The reviews from August's Historical Novels Review have been posted - all 316 of them, plus a number of indie reviews which appear online only. Please take a look! I've been an editor with the HNR for the past dozen years, and August marks a personal anniversary; this is the 50th issue I've worked on. In addition, the year 2012 is the 15th anniversary for the Historical Novel Society, an event which will be celebrated in the next magazine issue and on the website.
Will anyone else be coming to the London HNS conference in September? It's selling out quickly, with 30-odd places remaining out of 300 total. I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones there!
In addition, the Historical Novel Society's 5th North American conference, to be held in St. Petersburg, Florida, next June, has posted a call for proposals. If you're interested in speaking at the event, the deadline is August 15th.
For those of you who track forthcoming titles, if you're not already a fervent reader of Library Journal's Prepub Alert, you should be. Barbara Hoffert's July 9th post looks at seven historical fiction debuts with buzz which are coming out in January 2013.
Also of note is the Weekly Wishlist feature at Tanzanite's Castle Full of Books, which previews (among other things) Bernard Cornwell's newest Thomas of Hookton medieval adventure, 1356, and Edward Rutherfurd's millennia-spanning historical epic, Paris: The Novel. I'll be listing my own picks for upcoming seasons in due course.