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The Indie Romance Convention 10/4 - 10/7 2017
October 4 - 7, 2017 The Indie Romance Convention is for all indie, hybrid, and small press romance authors with books published in any of the romance subgenres—from Christian, young adult (YA), new adult (NA), paranormal, sci-fi, western, mystery and fantasy to hardcore BDSM and all those in between. Sorry, no one under 18 will be admitted. This is a convention for adults only. Our convention is different from others. We offer author workshops for craft and marketing, but we also offer reader workshops and panels to help them learn about the publishing industry. This industry is changing at a rapid pace. In order to keep up with this ever-changing world, workshops and panels are offered during IRC to help both authors and readers keep on top of the latest in the industry. Comfort Suites 904 Murfreesboro Rd, Lebanon, TN 37090
Passport to Romance
October 14, 2017 The Bellevue Westin Hotel Lincoln Square 600 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004. Fans of romance novels, novellas and short stories are invited to attend the “Passport to Romance Booktail Party” October 14th at the Westin Hotel in Bellevue, WA from 6pm-8pm. Romantic fiction of all genres - from mild to wild, historical to sci-fi - will be represented. This event, put on by the Greater Seattle Romance Writers of America (GSRWA), is free and open to the general public. Attendees get to meet, mingle, get autographs, and take photos with professional male cover models and more than 50 authors, plus win prizes in the gift basket raffle, vote in the romance novel cover contest, and more. The first 100 attendees also receive a special goodie bag. A portion of the raffle proceeds go to support the nonprofit Domestic Abuse Women's Network. "This event gives romance readers the chance to get to know their favorite authors personally, in a fun, informal setting, and meet a variety of other authors who will hopefully turn into new favorites.” states Carmen Cook, Author, and President of GSRWA). “It’s also a way for us to thank our readers, some of the most voracious out there, for continuing to buy and read our books; without the readers, we wouldn't be able to do what we love." The “Passport to Romance” reader event: • Connects romance lovers with their favorite – and soon to be favorite – authors, cover models and books in a fun, informal setting. • Gives new and established authors, publishers, and retailers the opportunity to reach more readers. • Raises money to support the work of the Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN). • Celebrates everything that is wonderful about romantic fiction and its readers. “Passport to Romance” is hosted by the nonprofit GSRWA as part of their annual Emerald City Writers Conference (ECWC). Sponsors include: Gerri Russell, Joleen James, Tess Thompson, Jacki Delecki, Arwen Paris, Augustina Van Hoven. Joanne Jaytanie, Jami Davenport, and Ava Grayson Attending authors include: Sarah MacLean, Anna Alexander, Karen Rose, Darynda Jones, Rebecca Zanetti, Cherry Adair, Pam Binder, Jami Davenport, Dana Delamar, Saranna DeWylde, Joleen James, Joanne Jaytanie, Athena Lawson, Margaret Mallory, Danielle Monsch, Moxie North, Gerri Russell, Marie Tuhart, Olivia Waite, LE Wilson, Danica Winters, and many others. Members of the press are invited to attend.