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Jessica McCann is a historical novelist and has worked for 30 years as a professional freelance writer for magazines, universities, corporations and other organizations. One of her earliest assignments as a freelancer was covering a new surgical radiation technique for destroying brain tumors, during which she was permitted to don scrubs and observe inside the operating room. McCann’s most recent novel, Peculiar Savage Beauty, was named 2018 Book of the Year by the Arizona Authors Association. She lives in Phoenix with her family and is currently at work on her third novel.
Jessica will be speaking on:
5 Critical Elements to Writing Historical Fiction
McCann will share examples from her own writing, as well as from other authors, to show how setting, characterization, dialogue and accuracy can create compelling historical fiction. She’ll also address the need for a delicate touch when weaving historical research into your story.