eidetic memory. Trading in her life of freedom in Massachusetts, she returns to the indignity of slavery in the South—to spy for the Union Army.
Malcolm McCall is a detective for Pinkerton’s Secret Service. Subterfuge is his calling, but he’s facing his deadliest mission yet—risking his life to infiltrate a Rebel enclave in Virginia.
Two undercover agents who share a common cause—and an undeniable attraction—Malcolm and Elle join forces when they discover a plot that could turn the tide of the war in the Confederacy’s favor. Caught in a tightening web of wartime intrigue, and fighting a fiery and forbidden love, Malcolm and Elle must make their boldest move to preserve the Union at any cost—even if it means losing each other . . .
The book (published by Kensington) will be out in March 2017. Sign up for my newsletter to be kept up to date on pre-order and release date: http://eepurl.com/bnSyDD.
Also, here is my RT17 in photos, because deadlines mean no writeup for now. ðŸ˜€ As you can see, it was lots of fun!
World Central Kitchen