Our annual Readers & ‘ritas Weekend Event will be held on November 11 – 13, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Allen, TX. Enjoy author parties, fun panels, and delicious meals at Readers & ‘ritas.
Readers & ‘ritas 2016 theme is Make Me a Match! Will you be the hopeless romantic or the cool headed mystery solver? Find your book genre match at Readers & ‘ritas. Share your favorite genre with #MyFFMatch.
This year, we have something special for you… a keynote for every day of Readers & ‘ritas.
First up: Rachel Caine
Rachel Caine is a DFW local. She is an award winning author who writes young adult books. She even created a web TV series for her Morganville Vampires books. Her latest book is PAPER AND FIRE and it is the second book in The Great Library series.
Next: B.J. Daniels
Last, but certainly not least: Rachel Van Dyken
Rachel Van Dyken is a new adult author who also writes contemporary and historical romance. Her latest book, THE MATCHMAKER’S REPLACEMENT, is very special. The eBook is quite unexpected. You should definitely check her website out to see what I mean.
Readers & ‘ritas Schedule of Events
“Before the Readers Arrive” Writer’s Track in Allen Ballroom
9:30 am Plotting a Romance
10:30 am Fast Draft: First Draft in Two Weeks
11:30 am Revision Hell: First Revision in Two Weeks
12:30 pm Entangled Publishing Author Luncheon
1:30 pm Readers & ‘ritas 101
2:00 pm Pitches
3:00 pm Media Training
4:00 pm Registration Opens in Foyer
4:00 pm Raffle Basket Ticket Sales Open in Foyer
4:00 pm Mix and Mingle Afternoon Tea in McKinney
6:00 pm V.I.P. Reception in McKinney
7:00 pm Dinner with Rachel Caine in Allen Ballroom
9:00 pm Sweet, Sensual, and Spicy Pajama Crawl
8:00 am Registration Opens in Foyer
8:30 am Breakfast with B.J. Daniels in Allen Ballroom
10:00 am Book Trade Room Opens in Dallas
10:00 am Raffle Basket Ticket Sales Open in Foyer
10:00 am Vendor Room Opens in McKinney
10:00 am Panel
10:00 am Author Lounge Plano
11:00 am Panel
11:00 am Author Lounge Plano
12:00 pm Tex Mex Lunch with Rachel Van Dyken in Allen Ballroom
1:30 pm Morganville Screening with Rachel Caine
1:30 pm Author Lounge Plano
2:30 pm Morganville Discussion with Rachel Caine
2:30 pm Author Lounge Plano
4:00 pm Happy Hour Book Signing in Allen Ballroom
5:00 pm Grab & Go Dinner in Foyer
6:00 pm Fresh Fiction Award Ceremony in Allen Ballroom
7:00 pm Make Me a Match Ball in Allen Ballroom
7:00 pm Distract me from Romance Game Room in McKinney
9:00 am Farewell Brunch in Allen Ballroom
Schedule is subject to change, more details to come.