Upcoming Book Talks & Events
9My first short story, "The Trial of Madame Pelletier" appeared in Murder Most Historical (Wayside Press, 2017)
A Death Along the River Fleet was released April 12, 2016.
Keep an eye out for my new series, to be released in early 2019
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"Framing Fiction Around Historical Questions"
March 28, 2018 4 PM
Lake Forest College Literary Festival
Why did booksellers once sing about murder? Where did rumrunners hide in Prohibition-Era Chicago? In this session, Susanna Calkins—a historian turned historical novelist—will share why such questions of history plagued her, and how she used them to frame her works of fiction, set respectively in 17th century London and 1920s Chicago. She will also share the main historical question that set her on the path to publication.
Step into the Past:
Historical Fiction Authors
April 19, 2018 7:00-8:30 PM
Do you love to read about history, but prefer it in a fictionalized setting? Meet authors Susanna Calkins, Elizabeth Blackwell, and Renee Rosen for a panel discussion of the historical fiction genre. They will also share the stories behind their exceptional novels. Book sale and signing following program.