The talks and discussion panels were fantastic!
I'm particularly excited to read Katherine Howe's debut novel (The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane), which I picked up after hearing her talk as part of a panel on creating strong female characters. Katherine is an intriguing, articulate, and informed presenter which makes me think her writing should be similarly compelling. The book centers around a figure from the Salem witch trials which is sure to be fascinating. It was a New York Times best seller, and received great reviews from many sources.
Stay tuned and I'll let you know what I think!