Monday, July 13, 2015

RWA in NYC ... Authors About Town

The Lions of NYC's Public Library are ready to welcome the Romance Writers of America (RWA) for its annual conference at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square from July 22 - 26, 2015.  Authors will be out and about at events open to the public.  Mahalo to Pamela Jaffee at Avon Romance for the press release detailing these events ... 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
7:00pm 8:00pm
Fueled Collective, 568 Broadway, NY, NY 10012

For hundreds of years, romance novels have been derided as fluff, degraded as 'light reading' and ignored as a literary genre. Yet they're among the biggest revenue drivers for publishers from print to Kindle. And they're almost every woman's guilty pleasure, starring women making choices for themselves, their lovers, their children and their future

We explore power of the female protagonist over time, the multi-billion dollar romance novel industry and ever so much more in conversation between moderator (and author) Maya Rodale (Dangerous Books for Girls), Sarah MacLean (The Washington Post), Carla Neggers, and more.

Romance Authors. Hosted by Joyce Lamb, Happy Ever After Curator & Blogger, USA Today

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
12:30pm – 1:45pm

Bryant Park Reading Room

Robyn Carr, Never Too Late
Kristan Higgins, If You Only Knew
Elizabeth Hoyt, Dearest Rogue
Beverly Jenkins, For Your Love, Destiny’s Captive
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Heroes Are My Weakness
Meredith Wild, Hardwired

Gotta love it! Harlequin, Avon, and Forever authors dish on their best-selling romance novels.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
5:30pm - 7:30 pm
Marriott Marquis, Westside Ballroom

At the "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing, hundreds of romance authors meet with and sign books for fans in this two-hour event, with the proceeds from book sales going to literacy organizations. This year's beneficiaries are ProLiteracy Worldwide, Literacy Partners, and Literacy Assistance Center.

In 2014, Romance Writers of America raised more than $53,000 to benefit literacy organizations. Since 1990, RWA has raised more than $878,000 to fight illiteracy.

The stars will be shining bright in the Big Apple!  If you could attend the literacy signing, which author would you visit?   Here's the link to the participating authors.  One randomly selected commenter wins a book choice from my convention stash.  Comments are open through Saturday, July 18, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, July 19.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City 


  1. So many great events! Looking forward to seeing you in NYC, Kim!

  2. So many but I will say Jill Shalvis - love her sense of humor.

  3. What a fantastic conference! I would love to go and meet so many of the authors. If I could only visit one author, I would choose Jeaniene Frost.

  4. I'll see you there, Kim! I can't wait! :)

  5. I have some friends going! Have a great time!

  6. I would love to go to as many of them as I could. Would love to sit and chat with Tessa Dare.

  7. Jill Shalvis - I love her Facebook & blog posts!

  8. So many to choose from. If I could only choose one I would have to say Eloisa James.

  9. Kristan Higgins, love her books :)

  10. So many great authors... I'd definitely visit Cynthia Eden!

  11. So many things to see and do!!

  12. Next week! I'll be there. Got Robyn Carr on my blog today.
    So excited. This is my first RWA.

  13. So many amazing authors - I'd have a horrible time trying to pick just one. Do they give you a map of where everyone is sitting? If so, Id try to find a top author dense area to focus on and visit as many possible. ;-) Maybe it's a good thing I can't go......

    Have fun!!

  14. It would be Nora Roberts. I was lucky enough to attend RT and met many of the authors I wished to meet. There are still others, but the one I would really like to meet rarely attends these functions.

  15. Love Jill shalvis

  16. I would be such a fan gurl at an event with so much talent packed into one room! If it was only one stop: Lorraine Heath. Because no matter what book I pick up and read that she has penned - golden!

  17. Well I met Robyn Carr in Anaheim at a Jack's Bar event. I would love to meet Kristan Higgans, Deanne Geist, Julie Ann Walker,, Laura Kaye, Jill Shalvis.
    wish I could be there.

  18. Jill Shalvis - she is so funny and I love her blog - she would be a hoot I am sure to meet in person.

  19. Sounds like a fun time. Alas, have never met any authors. Would love to meet Janet Daily or Nora Roberts.
    Helen L.

  20. There are so many authors I'd want to see, but I'd definitely make time to meet Nalini Singh.