Readers for Life Literacy Autographing, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
100s of Authors
Thursday, July 14
Montlake Romance Book Signing, 9:45 – 11:15 a.m
Signing The Shark
Kensington Publishing Book Signing 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, July 15
Signing as Mary Ellen Taylor!
Berkley and NAL Book Signing, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Signing The View from Prince Street
Saturday, July 15
The Secret Ingredient in a Page Turner, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m
I’ll be talking about the top-secret component that makes a romance novel pop, why mystery and suspense is the key—even in the most traditional romances—and the nuanced techniques that keep readers coming back for more.
Recently I joined the board of directors for The READ Center, a Richmond based non-profit organization that offers free literacy education programs to adults who wish to learn to read or improve their reading skills. Already I’ve jumped in with both feet and now serve as the chair of the Marketing and Development Committee. Our first big event is a Spelling Bee scheduled for May 23. I’m the first to admit my spelling is not the best but that won’t stop me from sponsoring a team of spellers to compete in the Bee. Today UPS Freight invited READ’s Executive Director and I to a kick-off meeting for their employees and to announce that UPS Freight will be the title sponsor of the event.
(L-R) April Rehmann of UPS Freight, READ's Executive Director Harriet Scruggs and me.
Just wrapped up five days in Orlando where I attended the Romance Writers of America’s 2010 conference. The conference was great fun and I enjoyed hearing Linda Howard, Jayne Ann Krentz and Dianna Love speak.
Boats leaving the Dolphin and Swan hotels for the parks.