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Saturday, August 6 • 10:30am - 11:30am
701 - Writing from the Heart: Romance Writers, Research, and Archives

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Do romance novels and archives have anything in common? Of course they do! Two authors discuss their research and use of primary sources for their historical romance novels. One shares her experiences writing romance featuring African American Christian characters during Reconstruction and the Great Migration, and the other discusses her research for Regency- and Victorian-era romances, which include medical history.

McQuiston: Research for Historical Romance

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Caryn Radick

Digital Archivist, Rutgers University
Caryn Radick has worked as an archivist for more then ten years after a brief career as an editor. As digital archivist at Rutgers, her responsibilities include overseeing EAD mark-up, digitization projects, and public services and reference. She is interested in intersections between archives and fiction has written about and presented on this topic. She is currently investigating romance writers' use of archives for research for their stories.

Speakers
avatar for Piper Gian Huguley

Piper Gian Huguley

Lecturer, Spelman College
Piper Huguley is a member of the English Faculty at Spelman College and the author of historical romance novels featuring African American Christian characters. Her fiction has focused on African American higher education during the Reconstruction era and the lives of a family during the Great Migration. She blogs about history and her writings at piperhuguley.com
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Jennifer McQuiston

Romance Author, Romance Author
Jennifer McQuiston is a veterinarian/epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control (where she worked on the Ebola response team) and the author of several historical romances set in the Regency and Victorian eras. Combining her background and her interests, her works have featured details of medical history such as the work done to safely use chloroform for surgeries.


Saturday August 6, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Grand Ballroom East Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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