RWA2015 Special Speakers Announced

Romance Writers of America is proud to announce the 2015 RWA Conference special speakers. We hope you join us in New York City from July 22–25! Registration opens in February 2015; for more information, visit

Barbara Freethy

Keynote Speaker: Barbara Freethy

Barbara Freethy is a #1 NYT bestselling and RITA award-winning author of more than 40 books. Traditionally published for many years, Barbara began self-publishing in 2011 and has since sold over 4.8 million books! She was recently named the Amazon KDP Bestselling Author of All Time! 19 of her Indie titles have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Barbara will speak to RWA2015 attendees at the Keynote Breakfast on Thursday, July 23. 

Julia Quinn

Friday Featured Speaker: Julia Quinn

Best-selling, RITA award-winning author Julia Quinn is one of only 15 members of Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame. Her books have been translated into 26 languages, and in the United States alone, there are over 10 million copies of her books in print.

Julia will speak at the Friday breakfast (July 24) at RWA2015.

Nalini Singh

Saturday Featured Speaker: Nalini Singh

Nalini Singh is the author of the best-selling Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter series. Her books have been, or are about to be, translated into a number of different languages.  

Nalini will speak to conference attendees at breakfast on Saturday morning, July 25. 

Jude Deveraux

Librarians Day Luncheon Speaker: Jude Deveraux 

Jude Deveraux is the author of 37 New York Times bestsellers, has over 60 million copies in print, and has been translated into 18 languages.

Jude will speak to librarians at the Librarians Day Luncheon on Wednesday, July 22.

Lisa Kleypas

Awards Ceremony Emcee: Lisa Kleypas 

Lisa Kleypas is a best-selling, award-winning author well known for her sensual historical and contemporary romances. Lisa will emcee the 2015 RITA and Golden Heart Awards Ceremony on Saturday, July 25.

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