RAW Event

2016 Reader Appreciation Weekend

Luncheon Tickets No Longer Available

But check out the Free Events


April 29th 2016

Clarion Hotel Airport
5311 S Howell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 481-2400 (Dial 0 to get to the hotel directly)  This Hotel is now Officially Sold Out!!

We do have rooms available at the Hyatt Place right next door (the same parking lot). They have 25 Kings with a pull out sofa for $99, but you MUST tell them you are with the event. 414-744-3600.

FRIDAY,  1:00-2:30 p.m.   FREE

Author Winnie Griggs will host a Bingo Party with Sharon Sala, Holly Jacobs, Liz Talley, and Lenora Worth. There will be prizes and refreshments.

FRIDAY 6:30 p.m.

Friday Night Live!   FREE

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


Registration starts at 9 a.m.   Luncheon Doors open at 10:30 a.m.

Tickets go on sale AUGUST 1, 2015 AT MIDNIGHT!

Sold out, but you can be on the wait list here.

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.


7:00  p.m.  The authors are sponsoring is special event to get to know the readers even better.  Come and see what they have planned.



Enjoy breakfast with an author.  Relaxing end to a fun filled weekend with a chance to meet all the authors and sit with your favorite.

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.


Marina Adair Eileen Dreyer Patty Blount
Beth Albright Sheila English Gina Maxwell
Rochelle Alers PJ Fiala Jocie McKade
Erin Knightley Maggie Mae Gallagher Hildie McQueen
Valerie Bowman Samantha Grace Tere Michaels
Julie Moffett Heather Graham Nancy Naigle
Rebecca Zanetti Winnie Griggs Stacey Joy Netzel
Josie Brown Shirley Hailstock Brenda Novak
Mary Burton Lorraine Heath Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Catherine Bybee Mollie Cox Bryan Toni McGee Causey
Lynn Cahoon Holly Jacobs Sara Ramsey
Rachel Caine Eloisa James Sharon Sala
Michele Callahan Tonya Kappes Anna Schmidt
Gail Chianese Alex Kava Tiffany Snow
Elicia Hyder J. Kenner Tracy Solheim
Lauren Dane Sally Kilpatrick Damon Suede
Tina DeSalvo Kimberly Kincaid Liz Talley
Anna DeStefano Regina Kyle Shiloh Walker
Sonali Dev Jade Lee Lenora Worth
Piper J. Drake Shawntelle Madison Karen Rose