Apr
17
11:15 am11:15

Charmed by the Cowboy

  • Rio All-Suiet Hotel

Charmed by the Cowboy is a reader - speed dating style event where authors give charms as they explained how their cowboys charmed the heroine! Join bestselling Western romance writers as they share the best of the Wild West. Prepare to fall in love with their cowboys heroes during this speed-dating style event, where readers get an inside look at what it's like being charmed by their heart-n-horse-wranglin' men. 100 readers will receive a bracelet and different charms from each writer.

Located in Tropical A.

Apr
16
10:30 am10:30

Giant Book Fair

  • Rio All-Suiet Hotel and Casino

Meet more than 650 authors who will autograph books, posters and bookmarks. Bring your “keepers” and have them signed! This year we will have all authors (traditional, e-book only, and indie/print on consignment) all in one room and fully intermingled! The Saturday Giant Book Fair ticket is included in the full general convention registration fee. This event is also open to the public, and tickets can be purchased for just the Giant Book Fair. You can purchase a ticket at the door the day of the event. Pre-ordered tickets will be picked up at the hotel on the day of the Giant Book Fair. You can bring two books from home per author to the Giant Book Fair on Saturday. However, you can only bring 10 books from home into the book fair ballroom at a time. There will be a book check area where you can store your extra books and swap them out for 10 more and then you can re-enter the room.

Located in Pavilion Ballroom

Apr
15
10:00 am10:00

Pioneer Hearts Hoedown

  • Rio All-Suiet Hotel

Lovers of Western Historical Romance unite! And what better way than with a party? Join authors from Pioneer Hearts, a group for lovers of Western Historical Romance, and learn what drives this most beloved of genres! Go on a scavenger hunt with your fellow readers (you won't even have to leave the room) to find cowboys, hunky heroes, spunky heroines, villains and more! Each author will have goodies galore. A grand prize of a Kindle Fire with books from each Pioneer Hearts author will be awarded to our scavenger hunt winner!

Located in Amazon O

Apr
13
12:15 pm12:15

Win, Lose, NEVER Bust - Writing Against the Odds

  • Rio All-Suiets hotel

A cancer survivor, a mother with special needs children, a business owner and a divorcee walk into a bar...because after the last couple years, they all need a drink! Join authors as they discuss how they kept going when the chips were stacked against them and how you can too.

Located in Tropical A

Apr
12
1:30 pm13:30

Scrapbooking Mania at RT Convention

  • Rio All-suites Hotel

Authors and fellow readers will be on hand to help decorate your scrapbook. Bling it out, go crazy, and have fun creating your little piece of RT 2016 history. No experience necessary!! All supplies included, even a camera and printer so you can create a page from the workshop with your favorite attending author, or better yet, a picture with the entire group. Best of all, you leave the workshop with your ready to autograph, original RT 2016 scrapbook!

Located in Lambada