It's actually been a busy summer presentation-wise, since last Tuesday evening I gave an introductory workshop on historical fiction for my university's Academy of Lifelong Learning, which provides continuing education for adults in the local community. There were 24 people signed up – a larger crowd than expected. It was great to see so much interest in the topic. The attendees had some good questions at the end, about trends, anachronisms, subgenres, and so forth.
One of the handouts I gave the audience was a guide to current trends in historical fiction, with a list of titles and descriptions. Since I promised to make it publicly available, it's linked above as a pdf. There are plenty of titles I didn't include, since I wanted to keep it to a reasonable length... but if you have favorite titles on trendy topics you'd like to recommend, please leave them in the comments.
For those readers and authors who'll be at the conference, I look forward to seeing you there!