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ARRC2017: concurrent session 7A

24 January 2017

arrc2017-dark_200Here is the next in our series about the panel sessions at ARRC2017. You can find further details on the convention, including the full program and registration links here.

This week we are talking about…

Session 7A—Steampunk romance

This is the second of our two ‘in conversation’ sessions. Erica Hayes, who writes steampunk romance under the pen name Viola Carr, will interview steampunk authors Kristen Callihan and Bec McMaster. They will explore the origins of steampunk, how steampunk differs from sci-fi and historical romance, and talk about some of the authors writing the best steampunk today. Who do they credit with getting them interested in steampunk? What are some of the essential elements of steampunk and are there rules?

The host

7a-photosErica Hayes was first published in 2009. She writes dark, gritty paranormal romance and urban fantasy, as well as romantic science fiction. Her books, including her Shadowfae Chronicles and Seven Signs series, have been ARR Award finalists. Her latest urban fantasy series, beginning with Scorched, features a kick-butt super-powered heroine. Erica also writes edgy steampunk mystery/romance (The Diabolical Miss Hyde) as Viola Carr. Erica and Viola live in the ACT.

The guests

Bec McMaster is the author of the London Steampunk series, and paranormal romance series the Dark Arts and the Burned Lands. Forged by Desire was nominated for a RITA award in 2014, and Of Silk and Steam won RT Reviews Best Steampunk Romance in 2015. Bec lives in a small town in country Victoria.

Kristen Callihan writes in the science fiction/fantasy romance and new adult genres, and is the author of the popular Darkest London and Game On series. She is a three-time RITA nominee, and winner of two RT Reviewers Choice Awards. Her latest series, VIP, has been a roaring success, with the second book, Managed, released in November 2016. Kristen lives in Washington, DC.

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