The Orlando Reads Books Festival has come and gone. Useful information at the Industry Day Sessions, and the signing on Saturday was a success. Face masks and hand sanitizer were present, but nothing prevented readers from talking to authors and finding new reads. I really enjoyed it.
The Tampa Indie Authors Book Convention was a lot of fun. There were a lot of great authors and readers who came. It was so nice to get out and talk to book people again!
So what’s next? Coming soon, next month in fact, is Orlando Reads Books from August 26-29, 2021. The author signing event will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021. You can visit the web page here for more information: https://orlandoreadsbooks.com/. There is also a Facebook page you can visit: https://www.facebook.com/OrlandoReadsBooks I hope to see you there!
Coming soon! Mark your calendars as the Tampa Indie Authors Book Convention will be held on Saturday, June 5 at the Doubletree by Hilton Rocky Point Tampa! (Address: ADDRESS3050 N. Rocky Point Dr. West, Tampa, Florida 33607-5800, USA) I will be there, and hope to see you!
Today, on the English Historical Fiction Authors Blog:
As a female, I cannot help being interested in the lives of women of earlier times. Finding information about some is easy, thanks to published letters and memoirs, newspaper archives, and (because of their own personal status or accomplishments or notoriety) even biographies. With others, it is a challenge, and we may find ourselves finding that little data is available, and that as side details provided in the information related to a father, husband or other male relative. One such lady is Anne Law, Lady Ellenborough. The November/December issue of JANE AUSTEN’S WORLD magazine included a reference to her in “What Made The News in November & December 1812” that caught my attention.
On the English Historical Fiction Authors blog today, you will find my post on Princess Nicholas Esterhazy, born Lady Sarah Frederica Caroline Child-Villiers. To read the article, visit the English Historical Fiction Authors blog.
Elizabeth Evans was the daughter of a wealthy, self-made businessman. She married a man who was the son of a businessman, who was successful himself in his family’s business, and, after his death, married his half-brother. During her second marriage, as a partner in the bank and businesses, Elizabeth utilized talents to make her mark as a businesswoman and as a philanthropist. During the Georgian era, women were theoretically subsumed into their husbands. However, there were some women who managed to make their marks in the business world. Elizabeth Evans was one of them.
Over on the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, my post on an unconventional woman is up today. The Honorable Isabella Byron married Henry Howard, 4th Earl of Carlisle. After fifteen years of marriage, the earl died, and Isabella went on to live an unconventional life. To read more about her, go HERE.