I love History, Romance, the Regency, Food, Family, Faith and Friends.
Vanessa Riley: Past Events
Vanessa Riley: Past Events
Crowning Glory Paint Party. Over 150 hats were created by Retreat Readers and given to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer of Charlotte.
Love in the Time of Feminism: Romance Novelists Fight the Patriarchy
Join New York Times Bestselling authors, Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, and moderator 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.
Historic DeKalb Courthouse presented by Creative Flame Media
Sat 12:30-1:15p Courthouse
The Authors Guide to Successfully Sitting on the Fence with both Indie and Traditional Releases
BY Vanessa Riley and Sarah Younger and Rachel Dylan
Many first-time authors' paths to publishing have diverged from getting the dream call from a fabulous agent and a big six publisher contract to winning a BookBub Ad for an independent release. This change in paths initially created a great divide in Romancelandia. Over the years, the mischaracterization of the two camps has subsided, and like the old Venn diagram, a new common path has emerged, Hybrids. Hybrids are authors who continue to seek traditional publishing contracts while enjoying the rewards and pains of independent publishing.
The Authors FB Advertising Guide to Branding, Selling Books, and Staying Out FB Jail
BY Kristan Higgins and Vanessa Riley
Facebook is one of the largest social media platforms that cater to the ultimate meet-cuteauthors and readers finding each other. Yet, with rule changes, bot crackdowns, and hikes in advertising fees, the author community has been left confused and in need of knowing more than the mere basics of Facebook (FB) Advertising.
Participants in this workshop will learn strategies to stay out of Facebook jail, avoid losing their advertising privileges, and how to produce ads that gain the readers attention.
At HNS with Dolen Perkins-Valdez.
With Laura Kaye at HNS 2019
The Historical Novel Society Conference in June 2019.
Vanessa with Eliza Knight and Denny Bryce
June 22, 2019 1:15-2:15 p.m.
WRITING 20TH CENTURY NON-EUROPEAN HISTORICAL FICTION: Diversity, Research, and Why Not? [Eliza (E.) Knight, Vanessa Riley; moderator: Denny S. Bryce] Western Europe in fiction has served as default history for decades (even centuries). Why? Perhaps because this history is more accessible and documented, and the books inspired by this part of the world have held our imagination and interest for generations. Historical fiction and romance readers have been trained to expect their stories to include protagonists, heroes, and heroines, and locations that look a certain way. This panel will discuss the importance of dynamic storytelling that includes characters, cultures, locations, and careers from areas other than Western Europe: Afro-Caribbean, early 20th century Americana, and more. They will discuss their journeys, research techniques, and some of the barriers to getting their stories toldplus changes in the publishing industry in recent years that have encouraged culturally diverse storytelling. The purpose of this panel is to provide authors and readers with fresh perspectives and research options about ways to diversify their reading habits as well as incorporate more of the world into their storytelling. (Room: Woodrow Wilson C)
Ill be at @bookcon in NYC this weekend and hanging some of my favorite romance authors! Come join us!!! I am on a panel:
Suffragettes, Sex Positivity, and Smashing the Patriarchy: Historical Romance as a Powerful Political Text
Sunday June 2, 2019
12:15 PM 1:00 PM
Guests: Tessa Dare, Vanessa Riley Scarlett Peckham, Ursula Renee, Julia London, Sabrina Jeffries
And I am signing at:
Romance Candy Crushes (Lots of Candy and Books are being given away!!!)
Sunday June 2, 2019
3:00 PM 5:00 PM
Guests: Alisha Rai, Tessa Bailey, Alexis Daria, Mia Sosa, Jasmine Guillory, Abby Jimenez, Amanda Heger, Tessa Dare, Vanessa Riley, Scarlett Peckham, Ursula Renee, Julia London, Sabrina Jeffries, Sarah MacLean, Zoey Castile, KM Jackson, Maria Vale
I host a Margie Lawson Retreat Nov. 25-29, 2018 after Thanksgiving. Food and writing bliss!!!
Romance Writers of America - Talk To Me The Art of Using Smart Technology to Thumb-?Type or Dictate Your Next Novel
Georgia Romance Writers - Talk To Me The Art of Using Smart Technology to Thumb-?Type or Dictate Your Next Novel
Decatur Book Festival - WeReadDiverseBooks African-American Popular Fiction