There are lots of different reader events throughout the year but one of my very favorites is Barbara Vey’s Reader Appreciation Luncheon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It’s affordable, intimate, and tons of fun! Each author hosts a table for lunch and this year, they’ve added breakfast on Sunday. The authors have even gotten into “table wars” to see who has the coolest table decorations. I am gonna have to step up my game because some of my author pals put up an elaborate display. *cough cough* Damon Suede 😉
Below is the full description as seen on Barbara’s website–I copied it to make sure I got it all correct! The tickets go fast…so don’t miss your chance to connect one-on-one with your favorite authors!
Get your tickets HERE.
SPECIAL 5TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND EVENT
April 29th 2016
FRIDAY, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Author Winnie Griggs will host a Bingo Party with Sharon Sala, Holly Jacobs, and Lenora Worth. There will be prizes and refreshments.
FRIDAY 6:30 p.m.
Friday Night Live!
Q&A session will be held with all early arriving authors. After the Q&A, you will have an opportunity to meet with the authors. This event is open to the public and there will be a cash bar.
April 30th, 2016
Tickets go on sale AUGUST 1, 2015 AT MIDNIGHT!
Join us as we welcome 60 authors to Wisconsin for an afternoon luncheon filled with fun, gift bags full of books and door prizes.
We will also be raffling off wonderful donations and many baskets filled with books and other items. Not only will you enjoy lunch at an author table, but this event includes a book signing with NYT best seller Eloisa James and the 59 additional best selling, award winning and debut authors attending. Book signing open to the public from 3:30-4:30 pm.
This annual luncheon was a dream of Barbara Vey and has become an international event, not to be missed! Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Juvenile Diabetes and Cynthia’s Breast Cancer Giving Circle.
What readers get:
Keynote by New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James
One hour meet & greet with the authors before lunch
Lunch with an author
Tote bag filled with books and other goodies sent by authors
Gifts from your author
Chance to win door prizes donated by authors
$5 Gift Certificate to be used at Barnes & Noble book signing following lunch
Opportunity to win raffle baskets
Book signing event
Join us at 5:30 p.m. for a FANtastic Pizza Party following the booksigning Saturday evening. All the pizza you can eat and all the soda you can drink for $10. Mingle with your favorite authors during in a casual setting.
Keynote Speaker: Eloisa James
Keynote Speaker: Eloisa James
New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for HarperCollins Publishers. Her novels have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa’s very first book that she “found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar”; later People Magazine raved that “romance writing does not get much better than this.” Her novels have repeatedly received starred reviews from Publishers’ Weekly and Library Journal and regularly appear on the best-seller lists. After being a finalist for a RITA—the top award in the genre of romance fiction awarded by the Romance Writers of America—over ten times, she won in 2013.