Readers & 'ritas 2019

Readers & ‘ritas is a weekend getaway for book-loving ladies like you. Join us at the Hilton Garden Inn in Allen, Texas, November 8-10, 2019 for:
  • A private signing with all of our authors
  • Raffle baskets benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter & Services
  • Signature bags stuffed with free books and swag
  • Opening Night Scavenger Hunt with attending authors
  • Craft rooms
  • Delicious meals with an author host at every table

What we do

Writing Workshop

Learn the elements of writing with acclaimed professional authors

Author Hosted Meals

Four meals with authors you love! Plus goodies to help you have more reading!

Nancy Naigle

Private Signing

No waiting in long lines, you'll be able to visit with your favorite author and get your books autographed for collections.

Authors

Our Guests of Honor include Jennifer Estep, D.B. Reynolds, Rebecca Zanetti, and Julia London

Rebecca Zanetti

Paranormal Romance

Julia London

Historical and Contemporary Romance

D.B Reynolds

New York Times Author

Jennifer Estep

Fantasy and Paranormal Romance

Weekend Schedule

Friday through Sunday brunch

November 8, 2019 : Day - 01
9:30am - 11:30am

Writing Workshop

  • Candace Havens   Jolene Navarro  

Learn to write romance novel

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch with Fresh Fiction

  • Gwen Reyes Fisher  

Enjoy lunch with instructors, and Fresh Fiction volunteers

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Writing Workshop

  • Candace Havens   Jolene Navarro  

Afternoon session

3:00pm - 7:00pm

General Registration opens

General registration open

3:30pm - 5:30pm

Author Scavenger Hunt

  • Kym Roberts  

Meet the authors and play the Scavenger Hunt

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Dinner and conversation with Julia London

  • Julia London   Gwen Reyes Fisher  

Dinner and conversation with Julia London

November 9, 2019 : Day - 02
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:30am - 10:00am

Saturday Breakfast

  • Gwen Reyes Fisher   D.B Reynolds  

Breakfast and conversation with D.B. Reynolds

10:00am - 11:00am

Author Lounge 1

Roundtable meet and greet with authors and readers

11:00am - 12:00pm

Author Lounge 2

Roundtable meet and greet with authors and readers

November 10, 2019 : Day - 03
10:00am - 11:30am

Mimosa Brunch with all the Guests of Honor

  • Rebecca Zanetti   Julia London   D.B Reynolds   Jennifer Estep   Gwen Reyes Fisher  

Official Sponsors & Partners

Here are some of the sponsors who make the weekend possible!

Hilton Garden Inn - Allen/ Dallas

705 Central Expressway South; Allen, TX 75013

25+ Authors

Hostessing a table during the weekend

Book Signing

Private book signing on Saturday

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