2017 Voting

2017 Voting
Voting will begin August 7th

Venue Limits

24 Authors 56 Readers

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Director: Laurie Garrison
Assistant: Jasmyn Novachek
Editor: WildAboutBonesEditing
Registration Director: Jasmyn Novachek
Awards Director: Tifinie at The Romantic Fanatic
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2017 Schedule


2017 Tentative Schedule


We are a first come first serve convention. This means if you're an author and would like to host one of our workshops, panels, or party events, you'll have to register early.
Back Covers KLPS will be offering headshots for a fee. The signup form will be available soon.
All panels and workshops run for 50 minutes.


Wednesday, October 4th
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration in hotel lobby
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Dinner Break (food not provided)
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Meet & Greet, Author introductions 
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Workshop:
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Workshop: Yoga with Lee  (Appropriate for everyone attending) Leighanne Buchanan will be offering sitting and standing exercises to help the back and neck. 
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Workshop: Newsletters 101 – Selecting a platform and building your mailing list – Jasmyn Novachek
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.    Reader Art event  

Thursday, October 5th
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Panel: Ask a Reader (Things authors should or shouldn’t write during a sex scene) – Pam James, Linda Baker, Bethany McDowell Lori Jo Levy and Yvonne Brashear.
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Workshop:
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Workshop: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break (Lunch will be provided)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Workshop: How to write dialogue – Maggie Adams
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Workshop: Beta Reader (How to use track changes in MS Word to make everyone's life easier) – Jasmyn Novachek
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop: How to build an effective Facebook ad –Julia Skyles
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Dinner Break (not provided)
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Panel: Historical- Jerri Hines and Leanne Tyler
 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Workshop: Writing police & detective characters – Holly S. Roberts
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Author Sponsored Theme Event: Vintage Tea Party – Time to break out your party dress and pearls. Featuring tea sandwiches, cakes, and other tea party foods.

Friday, October 6th
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Workshop: Defining your readership – Jacqueline Rhoades
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Workshop: Using social media (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) to your advantage – D.F. Jones
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Workshop: Small publisher vs. Indie/self-publishing – L.K. Shaw
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break (Lunch will be provided)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Workshop: Writing sweet romance for adult readers– Natalie Decker,
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Workshop: How to beef up your villains – Julia Skyles
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Panel: Mystery/Suspense Romance – LK Shaw, Holly S Roberts, Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra, more coming soon
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Dinner Break (not provided)
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Panel: Erotic Romance – Julia Skyles, L.K. Shaw, Holly S. Roberts, J Bliss, Nikki
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Panel:  Ask an Author's Assistant – Jennifer Gruber Jones, Jasmyn Novacheck, Lori Levy
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Author Sponsored Theme Party: Rock and Roll party – Theresa Hissong Rock & Roll Concert Event acoustic performance from 5 Stories

Saturday, October 7th
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Workshop: How to organize your way to writing a successful novel – A.L. Kessler
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Panel: Paranormal Romance –Allie Marie, K. J. Coakley, Kris Hack, Mia Bishop and D. F. Jones
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Panel: Contemporary Romance- Lexi C. Foss, Theresa Hissong, Kate McKeever, Kimberley O'Malley and Maggie Adams
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break (Lunch will be provided)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Book Signing table set up
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Book Signing: Open to the public. Cash is best to have on hand during this time. An ATM can be found across the road at the Pilot.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Dinner Break (not provided)
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Workshop: Taking your career to the next level- Julia Skyles
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Workshop: - Back Covers KLPS presentation – KLPS
9:00 p.m. – 11 p.m. Blogger Sponsored Party: Reader PJ party featuring a Scavenger Hunt with prizes,  Except reading by five attending authors with popcorn, Book swap (Attending participants may bring up to three used books to swap with other participants.) – Bitten By Romance and The Romantic Fanatic and Paranormal Romance (Everyone is welcome to come as you are or feel free to relax by wearing your comfy pajamas.)


***Remember our audience consists of readers, authors, aspiring authors, editors, cover artists, bloggers, and many more. Therefore, each will have their own types of questions.


Panels
Panels are a great way for readers and authors to get to know you.
Our panels are set to help others learn, so we have some rules for our panels.
Each panel will have up to 5 panellists.

Workshops
Workshops are another way authors and readers get to know you.
Again, we at IRC set up the workshops for learning purposes, so we appoint suited to the subject matter.



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