2015 RWA Librarians Day Schedule
2015 RWA Librarians Day
Click here to register online
July 22, 2015
New York Marriott Marquis
New York City, NY
Limit 100 librarian registrants
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
Speakers: 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.
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.
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
Speakers: 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.