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7th Annual Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Weekend

April 27-29, 2018

Clarion Hotel – Airport

5311 S Howell Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53207

Please join us as we welcome Keynote Speaker Susan Wiggs to Milwaukee for the 7th Annual Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Weekend.

Buy Your Tickets for Breakfast and Pizza Party Here

*******The Saturday Luncheon is sold out. Join the wait list here. You will be notified if tickets become available*****

Hotel Reservations will available in October. The hotel is all reserved for us, so no worries about getting a room.

Schedule of Events

  • Friday  Author/Reader Bingo (3 Sessions!) – Authors TBA- FREE
  • Friday Night Author Q&A followed by Meet & Greet – Click for more info  – FREE
  • Romance Jeopardy – Authors Tina DeSalvo and Tonya Kappes host – FREE
  • Saturday Luncheon with the authors – Click for more info – TICKET REQUIRED
  • Book signing – Click for more info – FREE
  • Saturday Night Pizza Party – Click for more info – TICKET REQUIRED – No Sales at the Door
  • Saturday Night Party Hosted by Damon Suede and Eloisa James – Click for more info -FREE
  • Sunday Breakfast with an author – Click for more info – TICKET REQUIRED – No Sales at the Door


Frequently Asked Questions

Keynote, Susan Wiggs


Screen Shot 2017-08-29 at 10.12.09 AMSusan Wiggs’s life is all about family, friends…and fiction. She lives at the Screen Shot 2017-08-29 at 10.13.09 AMwater’s edge on an island in Puget Sound, and in good weather, she commutes to her writers’ group in a 21-foot motorboat. She’s been featured in the national media, including NPR and USA Today, has given programs for the US Embassies in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, and is a popular speaker locally, nationally, internationally, and on the high seas.

From the very start, her writings have illuminated the everyday dramas of ordinary people. Her books celebrate the power of love, the timeless bonds of family and the fascinating nuances of human nature. Today, she is an international best-selling, award-winning author, with millions of copies of her books in print in numerous countries and languages. According to Publishers Weekly, Wiggs writes with “refreshingly honest emotion,” and the Salem Statesman Journal adds that she is “one of our best observers of stories of the heart [who] knows how to capture emotion on virtually every page of every book.” Booklist characterizes her books as “real and true and unforgettable.”

Her novels have appeared in the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List, and have captured readers’ hearts around the globe. She is a three-time winner of the RITA Award, the highest honor given for a work of romantic fiction. Her recent novel, The Apple Orchard, is currently being made into a film.

The author is a former teacher, a Harvard graduate, an avid hiker, an amateur photographer, a good skier and terrible golfer, yet her favorite form of exercise is curling up with a good book.


Attending Authors*

Abbie Roads romantic suspense

Alanna Lucas historical

Alex Kava mystery

Ann Marie Walker Contemporary Romance/Comedy/Suspense

Avery Flynn sassy, sexy romance

Brenda Drake YA Fantasy

Candace Havens Hot contemporary romance

Cathy Clamp paranormal

Christine Wenger cozy mysteries, romance

Damon Suede M/M romance

Danica Favorite historical, inspirational, contemporary

Deborah Coonts humorous mystery, thrillers

Denise Swanson cozy mysteries, romance

Desiree Holt erotica

Diana Orgain

Elaine Meece  Suspence, Comedy

Elizabeth Watson Historical

Elicia Hyder Paranormal, contemporary

Elisabeth Barrett Contemporary and romantic suspense

Elisabeth Naughton Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romance

Eloisa James Historical

Erin McCarthy Contemporary romance, New Adult

Gennita Low Romantic intrigue

Heather Graham Paranormal, contemporary

Heather Hildenbrand Romance, YA

Janna MacGregor Historical

Jeannie Moon Contemporary

Jennifer Ashley romance: paranormal, historical, contemporary; mystery

Jocie McKade Mystery and romantic comedy

Josie Brown Humorous romantic suspense

Julie Moffett Mystery, historical, timetravel

Karen Hawkins Historical, contemporary

Kelly Moran Contemporary romance, paranormal romance

Lenora Bell Historical

Lucy Farago Romantic Suspense

Maggie Marr Contemporary & romantic suspense

Marilyn Baron romantic suspense/historical romantic thrillers

Marina Adair Contemporary Romance

Mary Strand YA, romantic comedy, women’s fiction

MK Meredith Contemporary

Mary Burton  Romantic Suspense

Mary Leo Magical Romance, Cowboy Romance, Cozy Mysteries

Nan Dixon Contemporary

Nancy Herkness Contemporary

Nancy Naigle Small town suspense

Pintip Dunn Young Adult

Rochelle Alers Romance and Women’s Fiction

Rose Lerner Historical

Sabrina York Romance (Contemporary, Historical and Fantasy) and Sci Fi/Fantasy

Sandy Parks Thriller

Sharon Hamilton Romantic Suspense

Shirley Hailstock Romance, thriller

Sonali Dev Bollywood

Susan Carlisle Medical Romance

Susan Wiggs Historical, Contemporary

T.M. Cromer romantic suspense, paranormal, contemporary

Tara Taylor Quinn Romance, Suspense, Women’s Fiction

Tiffany Snow Contemporary

Tina DeSalvo Contemporary

Tonya Kappes Small town mystery

Violet Howe Romantic Suspense, Women’s Fiction

Winnie Griggs Historical, Inspirational, Contemporary

*List is subject to change