This is my first booksigning since the closing of Borders was announced. Over the past year I have consistently found more romance and mystery author events at Barnes and Nobles and independent bookstores around the country than at Borders. But in searching for events this month I’ve definitely seen a difference.
I have found numerous “event cancelled” notices on author’s Web sites. I’ve talked to two local independent book store owners about the impact of Borders’ closing on events at their stores. They both commented that they are now able to attract authors to events at their stores who would previously have only done a signing at one of the local Borders. It’s hard to say how this will all play out over the coming months. I look forward to attending signings on a regular basis, and would hate to see them decline.
I’ve found a number of romance author booksignings in the coming months. As always, I could use your help. Do you know of any authors who are coming to your home town? If so, please let us know about it. If you know of any events that we missed between now and mid-September, please post them in the comments section. If you know of any events occurring after mid-September, please send them to us at aarbooksign AT gmail.com and we’ll add them to our mid-June post.
Disclaimer: I found these signings by extensive web searches of both author and bookseller Web sites. They all appear to be free, but please contact the bookstore before you attend an event for additional information. And please let us know if you do attend a booksigning, and how you liked it. A few of the authors on the list aren’t strictly romance authors, but have either been reviewed at AAR in the past, or have appeared in AAR forum discussions.
Upcoming Booksignings: August and Beyond
Wendy Delsol, August 20, Barnes & Noble, 2:00 p.m., 2800 S. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, MI.
Jaci Burton, August 20, Barnes & Noble, 3:00 p.m., 861 NE Mall Blvd, Hurst, TX.
Devyn Quinn, August 20, Barnes & Noble, 1:00 p.m., 6002 Slide Road Suite B25, POB 68203, Lubbock, TX.
Carla Neggers, August 23, Barnes & Noble, 7:00 p.m., Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn Ext. 72, Savannah, GA. (other events at B&N Web site including Brentwood, TN and Columbus, OH).
Carrie Vaughn, August 23, Schuler Books, 7:00 p.m., 2820 Towne Center Blvd., Lansing, MI.
Patty Callahan Henry, August 25, The Bookmark, 3:00 p.m., The Bookmark, 220 1st Street, Neptune Beach, FL (other events at the author’s Web site including Chapel Hill, NC and Dallas, TX).
Christie Craig, August 27, Katy Budget Books, 1:30 p.m., 2450 Fry Road, Houston, TX.
Debbie Macomber, August 30, Kitsap County Historical Museum, 5:30 p.m., 280 4th St., Bremerton, WA.
Jayne Castle, August 30, Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 12:00 p.m., 117 Cherry St., Seattle, WA.
Jeaniene Frost, Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong, August 31, Barnes & Noble, 3327 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, NC.
Donna Grant, September 3, Katy Budget Books, 1:30 p.m., 2450 Fry Road, Houston, TX.
J.R. Ward, September 10, Barnes & Noble, 2:00 p.m., Sycamore Plaza at Kenwood, 7800 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH.
Tasha Alexander, Maureen Jennings, and Stefanie Pintoff, September 11, Kerrytown Bookfest, 2:00 p.m., Kerrytown, Ann Arbor, MI.
Haywood Smith, September 13, Peerless Bookstore, 7:00 p.m., 8465 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA.
Rhys Bowen, September 13, The Poisoned Pen, 7:00 p.m., 4014 N Goldwater Blvd. Suite 101, Scottsdale, AZ.
Maryland Romance Writers, September 23-25, Baltimore Book Festival, East Park, Baltimore, MD. (There are panels and events all day for each of the three days).
Sherrilyn Kenyon, September 27, Barnes & Noble, 7:00 p.m., 8625 Northwest Prairie View Rd, Kansas City, MO (other events at B&N Web site including Chandler, AZ, and Houston, TX).
Wendy Staub, September 30, The Book Nook, TBA, Dunkirk-Fredonia Plaza, Dunkirk, NY.
Kady Cross, October 1, Barnes and Noble, 2:00 p.m., Ulster Plaza, 1177 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, NY.
Sylvia Day and Meljean Brook, October 14, Mysterious Galaxy, 7:00 p.m., 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Suite #302, San Diego, CA.
Janet Mullany and Carrie Bebris, October 14, Barnes & Noble, 6:30 p.m., Sundance Square, 401 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX.
Toni Blake, Beverly Jenkins, Kerrelyn Sparks, October 27, Barnes & Noble, 7:00 p.m., The Streets of Westchester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd., West Chester, OH.
– LinnieGayl AAR