2017 Nominations

2017 Nominations
April 1st- 30th

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
Ad Promotions and Buttons: Jennifer at Sapphire Designs
Swag Wrangler: Sandra Knapp

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2017 Schedule

***Please keep in mind the workshops and panels below are subject to change.***

On-site registration will begin October 4, 2016, at 2 p.m. in the hotel meeting room. All events and activities will end by late Saturday night.

*Sign up for professional photographs (head shots) on Friday and Saturday will be available for all attending authors and aspiring authors. More information coming soon

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
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Authors introductions and meet greet 
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Panel: Historical Romance 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Workshop: Yoga with Lee  Appropriate for everyone attending Lee, is going to be offering sitting and standing exercises to help 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. Workshop: Is Kindle Unlimited right for you? -

Thursday, October 5th
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Panel: Ask a reader (things authors should or shouldn’t say during a sex sense) - Pam James,
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Workshop: TBA
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Workshop: Showing and Telling intermediate- S.B. Alexander
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break (Lunch will be provided)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Workshop: Wow to write Dialogue in your story- Maggie Adams
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Workshop: Beta Reader (How to use track changes in word to make everyone's life easier) - Jasmyn Novachek
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Panel: Ask a book blogger (“How to get bloggers to notice your book and not scare them away") -
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Dinner Break
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Panel: Romance for the over 40- Maggie Adams,
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Workshop: Making the most out of your characters appearance and settings in a story-
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Sponsored Entertainment Event: Vintage Tea Party- Time to break out your party dress and pearls and join for our Vintage Tea Party featuring macarons, 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, such as Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram to your advantage- DF Jones
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Workshop: Small publisher vs. Indie publish- LK Shaw
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break (Lunch will be provided)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Panel: YA Romance- Natalie Decker,
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Workshop: How to beef up your Villain- Julia Skyles
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Panel: Mystery/Suspense Romance- LK Shaw,
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Dinner Break
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Panel: Erotic Romance- Julia Skyles, LK Shaw,
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Panel: Ask an Author's Assistant- Jennifer,
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Author Sponsored Entertainment Party: Rock and Roll party- Theresa Hissong

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- Julia Skyles, Jacqueline Rhoades, Allie Marie,
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Panel: Contemporary Romance-
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break (Lunch will be provided)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. table set up
2:00 pm – 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
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Workshop: - Marketing and Writing - The Author Business Plan- Susan Alexandra
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Workshop: - Back Covers KLPS presentation — KLPS
9:00 p.m. – 11 p.m. Blogger Sponsored Entertainment Party: PJ Bash Reader party presented by Bitten by Romance and The Romantic Fanatic and Paranormal Romance

**Remember our audience consists of readers, authors, aspiring authors, editors, cover artists, and much 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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