Readers & ‘ritas

Our 8th annual Readers & ‘ritas Weekend Event will be held on November 13 – 15, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Allen, TX. Enjoy author parties, fun panels, and delicious meals at this year’s Readers & ‘ritas.

Readers & 'ritas 2015

We are excited to announce that Christina Lauren and Tracy Wolff will be our keynotes.

Also…We now have shirts!

R&R15 Shirt Facebook Post

Readers & ‘ritas 2015 Schedule


12:00 PM: Author Check-in
12:00 PM: Agent Pitch Opportunities with Fuse Literary Agency (Boardroom)
12:00 PM: Jade Lee and Damon Suede Pop-Up Critique Group (Front Lobby)

4:00 PM: Reader Registration (Ballroom Foyer)
4:00 PM: Afternoon Tea with Winnie Griggs (Plano)
4:00 PM: WILD Party with JoAnna Grace (McKinney)
4:00 PM: Raffle Baskets Preview (Foyer)
6:00 PM: VIP Friends Reception (McKinney A&B)
7:00 PM: Opening Ceremonies Pasta Bar with Tracy Wolff (Allen Ballroom I&II)
9:30 PM: Pajama Party hosted by Jade Lee and Damon Suede (McKinney)

Saturday Morning

8:00 AM: Registration & Breakfast (Allen Ballroom I&II)
9:00 AM: Welcome, Introductions (Allen Ballroom I&II)
9:30 AM: Barnes & Noble Book Sellers open (McKinney)
9:30 AM: Fresh Fiction Parlor Opens (Dallas)
9:30 AM: Vendor Room and Marketplace Opens (McKinney)
9:30 AM: AUTHOR LOUNGE (Plano): Tracy Wolff, Jodi Thomas, Jade Lee, Callie Hutton, Winnie Griggs, and JoAnna Grace
9:30 AM: Billionaires & Buccaneers Panel with Christina Lauren, Damon Suede and Mitzi Roadcap* (Allen Ballroom III)
10:30 AM: AUTHOR LOUNGE (Plano): Linda Bolton, Sloane Collins, Megan Kelly, Mina Kahn, Emily McKay, and Christine Glover
10:30 AM: Hot Book Trends with Sidney Bristol, JoAnna Grace, Winnie Griggs, Callie Hutton, Tracy Wolff and Sara Reyes* (Allen Ballroom III)

Saturday Afternoon

12:00 PM: Lunch & Conversation with Christina Lauren

1:30 PM: LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS screening and Q&A with Jodi Thomas and Jade Lee (Allen Ballroom III)
3:30 PM: AUTHOR LOUNGE (Plano): Christina Lauren, C.A. Szarek, Sasha Summers, Damon Suede, S.M. Butler, and Sidney Bristol
3:30 PM: What The Readers Want Panel with Tricia Skinner, Mitzi Roadcap, Jen Barnhart, and Crissy Hamilton* (Allen Ballroom III)
4:00 PM: Vendor Room, Author Lounge, & Fresh Fiction Parlor Close
4:00 PM: Book Signing & Harlequin Happy Hour (Allen Ballroom and Foyer)
5:00 PM: Grab & Go Dinner (Foyer)
6:00 PM: Doors open for Billionaires & Buccaneers Masquerade Ball (Allen Ballroom I&II)
7:00 PM: Hero Auction for Plano Family Literacy (Allen Ballroom I&II)
8:30 PM: Game Room Opens (McKinney B)

Sunday Morning

9:00 AM: Farewell Breakfast (Allen Ballroom I&II)