RWA Fourth Annual Readers Luncheon

2018 Readers Luncheon Flyers (for Social Media)There are luncheons and then there are luncheons.

The fourth annual Readers Luncheon is one of the latter and is heading to Utah on Oct. 13.

I will be attending, as well as hosting an author’s table, and I’d love to see you there.

The RWA Readers Luncheon provides an amazing opportunity to spend time with other romance writers.

This year, RWA will be held at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah and will feature a number of well-known authors who will share insight into the art of romance writing.

In fact, this year’s keynote speaker is none other than Susan Wiggs. Here’s a bit about her:
For Susan life is all about family, friends…and fiction. She lives at the water’s edge on an island in Puget Sound, and in good weather, she commutes to her writers’ group in a 21-foot motorboat. She’s been featured in the national media, including NPR and USA Today, has given programs for the US Embassies in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, and is a popular speaker locally, nationally, internationally, and on the high seas.

From the very start, her writings have illuminated the everyday dramas of ordinary people. Her books celebrate the power of love, the timeless bonds of family and the fascinating nuances of human nature. Today, she is an international best-selling, award-winning author, with millions of copies of her books in print in numerous countries and languages.

Her novels have appeared in the No. 1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List and have captured readers’ hearts around the globe. She is a three-time winner of the RITA Award, the highest honor given for a work of romantic fiction. Her recent novel, The Apple Orchard, is currently being made into a film.

Other special guests include top romance writers: RaeAnne Thayne, Lisa Bingham, Irish Winters, and many more. Additionally, there will be book signings, door prizes and opportunities to speak with authors.

Come hungry, as there will be a buffet filled with goodies. Interested in going? You can register here.

Knight Quests: The Knights of the Swan Book #2

knight-quests_finalIf you are someone who loves to read and enjoys a juicy novel to end a mundane day, you need to pick up one of my historical romance novels.

My novels aren’t your ordinary historical romance books either, they are filled with intrigue, maidens, and of course, handsome rogues.

For instance, settle in with one of my favorites Knight Quests: The Knights of the Swan Book #2 starring Sir Drem and Brigitte; check out this passage:

For a Knight of the Swan in 15th century England, falling for the enemy is an act of treason …

Orphaned as a young girl, Brigitte de Marnier has learned to live by her instincts. Which doesn’t explain why she accepts protection from a soldier in the service of the enemy crown. But something about Drem Ap Dafydd has her leaning into his strength, and surrendering to his intoxicating kiss, even knowing he is duty bound to destroy her . . .

As a newly appointed Knight of the Swan, Drem is eager to prove his allegiance to the English crown in the battle against France. But in his sheltering arms, beautiful Frenchwoman Brigitte arouses in him another instinct—to love, honor, and protect. Then Drem discovers his beloved has a price on her head and he must choose between his vow—and his heart’s desire . . .

Order your copy today by clicking here. Then, Sit down, put your feet up and escape to worlds unknown!

Trivia Time: What was the 48th state?

OK U.S. history buffs, let’s see if you know the answer to this week’s trivia question. Now, we all know Alaska and Hawaii were states 49 and 50, but do you know which state was the 48th to join our country in 1912? (The answer’s hidden below.)

Of all the states you’ve visited, which one’s been your favorite?