Friday, September 13, 2013

Come see 40+ Romance Writers at the Baltimore Book Festival! #BBF2013

It's just two weeks until the awesomeness of the Baltimore Book Festival, and I want to share the fun we've put together at the Maryland Romance Writers stage. See here for more details on each of the programs.

Things to know:

  • Books from participating authors will be for sale onsite and authors will be available to sign
  • Look for raffle baskets and giveaways
  • Fun swag freebies will be on hand all weekend
  • And here's the schedule:

Friday, September 27

12pm AUTHOR MEET AND GREET
MRW Authors will be on hand for a casual meet and greet with readers. Come talk about books, receive promotional materials, and browse the Ukazoo bookstore!

12:15pm JANE AUSTEN FICTION
Leslie Carroll, Regina Jeffers, Janet Mullany

1:00pm WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION
Terri Brisbin, Stephanie Dray, Kate Quinn, Laura Tilley

2pm HOT PARANORMAL FICTION
Lisa Airey, Terri Brisbin, Joya Fields, Laura Kaye, Misty Waters, Rebecca York

3pm YOUNG ADULT PARANORMAL FICTION
Elissa Petruzzi, Moderator; Jennifer L. Armentrout, Brigid Kemmerer, Dawn Rae Miller, Lea Nolan

4pm PUTTING THE SUSPENSE IN ROMANCE
Robin Covington, Joya Fields, Regina Jeffers, Geri Krotow, Nancy Weeks, Rebecca York

5pm FANTASY ELEMENTS IN ROMANCE
Jennifer L. Armentrout, Catherine Asaro, Stephanie Draven, Vivi Dumas, Laura Kaye, Dawn Rae Miller

GIRLS NIGHT OUT AT THE BBF SESSIONS:
6pm CHOCOLATE AND ROMANCE
Indulge your chocolate cravings with dark and delicious chocolate samples from MRW while authors talk about the entertainment appeal of romantic fiction and share readings from their latest works.
Christi Barth, Meg Cabot, Robin Covington, Laura Kaye, Christie Kelley, Eliza Knight

7pm FIFTY SHADES OF HOT
Stephanie Draven, Megan Hart, Eliza Knight, Janet Mullany, Kate Poole, Damon Suede

8pm BBF Closes for the Night

BBF 2012: Loni Lynn, Eliza Knight, Hope Tarr, Laura Kaye, Leanna Renee Hieber

Saturday, September 28

12pm MIDDLE GRADE, YOUNG ADULT, NEW ADULT
Elissa Petruzzi, Moderator; Jennifer L. Armentrout, Em Garner, Cheryl Klam, Brien Michael, Lea Nolan, Jeri Smith-Ready

1pm BLOGGING ABOUT BOOKS
Moderator: Lea Nolan, Author
Andye Eppes, ReadingTeen.net, Jen Fisher, Jenuine Cupcakes/Young Adult Book Central, Hannah McBride, The Irish Banana Review, Stephanie Sinclair, Cuddlebuggery, Jillian Stein, Read-Love-Blog, Joy Harris, Joyfully Reviewed

2pm SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER ROMANCE
Terri Brisbin, Diana Cosby, Eliza Knight, Kate Poole

3pm WRITING MILITARY ROMANCE
Robin Covington, Laura Kaye, Geri Krotow, Elisabeth Staab

4pm CRAFT: PLOTTING VS. PANTSING, OR HOW TO COME UP WITH YOUR STORY
Christi Barth, Terri Brisbin, Diana Cosby, Joya Fields, Andrew Grey, Lea Nolan

5pm NO HOLDS BARRED WITH AGENTS AND EDITORS
Come prepared with questions you’ve always wanted agents and editors to answer. And, for the especially daring, come with 5 copies of the first page of your manuscript and the panelists will offer feedback on what works and what to work on! (Instructions: 1 page only! Typed, place name/email/title/genre at top, double spaced, 1-inch margins, 12 pt font; you may begin submitting your pages 30 minutes before session. It’s possible we won’t be able to get through all pages)
Lindsey Hemphill, Literary Agent, ICM
Treva Harte, Editor, LooseId
Mary Sue Seymour, Literary Agent, Seymour Agency

6pm WRITING SCIENCE FICTION
Em Garner, Cheyrl Klam, PJ Schnyder, Misty Waters

7pm LGBT CHARACTERS AND ROMANCE
Stephanie Burke, Andrew Grey, Treva Harte, Brien Michaels, Jeri Smith-Ready, Damon Suede

8pm BBF Closes for the Night
BBF 2012: Caridad Pineiro, Laura Kaye, Magda Alexander, Janet Mullany

Sunday, September 29

12pm THE CRAFT OF WRITING
Christi Barth, Kate Dolan, Stephanie Draven, Christie Kelley, Jean Murray

1pm THE PART-TIME WRITER
Ann Arbaugh, Robin Covington, PJ Schnyder, Elisabeth Staab, Misty Waters, Laura Welling

2pm WRITING THE HOT CONTEMPORARY
AC Arthur, Christi Barth, Robin Covington, Andrew Grey, Laura Kaye, Kimberly Kincaid

3pm WRITING A FICTION SERIES
AC Arthur, Kendra Leigh Castle, Andrew Grey, Brigid Kemmerer, Jean Murray, Elisabeth Staab

4pm WRITING MULTICULTURAL AND INTERRACIAL
AC Arthur, Vivi Dumas, Robin Covington, Lea Nolan, Caridad Pineiro

5pm THE PARANORMAL BAD BOYS: DEMONS AND VAMPIRES
Kendra Leigh Castle, Vivi Dumas, Jean Murray, Caridad Pineiro, Elisabeth Staab

6pm Author Meet and Greet at the MRW Tent – mingle with authors and get your last-minute book purchases from the Ukazoo Store signed

7pm BBF 2012 Closes

If you have any questions about the event, ask away! And I hope to see you there!

Laura

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