Monday, April 18, 2011

Romance Writers Reuniting in Salem, and You are Invited


Jennifer O'Connell and Jessica Andersen are two of the authors who will be here in Salem for the
17th Annual Conference of New England Chapter of Romance Writers of America®

Annual Book Fair for Literacy - Open to the Public

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square West

Salem, Massachusetts

4pm to 5:30pm

Featured Authors
Anne Stuart, RWA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and NYT Best-selling author of Fire and Ice, Night and Day, The Widow. Co-author of Dogs and Goddesses

Annette Blair, award winning author of the Works Like Magick series and The Accidental Witch Trilogy

Lani Diane Rich, aka Lucy March, NYT and USA Today Best-selling author of Wish You Were Here and Dogs and Goddesses, co-written with Anne Stuart and Jennifer Crusie

Donald Maass, Agent and author of Writing the Breakout Novel and The Fire in Fiction
Anne Stuart is the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and NYT Best-selling author of Fire and Ice, Night and Day, The Widow. Co-author of Dogs and Goddesses


Annette Blair is the award winning author of the Works Like Magick series and The Accidental Witch Trilogy

Lani Diane Rich, aka Lucy March, is the NYT and USA Today Best-selling author of Wish You Were Here and Dogs and Goddesses, co-written with Anne Stuart and Jennifer Crusie

Donald Maass is a literary agent and author of Writing the Breakout Novel and The Fire in Fiction

K.A. Mitchell writes gay romance, and is a local author from Maine

Sherri Browning Erwin writes historical and contemporary fiction, often with a paranormal twist. Her books have been mentioned in People magazine, USA Today, and the Huffington Post. Her historical Jane Slayre is a mashup of the Victorian era Jane Eyre.

Judith Arnold helped launch a brand-new line of reality-based romances. True Vows made its debut in September, 2010. Her book Meet me in Manhattan is based on a true love story. Judith's out of print backlist is beginning to appear in ebook format, so you can enjoy these classics from the past.

Judi Phillips/Pepper Goodrich is a local Maine author who writes paranormal ghost stories, contemporary mysteries, time travel and several erotica short stories.

Marie Force lives in Rhode Island and writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Her romantic suspense Fatal Attraction and Fatal Justice are the first books in a series featuring the same hero and heroine. Her latest release is Everyone Loves a Hero from Sourcebooks.

Michelle Libby/Jillian Hallowell is a local author from Maine. She writes sassy romantic adventures and romantic suspense.

Gretchen Craig writes page-turning historical novels. Her lush, sweeping tales deliver edgy, compelling characters who test the boundaries of integrity, strength, and love.

Maurissa Guibord writes teen fiction for people who love the same kind of stories she does: mysterious, romantic and with a touch of humor. She lives on the coast of Maine with her mysterious cat, romantic husband and three kids who make her laugh.

Kim Harrington is the author of CLARITY, a YA paranormal mystery from Scholastic. Kim Harrington lives in Massachusetts with her husband and son.

Miranda Neville writes sexy, sophisticated historical romance. She now lives in beautiful rural Vermont with my daughter.

Dalton Diaz erotica and cougar stories and has no idea why people want to know what makes me… me, but here it goes: My favorite hobby is reading, and I am a complete romance snob. If a story doesn’t have romance, it isn’t worth it.

Shirley Ann Howard is a local Boston area author of the Tales series set in and around the Boston area.

Corrina Lawson has written seven books, a blend of romance with various other genres.

Freya’s Gift from Samhain is her first published fiction story.

Caroline Linden is a local Boston author who writes about historical spies in love and classical regencies.

Ashley Kath-Bilsky is visiting from Texas. She writes regency historical fiction filled with gothic mystery. Her regency Voted one of the 1001 Best Romance Books Ever Written by readers of Romantic Times Booksellers.

Barbara Wallace is a local Massachusetts author who writes contemporary romance stories as updated versions of those old movies with dashing heroes and smart, sassy heroines.

Jessica Andersen is a local New England author who writes romantic suspense as well as the Novels of the Final Prophecy, mixing action and elements of Mayan myth-- from a voyage to the underworld to a fantastic high-stakes ballgame-- with soul-searching, lust and romance.

Christina James is a local Boston area author who writes Naughty and Wicked Romance....With No Strings Attached. Discover her hot erotic and steamy contemporary romance stories that will warm up your cold nights and brighten the dreariest of days.

Meg Maguire is a North Shore area author who writes contemporary romance with Harlequin Blaze and Samhain.

Kate George lives in the backwoods of Vermont and writes mystery with a side of laughter.

Amber Skyze is a local author who writes erotica including contemporary, BDSM, M/F, M/M and M/M/F.

Patricia Grasso is a national best-selling author who writes historical and contemporary romance. She's a New England Reader's Choice award winner.

Mia Marlowe learned much of what she knows about storytelling from singing. She writes timeless historical romance and BooksMonthly has crowned Mia Marlowe “the queen of saucy historical romance.”

Michelle Picard/Michelle Polaris. Michelle Picard is a local author of fantasy, romantic fantasy and urban fantasy novels. She loves to write dark, angsty characters with smart mouths, and a whole lot of potential for growth. Michelle Polaris writes erotic romance exploring the intersections of sensuality, taboo, drama and the pain and pleasure of falling in love.

Deborah Blake is best known for her Pagan/Wiccan books, but also writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. She's visiting from upstate NY.

Gina Ardito is visiting from Long Island and writes lighthearted romantic comedy and historical romance under her pen name Katherine Brandon.

Coralie Hughes Jensen is a world traveler who lives in Massachusetts and books set in exotic places like Canada's Newfoundland/Labrador, Tuscany, New Zealand, and Tudor England. Her latest book is closer to home, taking place in an early 19th century Shaker community in western Massachusetts.

Leeann Burke lives in Canada and writes romantic suspense. Proceeds from her first novel, DEADLY SECRETS, go to breast cancer research.

Marley Gibson lives in Boston and is the author of the GHOST HUNTRESS series from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She also writes non-fiction. THE OTHER SIDE: A TEEN’S GUIDE TO GHOST HUNTING AND THE PARANORMAL was co-written with truTV’s Haunting Evidence star, Patrick Burns, and Darkness Radio’s Dave Schrader.

Patrick Burns lives in Boston and is a paranormal investigator and star of television's “Haunting Evidence”. He co-authored the book The Other Side with Marley Gibson.

D.D. Scott writes about sexy, sassy, smart, career-driven women and the men who complete them...if only they can find time for love in their day-planners and in their hearts D. D. Scott debuts her sexy, sassy, smart stories with The Bootscootin’ Books. It's romantic comedy w/a chick-lit, gone-country twist!

J.M. Griffin lives in rural Rhode Island and writes romantic suspense that tickles your funnybone.

Christyne Butler lives in Massachusetts and writes contemporary romances full of life, love, a hint of laughter and perhaps a dash of danger too.

Marissa Doyle lives on Cape Cod and writes historical and romantic fiction with a magical twist.

Frances Stockton lives in Massachusetts and invites you to come and meet the Abcynians and explore her writing, where she's combined her love of history, animals, and sensual Paranormal Romance, and let her imagination soar!

Hannah Howell lives in New England and is the author of the Scottish historical series about the great Murray clan and the late-Georgian England families the Wherlockes and the Vaughns as well as vampire tales and westerns.

Laura Moore lives in Rhode Island and writes contemporary romance. Her book, Remember Me, finaled in the 'Mainstream with Romantic Elements' category of the 2011 New England Reader's Choice Bean Pot Award.

Catherine Anne Collins is visiting from Canada. Her book, A Witch's Lament, is set in Salem, Massachusetts.

Tracy Wolff writes about sexy men, bold women and wicked romance. She writes young adult as Tracy Deebs & Ivy Adams and paranormal romance as Tessa Adams.

Sponsored by NEC RWA in partnership with

The Book Oasis, Stoneham MA http://www.thebookoasis.com/

A portion of proceeds are donated to the Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts. http://www.necrwa.org/

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I hope to see you here.

Juli
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1 comment:

  1. Noreen Fontanez9:38 AM

    Thanks for the information. Looks like there were a lot of great authors of romance books present.

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