top of page
071324 RWA_NYC.png

Join Us


Saturday, July 13 at 1:00 pm Eastern

for a Zoom panel on:


Researching Your Novel


The Program: Three acclaimed authors from the Historical Novel Society will share the tricks, tools, pitfalls, and delights of doing scholarly/library, internet, and site visit research.

This event is a collaboration between the NYC chapters of the Romance Writers of America and the Historical Novel Society. We're pleased to present this joint venture to our members and hope to do more in the future with this and other writing organizations.

No registration is required. Join the program at 1:00 pm at the Zoom link:


Please note: The RWA/NYC meeting starts with chapter business at noon, but the program begins at 1:00 pm and lasts an hour.


Hosted by: Ursula Renee, RWA/NYC

Have questions? Reach out to


The panelists:

Stephanie Cowell has been an opera singer, balladeer, founder of Strawberry Opera and other arts venues, including a Renaissance festival and an outdoor arts series in NYC. She is the author of The Boy in the Rain, Nicholas Cooke, The Physician of London, The Players: A Novel of the Young Shakespeare, Marrying Mozart, and Claude & Camille: A Novel of Monet. Her work had been translated into nine languages and adapted into an opera. Stephanie is the recipient of an American Book Award.

Loretta Goldberg writes historical literary fiction with battle scenes. She loves this genre because she finds in history’s frames, where events have beginnings and endings, a magical mirror in which we can see ourselves more fully. Her debut novel, The Reversible Mask: An Elizabethan Spy Novel, won the International Firebird Book Award in Historical Fiction and New Fiction. Her second novel, Beyond the Bukubuk Tree: A World War II Novel of Love and Loss, won the International Firebird Book Award in 2023 in War Fiction. An Australian-American, she resides in NYC and Connecticut.

Faith L. Justice writes award-winning fiction and articles in Brooklyn, New York. Her work appears in such publications as, Writer’s Digest, and The Copperfield Review. She is a past Chair of the Historical Novel Society–New York City Chapter and is Associate Editor for Space and Time Magazine. Her most recent of ten books is a prequel to her Theodosian Women biographical historical series: Becoming the Twilight Empress. For fun, Faith likes to dig in the dirt—her garden and various archaeological sites.


In the meantime, check out our past programs in video and audio.

bottom of page