It’s that time of year again! RT 2018!
I can’t wait for RT 2018 to kick off. I arrive Tuesday, and my schedule is packed with workshops that I’m giving and attending, meet-ups with author friends, and seeing what this is to see at the Peppermill Resort in Reno.
RT 2018 Big Book Signing
Yes! I will be signing in the RT 2018 Big Book Signing on Saturday, May 19, 11 AM – 2 PM.
Cristin Harber’s RT 2018 Schedule
RT Convention has a handy link for you here or you can check out this list:
Get a Clue…Win a Squishable
Host(s): Brooklyn Ann, Virna DePaul, HelenKay Dimon, Cyndi Faria, Renee George, Heather Graham, Cristin Harber, Donna Michaels, Rachel Rivers, Cynthia St. Aubin, Paige Tyler
Event Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:15pm-1:15pm
Location: Room: Capri 1
Romantic Suspense Genre Party
New this year are Genre Parties that will be held in the ballroom foyer in the last workshop timeslot of the each day. On Wednesday, from 2:45-3:45pm is our Romantic Suspense Genre Party where you will meet some of your favorite Romantic Suspense authors! Get books, mingle, chat with faves and find new reads! And don’t forget your party hats! The first 200 fans will receive a RED “Genre Party” bag to collect all your goodies!
Check back for more authors who will be joining the group.
Host(s): Cherry Adair, Pam Binder, Cristin Harber, K.J. Howe (AKA: Kimberley Howe), Amy Jarecki, Kris Michaels, Layla Reyne, Karen Rose, Julie Rowe, Brooke Sivendra, Haylee Thorne, Paige Tyler, Khloe Wren
Event Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 2:45pm-3:45pm
Location: Room: Tuscany Foyer
Going Hybrid: Best of Both Worlds
Join New York Times, USA Today and national bestselling hybrid authors to discuss the pros and cons of being both indie and traditionally published. They’ll cover benefits of wide distribution, cross-marketing, and backup income, as well as challenges and pitfalls of negotiating contracts, scheduling releases, working with agents and publishers, and juggling too many projects.
Speakers: Brooklyn Ann is a multi-published author. She’s published with a traditional large press, a small press, and indie. She has written Historical Paranormal Romance with Sourcebooks, Rock Star Romance with Boroughs, and Urban Fantasy under her own imprint.
Cristin Harber is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Titan, Delta, and Only series. Published independently and with 1,001 Dark Nights/ Evil Eye, she owns the publishing company that launched Titan World, was a launch author for Liliana Hart’s independently owned MacKenzie world, and is a featured author in New York Times #1 bestselling author Barbara Freethy’s 7 Brides for 7 Soldiers series.
HelenKay Dimon is an author of over fifty romance novels and novellas. She is an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award winner and two-time RITA® finalist in romantic suspense. The majority of her work has been in traditional publishing but she’s been branching out with an indie published series of shorts and has a new series planned that mixes suspense and hot romance in a futuristic setting (space cowboys!).
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Paige Tyler, is a traditional and indie published author with more than fifty books, including the Special Wolf Alpha Team (SWAT), X-OPS, SEALs of Coronado, and Dallas Fire & Rescue. She’s written for small-press publishers, and now writes for a New York publisher, owns an Amazon Kindle World, and is indie published. She’s navigated the difficult issues of being an indie author in the world of New York publishing contracts, and is ready to share her experiences, good and bad.
Moderator(s): Janet Juengling Snell
Speaker(s): Brooklyn Ann, HelenKay Dimon, Cristin Harber, Paige Tyler
Event Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018 1:30pm-2:30pm
Location: Room: Naples 4
Get ready for the ultimate in romance book nerd gamesmanship in this rollicking take on jeopardy—romance style. Readers will form teams with some of the hottest romance writers around to answer questions about romance books, hot heroes and maybe even act out a scene or two. There will be amazing prizes, tons of giggles and more than a few surprises in this fun-filled game!
Host(s): LaQuette, Xio Axelrod (AKA: Xio Nin), Victoria Blue, Rebecca Brooks, Sierra Cartwright, Katana Collins, Sonali Dev, Avery Flynn, Rachel Grant, Cristin Harber, K.M. Jackson, Kimberly Kincaid, Harper Kincaid, Nancy Naigle, Angel Payne, Julie Rowe, MK Schiller, Damon Suede, Sofia Tate, Sharon Wray
Event Date: Friday, May 18, 2018 10am-11am
Location: Room: Naples 7
1001 Dark Nights Sparkler
Sparkles, Swag, Stars and more! Please join 1,001 Dark Nights for a toast and interactive fan event. Meet your favorite authors, learn their secrets and enjoy fabulous goodies…and bubbly! Fun for all hosted by 1,001 Dark Nights co-creators, Liz Berry and M.J. Rose.
Shayla Black, Lexi Blake, Darcy Burke, Avery Flynn, Heather Graham, Cristin Harber, J. Kenner (AKA: Julie Kenner), Kimberly Kincaid, Elisabeth Naughton, Angel Payne, Rachel Van Dyken, Rebecca Zanetti
Host(s): Liz Berry (1001 Dark Nights, Co-Owner)
Event Date: Friday, May 18, 2018 12:20pm-1:20pm
Location: Room: Tuscany F
Sweet, Sassy, Spicy Party
Join New york Times, USA Today and National Bestselling Authors for a fun-filled party where we Speed-Date, Book Club Style. Relax, enjoy delicious treats, and win raffle baskets as you chat with us. Tote bags filled with swag for the first two hundred people!
Host(s): Cherry Adair, Brooklyn Ann, Virna DePaul, Tina DeSalvo, Renee George, Cristin Harber, Melanie Jayne, Siera London, Donna Michaels, Tina Moss (City Owl Press, Chief Marketing Officer), Rachel Rivers, Paige Tyler
Event Date: Friday, May 18, 2018 2:45pm-3:45pm
Location: Room: Naples 7