So in a bit of self-pimping, I wanted to let everyone know about my upcoming online workshop available through the STAR (Southern Tier Authors of Romance) chapter of RWA. Here are the details:

Southern Tier Authors of Romance is pleased to offer the first in their 2009 series of online workshops. Registration is now open.

"Beyond Research: Fact and Fiction for the Historical Romance"

Instructor: Carrie Lofty
Dates: February 2–27, 2009
Fee: $20 for RWA members, $25 for non-members
Enrollment Information: Contact Carol Henry
Enrollment Deadline: January 31, 2009


Everyone knows that a good historical romance author does her homework, dutifully trolling available sources and checking every fact. But how do you integrate those juicy details into a steamy, compelling, tear-jerking, rip-roaring novel? Perhaps you’re approaching a new time period or setting, or you’re starting your first historical romance. How much detail is enough? What to keep and what to ditch?

Southern Tier Authors of Romance's online workshops consist of a mix of lectures, exercises and discussions, and are conducted via a private Yahoo group listserv. All writers are welcome. You will be automatically enrolled in the workshop's listserv prior to the class starting date.


Carrie Lofty's debut, WHAT A SCOUNDREL WANTS (Zebra 2008), will be followed by its sequel, SCOUNDREL'S KISS (Zebra 2009). She earned her MA in history from Ohio State University, where she taught American and Latin American History. Now she writes full time and manages the talented authors of Unusual Historicals, a blog she founded in 2006 to celebrate romances set in unusual times and places.

NOTE: Registration for this class begins January 1. Participants may register by PayPal. STAR's new website is in the process of being constructed and at this time does not have the online workshop information listed. Please contact Carol Henry with any questions.

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