Historical Fantasy

Join our group of historical authors as we discuss historical fantasy on Wednesday, October 14 at 6:30 pm Pacific time. View the talk on Santa Clarita Public Library’s Facebook page LIVE.

Sponsored by Santa Clarita Public Library.

Autumn Bardot is the author of stories about fearless women and dangerous passions. She writes historicals, urban fantasy, and non-fiction.

She’s a wife, mom, grandma, and teacher. Because that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she has a YouTube channel, podcast, and TikTok for new writers with lots of author tips and inspiration.

Visit her website at https://autumnbardot.com/ to learn more.

Xina Marie Uhl writes nonfiction books for young people, and fantasy, adventure, and romance for everyone else.

Her fantasy novel City of the Dead is greatly influenced by ancient history, and her most recent work, Blue Moon Rising, weaves the tale of Navajo skinwalkers and centuries-old trauma into a modern-day urban fantasy.

Learn more at her website: xuwriter.com.

Zenobia Neil was named after an ancient warrior queen who fought against the Romans. She writes historical romance about the mythic past and Greek and Roman gods having too much fun.

Visit her website at https://www.zenobianeil.com/

Moderator Erin Davies is the brains behind The Historical Fiction Reader Blog, where you’ll find her happily reviewing reams of historical fiction.

More California History!

The Menlo Park (CA) Public Library Presents California History Galore! featuring History Talks! authors John DiSimone, Anne Louise Bannon, and Colleen Fliedner discussing the Golden State’s history with moderator Xina Marie Uhl. Scroll down to find out more about our panel and buy their books!

Xina Marie Uhl

Moderator

Xina is the author of Lady Law and the Texas DeRangers, as well as the Icebound Tales series of romantic fiction set in Antartica in the early 20th Century. You can find all of her books on her website, xuwriter.com.

John DeSimone

John DeSimone is the author of The Road to Delano, set in 1968, during Cesar Chavez’ fast for non-violence. You can find out more about him and his books on his website johndesimone.com.

Anne Louise Bannon

Anne Louise Bannon is the author of the Old Los Angeles series of mysteries, including Death of the Chinese Field Hands, and the Freddy and Kathy 1920s series. You can find out more about her and see her books at annelouisebannon.com.

Colleen Adair Fliedner

Colleen is the author of In the Shadow of War: Spies, Love, and the Lusitania, as well as a host of non-fiction works on the history of Southern California. You can find out more about her at her website colleenadairfliedner.com.

Creating a Fictional World in a Bygone Era

Authors weave elements of history, technology, culture, environment and the details of everyday living to create a believable world in which to set a story. In this panel, world-builders discuss where research meets imagination in varied realms ranging from ancient, medieval, and the Old West.

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Linda McLaughlin writes historical fiction and romance about the American West and the British Isles. Her latest book is Lily and the Gambler.

Visit her website at lindalyndi.com to learn more.

Jeri Westerson writes medieval mysteries, historicals, and paranormals. Her latest release is Library of the Damned. 

Learn more at her website: jeriwesterson.com.

Zenobia Neil was named after an ancient warrior queen who fought against the Romans. She writes historical romance about the mythic past and Greek and Roman gods having too much fun.

Visit her website at https://www.zenobianeil.com/

Moderator John DeSimone writes historical fiction about Central California in the 1960s. His latest release is The Road to Delano.

Visit his website at johndesimone.

Down the Research Rabbit Hole

Join our group of historical authors as we discuss historical research and how wonderful and dangerous it can be on Monday, April 12 at 6:30 pm Pacific time. Sponsored by Santa Clarita Public Library.

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Glen Craney writes historical fiction on the American Civil War in addition to European history. His latest release is The Cotillion Brigade: A Novel of the Civil War and the Most Famous Female Militia in American History. 

Learn more at his website: glencraney.com.

Martin Turnbull writes historical fiction about the Golden Age of Hollywood. His latest release is The Heart of the Lion.

Visit his website at https://www.martinturnbull.com/

Janet Wertman just published The Boy King, the final installment in her critically acclaimed Seymour Saga trilogy, the story of the unlikely dynasty that shaped the Tudor era.

She also runs a popular blog where she posts interesting takes on the Tudors and what it’s like to write about them.

Visit her website at janetwertman.com.

Anne Louise Bannon is the author of the Old Los Angeles series, featuring physician and winemaker Maddie Wilcox, the Freddie and Kathy 1920s series and the Operation Quickline series.

You can find her books on her website, annelouisebanon.com

Moderator Autumn Bardot writes historicals and urban fantasy. Her latest release is Goddesses Inc, a contemporary fantasy. She also has a YouTube channel with author tips and inspiration for new writers.

Visit her website at https://autumnbardot.com/ to learn more.

Eating Your Way through History

Join our group of historical authors as we discuss historical cuisine on Monday, March 8 at 6:30 pm Pacific time. Sponsored by Santa Clarita Public Library.

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Autumn Bardot writes historicals and urban fantasy. Her latest release is Goddesses Inc, a contemporary fantasy. She also has a YouTube channel with author tips and inspiration for new writers.

Visit her website at https://autumnbardot.com/ to learn more.

Jeri Westerson writes medieval mysteries, historicals, and paranormals. Her latest release is Veil of Lies. 

Learn more at her website: jeriwesterson.com.

Zenobia Neil was named after an ancient warrior queen who fought against the Romans. She writes historical romance about the mythic past and Greek and Roman gods having too much fun.

Visit her website at https://www.zenobianeil.com/

Janet Wertman just published The Boy King, the final installment in her critically acclaimed Seymour Saga trilogy, the story of the unlikely dynasty that shaped the Tudor era.

She also runs a popular blog where she posts interesting takes on the Tudors and what it’s like to write about them. Visit her website at janetwertman.com.

Moderator Anne Louise Bannon is the author of the Old Los Angeles series, featuring physician and winemaker Maddie Wilcox, the Freddie and Kathy 1920s series and the Operation Quickline series.

You can find her books on her website, annelouisebanon.com

Loving Historical Romance

Last February, our authors discussed the joys of writing the historical romance. Watch now. Our bios are below.

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Autumn Bardot writes historical fiction about fearless women and daring passions.

Visit her website at https://autumnbardot.com/ to learn more.

Linda McLaughlin writes historical fiction and romance about the American West and the British Isles. Her latest book is Lily and the Gambler.

Visit her website at lindalyndi.com.

Zenobia Neil writes historical fiction based on the ancient world. Her latest book is The Queen of Warriors.

Visit her website at https://www.zenobianeil.com/

Xina Marie Uhl writes romance and fantasy with a historical edge. Her latest release is Lady Law and the Texas DeRangers. Currently, she’s writing a series: Misfits & Mail Order Brides.

Visit her website at xuwriter.com.

Moderator Erin Davies is a voracious reader, blogger, and prolific reviewer. Find her sassy, knowledgeable reviews at Historical Fiction Reader.

Wild and Wooly California History

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A.E. Wasserman

The daughter of a newspaperman, A.E. Wasserman wrote her first novella at age 14 and never stopped writing. She has received numerous awards, including honors from Writer’s Digest for her work. A.E. Wasserman’s current mystery/thrillers, The Langsford Series, have garnered international attention. Find her book on her website, aewasserman.com

Xina Marie Uhl

Xina Marie Uhl uses her master’s degree in history to write humorous historical romances and unique fantasy adventures. Her current work in progress involves mail order brides on the American frontier. Find her at xuwriter.com

Anne Louise Bannon

Historical mystery author Anne Louise Bannon is the author of the Old Los Angeles series, featuring physician and winemaker Maddie Wilcox, the Freddie and Kathy 1920s series and the Operation Quickline series. You can find her books on her website, annelouisebanon.com

Life, Death, and Medicine in the Victorian Age

Click here to register and check out our speakers, and links to buy their books, below:

Featured Speakers

Moderator Anne Louise Bannon

Historical mystery author Anne Louise Bannon is the author of the Old Los Angeles series, featuring physician and winemaker Maddie Wilcox, the Freddie and Kathy 1920s series and the Operation Quickline series. You can find her books on her website, annelouisebanon.com

Author Jeri Westerson is unable to make the panel.

Linda McLaughlin

Linda McLaughlin writes historical and Regency romance novels under her real name, and spicier romance under the pseudonym, Lyndi Lamont. A retired librarian, she lives in south Orange County. Her most recent novel is Lily and the Gambler. Visit her website at https://www.lindalyndi.com.

A.E. Wasserman

The daughter of a newspaperman, A.E. Wasserman wrote her first novella at age 14 and never stopped writing. She has received numerous awards, including honors from Writer’s Digest for her work. A.E. Wasserman’s current mystery/thrillers, The Langsford Series, have garnered international attention. Find her book on her website, aewasserman.com

Colleen Fliedner

Colleen Adair Fliedner is a multi-published author, journalist, historian, and travel writer. She has had three nonfictions published, two of which were work-for-hire: A one-hundred-year coffee table book of Los Angeles history; Stories in Stone: stories of the pioneers who lived and died in Park City, Utah; and Quick Escapes From Orange County for Globe Pequot Press. Her latest historical novel is In the Shadow of War. Visit Colleen’s website colleenfliedner.com.

Fact vs. Fiction; Writing Tips

Featured Speakers:

Moderator Janet Wertman

Janet Wertman writes fiction set in the Tudor era and has just published The Boy King, the final installment in her critically acclaimed Seymour Saga trilogy, the story of the unlikely dynasty that shaped the era. She also runs a popular blog where she posts interesting takes on the Tudors and what it’s like to write about them. Find her books on her website janetwertman.com

Anne Louise Bannon

Historical mystery author Anne Louise Bannon is the author of the Old Los Angeles series, the Freddie and Kathy 1920s series and the Operation Quickline series. You can find her books on her website, annelouisebanon.com

Linda McLaughlin

Linda McLaughlin writes historical and Regency romance novels under her real name, and spicier romance under the pseudonym, Lyndi Lamont. A retired librarian, she lives in south Orange County. Her most recent novel is Lily and the Gambler. Visit her website at https://www.lindalyndi.com.

A.E. Wasserman

The daughter of a newspaperman, A.E. Wasserman wrote her first novella at age 14 and never stopped writing. She has received numerous awards, including honors from Writer’s Digest for her work. A.E. Wasserman’s current mystery/thrillers, The Langsford Series, have garnered international attention. Find her book on her website, aewasserman.com

Spooky History

Once again, History Talks!, a subgroup of the Southern California Chapter of the Historical Novel Society, is teaming up with the Santa Clarita Library for a fascinating panel of published authors.

The free virtual event, Spooky History, takes place on Monday, October 19th at 6:30 pm. Authors Colleen Fliedner, Jeri Westerson, and Xina Marie Uhl talk about the history of cemeteries, shapeshifters, and Victorian supernatural creatures. Author Linda McLaughlin moderates.

Watch the panel below:

Register HERE for this fun event.

Learn more about our panelists below.

Find out more about Colleen Fliedner and her books at this site.

Xina Marie Uhl’s writes fun historical romances and fantasy with an action-packed edge. In December, look for City of the Dead, a fantasy that blends ancient civilizations with power-hungry sorcerers for an enthralling adventure. Join her mailing list to learn about the release of her upcoming shapeshifter fantasy, Blue Moon Rising.

Jeri Westerson writes medieval mysteries, historicals, and paranormals. Her latest release is Clockwork Gypsy. Learn more at her website: jeriwesterson.com.

Moderator Linda McLaughlin writes paranormal novels, historical romance, and Regency romances. Her Kingdoms & Legends series consists of two Medieval fantasy romance novellas set in a fictional European country featuring wizards and shape shifters: Ilona’s Wolf and Tova’s Dragon. Her latest historical romance is Lily and the Gambler. Learn more about her at lindalylndi.com.

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