Beyond Her Book columnist Barbara Vey from Publishers Weekly reveals her conference schedule for the period between June and November this year. It includes Historical Novel Society in Schaumburg, IL and Romance Writers of America in Washington D.C. She couldn’t make to some conferences. She is sending her "cub reporter and blurber extraordinaire" Joysann instead to Lori Foster’s Reader/Writer Get-Together in Cincinnati, OH, and RomantiCon 2009 in Richfield, OH.
American reader blogger Katiebabs has just returned from England where she met with fellow reader blogger Ana, the British-based half of The Book Smugglersduo. Katiebabs is now blogging about her experiences along with some awesome photos. So far, KB’s Adventures in England!: *Part One* Deadly Ditches and The Greek Tycoon’s Mistress’s Baby Bump | *Part Two* The Book Hunt
In case you didn’t realise (well, I didn’t until today), Decadence of Bookthingo is running a series of Black Dagger Brotherhood Cheat Sheet to celebrate the release of J.R. Ward’s latest release, Lover Avenged. It’s a useful guide for anyone who’s a tad confused about Ward’s worldbuilding, mythology and lead characters. So far: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9. You could keep track on Twitter as well by using this hashtag – #rehv – in Twitter’s search engine or a Twitter program, e.g. TwitterDeck.
With a new film version of Emma and the monster film Pride and Predator on horizon, here is a round-up of encyclopedic blogs that keep track of all things Jane Austen including reviews of the well-hyped Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Jane Austen Today | Austenprose | Jane Austen’s World. A note of interest: Jane Austen Today is running a feature on British actor Mark Strong, who appears as Mr. Knightly in the 1996 version of Emma.