Kate Heartfield

Kate Heartfield’s latest novel is The Valkyrie, a retelling of old legends. Her 2022 novel The Embroidered Book was a Sunday Times and Globe and Mail bestseller. She also writes tie-in novels for the Assassin’s Creed videogame world; her next in that series, The Resurrection Plot, is coming in summer 2023. Her debut novel won Canada’s Aurora Award; it is being rereleased in a revised edition as The Chatelaine in 2023. She also writes interactive fiction, including two projects published by Choice of Games. She has published two novellas about a time-travelling highwaywoman, Alice Payne Arrives and Alice Payne Rides. Her fiction has been shortlisted for the Nebula, Locus, Aurora, Sunburst and Crawford awards. A former newspaper journalist, Kate lives in Ottawa, Canada, where she teaches journalism and creative writing and works as a freelance writer.

Panelist Links

Related Events

Finding the Right Literary Agent & Maintaining Your Sanity Along the Way

May 22, 2022 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Please note: all times are displayed in the Pacific timezone. Timezone calculator

For writers seeking traditional publication the right agent is key. We cover practical querying techniques, time management tactics, and when to call in your support triangle. We cover mindset issues that crop up as you submit to the slush piles, and help you focus on finding the right long-term business partner/agent. This isn’t a class about query letters, or polishing your first five pages. This is a class about navigating the slush piles from a place of empowerment. Walk away with a list of agent author interview questions and more.

The Work of Robin McKinley

May 14, 2023 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Please note: all times are displayed in the Pacific timezone. Timezone calculator

Discuss the works of this year’s new grandmaster and her influence on the field.

If you do not see the stream window, be sure to login at the top of this page. Registered attendees of the 2023 Nebula Conference will be able to participate upon logging in. If you still need to register, visit the home page!