Call for Submissions: “Love of Art in Historical Fiction Series”

heartbookToday the last interview posted for the “Art in Historical Fiction Interview Series” at the Historical Novel Society website,featuring British author Alicia Foster of the novel Warpaint.The series has been hugely well-received by readers. Because of its popularity, and at the request from readers for its continuation, plus the fact there are so many excellent art-based books and authors who weren’t part of the two-month series, I’ve decided to carry on the interviews here via my blog.

The last Sunday of each month I will feature an author with a succinct book review and interview, along with supporting artwork images.

If you have an already published or soon-to-be-released historical novel with an art tie-in that you’d like featured, please email me at stephaniereneedossantos@ gmail.com to learn how to become part of the continuing series.

Submissions are ongoing and open to all Indie, small press, and traditionally published novels and authors.

Again, this is a continuation of the June & July, 2014 “Art in Historical Fiction Interview Series” at the Historical Novel Society, running under the new name:

“Love of Art in Historical Fiction Series”

For the love of art in historical fiction!

Art in Historical Fiction Interview Series featuring Cathy Marie Buchanan

the painted girls USIt’s week eight of the “Art in Historical Fiction Interview Series”, with one more author interview to debut on the Historical Novel Society website. This week’s feature author is Cathy Marie Buchanan of the bestseller The Painted Girls. It is a story of struggle, sisterhood, art of Degas, and the Paris Opéra. Buchanan has brought to life the unexposed shadows of the glittering grand Belle Époque era in Paris, exposing a tarnished world hidden behind glamorous stages and exquisite works of art.

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Art in Historical Fiction Interview Series featuring Stephanie Cowell

paperback coverIt’s week seven of the “Art in Historical Fiction Interview Series”, with two more fascinating interviews waiting in the wings for the upcoming Saturdays. This week’s feature author is Stephanie Cowell of Claude & Camille, the deeply touching story of French painter Claude Monet, his lifelong love of Camille Doncieux, and the Impressionists. This novel is art, passion, obsession, struggle — life. Cowell’s writing is fluid and beautiful like Monet’s water lily paintings, this is an endearing read, a story that left me in tears.

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“Yoga for Writers” at the Historical Novel Society London 2014 Conference

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* As of 7/21/2014 the “Yoga for Writers” workshop has been replaced with a panel talk “Art and Artist in Historical Fiction” which I am also part of. If and when, a slot opens at the conference to resume the yoga workshop I’ll let everyone know. ~ Namaste!

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be leading an hour workshop “Yoga for Writers” on Sunday, September 7, from 11:00-12:00 am at the upcoming Historical Novel Society London 2014 Conference.

At the workshop, I’ll be sharing some of the obscure esoteric history of yoga, along with guiding writers through a sequence of poses to ease tensions in the body and mind, with the intention of creating the internal type of space that creativity likes to manifest into: calm, relaxed and centered.

Make sure to wear comfortable clothes, ones you can easily bend and move in. Also, bring your yoga mat if you have one or a towel.

Namaste. See you there!

Click here to see the conference program schedule.

 

Art in Historical Fiction Interview Series featuring Maryanne O’Hara

CWe are now in week six of our interview series at the Historical Novel Society. This week’s feature author is Maryanne O’Hara of the acclaimed novel Cascade. With tension on every page, this story of a 1930′s female painter who faces hard life choices to pursue her artistic dreams as her town faces extinction, stirs deeply one’s empathy and enlightens on the costs to create.

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Cascade was just chosen as the Boston Globe’s 2014 Summer Book Club read! Join the disscusion: http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/book_club

 

Art in Historical Fiction Interview Series featuring Alana White

my_cover Alana coverIt’s already week five of the Historical Novel Society “Art in Historical Fiction Interview Series”! This week’s feature author is Alana White and her historical mystery, THE SIGN OF THE WEEPING VIRGIN. The novel is set during the Italian Renaissance with a weeping painting at the center of the intrigue!

Learn about a real hidden poem found recently in a fresco, and many more fascinating details!

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The Artist’s Call, the Writer’s Calling

art of books“The Artist’s Call, the Writer’s Calling” debuted in the Historical Novel Review, issue 68, May 2014. There is a online reprint of the story available at the Historical Novel Society website for society members. I was inspired to write this article after an engaging exchange between author Susan Vreeland and I on the subject of art in fiction in the fall of 2013. I had visited her author Goodreads page and was deeply moved by a post, “Art in Fiction Part I”. A must read.

We are now midway through the online follow-up series “Art in Historical Fiction Interview Series” at the Historical Novel Society,featuring each author who contributed to the print story.

For the love of Art in Fiction! Join Facebook group: Love of Art in Fiction

Art in Historical Fiction Interview Series featuring Donna Russo Morin

The Kings AgentIt’s week four of the “Art in Historical Fiction Interview Series” at the Historical Novel Society. This week’s feature author is Donna Russo Morin of THE KING’S AGENT, an adventurous art quest set during the Italian Renaissance and the rein of François I,King of France. Learn about how the Louvre came into existence and how art was obtained for its worldly collection!

Read on and learn more from this interview chock-full of fascinating details!

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Art in Historical Fiction Interview Series featuring Michael Dean

IHogarth_PBLast week was week three of the “Art in Historical Fiction Interview Series” at the Historical Novel Society. Michael Dean was the featured author and his biographical novel depicting the 18th century life of British painter and engraver William Hogarth in I, Hogarth.

Don’t miss this interesting interview!

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Art in Historical Fiction Interview Series featuring Mary F. Burns

P of ArtistI’m excited to share the link to the second week of the Historical Novel Society’s “Art in Historical Fiction Interview Series”. This week features Mary F. Burns, author of Portraits of an Artist, and her biographical novel about American portrait painter John Singer Sargent.

A must read fascinating interview!

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