#HistoricalFix TwitterChats
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 gushing about the genre we all love.

When’s the next #HistoricalFix TwitterChat happening?

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
5:30-6:30 PM PST/8:30-9:30 PM EST
We’ll be discussing The Roaring Twenties and, for the first time ever, hosting a COSTUME PARTY–post a picture of your Halloween costume (with or without you in it), or a picture of your dream costume.

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
Jenni L. Walsh, author of Becoming Bonnie.

McKelle George, author of Speak Easy, Speak Love: One copy up for grabs!

Ellice of Paper Riot
Leah of The Pretty Good Gatsby

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!)!

More questions?
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
January 2018

**Please note**
Some of the links on this page are affiliate links, which means if you purchase a book after clicking on one of the pretty cover images, I’ll get a teensy tiny percentage of the sale. To be honest, I’ve never earned a single penny this way, and I’m happy if I never do. I hope instead you’ll support your local brick-and-mortar bookshops, so we’ll still have places to spend an hour (or three) wandering glorious aisles of books.

Past #HistoricalFix TwitterChats

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
We discussed novels set in Historical Vacation Destinations and had a wonderful time daydreaming about all the places we’d like to visit.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
We discussed Historical Fantasy, which we defined as novels set in a past based in THIS world– rather than a fictional one–that incorporate fantastic or magical elements. Authors
Ryan Graudin, Kendall Kulper, and Kate Forsyth joined us as our guests.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
We discussed epistolaries and historical novels that incorporate diaries, historical documents, and more with guest author Jessica Brockmole.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Our topic this time was Historical mysteries with authors Greer MacAllister and Lyndsay Faye.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Our topic this time was Historical Young adult novels with authors Stacey Lee and Erin Bowman.

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

January 26, 2016
You can browse the Big List O’Recs compiled by co-host Leah.
Our topic this time was Historical love stories, with
Alyssa Palombo, author of The Violinist of Venice

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.

In preparation, I wrote a little piece for Ellice over at Paper Riot which includes some of my favorite diverse historical reads.

Our co-hosts for this chat were:
Cassie of The Casserole Blog
Ellice of Paper Riot
Kelly of Belle of the Literati

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


#IShall TwitterChat

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 Co-hosts:
Cassie of The Casserole Blog
Ellice of Paper Riot
Hannah of So Obsessed With
Kelly of Belle of the Literati

#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

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