Event Type: Panel Discussion

Historians Writing Fiction

Katharine dons her tam as Dr. Katharine Brophy Dubois to join sister novelists and historians Tiya Alicia Miles of Harvard University and Virginia J. Scharff of the University of New Mexico on stage for a fun and fascinating conversation about history and fiction.

Historians are writers who have a duty to stick to the evidence.  But sometimes imagination nudges us to wonder what happened beyond what we know, or what might have happened if things were a little different.  The participants in this roundtable have published mysteries, ghost stories, and romance novels, informed by their skills, knowledge, and insight as historians.  We will talk about how we write, how history and fiction differ, and how venturing into the realm of fiction has shaped our craft, our choices and our career decisions.

Spring Into Romance

Katharine joins fabulous authors Tracey Livesay, Jennifer Lohmann, Deborah Fletcher Mello, Annie Rains, and Reese Ryan at Durham Public Library’s “Spring Into Romance” festival. Katharine’s session will dive into the question “Historical Romance: Escapist Fantasy or Accurate Fact? (And Do We Really Have to Choose?)” and she’ll be part of the oh-so-timely #MeToo panel. The festival includes a multi-author book signing.

Printers Row Lit Fest

Katharine joins Emily Belden, Sonali Dev and Sarah MacLean on stage at Printer’s Row Lit Fest for “Faith, Hope and Love,” a lively conversation about the power of love stories to change our world. Bring your copy of The Prince for Katharine to sign or buy one at the festival. She’ll be giving away adorable little notebooks with the gorgeous cover of The Prince, the perfect size to fit in a purse or pocket.

Crazy Love

Katharine joins acclaimed bestselling authors Katie Rose Guest Pryal and Barbara Claypole White to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a conversation about the profound, painful, and ultimately joyful interwoven tapestry of writing, love, and mental illness. Books will be available for purchase.