Readers & ‘ritas

Readers & ‘ritas is a weekend getaway for book-loving ladies like you. Join us at the Hilton Garden Inn in Allen, Texas, November 10-12 for:

  • A private signing with all of our authors
  • Raffle Baskets benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter
  • Panels with our Guests of Honor
  • Signature bags stuffed with free books and swag
  • A movie screening of Passionflix’s HOLLYWOOD DIRT
  • The Annual Fresh Fiction Awards and after party with a gaming parlor
  • Delicious meals with an author host at every table!

Our guests of honor this year are Sherrilyn Kenyon, Marie Bostwick, and Cathy Maxwell! Check out our full author list to see who else you will meet.

Book your room at the Hilton Garden Inn for a discounted rate. Room block extended to October 27th, so save your spot today for the best price!

The Writers Retreat on Friday, from 9:30am to 3:00pm, is included in the price of the Weekend Pass, space is limited.

Schedule of Events:


9:00 am: Writers Retreat Registration opens
9:30 am: Writers Retreat First Panel
10:30 am: Writers Retreat Second Panel
11:30 am: Lunch and RNR 101 panel
1:00 pm: Writers Retreat Fourth Panel
2:00 pm: Writers Retreat Fifth Panel
3:00 pm: Conference Registration opens
4:00 pm: Welcome Meet & Greet
4:30 pm: Quilt a Mug Rug with Marie Bostwick (space is limited)
4:30 pm: Author Scavenger Hunt
7:00 pm: Dinner with Cathy Maxwell
9:00 pm: Pajama Game Night + Hot Cocoa Bar sponsored by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Saturday Morning:

8:00 am: Registration and Breakfast Buffet open
9:00 am: Breakfast with Marie Bostwick
10:00 am: Author Lounge and Vendor Room open
10:00 am: Panel
10:00 am: Embroidery with Marie Bostwick (space is limited)
10:00 am: Author Lounge
11:00 am: Panel with Sherrilyn Kenyon
11:00 am: Author Lounge

Saturday Afternoon:

12:00 pm: Lunch with Sherrilyn Kenyon
1:30 pm: Passionflix screening of HOLLYWOOD DIRT
1:30 pm: Craft Room Open
1:30 pm: Author Lounge
3:00 pm: Post-Screening Discussion
3:00 pm: Author Lounge
4:00 pm: Happy Hour Signing for Attendees
5:00 pm: Public Signing
5:00 pm: Grab & Go Dinner
6:00 pm: Red Carpet photos with Authors
7:30 pm: Awards Night
8:00 pm: Dancing and Game Parlor open


9:00 am: Brunch with Guests of Honor
11:00 am: Bye until next year!

More details to come. The schedule is final when the event is over.