Washington, DC - Reading Romance with Alisha Rai, Tracey Livesay & Mary Burton
Aug
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Washington, DC - Reading Romance with Alisha Rai, Tracey Livesay & Mary Burton

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! 

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Boozy Books in Brooklyn (with Sophie Jordan, Alisha Rai & Megan Frampton)
Jul
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Boozy Books in Brooklyn (with Sophie Jordan, Alisha Rai & Megan Frampton)

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! 

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NYC - Day of the Duchess Launch Event with Zoraida Córdova & Tessa Bailey
Jun
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

NYC - Day of the Duchess Launch Event with Zoraida Córdova & Tessa Bailey

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!)  

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Chicago - Anderson's Bookshop with Lenora Bell, Elizabeth Boyle & Lorraine Heath
Jun
11
2:00pm 2:00pm

Chicago - Anderson's Bookshop with Lenora Bell, Elizabeth Boyle & Lorraine Heath

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!

 

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Printers Row Literary Festival
Jun
10
12:30pm12:30pm

Printers Row Literary Festival

  • Printers Row Lit Fest, Jones College Prep/4th Floor/4030 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Romance: Faith, Hope and Love: Elizabeth Boyle, Lorraine Heath and Sarah MacLean moderated by Stacy St. Clair

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! 

Join us! 

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Book Expo America - New York City
Jun
2
to Jun 4

Book Expo America - New York City

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, 201711:45AM - 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

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California Dreamin' Writers Conference
Mar
24
to Mar 26

California Dreamin' Writers Conference

I will be a featured author at the California Dreamin' Writers Conference. Register to attend the conference here!

My sessions: 

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! 

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LA: Women Creators and the Way Forward
Mar
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

LA: Women Creators and the Way Forward

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. 

 

 

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Boston Public Library Romance Event
Feb
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Boston Public Library Romance Event

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! 

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Duke University Symposium on the Romance Novel
Feb
10
3:00pm 3:00pm

Duke University Symposium on the Romance Novel

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! 

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Conversation with Joanna Bourne & Jennifer Gracen
Nov
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Conversation with Joanna Bourne & Jennifer Gracen

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! 

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Avon 75th Anniversary Romance Celebration
Oct
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Avon 75th Anniversary Romance Celebration

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! 

Purchase tickets here!

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Sep
18
5:00pm 5:00pm

Brooklyn Book Festival

  • Brooklyn Book Festival North Stage (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kelly Faircloth, staff writer at Jezebel, moderates a discussion between romance novelists Sarah MacLeanTessa BaileyZoraida CórdovaLauren 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. 

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Book Launch in Brooklyn!
Aug
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

Book Launch in Brooklyn!

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! 

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Virtually Everything Conference
Jun
15
to Jun 24

Virtually Everything Conference

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!  

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Apr
29
11:00am11:00am

Washington Romance Writers 2016 Spring Book Signing

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! 

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Book Riot Live
Nov
7
to Nov 8

Book Riot Live

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.

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National Book Festival
Sep
5
9:00am 9:00am

National Book Festival

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!

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Jul
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Why Are We Just Now Discovering Romance?

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.

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Romance Writers of America National Conference
Jul
13
to Jul 18

Romance Writers of America National Conference

  • San Diego Marriott & Marina (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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! 

FOR READERS!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2014, 5:30-7:30pm
SAN DIEGO MARRIOTT MARQUIS & MARINA
333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
Sarah will be signing copies of The Rogue Not Taken at the RWA "Readers for Life" Literacy Signing. All proceeds from the signing go to nonprofit literacy organizations.

 

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Boonsboro, MD (Ticketed Event)
Feb
7
11:00am11:00am

Boonsboro, MD (Ticketed Event)

I'm thrilled to be signing at Turn the Page Bookstore (owned by the remarkable Nora Roberts!) in Boonsboro, MD on February 7, 2015. 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 signing at Turn the Page work at their website

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