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Writer’s Digest Conference– This Weekend!

Monday, August 14th, 2017

When we were teenagers, many of my friends had subscriptions to Seventeen Magazine. I had a subscription to Writer’s Digest. Back in the days before the internet, I remember the thrill of the magazine’s arrival, eagerly reading through articles on viewpoint, pacing, research, publishing nitty gritty (back when it was more nitty than gritty). Because isn’t that what every thirteen year old cares about?

So I’m especially delighted to be participating in this year’s Writer’s Digest Conference!

The conference takes place this weekend at the midtown Hilton in New York (6th Avenue between 53rd and 54th). On Saturday at 10:15, I’ll be speaking with Heather Webb, Stephanie Cowell, Nancy Bilyeau, Crystal L King, and Jessica Strawser (our fearless moderator), about Writing about Yesterday, Today: The Art & Business of Historical Fiction.

Here’s the official panel blurb: In this insightful session, our panelists will examine the peculiar difficulties associated with researching and crafting convincing, artful historical fiction that sweeps readers away without bogging them down with too much detail and description.

Peculiar is, indeed, often the word….

If you’re already planning on attending the conference, come find our panel at 10:15 Saturday on the second floor of the Hilton! If you haven’t registered yet, I hear there may still be spots.

We’ll be signing books (and I have snazzy new English Wife bookmarks and postcards to hand out!) starting at 11:20 on the Promenade next to the bookstore.

To see the other panels and authors, check out the full conference schedule, here.



THE ENGLISH WIFE Tour!

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Because who doesn’t want to be thinking about January in the middle of July?

As the sun blazes overhead, let’s get ready for the season of frost and reading snuggled up in a warm blanket by marking your calendars for the English Wife tour, coming to a bookstore (possibly) near you in January.

Here’s what’s on the calendar so far:

New York, NY
January 9, 6pm
English Wife Launch Party!
Talk & Signing
The Corner Bookstore
1313 Madison Avenue

Woodstock, GA
January 13, 1pm
Talk & Signing
with super special guest, Karen White!
FoxTale Book Shoppe
105 E Main Street

FoxTale English Wife

There will also be events at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ, and Murder by the Book in Houston, TX, among other places– more details to come as we get closer to launch date!

You can pre-order a signed copy of The English Wife from The Corner Bookstore, FoxTale Book Shoppe , The Poisoned Pen , or Murder by the Book.

The English Wife is also available for pre-order from all the usual suspects: in hardcover from from your favorite local bookseller, Amazon, B&N, Books-A-Million, Indiebound, and Powell’s; in e-book on Kindle and Nook; and on audio CD.

Here’s the official blurb:

From New York Times bestselling author, Lauren Willig, comes this scandalous novel set in the Gilded Age, full of family secrets, affairs, and even murder.

Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life in New York: he’s the scion of an old Knickerbocker family, she grew up in a Tudor manor in England, they had a whirlwind romance in London, they have three year old twins on whom they dote, and he’s recreated her family home on the banks of the Hudson and renamed it Illyria. Yes, there are rumors that she’s having an affair with the architect, but rumors are rumors and people will gossip. But then Bayard is found dead with a knife in his chest on the night of their Twelfth Night Ball, Annabelle goes missing, presumed drowned, and the papers go mad. Bay’s sister, Janie, forms an unlikely alliance with a reporter to uncover the truth, convinced that Bay would never have killed his wife, that it must be a third party, but the more she learns about her brother and his wife, the more everything she thought she knew about them starts to unravel. Who were her brother and his wife, really? And why did her brother die with the name George on his lips?

“Lauren Willig has made a name for herself writing the finest historical intrigue and The English Wife does not disappoint – it is her best yet! Written with keen detail and subtle nuance, The English Wife is a dark and scintillating tale of betrayal, secrets and a marriage gone wrong that will have readers on the edge of their seats until the final breathtaking twist.” -Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale

Let the countdown to January begin!



Warwick, NY Literary Festival– Today!

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Do you need something to do on a gray Sunday afternoon? Come join me at the first ever Warwick Literary Festival at the Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick, NY!

I’ll speaking from 1:00-1:45, followed by a book signing from 2:00-2:45. So if you can’t make the talk, you can still catch me at the signing after!

You can find the schedule here, and the full list of authors here.

The event is free and open to the public. And did I mention that it’s also entirely inside? (Just in case those gray clouds turn into rain.)

If you would like a signed book, but can’t make it to the talk or signing, just call the good folks at Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe at (845) 595-1851, or send them an email at yeoldewarwickbookshoppe2@outlook.com.



Warwick Literary Festival– this Sunday, 4/30!

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Come one, come all, to the very first ever Warwick Literary Festival at the Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick, NY!

Here’s the official description:

The Warwick Literary Festival is a celebration of books, authors and reading. It is presented by the Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick, NY, which was named Best Small Library in America 2016 by Library Journal. Admission is free and the festival is open to the public. 2017 is the inaugural year of the Warwick Literary Festival.

Nine featured authors will speak about their craft and each presentation will be followed by a book signing. Several local published authors will also be present and available for conversation and book signing. All authors’ books will be available for purchase at the Festival and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Library. The Warwick Literary Festival’s official bookseller is Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe.

The festival doors open at 9:30 am, but you can find me speaking from 1:00-1:45, followed by a book signing from 2:00-2:45. So if you can’t make the talk, you can still catch me at the signing after!

You can find the schedule here, and the full list of authors here.

If you would like a signed book, but can’t make it to the talk or signing, just call the good folks at Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe at (845) 595-1851, or send them an email at yeoldewarwickbookshoppe2@outlook.com.



Boston Tonight!

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

If you’re in Boston, come join Eloisa James, Caroline Linden, and me tonight at 6:30 at the Boston Public Library for a discussion of romance, history, and fiction– not necessarily in that order.

When: Tuesday, 2/28, 6:30-8:00 (aka tonight!)
Where: Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Commonwealth Salon
What: Panel discussion with Eloisa James and Caroline Linden
Why: Because it’s Tuesday. Also, books.

See you in Boston!

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Boston in February

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Hello, Boston friends! On the last day of February, Eloisa James, Sarah MacLean and I will be heading your way for a talk at the Boston Public Library, moderated by Caroline Linden.

You can find us on February 28th, at 6:30, in the Commonwealth Salon of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square, where we’ll be chatting about history, romance, and whatnot (there’s always a lot of whatnot).

If you’re in town, come join us!

What: Panel Discussion and Book Signing
When: February 28, 6:30
Where: Boston Public Library, Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street
Who: Eloisa James, Sarah MacLean, Lauren Willig, Caroline Linden– and you!



Out and About in October: NJ and MI

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

You can find me out and about in October!

Morristown, New Jersey: Saturday, 10/1

I am thrilled to be kicking off the month with the Morristown Festival of Books. Join me Saturday, October 1st, in Morristown, NJ for a panel with two of my favorite people: Sarah MacLean and Eloisa James. If you’ve heard us speak together before, you’ll know that things can get a little bit slap-happy….

The event is free and open to the public. Our talk will be at the Church of the Redeemer (36 South Street) from 10:00-11:00. If you can’t make it to the talk, you can find us at 11:00 in the Author Signing Tent, signing books and chatting (and probably drinking coffee).

Grosse Pointe, Michigan: Saturday, 10/22

What could be better than tea and books? Grosse Pointe Library brings back their acclaimed Authors to the Pointe series on October 22 at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford Estate with a classic English tea, Paula McLain, and me.

Tickets for the event are $30, available starting on 9/22 (this Thursday!) on a first come/first served basis at Grosse Pointe Library’s Central Branch.

See you in October!



Signing for Literacy Today! Burlington, MA 1:30

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

The headline pretty much says it all. Today is the Book Fair for Literacy!

You can find me, Loretta Chase, Susan Mallery, Megan Frampton, and the rest of the group of wonderful authors signing from 1:30-2:30 at the Boston Marriott in Burlington, Ma. Ten per cent of the proceeds go to support the Massachusetts Literacy Foundation.

For the full list of authors signing, just click here.



Boston on Saturday!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

I’ll be returning to Boston this weekend to sign at NEC-RWA’s Book Fair for Literacy at the Boston Marriott in Burlington, MA.

If you’re in town, stop on by! There’s a great line-up of authors including the incomparable Loretta Chase (and if you think characters like Miles Dorrington owe more than a little to Loretta’s Rupert Carsington, you’re right).

Here are the details:

What: Book signing
When: Saturday, April 30, 1:30-2:30
Where: Boston Marriott, One Burlington Mall Road, Burlington, MA
Why: Books. Books, books, books. And ten per cent of the proceeds go to the Massachusetts Literacy Foundation!

To learn more, click here.



No Vegas

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

I am very sorry to say that I won’t be signing in Vegas this weekend after all. I absolutely hate to miss it, but I didn’t want to risk sharing the joy of strep throat with everyone at the convention. So many apologies to anyone who was planning to come to the signing or the advocacy panel!

If you would like a signed bookplate instead, just email me (willig@post.harvard.edu) and I would be happy to send one. And the amazing Susanna Kearsley will be taking my place on the advocacy panel, so it will be even better than it would have been had I been there….