Pucker up for KissCon New England, a one-of-a-kind romance author event! Get swept away as The Cabaret Theatre turns into a book lovers' haven on Saturday, October 26th. Spend this one-night affair with your favorite romance writers: Ilona Andrews, Tessa Dare, Megan Frampton, Caroline Linden, Sarah MacLean, Nisha Sharma, Joanna Shupe and Olivia Waite. This is a partnership between Avon Books and Bank Square Books.
1 romantic weekend.
Join Sarah, Lisa Kleypas, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Tracey Livesay, Eloisa James, Cat Sebastian, Jill Shalvis, Beverly Jenkins, Sophie Jordan and more as Avon Books takes over Chicago for their mega-con: KissCon: A Weekend Affair!
Join me, Lisa Kleypas & Eloisa James for Caroll County’s first annual ROM CON! We’ll be talking about romance, chatting with readers, and signing books — I’m really excited about this one! It’s a ticketed event, so learn more at the Carroll County library website!
I'm thrilled to be signing at Turn the Page Bookstore (owned by the remarkable Nora Roberts!) in Boonsboro, MD on September 14, 2019 with both Nora and Lisa Kleypas (Sarah will likely perish from the excitement of the day after this, so be warned) . Much more to come about the event and the lineup of authors -- but I hope you'll join me (if for nothing else, a glimpse of Nora!)!
Because Nora's a very big deal, tickets are required for this one -- you can read more about the way signings at Turn the Page work at the store website.
Love in the Time of Feminism: Romance Novels Fight the Patriarchy
Join New York Times Bestselling authors, Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, and Vanessa Riley as they discuss how the historical romance genre is being reborn in a way that enables powerful conversations that can change the world. Come for a lively discussion with these two word warriors, as they speak to the subversive power of romance to fight classism, racism, and gender politics and why sexy books are more relevant now than ever.
Sarah will attend the annual conference of the Romance Writers of America, participating in four days of workshops and events devoted to the craft and business of romance. If you're thinking about writing romance, or ready to sell a romance, consider joining RWA!
FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2019, 7:00-9:00pm
RITA Ceremony, emceed by Sarah MacLean
SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019, 3:00-5:00pm
NEW YORK MARRIOT MARQUIS
46th & Broadway
Sarah will be signing books at the RWA "Readers for Life" Literacy Signing. All proceeds from the signing go to nonprofit literacy organizations.
Join Sarah and others for cocktails and book chat at this multi-author romance event in Brooklyn, coinciding with Book Con!
Featuring: Tessa Bailey, Zoey Castile, Tessa Dare, Jasmine Guillory, Amanda Heger, Sabrina Jeffries, Abby Jimenez, Julie London, Sarah MacLean, Alisha Rai, Maya Rodale, Joanna Shupe & Maria Vale.
Find Sarah at the following events in New York City for Book Expo America!
Click here for more info on BookCon & tickets!
Friday, May 31, 2019, 11:30-12:30pm
SIGNING - Brazen & the Beast ARCs (Table 2)
Saturday, June 1, 2019, 7:30pm
ROMANCE IS MAGIC MULTI-AUTHOR SIGNING
Books Are Magic Bookstore
225 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY
Sunday, June 2, 2019, 10:45am-12:00PM
SIGNING - Brazen & the Beast ARCs (VIP Lounge)
With the incredible Meg Cabot!
Sunday, June 2, 2019, 12:15-1:00pm
Suffragettes, Sex Positivity and Smashing the Patriarchy: Historical Romance as a Political Text
1E16 - Javits Center
Historical romance is responsible for the rise of the modern romance genre, but there's nothing old fashioned about the books themselves, which center women with strong minds, smart mouths and sexual agency. Touching on issues of class, race, gender and sexuality, historical romances are some of the most powerful political texts in the genre. Hear authors Tessa Dare, Sabrina Jeffries, Julia London, Sarah MacLean, Scarlett Peckham, Vanessa Riley, and Ursula Renee discuss the power and possibility of historical romance novels, and how the books are more relevant now than ever before.
Sunday, June 2, 2019, 3:00PM - 5:00 PM
Romance Candy Crushes - 1E03
Multi-author event with Tessa Bailey, Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Alisha Rai, Maya Rodale, Joanna Shupe, Mia Sosa and more!
Join Tattered Cover, Avon Books, and Swish Beverages for Romance and Rose, an evening of romance book talks and signings! Featured authors include Meg Cabot, Kristen Proby, Jill Shalvis, Beverly Jenkins, Jennifer Ryan, Maya Rodale, Joanna Shupe, Lorraine Heath, Cathy Maxwell, Lori Wilde, HelenKay Dimon, Alyssa Cole, Sophie Jordan, Eva Leigh, Laura Kaye/Laura Kamoie, Tara Wyatt, Charis Michaels, Mia Sosa, Tracey Livesay, Marie Tremayne, Syrie James and me!
Often at the forefront of societal changes, the romance genre literature continues to be one of the most robust, and its readership most dedicated of book communities.
Tina Jordan, the fiction preview editor of The New York Times moderates a conversation with bestselling authors Sarah MacLean, Jasmine Guillory, Alexis Daria and others as they discuss a wide range of topics, including the power and politics of romance and the role of a genre by, for and about women in 2018.
Join me, Marie Force, LaQuette, Julia London, Elizabeth Lim and Damon Suede for a fun conversation about romance novels at Strand Bookstore in New York City. We'll talk about the books, reading them, writing them, and the genre's place in culture and literature. There will probably be booze....and it's release day for Wicked & the Wallflower, so there will be books!!
Join me, Emily Belden, Katharine Ashe and Sonali Dev 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 Wicked & the Wallflower there!
Sarah will be in London for a massive Romance Author and Reader Event with more than 100 International Best Selling Romance authors from around the world! Spend your day meeting authors and other readers, getting books signed, and taking pictures! Make new book friends from around the world while meeting your favorite or new to you authors.
While tickets for the actual signing are now available only through the a Wait List, there are reader events scheduled throughout the weekend of 2/24. Check the RARE website for more information!
Leading romance authors Kristan Higgins and Sarah MacLean explore how they write happily-ever-afters when the world can seem a dangerous and scary place.
Higgins, author of Now That You Mention It, has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, the New York Journal of Books, and Library Journal. Her books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into more than two dozen languages.
MacLean, author of The Day of the Duchess, is the bestselling writer of historical romance novels that have been translated into more than twenty languages and the winner of back-to-back RITA Awards for Historical Romance from the Romance Writers of America. She is a leading advocate for the romance genre, speaking widely on its place at the nexus of gender and cultural studies.
Panel moderator Caroline Linden, author of All’s Fair in Love and Scandal, earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer code before turning to writing historical romance.
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!
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.
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!