QUESTIONS? Our luncheon chairs for 2015 are Heather LeonardLaura Hayden, and Ali Hubbard. You can reach them at luncheon@

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 Sylvia Day, Linda Howard, Gayle Wilson, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Connie Brockway, Anne Stuart, Jeaniene Frost, and Victoria Dahl.

READERS. Southern Magic is the Birmingham chapter of the non-profit organization Romance Writers of America. Our mission is to promote excellence in romantic fiction and support the careers of romance writers. We are readers and authors who love the romance genre and want to share that love with others. You can help by telling other readers about our luncheon and encouraging them to attend. We look forward to seeing you in November!

Southern Magic Readers Lunch
Please join us at our 12th annual #MagicLunch on Saturday, November 7, 2015, in Birmingham, Alabama. Join local authors for lunch, followed by welcome speaker Lexi George and keynote speaker Darynda Jones. Attendees receive goodie bags with books and are eligible for door prize baskets. Enjoy a day with people who share your love of reading! Click here to register. The link will take you to a registration page at
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Holt Medallions, a RITA®, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin's Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy.

Our welcome speaker is RITA finalist Lexi George. Lexi writes paranormal romance set in Hannah, Alabama, a town rife with romance, sexy hunks, zany characters, and supernatural weirdness. Publisher's Weekly says, "George serves up memorable Southern one-liners, while upping the stakes in this satisfyingly funny series installment." Southern Magic is proud of call her one of our own. You can find her at

Southern Magic
Tickets available through Oct 20 $45 $50
Special permission required Oct 21 - Nov 6    


No refunds after Oct 1.

Click here to register. The link will take you to a registration page at


The luncheon will be held at The Harbert Center, 2019 4th Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203.

Parking is free across the street at Parking Deck Authority 3.


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


Enjoy reduced rates at Embassy Suites. Book early as there are several local events that weekend.

2300 Woodcrest Place
Birmingham, Alabama 35209
Tel: +1-205-879-7400

Click here to book. The link will take you to a page with the luncheon's special rates at

Attending Authors:

Stacy Allen
Lou Anders
Angela Blount
Betty Bolte'
Katherine Bone
Nancee Cain
Susan Carlisle
J.T. Cheyanne
Louisa Cornell
Hailey Edwards
Bryce Evans
Lesia Flynn
Larynn Ford
Olivia Gaines
Bonnie Gardner
Lexi George
Debra Glass
Laura Hayden
Julie Johnstone
Darynda Jones
Linda Joyce
Ciara Knight
Bambi Lynn
Hildie McQueen
Melba Moon
Alicia Hunter Pace
Angela Quarles
Christy Reece
Anne Riley
Naima Simone
Carla Swafford
Shiloh Walker
Meda White
Suzanne Johnson/Susannah Sandlin
Questions? Contact the luncheon chairs at

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