RRAW AUTHORS YOU'LL MEET

At RRAW, you'll get to meet, chat with and take photos with your favorite romance novel authors.

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BRENDA JACKSON

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over 140 books and novellas, and 15 million books in print. Her professional writing career began in 1995 with the release of her first book, Tonight and Forever.

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REESE RYAN

Reese Ryan is the author of twenty published works of romantic fiction and counting. Her stories feature a cast of flawed, complex characters. 

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LAQUETTE

2021 Vivian Award finalist and DEIA activist in the romance industry, LaQuette writes sexy, stylish, and sensational romance. She crafts dramatic, emotionally epic tales that are deeply pigmented by reality's paintbrush.

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JACQUELIN THOMAS

Jacquelin Thomas’ books have garnered several awards, including two EMMA awards, the Romance In Color Reviewers Award, Readers Choice Award, and the Atlanta Choice Award in the Religious & Spiritual category.

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MEL WALKER

Mel Walker has been writing fiction most of his adult life. Specializing in Short Stories and Contemporary fiction and Romance Novels. 

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DEBORAH FLETCHER MELLO

Writing since forever and can’t imagine herself doing anything else. Her first romance novel, Take Me to Heart, earned her a 2004 Romance Slam Jam nomination for Best New Author, and in 2009, she won an RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for her ninth novel, Tame a Wild Stallion. 

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KWANA JACKSON

A USA Today Bestseller Kwana’s self-published novel, BOUNCE won the Golden Leaf for best novel with strong romance elements from the New Jersey chapter of Romance Writers of America.

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SHARON C. COOPER

Award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books, Sharon C. Cooper loves anything that involves romance with a happily-ever-after ending.

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SAMANTHA CHASE

A New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance that’s hotter than sweet, sweeter than hot.  She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than sixty titles under her belt.

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CHERIS HODGES

Bitten by the writing bug at an early age Cheris always knew she wanted to be a writer.  She wrote her first romance novel, Revelations, after having a vivid dream about the characters. She hopped out of bed at 2 A.M. and started writing. 

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BEVERLY JENKINS

The recipient of the 2017 Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for historical romance. 

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ROBIN COVINGTON

A USAToday and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Robin Covington loves to explore the theme of fooling around and falling in love in her books. Her stories burn up the sheets, one page at a time.

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AJA

I am many things to many people but when I sit down to write, I am being true to myself. I encompass all that I am to others and who I aspire to be for me and I let that pour out into my words.

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VANESSA RILEY

I write Historical Fiction and Historical Romance (Georgian, Regency, & Victorian Eras) featuring hidden histories, dazzling multi-culture communities, and strong sisterhoods.

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SHERELLE GREEN

I love crafting my characters like I take my coffee. Strong, dark, and flavorful. And just like the first sip, it’s all about the very first line of their journey.

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MAISEY YATES

Maisey Yates is a New York Times bestselling author of over one hundred romance novels. Whether she’s writing strong, hard-working cowboys, dissolute princes, or family stories, she loves getting lost in fictional worlds.

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SHERYL LISTER

A multi-award winning author and has enjoyed reading and writing for as long as she can remember.

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MONICA WALTERS

Starting with poetry, writing has always been a constant in Monica's life. The interest began in her teenage years, being in love for the first time.

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PIPER HUGULEY

Named in 2015 as a top ten historical romance novelist in Publisher's Weekly. She is also a 2013 & 2014 Golden Heart finalist.

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AC ARTHUR

AC writes contemporary and paranormal stories with characters who explore a very candid sexual relationship that propels them into an emotional journey to love.

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IRIS BOLLING

USA Today bestselling author Iris Bolling published her first novel, Once You’ve Touched the Heart in 2008. This self-published work was the first installment to the popular Heart Series.

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DENNY BRYCE

An award-winning author and three-time RWA Golden Heart® finalist, including twice for WILD WOMEN AND THE BLUES, her debut historical fiction novel.

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SYNITHIA WILLIAMS

Synithia has loved romance novels since reading her first one at the age of 13. It was only natural she would begin penning her own soon after. She  becme a published author in 2010.

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NAIMA SIMONE

Published since 2009, USA Today Bestselling author Naima Simone loves writing sizzling romances with heart, a touch of humor, and snark. 

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ELLE WRIGHT

Elle is an award-winning author of edgy contemporary romance loaded with heat, humor, and scandal. Her novels feature strong, intelligent, courageous, beautiful, yet flawed, heroes and heroines of color.  

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FARRAH ROCHON

Farrah is a two-time finalist for Romance Writers of America's RITA Award and has been a Romantic Times Book Reviews Reviewer's Choice Award nominee. In 2015, Farrah won the Emma Award for Author of the Year. 

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KATHY D0UGLASS

In 2014, Kathy participated in Brenda Novak’s online auction to raise money for a cure for Diabetes. She was the highest bidder for a critique by editor, Charles Griemsman.

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SIERA LONDON

I write about Sassy, Sensual heroines and the Alpha Males that love them, flaws and all, and the he author of twenty-two contemporary fiction novels and novellas . I'm is a native Floridian who served 22 years in the United States Navy.

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MIA SOSA

While she practiced media law in the nation’s capital, a romance novel was always within arm’s reach. Now that she no longer braves the treacherous commute to DC, she has time to hone her craft and plot stories about imperfect characters finding their perfect match.

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