13 March 2007

Workshops?

So how many of us are going to be at the Romantic Times BookLovers' Convention in Houston next month? I'll be there in varying capacities; as an author, as a publisher, and as a chick on vacation! Par-tay!

Anyway, I've been looking through the workshops and there are several on historicals, but nothing in the direction of unusual historicals. One would think with houses opening their doors to historicals post 1900, there would be more than a handful of folks who'd like to hear more about 20th century happenings and writing.

I was just sitting here, pondering my post for today, and got to thinking. If there are a few of us who will be in attendance, would anyone be interested in putting together a workshop just for our various unusual settings? How to market them, how to research them? That sort of thing?

And readers? How many of you plan to attend this years conference. Is this something you'd like to hear about in person? If not for this year, how about putting something together for next year's event?

My thought process is this: The more we take our unusual settings and timeframes to the people, the more houses will see there’s an avid interest, and the more books we’ll be able to publish to satisfy this particular desire in the romance community.

Whatcha think?

2 comments:

Delia DeLeest said...

This sounds like a great idea and a wonderful way to showcase the lack/need for unusual historcals in a world full of tartan-clad, Regency cowboys. :P I just wish I was going.

Tess said...

Great idea, but alas, I won't be able to join you. No conferences for me this year - building a house kinda puts paid to that idea *g*. But it's well worth it :-)