HNS Southern California Chapter

Kevan Lyon


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Q & A and Pitch Session with Literary Agent Kevan Lyon

Join us in the charming San Juan Capistrano with Kevan Lyon, founding partner of the Marshal Lyon Agency. Kevan represents several successful historical novelists, including Jennifer Robson, Kate Quinn, and Stephanie Dray. Kevan will discuss the state of historical fiction and field book pitches from chapter members.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, at 12:30pm to 3.30pm.

Location: Ciao Pasta Restaurant, 31661 Camino Capistrano Street, CA. It’s directly across from the old mission and within easy walking distance of the train depot.

Meeting details: Lunch will be prix fixe (salad and entree choice of pasta, pollo piccaya, or meatball sandwich). The cost for each member who attends will be $30 CASH (no checks or credit cards), payable on arrival. This includes tax, tip, contribution for our guest speaker’s meal, and use of the space for three hours). We will not be able to accommodate anyone who wants to attend but not pay for lunch because the restaurant must set up the tables and charge us by the seat.

Program: After lunch with Kevan Lyon, we will devote a half-hour to 45 minutes for a Q&A. Then, Kevan will hear pitches from members. This is NOT a private breakout agent pitch. We will be seated at tables with Kevan at the head and will pitch in a group setting.

IMPORTANT: I must have final confirmations by November 1. The restaurant will charge us for the number we submit to them regardless of how many show up. If you are on the confirmation list on November 1, you will owe the chapter $30. I will keep a running list of below. If you wish to be added or removed, please indicate in a comment to this post. I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ADD PEOPLE TO THE LIST AFTER NOVEMBER 1. Gene will also send out this notice by newsletter to those not on Facebook.