CapClave 2015

October 9-11, 2015, I’ll be at CapClave in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

My schedule is below.

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
“Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance”

Victoria Janssen, Alma Katsu, Dina Leacock (moderator), Sherin Nicole
What is the genre? What authors and works should people be reading?

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
“Food In Fiction”

Ann Chatham, Brenda W. Clough, Victoria Janssen (moderator)
Even heroes and dragons have to eat. The food in a work of fiction can be a crucial part of the setting, and sometimes the fictional food enters the real world, as in A Feast of Ice and Fire. What authors do the best job with food and what do they do that’s effective? How do you write about food?

Sunday, October 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
“The Appeal of Doctor Who”

Cathy Green (moderator), Victoria Janssen, Alastair Reynolds, Hildy Silverman
Doctor Who has lasted over 50 years and 12 Doctors. Why has this series lasted so long? Why has the revival done so well in the US compared to the original? What are the differences between old and new Who? Has it jumped the shark?

Published by Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen’s writing showcases her voracious lifelong love of books. She reads over 120 new books each year, especially historical romance, fantasy, and space opera, and incorporates these genres into her erotic fiction. Her first erotic novel, The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover (Harlequin Spice, December 2008), was translated into French and German. Her second Spice novel, The Moonlight Mistress (December 2009), was translated into Italian and nominated for a RT Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her third novel is The Duke & The Pirate Queen (December 2010). She has also published erotic short stories as Elspeth Potter. When not writing, Victoria conducts research in libraries and graveyards, lectures about writing and selling erotica, and speaks at literary conventions on topics such as paranormal romance, urban fantasy, erotic science fiction/fantasy, and the empowerment of women through unconventional means. Her daily writing blog features professional writing and marketing tips, genre discussion, book reviews, and author interviews. She also guest blogs for Heroes & Heartbreakers and The Criminal Element. She lives in Philadelphia.