I love literary festivals...but it never occurred to me one could happen online. Luckily, the idea did strike someone at Mediabistro, and I'm excited to be teaching several classes for this cool concept.
teaching "Nailing the First Pages of Your Novel" and "How to Research
and Write Historical Fiction"--and there's a host of other classes. The festival takes place July 16 through August 1. Forget reading summer beach reads: WRITE one!
I'm a freelance writer and the author of two historical novels, The Witch's Trinity (Random House) and Woman of Ill Fame (Heyday). I'm a writing instructor through Mediabistro.com. Currently, this blog represents a hodgepodge of things I'm interested in: witchcraft news, suffrage history, Old West prostitution, and the history of Oakland, California. My column on Oakland's history for the Montclarion newspaper ran 1999-2011 and was the best gig ever: paid to research stuff I was fascinated by.