Romance Novelist to Chat With Readers At Belle Isle Library


What does it take to write a romance novel?  Here’s your chance to find out.

Join Lacy Williams, author of “Marrying Miss Marshal,” at the Belle Isle Library on Tuesday, August 16, at 7:00pm for a question and answer session about her novel and about the art and craft of romance writing.

“People who like to read a certain kind of novel,” said Belle Isle librarian Ann Meeks, “whether it’s a mystery or western or science fiction or whatever, often wish they could write a novel in that genre.  This seems to be true especially of romance readers, and if you’re one of them, this is a great chance to meet a published romance novelist in person who can tell you what you need to know to get started.”

Williams’ book, which went on sale earlier this month, blends romance with history in a way that “Publisher’s Weekly” called "warmly romantic with a hint of adventure and an unconventional heroine."

“Her talk,” Meeks added, “will cover such basic topics as what makes a romance novel, creating characters readers will love, and developing story and character arcs.  Copies of ‘Marrying Miss Marshal’ will be available for purchase and signing, but the session itself is free.”

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