Tough Times, Happy Endings: Historical Fiction Writers Discuss Balance in Writing from Real Events

Can you have happy endings in fiction that take place in eras of despair and conflict?

If you have writers with good enough chops, you can!  

Meet two of them on this Saturday afternoon and bring your questions about writing.  Bring your book club.  Bring your best reading buddy!

Clarissa Harwood holds a PhD in English Literature with a specialization in Nineteenth-Century British Literature. In addition to being a proud member of the Historical Novel Society, Clarissa is a part-time university instructor and full-time grammar nerd who loves to explain the difference between restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses. She lives in London, Ontario.

Carrie Callaghan is a historical fiction author living in Maryland with her family. Her debut novel, A Light of Her Own, about 17th-century painter Judith Leyster, is recently released from Amberjack Publishing in November 2018. Her short stories have been published in multiple literary journals around the country, and she is a senior editor with the Washington Independent Review of Books. She loves seasons of all kinds, history, and tea.  And books, books, books.

Event date: 

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

1312 East Cary Street
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA 23219
Bear No Malice Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643130521
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Published: Pegasus Books - January 2019

Impossible Saints Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643130415
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Published: Pegasus Books - January 8th, 2019

A Light of Her Own Cover Image
ISBN: 9781944995898
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Published: Amberjack Publishing - November 13th, 2018