Historical Panelist Spotlight: Christina Brooke/Christine Wells
Christine Wells will be presenting as part of the Historical Panel on Saturday 22nd August at 9:30am.
Golden Heart winner and two-time RITA finalist Christine Wells is the author of 10 historical romances for Berkley, St. Martin’s Press and Penguin Australia. Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and German. Her next historical, THE WICKEDEST LORD ALIVE, written under the Christina Brooke pen name, is out now. Christine recently sold the Australian/New Zealand rights to a time-slip novel in the style of Kate Morton to Penguin Australia.
Tell us about yourself in 10 words or less.
I love having written.
What prompted you to put together this workshop for Get Fresh in 15 conference?
I am thrilled to be asked to participate alongside such brilliant and beloved authors. I have a funny story to tell about my first meeting with Mary Jo Putney but I’ll keep it for the panel!
Have you presented sessions at previous conferences, for RWA or other organisations?
Yes, I’ve presented a few sessions at RWA over the years, as well as at the Brisbane Writers Festival, Genrecon and for the Queensland University’s creative writing course.
What is the best part/aspect of conference for you?
There are so many wonderful aspects of RWA conferences but my favourite is catching up with my writer friends and my editor. It’s exhilarating to run with your wolf pack, to talk about writing non-stop for days on end with people who understand.
What will participants take away from this session?
Historicals are not dead! But they are due for a revival. Where that will come from and what form it will take is the question. This is my opinion, not necessarily that of my fellow panelists.
Anything you’re particularly looking forward to at the 2015 Get Fresh conference in Melbourne?
The name says it all, don’t you think? I’m looking forward to a renewal of energy for us all. Writing can be tough and lonely so connecting with our peers never fails to benefit us. Plus, I love Melbourne!
What is your latest/current/upcoming book release and where can members find out more about you?
My latest historical romance release is THE WICKEDEST LORD ALIVE but I’ve sold SEAGROVE, a historical mystery, to Penguin Australia. Not sure of the release date yet but it will be early 2016. I have a website for each pen name (below).
Social media links:
Twitter: @chrstnabrooke @wellsbooks