(Virtual) Historical Happily ever After with Rose Lerner & Olivia Waite

Rose Lerner and Olivia Waite are romance authors with a gift for creating characters who are deeply relatable, are beautifully flawed, and earn their happily ever afters. Their research into 19th-century England gives their writing context and detail. Join us for an author talk and Q&A with Rose and Olivia in celebration of Valentine's Day! We'll discuss their writing processes, how they research historical details, and how they craft historical happily ever afters. We'll be highlighting Rose's new book, Sailor's Delight, and Olivia's The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows.

About the authors:

Rose Lerner writes historical romance with strong heroines and adorable heroes, as well as doing freelance book doctoring, editing, and research assistance. She has taught craft and research workshops for conferences, libraries, and writers’ groups. Her small-town Lively St. Lemeston series has been featured in NPR’s Book Concierge and Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2014. Her most recent books are the m/m novella “Sailor’s Delight” and the Audible Original The Wife in the Attic, an f/f Jane Eyre retelling (also available in ebook and print). When she’s not writing or researching, you can find Rose reading, watching, cooking, doodling, rambling, and daydreaming in Philadelphia.

Olivia Waite writes queer historical romance, fantasy, science fiction, and essays. She is currently the romance fiction columnist for the New York Times Book Review, where she writes reviews and thoughtful essays on the genre's history and future.

This event is in partnership with the public libraries of Brookline, Ashland, Belmont, Canton, Franklin, Millis, Tewksbury, Watertown, and West Falmouth.


Registration is required for this event.
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm