NJRW-Sponsored Book Fair Will Help Support Literacy Efforts Statewide
IIn just a few weeks, book-lovers will have the chance to meet some of their favorite authors, stock up on fantastic novels, and raise money for a great cause in the process.
Between 50 and 70 authors will be on hand to sign their latest releases and meet readers at New Jersey Romance Writers’ Literacy Book Fair and Autograph Signing on Saturday, Oct.18, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin.
The book fair, which is open to the public, is being held in conjunction with NJRW’s 2014 Put Your Heart in a Book Conference, an annual event that attracts more than 300 writers interested in the romance writing industry. All events will take place at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, 515 Route 1 South, Iselin.
This year’s book fair features such renowned New York Times-bestselling authors as:
- Susan Mallery, a New York Times bestselling author, who has more than 25 million books sold worldwide. She’s known for creating characters who feel as real as the people next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives.
- Roxanne St Claire, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, has written more than thirty full-length novels of suspense and romance, including three popular series (The Bullet Catchers, The Guardian Angelinos, and Barefoot Bay) as well as multiple stand-alone books. She’s a six-time nominee and one-time winner of the RITA Award and has won the National Reader’s Choice Award for best romantic suspense three times, as well as the Daphne du Maurier Award, and many others.
- Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again. She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean. She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.
Additional participating authors include Julie Ann Walker, Beth Ciotta, Madeline Hunter, Mary Burton/Mary Ellen Taylor, Dee Davis, Hope Ramsay, Donna MacMeans, Diana Quincy, Shiloh Walker/J.C. Daniels, Laura Kaye, Adele Downs, Amara Royce, April Kihlstrom, Brynn Chapman, Cait Jarrod, Cara Marsi, Cathy Tully/Cathleen Tully, Christine Bush, DC Stone, Dorothy Callahan, Elena Greene, Elf Ahearn, Elizabeth Shore, Ella Quinn, Emma Kaye, Gail Eastwood, Gianna Simone, Hannah Howell, Jackson D’Lynne, Jennifer Walkup, Jennifer Wilck, Jenny Baskwell, Jessie Clever, Judi Fennell, Julie Rowe, Kate O’Boyle, K.M. Fawcett, Kathleen Ann Gallagher, Kathy Kulig, Kelly Janicello, Kristen Painter, K.M. Jackson, Laura K. Curtis, Laurie Gifford Adams, Larissa Emerald, Leigh Duncan, Lily Everett, L.G. O’Connor, Maria Imbalzano, Maria K. Alexander, Maria V. Snyder, Mariah Stewart, Mingmei Yip, Natalie J. Damschroder, Opal Carew, Patricia Bond, Penelope Marzec, RC Bonitz and Judy Roth, Rhonda Eason, Roni Denholtz, RoseAnn DeFranco, Roz Lee, Ruth A. Casie, Sandra Bunino, Shelly Bell, Sherri Browning, Susan Ann Wall, Susie Warren, Tina Gabrielle, Ursula LeCoeur, and Victoria Pinder. More authors are being added daily.
A portion of the proceeds from NJRW’s Literacy Book Fair and Author Signing will be donated to the Project Literacy of Greater Bergen County. See their information at www.project-literacy.com. NJRW already has raised more than $13,500 for similar causes in the years it has hosted the book fair.
“The issue of literacy is one that is close to the hearts of our members, who are authors and avid readers alike. It’s a privilege to be able to contribute, even in a small way, to LVA-NJ’s efforts in this area,” said Carol Mahler, 2013 NJRW president.
Founded in 1984, New Jersey Romance Writers is a chapter of Romance Writers of America and is home to more than 150 members, including nearly 70 published authors. NJRW is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support, information, and resources to writers and published authors, acting as a central information point for activities in the field of romance writing and the romance publishing industry. The group meets monthly at the Hilton Woodbridge on 120 Wood Ave., Iselin. For more information, write NJRW, P.O. Box 513, Plainsboro, NJ 08536; or visit the organization’s website at www.NJRomanceWriters.org.
For information about attending the book fair, please email Desi, the Conference Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.rwa.org/e/in/eid=202.