In place of the annual Cape Fear Crime Festival last Saturday afternoon, Dorothy Hodder and Phyllis Smith at the New Hanover County Library in Wilmington, NC arranged two panels of authors. All authors had books released in 2008 that dealt with the Carolinas and had ten minutes to tell the audience about their works.
After each panel, the library provided refreshments and a booksigning. Many thanks to the New Hanover County Library, Dorothy, Phyllis, and Two Sisters Bookery for a fun afternoon.
Today Fiction Matters posted my guest blog on the obligations of the historical novelist to readers. I don't know about you, but I hate reading through pages of historically accurate descriptions. In my opinion, the primary obligation of any novelist is creating riveting drama and compelling characters. Stop on over and tell me what you think.