Hi, Jo here, doing a very brief blog from the Romance Writers of America in New York about the Historical Romance Network.
At last year's conference, author Madeline Hunter gathered some authors together to talk about promoting the genre of historical romance, including spreading the word about the diversity of the genre.
I wrote more at length, but then my laptop gave me an alarming message and I had to shut it down, losing what I'd written. Therefore, I'm going to be brief. And save often!
I'd love your opinion about the historical romance genre.
Can you find the books you want to read, by period, by type, by style?
The HRN has a web page where you can find various things we've done to try to help readers. I invite you to look at the media and the excerpt books and tell me what you think. Explore and report back!
If you look at some of the videos, did you enjoy them? Did they make you interested in some new-to-you authors?
Remember, you can always read the beginning of a book on Amazon and some other e-book sellers, which can be very useful even if you plan to buy a print copy.
What's your feeling about the historical romance genre at the moment? What do you pick up from other readers you know? If you're one of our younger blog readers I'd love to know what sort of HRs you enjoy.
So that's it, and I don't dare go out to get some images in case the computer crashes again, but I think we're all grown up enough to read without pictures!
Basically I want to know all your thoughts about the genre, its past and future.
There'll be a book awarded to a randomly picked commenter.