HWA Conference 2016

Colonial Williamsburg Virginia 

August 19 - 21, 2016

The HWA conference focus will always be on supporting quality historical writing – workshops for fiction and nonfiction, research, the submission process, the road to publication, and the life of a historical writer; networking opportunities including keynote luncheon and dinner, theme receptions, and collaboration and brain-storming sessions. 
And you know what they say about all work and no play - so join us for a mix of tours and special events.

Colonial Williamsburg promises to be a memorable conference.


Attention Authors

Colonial Williamsburg Book Signing Event

On Sunday, August 21st authors at the HWA 2016 Williamsburg Conference are invited to participate in our book signing event.  This event will be promoted to the Colonial Williamsburg visitors and general public. Sign up is on the registration form; if you have already registered but did not sign up, please email Soni to join in.


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New historical paranormal romance novel just released by HWA member Monette Bebow-Reinhard and Solstice Shadows 

 "Adventures in Death & Romance: Vrykolakas Tales" is the result of research on the legend of the Greek vampire and marks the possession of a lifetime.  See more at her website, www.grimmsetc.com and to purchase or get a Kindle sample, go here:  Adventures in Death and Romance: Vrykolakas Tales

Interviews with
HWA Member Weina Dai Randel 

C. P. Lesley posted:

"My interview with Weina Dai Randel is now live at NB Historical Fiction: http://newbooksnetwork.com/weina-dai-randel-the-moon-in-the-palace-sourcebooks-2016/. Lovely two-part series on Empress Wu of China, so do give it a listen!"


In the Wall Street Journal's China Real Time Report:

Writing China: Weina Dai Randel, ‘The Moon in the Palace’ and ‘The Empress of Bright Moon’

Historical Genre

Fiction? Nonfiction? Both? HWA is the place for you! Our focus is on the historical writer - in all genres. Check out our Membership Benefits. As a member you can join our blog and forums for information and discussion on everything on historical writing. No matter your interest -from writing for magazines to historical paranormal. If your setting is at least 50 years in the past, it's considered historical.


Looking for Forum Moderators and Writing Advice articles.

We are creating a new area for members only - and we need you! Do you have a particular area of expertise in historical writing? On the craft of writing? Or maybe you are interested in discussing the writing life. Whatever your interest or area of expertise, we could use your help. 

If you would like to submit articles or become a forum moderator, please email director@historicalwritersofamerica.org.

Historical Writers of America (HWA) is a nonprofit trade association whose mission is to advance the professional interests of career-focused historical writers, both fiction and nonfiction, through networking and education. Writers in the English language from around the world are welcome to join.

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