QUESTIONS? Our luncheon chairs for 2014 are Heather Leonard, Laura Hayden, and Ali Hubbard. You can reach them at luncheon@ southernmagic.org.
GOODREADS. Join our group here to chat about the luncheon.
TWITTER. Our handle is @SouthernMagicRW, and we use the hashtag #MagicLunch when we tweet about our big day.
FAME.Publishers Weekly romance blogger Barbara Vey was a special guest at our 2013 luncheon. She wrote about her experience here. Thanks Barbara! We hope you'll come back.
STORIED PAST. Our previous keynote speakers include romance greats Linda Howard, Gayle Wilson, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Connie Brockway, Anne Stuart, Jeaniene Frost, and Victoria Dahl.
A LEG UP. After we cover costs, proceeds from the luncheon go back into the Southern Magic coffers. We are the Birmingham chapter of the non-profit organization Romance Writers of America. We use our funds to forward our mission of promoting excellence in romantic fiction and supporting romance writers. You can help by telling other romance readers about our luncheon. We would love to have you as our guests!
Romance Readers Luncheon
Our next Magic Lunch will be served in Birmingham, AL, on November 1, 2014. Scroll down to register!
Our keynote speaker is Sylvia Day. Sylvia is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 21 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Her Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate, and she has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author.
Our welcome speaker is Naima Simone, Southern Magic's 2014 president. Naima writes erotic romance for Ellora's Cave and romantic suspense for Entangled Publishing. New York Times bestselling author Christy Reece says of her work, "Emotional, suspenseful, and sexy, with wonderful characters...Naima Simone has penned the kind of romantic suspense I love to read!"
Free parking in Parking Deck Authority 3 (across the street from The Harbert Center).
10:00 Registration begins
11:00 Doors open for social hour
12:00 Plated lunch, speakers, and door prizes
2:00 Book signing and sales
Lynn Raye Harris
C Marie Mosley
Jean Hovey/Stephanie Jones w/a Alicia Hunter Pace
Southern Magic Members: $30 until Aug 31; $35 Sept 1 to Oct 26
Other RWA Members: $35 until Aug 31; $40 Sept 1 to Oct 26
Non-RWA Members: $40 until Aug 31; $48 Sept 1 to Oct 26 (All attendees must be 18 or older.)
Registrations Oct 27 and later are not guaranteed admission and will be put on a wait list.
After registering, pay for your ticket via PayPal. Send funds to email@example.com. Or pay via check made out to Southern Magic, Inc., and mail to Southern Magic RWA, P.O. Box 240403, Montgomery, AL 36124-0403.