What started as the one-time (so I thought) #IShall TwitterChat about all things historical fiction, has now (because it was so fun and people asked for more!) morphed into the quarterly #HistoricalFix TwitterChat.
What is the #HistoricalFix TwitterChat?
It’s a one-hour (more or less) discussion of historical fiction: topics, trends, time periods, research, characters and of course BOOKS. Co-hosted by some of my favorite bloggers and featuring a new line-up of guest authors each time, the chat gives historical fiction lovers (readers, bloggers, librarians, editors, agents, authors) a chance to respond to questions, participate in giveaways, recommend books, and just generally enjoy talking about the genre we all love.
When’s the next #HistoricalFix TwitterChat happening?
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
5:30-6:30 PM PST/8:30-9:30 PM EST
We’ll be discussing Historical Fantasy (which we’re defining as novels set in a past based in THIS world– rather than a fictional one–that incorporate fantastic or magical elements).
Join us for a Happy (half) Hour before the chat officially begins, from 5:00-5:30 PM PST/8:00-8:30 PM EST. It’s your chance to mix and mingle and get to know the other chatters before the #HistoricalFix floodgates officially open.
Guest Authors and Giveaways
Ryan Graudin, author of Wolf by Wolf, Blood for Blood, Iron to Iron, and more! We’ll be giving away a *signed* UK set of the Wolf by Wolf duology.
Kendall Kulper, author of Salt & Storm, and Drift & Dagger.
Kate Forsyth, author of Bitter Greens, The Wild Girl, The Beast’s Garden, and more!
What’s the best way to participate?
Add your tweets to the deluge! As long as you have a Twitter handle and remember to add our hashtag (#HistoricalFix), you’re in! It’s a bit easier to track the conversation if you use a website like Tweetchat. Just log in using your Twitter account and search for #HistoricalFix. The entire conversation should load, and it will automatically include #HistoricalFix in all your tweets (because truly, remembering the hashtag is the hardest part. Well, and keeping up with all the tweets)
Can’t make the chat?
We’ll be sad! But we hope you can join us for the next one (see below for dates!)!
The best thing to do is tweet me with any questions that aren’t answered here: @HistoricalFix (and feel free to use the hashtag so others can see your question too)
Future #HistoricalFix TwitterChats
July, TBA, 2017
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Past #HistoricalFix TwitterChats
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
We discussed epistolaries and historical novels that incorporate diaries, historical documents, and more with guest author Jessica Brockmole.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Our topic this time was biographical historical fiction with
Michelle Gable, author of I’ll See You in Paris and A Paris Apartment
December 1, 2015
We had a blast with this special chat focusing on historical TV shows and movies that we love. And, we made a special announcement: We’re starting a book club: #bookclubfix! You can learn all about it here.
October 20, 2015
Hop over to Goodreads and peruse the Big List O’ Recs compiled by co-host Leah.
This time around, we focused on spooky historical reads.
Cat Winters, author of In The Shadow of Blackbirds, The Cure for Dreaming, The Uninvited, and The Steep and Thorny Way (forthcoming in 2016)
Lynn Carthage, author of Haunted: The Arnaud Legacy
Katherine Howe, author of The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen (one copy up for grabs!), Conversion, The Penguin Book of Witches, The House of Velvet and Glass, and The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
Special Giveaway: Thanks to Jennifer McMahon!
Jennifer McMahon, author of The Winter People , The Night Sister, The One I Left Behind, Don’t Breathe A Word, Dismantled, Island of Lost Girls, Promise Not To Tell
July 21, 2015
This time around we focused on Historical/contemporary hybrids with authors Jennifer Laam and Sarah McCoy.
Take a gander at the Big List O’ Recs over on Goodreads, courtesy of co-host Leah.
Jennifer Laam, author of The Secret Daughter of the Tsar
Sarah McCoy, author of The Mapmaker’s Children, The Baker’s Daughter, and That Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico.
March 31, 2015
Inspired by #WeNeedDiverseReads, we focused our first #HistoricalFix discussion on diversity in historical fiction, with Stacy Carlson, Tracy Guzman, and Kelli Stanley.
Here’s the recap and the #HistoricalFix Big List o’ Recs, compiled by the lovely Leah over at The Pretty Good Gatsby.
Stacy Carlson author of Among the Wonderful
Tracy Guzeman author of The Gravity of Birds
Kelli Stanley author of City of Ghosts; City of Secrets; City of Dragons; Nox Dormienda; The Curse Maker
What was the #IShall TwitterChat?
Inspired by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore’s #BSWT TwitterChat, I teamed up with four fabulously supportive and dedicated bloggers to celebrate the paperback release of I Shall Be Near To You and have a great time. Five historical fiction authors joined us and I think I can safely say that what transpired exceeded any of our wildest imaginings. I laugh now to think how nervous I was that no one would “show up.”
You can read pretty much everything about the #IShall TwitterChat experience in Hannah’s recap which includes a link to the list of the over 114 recommended books that came up in the course of the discussion.
#IShall Featured Authors:
Ariel Lawhon author of The Wife The Maid The Mistress
Alex Myers author of Revolutionary
Ariel MacArran author of Another Man’s Bride
Mary Volmer author of Crown of Dust
Lois Leveen author of Juliet’s Nurse; The Secrets of Mary Bowser