May 15-20th 2018:  RT Booklovers Convention in RENO, Nevada

This is probably the biggest convention for readers out there.

Check out the website for details!

My events!

Tuesday: Indie Soirée

Event Date:

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 4:45pm-6:15pm
Location: Peppermill Resort
Room: Capri Ballroom

NEW EVENT! Indie Soirée

One of the best things about attending an RT Convention is meeting so many "new-to-you" authors and this year we are providing many opportunities, starting with the Indie Soirée on Tuesday, May 15 from 4:45-6:15pm!

This is a fun way to meet new-to-you authors, talk to them about their books, get some free books or swag — and collect raffle tickets to win prizes!

This will be a Scavenger Hunt of sorts because in order to collect a raffle ticket from each of the 50 authors, you'll have to find them mingling within the crowd! All of the author-hosts (and ONLY the hosts) will be sporting a unique colorful shoulder bag with the Indie Soirée logo — which will be used to carry their goodies and giveaways. They'll also be wearing a distinctive scarf (color TBA will match the bag) around the neck or as a head scarf. Look for these two items and you will easily identify the hosts. As you enter the event, you will also be handed a flyer with all of the hosts photos on it to further assist you with identifying the authors.

Each of the 50 author-hosts will contribute a raffle prize. These prizes will be displayed in a designated area where attendees can easily peruse the items. The raffle tickets you collect from the authors can be dropped into the containers next to the prizes you wish to win. So the more tickets you collect from the author-hosts, the more chances you'll have to win prizes.

Posters will be set up near the raffle area with the prizes listed and, 30 minutes before the end of the event, we will pull tickets and print the winning numbers next to the item. You can then go check out the posters to see if you've won any of the prizes. (Prized will be grouped in three areas — Raffle Area 1, Raffle Area 2 and Raffle Area 3 — so each poster will only display approx. 17 prizes which will make it easier for you to check your ticket numbers.

Hope to see you there!

CLICK HERE for a PDF of all the author hosts you will meet at the Indie Soiree so that you can look them up and get familiar with their books. They are all excited to meet you in Reno and are planning a fun time at the Indie Soiree!

My Prizes:

Brides of Prophecy Prize Pack

Wednesday: Party: Get a Clue: Win A Squishable

Join New York Times, USA Today, and National Bestselling Romantic Suspense and Paranormal Authors for a fun, crazy game of whodunit where you, the reader, get to play along and figure out who did it! Delicious drinks, yummy treats, and giveaway baskets STUFFED with the cutest plush animals around—SQUISHABLES! Tote bags filled with swag for the first two hundred people!

Event Date:

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:15pm-1:15pm

Room: Tuscany 9

My Prize:

Thursday: Author Panel

Going Hybrid: Best of Both Worlds

Join New York Times, USA Today and national bestselling hybrid authors to discuss the pros and cons of being both indie and traditionally published. They’ll cover benefits of wide distribution, cross-marketing, and backup income, as well as challenges and pitfalls of negotiating contracts, scheduling releases, working with agents and publishers, and juggling too many projects.

Speakers: Brooklyn Ann is a multi-published author. She's published with a traditional large press, a small press, and indie. She has written Historical Paranormal Romance with Sourcebooks, Rock Star Romance with Boroughs, and Urban Fantasy under her own imprint.

Cristin Harber is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Titan, Delta, and Only series. Published independently and with 1,001 Dark Nights/ Evil Eye, she owns the publishing company that launched Titan World, was a launch author for Liliana Hart’s independently owned MacKenzie world, and is a featured author in New York Times #1 bestselling author Barbara Freethy’s 7 Brides for 7 Soldiers series.

HelenKay Dimon is an author of over fifty romance novels and novellas. She is an RT Reviewers' Choice Award winner and two-time RITA® finalist in romantic suspense. The majority of her work has been in traditional publishing but she's been branching out with an indie published series of shorts and has a new series planned that mixes suspense and hot romance in a futuristic setting (space cowboys!).

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Paige Tyler, is a traditional and indie published author with more than fifty books, including the Special Wolf Alpha Team (SWAT), X-OPS, SEALs of Coronado, and Dallas Fire & Rescue. She’s written for small-press publishers, and now writes for a New York publisher, owns an Amazon Kindle World, and is indie published. She’s navigated the difficult issues of being an indie author in the world of New York publishing contracts, and is ready to share her experiences, good and bad.

Event Date:

Thursday, May 17, 2018 1:30PM-2:30pm

Room: Naples 3

Friday: Party

Sweet, Sassy, Spicy Party

Join New york Times, USA Today and National Bestselling Authors for a fun-filled party where we Speed-Date, Book Club Style. Relax, enjoy delicious treats, and win raffle baskets as you chat with us. Tote bags filled with swag for the first two hundred people!

Event Date:

Friday, May 18, 2018 2:45pm-3:45pm
Room: Naples 7

...WATCH THIS PAGE for details on the FanTastic Day Party and The Giant Book Fair!