|Me with Kate Quinn and Stephanie Dray. These gals rock!|
|Margaret George and Gillian Blackwell at the costume contest.|
Amazingly, she said, "Yes." And there I was, giving Margaret George my novel in exchange for her costume. Guys, Margaret George has my novel! And she said she wanted to read it. She was probably just being polite, but still.
|Kris Waldher with her fake absinthe.|
|Teralyn as a pregnant Vestal Virgin brought the house down.|
Teralyn also hosted a fascinating panel on religion in historical fiction featuring Sophie Perinot, Kamaram Pasha, Mary Sharratt, and Stephanie Dray. The talent on that panel was ridiculous. The conference was chock full of fascinating presentations and it was hard figuring out which one to attend (first world problems--having an overabundance of intellectually stimulating presentation options!).
Saturday night, after the banquet, Diana Gabaldon
|Bestselling author Diana Gabaldon on writing great sex scenes.|
I am forever grateful to Stephanie Dray who initially invited me to participate on the fiction in the ancient world panel. The experience has definitely motivated me to become more involved with HNS!