2015 RWA Librarians Day Schedule

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    2015 RWA Librarians Day
    July 22, 2015
    New York Marriott Marquis
    New York City, NY

    Cost: $25
    Limit 100 librarian registrants

    Librarians Day is currently sold out!

    Note: Librarians Day is an educational event for librarians and is not included as part of the regular conference registration for authors. RWA PAN member authors may purchase tickets to attend the luncheon during the conference registration process.

    7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

    Check-in/Badge Pick Up

    8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

    Kiss Me or Kill Me: The Timeless Appeal of the Romantic Suspense Novel
    D. D. Ayres, Mary Burton, Laura Kaye, Jayne Ann Krentz, Carla Neggers, Wendy Corsi Staub, and Rebecca Zanetti.

    Moderator: John Charles
    In this lively and entertaining panel discussion, best-selling and award-winning authors talk about the appeal of the romantic suspense genre and its sexy thrills, spine-tingling chills, savvy, intrepid heroines, and to-die-for heroes.

    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    Editors’ Choice

    Moderator: Tessa Dare
    Speakers: Alicia Condon (Kensington), Glenda Howard (Harlequin), Leah Hultenschmidt (Grand Central Publishing), Sarah Frantz Lyons (Riptide), and Lucia Macro (Avon)
    A group of editors discuss current trends in romance fiction and share what authors and upcoming titles they are excited about.

    10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

    Refreshment Break

    Sponsored by Marie Force

    10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Romancing the Holidays

    Speakers: Patty Blount, Sugar Jamison, Kimberly Kincaid, Jeannie Moon, and Jane Porter

    Five authors share their experiences writing holiday romances. From typical tropes to holiday traditions, the authors will discuss why these stories continue to be a hit with readers.

    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Creating Effective Partnerships: Librarians, Booksellers, and Authors in a New Publishing Era
    Wendy Crutcher and Laura Florand
    Libraries, booksellers, and authors can create natural and amazing partnerships, but we don’t always know or understand each other, nor do we know the questions to ask. In the changing publishing industry, it is increasingly vital to maintain these connections. Led by author Laura Florand and librarian Wendy Crutcher (head of collections for L. A., blogger, and RWA Librarian of the Year), this session will bring authors, booksellers, and librarians together to discuss what works and what doesn’t and what forms our partnerships can take going forward.

    12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Librarians Day Luncheon featuring Jude Deveraux 

    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.

    2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    Librarian/Bookseller Networking Event

    Librarians and booksellers will mix and mingle with romance authors in an informal atmosphere.

    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    "Readers for Life" Litearcy Autographing

    At the "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing, hundreds of romance authors meet with and sign books for fans, with the proceeds from book sales going to literacy organizations.