Boston Public Library Romance Event
Feb
28
6:30 pm18:30

Boston Public Library Romance Event

  • Central Library

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! 

LA: Women Creators and the Way Forward
Mar
23
7:00 pm19:00

LA: Women Creators and the Way Forward

  • The Ripped Bodice

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. 

 

 

California Dreamin' Writers Conference
Mar
24
Mar 26

California Dreamin' Writers Conference

  • Embassy Suites

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! 

Wisconsin Romance Writers Conference
May
19
May 21

Wisconsin Romance Writers Conference

  • Raddison Hotel & Conference Center

Join me and the members of the Wisconsin Romance Writers chapter of the Romance Writers of America for the chapter's annual writing conference. Sarah will be presenting workshops on Conflict & Dialogue, and chatting about the romance genre in general. So excited to see you there!  

Romance and Feminism at Strand Bookstore
May
30
7:00 pm19:00

Romance and Feminism at Strand Bookstore

  • Strand Bookshop

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. 


Darien, CT - Valentine's Romance Panel
Feb
15
7:00 pm19:00

Darien, CT - Valentine's Romance Panel

  • Darien Library

Join me, Grace Burrowes, Hope Ramsay & Tessa Bailey for a no-holds barred conversation about the romance genre and its place in culture and literature. We like to think of ourselves as both brilliant and charming -- come chat with us! 

Duke University Symposium on the Romance Novel
Feb
10
3:00 pm15:00

Duke University Symposium on the Romance Novel

  • Duke University East Campus

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! 

Conversation with Joanna Bourne & Jennifer Gracen
Nov
9
7:00 pm19:00

Conversation with Joanna Bourne & Jennifer Gracen

  • Word Brooklyn

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! 

Avon 75th Anniversary Romance Celebration
Oct
28
7:00 pm19:00

Avon 75th Anniversary Romance Celebration

  • Book Culture on Columbus

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!

Oct
1
10:00 am10:00

Morristown Festival of Books

  • Church of the Redeemer

Sarah joins the fabulous Eloisa James and Lauren Willig for a panel celebrating the depth & breadth of the romance genre as part of the Morristown, NJ Festival of Books!  

Westerly, RI Romance Chat with Lily Everett!
Sep
27
6:00 pm18:00

Westerly, RI Romance Chat with Lily Everett!

  • Savoy Bookshop & Cafe

Join Sarah and contemporary romance author Lily Everett (author of the Sanctuary Island series) in Westerly, RI at the Savoy Bookshop Cafe for a raucous, no-holds-barred discussion of romance, writing and scandal! 

Fun fact! Lily is the namesake of the heroine of A Scot in the Dark

Sep
18
5:00 pm17:00

Brooklyn Book Festival

  • Brooklyn Book Festival North Stage

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. 

Sep
9
Sep 11

Connecticut Fiction Fest

  • Norwalk Inn & Conference Center

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!

Book Launch in Brooklyn!
Aug
30
7:00 pm19:00

Book Launch in Brooklyn!

  • WORD Bookstore

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! 

Virtually Everything Conference
Jun
15
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!  

Printers Row Literary Festival
Jun
11
12:30 pm12:30

Printers Row Literary Festival

  • Printers Row Lit Fest - Center Stage

Avon Presents: KissCon featuring Cathy Maxwell, Sarah MacLean, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Julia Quinn and Lori Wilde

Join five of the biggest names in romance fiction for a Printers Row Lit Fest Center Stage event: presenting the return of Avon Books’ fabulous KissCon! First held in Arlington Heights last year, with more than 300 avid readers in attendance, KissCon is the most audience-engaging romance event around! Printers Row Lit Fest hosts four luminaries of the genre, New York Times mega-bestselling authors Sarah MacLean, Cathy Maxwell, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Julia Quinn and Lori Wilde, who will engage in a no-hold-barred “speed round” of questions (anything goes!), before turning the tables on the audience with a spirited round of book trivia (prizes include local bookstore giftcards, sweet treats and fun little feminine fripperies), followed by a general QA session and autographing. Love and laughter – a Printers Row Lit Fest happily ever after!

Apr
29
11:00 am11:00

Washington Romance Writers 2016 Spring Book Signing

  • Town Mall of Westminster

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! 

Celebrate Rogues with Katharine Ashe
Feb
24
7:00 pm19:00

Celebrate Rogues with Katharine Ashe

  • Barnes & Noble

Join Katharine Ashe and me for a booksigning and a chat about romance, writing and rogues at the Barnes & Noble in Cary, North Carolina.

Celebrate The Rogue Not Taken and Katharine's new book, The Rogue! (Who doesn't love rogues?!)

Providence, RI with Kristan Higgins
Jan
16
4:00 pm16:00

Providence, RI with Kristan Higgins

  • Books on the Square

Sarah MacLean and Kristan Higgins are on the road! Join them at Books on the Square in Providence for a raucous, no-holds-barred discussion of romance, writing, The Rogue Not Taken and Kristan's December 29th book, Anything for You.

Book Riot Live
Nov
7
Nov 8

Book Riot Live

  • Metropolitan West

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.

National Book Festival
Sep
5
9:00 am09:00

National Book Festival

  • Washington Convention Center

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!

Jul
21
7:00 pm19:00

Why Are We Just Now Discovering Romance?

  • Fueled Collective

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.

RSVP for the event.

Romance Writers of America National Conference
Jul
13
Jul 18

Romance Writers of America National Conference

  • San Diego Marriott & Marina

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.

 

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

Boonsboro, MD (Ticketed Event)

  • Turn the Page Bookstore

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

Brooklyn, NY
Dec
4
7:00 pm19:00

Brooklyn, NY

  • WORD Bookstores

Join Sarah, Cathy Maxwell & Lily Everett/Louisa Edwards at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn for what is sure to be a raucous, no-holds-barred, fun discussion of romance, writing, and The Rules of Scoundrels (after all, it is launch week!).

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! 

Seattle, WA (Ticketed Event)
Nov
23
2:00 pm14:00

Seattle, WA (Ticketed Event)

  • University Bookstore

I will be in Seattle on November 23, 2014 for KissCon -- a romance reader's dream! And yes, there will be EARLY copies of Never Judge a Lady By Her Cover there! 

The author line-up includes: Ilona AndrewsJennifer BernardElizabeth BoyleJulie Brannagh, Rachel Gibson,  Lorraine HeathLaura KayeSophie Jordan, Sarah MacLeanCathy Maxwell, Darlene PanzeraJulia Quinn and Lori Wilde.

2 pm: VIP Reception

$10 / $15 (admission includes a free signed book!) 

Readers can enjoy a special VIP meet and greet reception featuring all these beloved authors!  Admission will include sweets, with tea or coffee, or a tasteful glass of Little Black Dress Wines*.  $10 tickets will include one signed mass market paperback romance novel from the following list; or readers can choose the $15 option, if they'd like a signed trade paperback edition:

  • Ilona Andrews—BURN FOR ME (mass market)
  • Jennifer Bernard - NIGHT BELONGS TO FIREMAN (mass market)
  • Elizabeth Boyle—THE VISCOUNT WHO LIVED DOWN THE LANE (mass market)
  • Julie Brannagh—COVERING KENDALL (mass market)
  • Laura Kaye—HARD TO COME BY (mass market)
  • Rachel Gibson—WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU (mass market)
  • Lorraine Heath—ONCE MORE MY DARLING ROGUE (mass market)
  • Sophie Jordan—WILD (trade paperback)
  • Sarah Maclean—NEVER JUDGE A LADY BY HER COVER 
  • Cathy Maxwell—THE GROOM SAYS YES (mass market)
  • Darlene Panzera—THE CUPCAKE DIARIES: SPRINKLED WITH KISSES (mass market)
  • Julia Quinn - THE SUM OF ALL KISSES (mass market)
  • Lori Wilde—CHRISTMAS AT TWILIGHT (mass market)

All ticketed VIP event attendees will also be entered to win a special drawing of one $50 University Book Store gift card, compliments of Avon Books.  The winner will be able to go on a personal bookstore shopping expedition with the author of their choice after the event!

3 pm: Interactive Author Event (public event

Free (but you can reserve tickets!)

At 3 pm, following the VIP reception, there will be an interactive event open to the public, including a fun & frenzied "speed round" of author questions, romance trivia, interactive Q&A with the audience, and, of course, book signings.

This is a free-to-the-public event, but we are encouraging attendees to reserve tickets.  (Ticket holders will be entered to win one $25 gift certificate to University Book Store, compliments of Avon Books.)

San Rafael, CA (Ticketed Event)
Nov
22
11:00 am11:00

San Rafael, CA (Ticketed Event)

  • Copperfield's Books

I will be in San Rafael, CA on November 22, 2014 for KissCon -- a romance reader's dream! And yes, there will be EARLY copies of Never Judge a Lady By Her Cover there! 

There will be a special limited-attendance VIP event, and a larger public event.  I hope you'll reserve tickets for both! I will be joined by authors including: Ilona AndrewsElizabeth BoyleRachel Gibson,  Laura KayeTJ KlineJulie Anne LongCathy MaxwellJennifer Ryan and Lori Wilde.

11 am: VIP Reception

$10 (price of admission includes a free signed book!)

For $10, readers can enjoy a special VIP meet and greet reception featuring all these beloved authors!  Admission will include "Elevensies" (not breakfast, not lunch, but a sweet and delicious late morning treat, with tea and coffee) with the authors, plus one signed book from the following list:

  • Ilona Andrews—BURN FOR ME
  • Sarah Maclean—NEVER JUDGE A LADY BY HER COVER 
  • Laura Kaye—HARD TO COME BY 
  • Rachel Gibson—WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU 
  • Elizabeth Boyle—THE VISCOUNT WHO LIVED DOWN THE LANE 
  • Cathy Maxwell—THE GROOM SAYS YES 
  • Lori Wilde—CHRISTMAS AT TWILIGHT TJ Kline—LEARNING THE ROPES 
  • Jennifer Ryan—DYLAN’S REDEMPTION 
  • Julie Anne Long—BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND IAN EVERSEA
  • TJ Kline - LEARNING THE ROPES

All ticketed VIP event attendees will also be entered to win a special drawing of one $50 Copperfield's gift card, compliments of Avon Books.  The winner will be able to go on a personal bookstore shopping expedition with the author of their choice after the event!

1 pm: Romance with Appetizers (public event)

Free (but you can reserve tickets!)

At 1 pm, following the VIP reception, there will be an interactive event open to the public, including a special wine tasting hosted by Little Black Dress Wines, hors d'oeuvres provided by Copperfields.  The event will include a fun & frenzied "speed round" of author questions, romance trivia, interactive Q&A with the audience, and, of course, book signings.

This is a free-to-the-public event, but we are encouraging attendees to reserve tickets.  (Ticket holders will be entered to win one $25 gift certificate to Copperfield's, compliments of Avon Books.)

Romance Chat with Julia Quinn and Eloisa James (Live in Brooklyn and Online)
Dec
5
7:00 pm19:00

Romance Chat with Julia Quinn and Eloisa James (Live in Brooklyn and Online)

  • WORD Brooklyn

Just a week after No Good Duke Goes Unpunished is published (and a week before the baby is due!) Natalie Zutter of Bookish will moderate a discussion on Romance, where it's been, and where it's going with Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and me!

This event will be live-streamed for readers worldwide via the RomanceLive uStream channel at avonromancelive.com.