Hello Readers! On April 26, 2014 I am heading to Milwaukee for a fun day out with romance readers. The event is put on by the fabulous and beautiful Barbara Vey, a blogger for Publishers Weekly. Each year she holds an event called Barbara Vey’s Reader Appreciation Luncheon, and boy, do readers get appreciated! If you love romance of any and all sub-genres, you don’t want to miss this day made just for you. There will be gifts and favors and books and conversations and books and…well you get the idea. But if you want the details, click on Barbara’s site here.
There will be 40+ awesome and talented authors, each with their own table, and readers get to choose the author they want to hang with for lunch. Seats are limited on a first come first serve basis, which is why I am getting this message out to you now. I don’t want you to miss your opportunity to sit with your favorite author…or perhaps, you want to meet new-to-you authors. Go for it! Head to Barbara’s website to check the author list and scroll down to sign up.
And if you’re still not sure, let me tell you about the Keynote Speaker. Perhaps you’ve heard of her? She’s goes by the name of Debbie Macomber.
Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Macomber brings to life the compelling relationships that embrace family, community and enduring friendships, filling her readers with a sense of love and hope.
Macomber is the author of more than 100 novels, most recently the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Starting Now, and The Inn at Rose Harbor; two bestselling cookbooks; numerous inspirational and nonfiction works; two acclaimed children’s books and the Mrs. Miracle Christmas novels. She is also the author of beloved and bestselling series of novels set in Cedar Cove, Washington on which Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove, Hallmark Channel’s first dramatic scripted television series, is based. She is the recipient of a RITA® award; an RT Book Reviews Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a multiple winner of both the Holt Medallion and the B. Dalton Award. In 2010, the Romance Writers of America presented Macomber with their prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award.
And she taught me how to knit! Seriously. I owe all this fine handy work to her.
She is a wealth of knowledge. You will be so glad you came to hear her, and I will be so glad to meet you, either at my table or during the meet and greet! Start planning today! And stay tuned to see what my table favors will look like. Oh, the possibilities! And if you have any questions, feel free to ask.