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Romantic Times Book Lovers Convention 2018
May 16 - May 20
#RT18 is next week! Here’s where you can find me. I hope you stop by and say hello!
Panic Free Pitching
Pitching your novel is a daunting task. For the unpublished writer, the thought of sitting across from an editor or agent and convincing her/him to read your book is intimidating. Even multi-published authors often break a sweat thinking about pitching a new project. This interactive workshop will cover the basics of writing a successful pitch and offer tips on keeping your cool during your appointment. But pitching doesn’t stop once you’ve acquired an editor or agent. Boiling you book down to its hook is an important skill. Future proposals, ads, and cover copy are just three uses of a good pitch.
SPEAKERS: Rayna Vause, Kate McMurray, Elizabeth North (Dreamspinner Press Executive Director)
EVENT DATE: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:15pm-1:15pm
ROOM: Naples 5
Romance Bar Trivia
Test your knowledge of the romance genre by playing a fun, fast-paced trivia game with some savvy romance authors. Readers will form teams with an author leader and answer trivia about books, movies, and pop culture. Correct answers earn points that can be exchanged for cool prizes like books and gift baskets.
HOST(s): LaQuette, Elle Brownlee, Shae Connor, Amy Lane, Kate McMurray, Rayna Vause
EVENT DATE: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 2:45pm-3:45pm
ROOM: Capri 1
Dreamspinner Autograph Scavenger Hunt
Come join Dreamspinner Press authors for a fast and fun Autograph Scavenger Hunt. The first 100 attendees will receive a beautiful keepsake autograph book. Collect signatures from all the Dreamspinner authors to be eligible to win custom Kindle gift baskets at Saturday’s Fan-tastic Day party.
Event Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018 10am-11am
Room: Capri 1
Devil is in the Details: Ask the Experts
Authors with cool day jobs and tons of research in their back pocket want to answer your questions about criminal justice, medical jargon, and hostage negotiation! Do you have a sticky wicket in your manuscript you’re trying to work out? Want to get some plot bunnies? Just love to hear the details on these subjects? Join our authors for this informative panel!
Speakers: K.J. Howe, Kim Fielding, Rayna Vause
EVENT DATE: Thursday, May 17, 2018 1:30pm-2:30pm
ROOM: Naples 2
Giant Book Fair
Hundreds of authors are here waiting for you! Peruse the aisles, find new authors, meet faves, and pick up books (you can even bring some old favorites to be signed)!
EVENT DATE: Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:30pm-2:00pm
ROOM: Tuscany Ballroom