A couple weekends ago, I trekked out to Northern Virginia to attend a panel entitled Sex, Lies, and History at the local Barnes and Noble and featured three lovely historical fiction writers: Stephanie Dray, Kate Quinn and Sophie Perinot. The panel was fabulous! The authors covered everything from how they come up with their stories to common misconceptions about each of the times and places that they each write about. Ms. Dray has focused on Ancient Egypt. Ms. Quinn has focused on Ancient Rome. Ms. Perinot's first book focused on 13th century England. It was so cool to hear from the authors. This is really the first event of its kind that I have attended since I started book blogging.
I got a bunch of books signed for me (oh, and I picked up a couple signed books and some swag for you, my readers. I'll be giving them away in the coming weeks right here on ABA). I even got a chance to get my picture taken with the authors.
|From left to right: Stephanie Dray, me, Kate Quinn, Sophie Perinot