I'll be a part of three days of amazing romance programming on the Romance Stage of the Baltimore Book Festival this year! Come join us and help us bring romance to the Festival!
Friday, September 22, 1pm
Writing About the Past: Historical Novels
With Hamilton: An American Musical, Outlander, The White Queen, The Crown, and other pop culture historicals, history has never been more present. Bestselling authors explore the challenges and rewards of writing in other times.
(With Katharine Ashe, Laura Kamoie, Sarah MacLean, Maya Rodale, Mary K. Tilghman, E. Elizabeth Watson)
Friday, September 22, 4pm
Feminism and Romance
Romance is a billion-dollar genre in the publishing industry, and is largely written by women for women. These bestselling and award-winning authors explore romance as a feminist genre.
(With Katharine Ashe, Robin Covington, Dawn Ibanez, LaQuette, Sarah MacLean, Maya Rodale & Moderator Elissa Petruzzi)
Saturday, September 23, 2PM
Love and Lies: Deception and Dishonesty in Fiction
Lies. Deception. Dishonesty. Bestselling and award-winning authors discuss how these elements can advance a plot, build characterization, create romantic conflict, and lead to a positive resolution. Sponsored by Avon Books.
(With Katharine Ashe, Christi Barth, Tracey Livesay, Sarah MacLean, Alisha Rai, Maya Rodale, Mia Sosa & Moderator Laura Kaye)
Saturday, September 23, 4PM
Romance as a Political Genre
Is art political? Should artists be political? How does romance fit into the current political climate? Bestselling and award-winning authors tackle the tough questions examining the political side of fiction and romance.
(With Katharine Ashe, Harper Miller, Sarah MacLean, Alisha Rai & Maya Rodale)
Saturday, September 23, 5PM
Journey to the New York Times Bestseller List
They hit the New York Times Bestsellers’ list, and now they’re sharing their journeys, advice, tips, triumphs--and pitfalls--on the way to the top.
(With Pintip Dunn, Laura Kaye, Sarah MacLean, Jasinda Wilder & Rebecca York)
Sunday, September 24, 2PM
The Craft of Writing
Bestselling and award-winning authors share their top craft tips and tricks to create books that will keep readers turning the page.
(With Christi Barth, Jamaila Brinkley, Sarah MacLean, Lea Nolan, L. Penelope, Nancy Weeks
&. Moderator Tracey Livesay)
Sunday, September 24, 3PM
How Accurate Does Your Historical Novel Have to Be?
Bestselling and award-winning authors explore the challenges of research, readability, and fact in fiction in historical novels.
(With Laura Kamoie, Sarah MacLean, Diana Quincy, Maya Rodale, Joanna Shupe & E. Elizabeth Watson)
I'll be in Washington, DC at Politics & Prose to Talk romance with the fabulous writers Alisha Rai, Tracey Livesay & Mary Burton! Come talk about why we need sexy books in 2017, now more than ever! Join us for a no-holds barred discussion of romance.
Politics & Prose is just recently getting excited about romance. All of romance DC is welcome for conversation, champagne, treats and giveaways -- don't miss it!
I'm so excited that Krupa Grocery my local watering hole (where I write all my books) is hosting a fun, romance-y boozy book event featuring my faves Sophie Jordan, Alisha Rai & Megan Frampton! There will be romance trivia, sexy books, & special drinks in honor of The Day of the Duchess, Sophie's The Scandal of it All, Alisha's Hate to Want You, and Megan's My Fair Duchess!
More info to come, but put it on your calendar!
I'm thrilled to launch the third book in the Scandal & Scoundrel series at McNally Jackson Bookstore in SoHo for the official NYC launch of The Day of the Duchess. Friends and fabulous writers Tessa Bailey & Zoraida Córdova have agreed to come celebrate with me, and talk about why we need sexy books in 2017, now more than ever! Join us for a no-holds barred discussion of romance and all its feminist, naughty bits!
McNally Jackson is just recently getting excited about romance, and they have a great curated section downstairs in the event space. All of romance New York is welcome for conversation, champagne, treats and giveaways -- don't miss it!
And...since this is the day before the official release day -- don't worry, I promise there will be early copies of the book there (you can preorder them here!)
Join me, Lenora Bell, Elizabeth Boyle & Lorraine Heath at Anderson's Bookshop La Grange to chat about romance & books & writing & anything else you'd like to talk about! This in-store event is free and open to the public!
Oh... and to sweeten the pot and tempt you, there will be EARLY COPIES of The Day of the Duchess available to you if you join us! Huzzah!
Join me, Elizabeth Boyle & Lorraine Heath at the romance panel at Printers Row Literary Festival! We'll be discussing the genre, writing, love and more in what is sure to be a spirited discussion of these books we love so much. I'm thrilled the panel will be moderated by Stacy St. Clair of the Chicago Tribune. The event is free & open to the public and ... oh ... there will be EARLY COPIES of The Day of the Duchess there!
Find Sarah at the following events in New York City for Book Expo America!
Click here for more info on BookCon & tickets!
Friday, June 2, 2017, 2:00-2:30PM
SIGNING - Day of the Duchess ARCs
Autographing Area Table 15
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 11:45AM - 12:45PM
"Diversifying Love" Panel (Downtown Stage)
Sarah will be moderating this romance panel, which will feature some amazing authors and readers, including: Nicole Blades, KM Jackson, Seth King, Tracey Livesay, Cecilia Tan and Mara White and Denny Bryce
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 1:30-2:00 PM
Avon Romance Super Signing - The Rogue Not Taken
Harpercollins Booth - #2829
Sunday, June 4, 2017, 11:30AM -12:00 PM
A Scot in the Dark Signing
RWA Booth - #2974
Join me, Julia Quinn, Maya Rodale and Eloisa James for a fun, feminist conversation about romance novels at Strand Bookstore in New York City. We'll talk about the books, the women who write them, the women who read them, and the genre's place in culture and literature. There will probably be booze.
I will be a featured author at the California Dreamin' Writers Conference. Register to attend the conference here!
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Mastering the Art of Great Conflict Conflict is king in romance. The trickiest part of writing a great romance novel is keeping the hero and heroine on the page while keeping them far from their happily ever after (HEA). Join New York Times best-selling author Sarah MacLean for a discussion of building and maintaining great conflict, all ensuring that your HEA is hard won.
Sunday: Lunch Keynote, featuring yours truly!
It's 2017 and women's voices are louder than ever. Join Sarah and an amazing panel of women creators for ACTION! Women Creators and the Way Forward, a discussion of art, politics and the current climate, at The Ripped Bodice in Culver City, CA!
Sarah will be joined by: Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan of gofugyourself.com and The Royal We; Akela Cooper, television writer (Luke Cage & The 100) ; Lindsay Ellis, media critic and web-celeb; Sarah Kuhn & Beth Scorzato, the artist-editing team behind the Barbie comics; and Alisha Rai, romance novelist.
Food & drink provided, along with awesome conversation! For more information about the event or to RSVP, click here.
UPDATE: I'm devastated to say that I won't be able to attend the Boston Public Library event because of a family emergency -- urgent, but thankfully minor. I'm hoping to return to Boston sometime very soon to make it up to you -- but Eloisa, Lauren & Caroline will all be there without me!
Thrilled to be joining Eloisa James, Lauren Willig & Caroline Linden to talk about the romance genre and its place in culture and literature. We all have strong ties to Boston, and are so excited to be making the pilgrimage back to celebrate romance! Join us!
I'm thrilled to be speaking at Duke University as part of a symposium on Gender, Feminism, Sexuality & the Romance Novel. It sounds like it will be an awesome afternoon -- I'll be joining Eloisa James, Ilona Andrews & Alisha Rai to talk about our work, the themes in the genre, and the business of romance. The event is free and open to the public. Please join us!
I'm thrilled to be moderating a conversation with incredibly talented romance novelists, Joanna Bourne & Jennifer Gracen! From Regency England to Gilded Age New York to today, these two know how to build a delicious world and fill it with fabulous characters.
Join us for a rousing conversation on the far-reaching, fascinating world of romance, and maybe find a new favorite author!
Sarah will join Eloisa James, Megan Frampton, Tessa Bailey and Sara Jane Stone, for an amazing night celebrating the 75th anniversary of Avon Books! in New York City on Friday, October 28, 2016, at 7 pm EDT.
Wine will be poured, glasses raised, and readers will have the chance to engage in intimate conversation with their favorite authors, as well as get to know the editors who acquire "the Diamonds of Romance," and go home with glittering mementos of a very special evening.
This is a limited-attendance event. Tickets are $40, and include: an Avon Books tote filled with anniversary keepsakes; two books from featured authors; an advanced copy of Four Weddings & a Sixpence, a new anthology from Julia Quinn and others; and a chance to talk romance and books with authors and editors at Avon Books!
Kelly Faircloth, staff writer at Jezebel, moderates a discussion between romance novelists Sarah MacLean, Tessa Bailey, Zoraida Córdova, Lauren Layne, and Lena Hart. Whether you know and love the romance canon or you're a curious outsider, these fierce women writers will give you the inside scoop. Join a super smart dialogue about all kinds of romance fiction, from regency era historicals to steamy contemporaries.
I'm thrilled to be Keynoting the 2016 Connecticut Fiction Fest with the Connecticut Chapter of Romance Writers of America. The festival, run by the Connecticut chapter of Romance Writers of America, is three days of workshops, meetings and master classes on writing. Learn more at the link above!
Join Sarah and the fabulous Jenn Northington from BookRiot at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn for the official hometown launch of A Scot in the Dark, and what is sure to be a raucous, no-holds-barred discussion of romance and all its feminist, naughty bits!
WORD romance events are always fun -- and always worth the trek out to Greenpoint (which is where HBO's Girls! is filmed!). There will be chatter, champagne, treats and giveaways -- don't miss it!
Sarah will be teaching the conflict workshop she's best known for as part of storytelling legend Michael Hauge's Virtually Everything Story, a 2-week-long virtual writing and storytelling conference. Learn more about the conference and see the schedule at Virtually Everything Story, see an interview with the fab Kristan Higgins and me about the romance industry and, if you agree that this is a great way to kickstart (or reinvigorate) your writing, sign up for the conference here!
I'm thrilled to be a part of the Washington Romance Writers annual conference this year -- join me, Sarah Morgan, Maria Geraci, Sally MacKenzie, Joanna Bourne, Elisabeth Staab, Cristin Harber, Geri Krotow, MK Meredith, Erika Kelly, Pintip Dunn, Martina Boone, & Holly Bodger for a signing on Friday, April 29th, from 11am - 2pm.
The signing will take place inside the mall on the south side, near the internal entrance to the Belk Department Store.
See you there!
Join Sarah, Eloisa James & Caroline Linden in Porter Square for a fun conversation about romance, writing and historical scandal!
I'm so so excited to be a featured speaker at the inaugural Book Riot Live Reader Convention! I'm wild about the entire team at Book Riot, and can't wait for what is bound to be an awesome, awesome two-days. The convention is ticketed, buy them here!
With a broad range of speakers — authors, artists, organizers, and Rioters — Book Riot Live programming ranges from the quirky to the process-driven to the thoughtful. Join staff for podcast recordings; authors for discussions of craft; your fellow attendees for meet-ups; and everyone for games, panels, and explorations of books and the bookish life.
I'm so thrilled to be a part of the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival which, for the first time in its history, will showcase a romance pavilion! Watch this space for more information on location and timing of my talk and signing...and I hope you and all the book lovers you know will join me and help give romance the love!
For hundreds of years, romance novels have been derided as fluff, degraded as 'light reading' and ignored as a literary genre. Yet they're among the biggest revenue drivers for publishers from print to Kindle. And they're almost every woman's guilty pleasure, starring women making choices for themselves, their lovers, their children and their future
We explore power of the female protagonist over time, the multi-billion dollar romance novel industry and ever so much more in conversation between moderator (and author) Maya Rodale (Dangerous Books for Girls), Sarah MacLean (The Washington Post), Carla Neggers, and more.