BOOK SIGNINGS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Book signings, author events, and conventions are a blast, although they can be crazy, too. I try not to do more than one or two events per year so I can focus on my family and writing. If you're interested in getting your books signed and you can't meet me in person, look under
Reader Extras for information on signed stickers for your books.
NOTE: I usually have special giveaways for members of my online reader group (the Joanna Wylde's Junkies) at booksignings. If you're a member of the Junkies, be sure to identify yourself when you reach my table!
RT Booklovers Convention - Atlanta, Georgia
Join me at the RT Booklovers Convention for two days of fun and craziness! I won't be there the entire time, but I'll be packing quite a bit into Friday and Saturday. Here's the list of events I'll be attending:
1001 Dark Nights Sparkler
Southern hospitality and swag - what could be better? Please join1001 Dark Nights for a toast and interactive fan event. Meet your favorite authors, learn their darkest secrets and dreams. Fun for all hosted by 1001 Dark Nights co-creators, M.J. Rose and Liz Berry.
Friday, May 5, 2017 12:20pm – 1:20pm
Location: LL1/Ballroom Level
Room: Regency V
Imperfect Perfection panel with Kristen Ashley, Rebecca Zanetti and Joanna Wylde
Why we like the uneasy hero. On paper, some heroes wouldn’t be all that much to write home about. But in novels it isn’t just about the redemption of a man through the woman he loves but all of his actions put together, the good/ the bad, historically and going forward, that give him depth and make him worthwhile. That his imperfections are what makes him interesting... what makes him perfect.
Friday, May 5, 2017 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: LL3/Conference/Industry Level
A Southern Affair with Penguin Random House
Join Penguin Random House’s authors for an afternoon of romance, sweet tea, lemonade, and Southern refreshments. Pick up a complimentary tote bag* and grab FREE copies of signed books from your favorite authors and digital downloads for your e-reader. Party goers can also sign up for Penguin Random House’s romance newsletters to for the chance to win a fabulous grand prize! *Tote bags available for the first 600 guests.
Saturday, May 6, 2017 3pm – 4:30pm
Location: LL2/Exhibit/Reader Level
Room: Grand Hall West, 4
1001 Dark Nights Cruise
This four night cruise with the 1001 Dark Nights authors will allow readers multiple opportunities to get books signed, ask questions and spend time with authors. Guests include Kristen Ashley, Shayla Black, Lexi Blake, Kaylea Cross, Dee Davis, Avery Flynn, Heather Graham, Donna Grant, Liliana Hart, Larissa Ione, Lorelei James, Laura Kaye, J. Kenner, Kimberly Kincaid, R.K. Lilley, Lisa Mondello, Elisabeth Naughton, Laurelin Paige, Carly Phillips, Kristen Proby, Carrie Ann Ryan, Jessica Scott, Susan Stoker, Joanna Wylde, & Rebecca Zanetti.
For more information, visit the cruise website.
FAQ about book signings
Q. Do I have to buy a book to get something signed?
A. Absolutely not. I'm happy to sign scrapbooks, bags, e-reader covers or anything else (human bodies above the waist only, please). I also have signed swag available at my table.
Q. What if I see an author sitting alone at their table? If I go talk to them, will they be upset if I've never heard of their books?
A. PLEASE go talk to any author at a signing, especially if they don't have someone at their table. Authors love talking to readers, and there isn't an expectation that you buy something unless you want to. It's very hard to sit alone at a book signing. Reach out to any author (or reader) and you're likely to make their day.
Q. What if I see you in the hotel? Is it okay to say hi to you in the bar, or hang out?
A. Sure, within reason. For example, if an author is in a bar hanging out after the signing, she'd probably be happy to visit with you. If she's in a closed bathroom stall, not such a great place for a selfie. Use your common sense and remember that authors are often introverts. Cut us some slack if you catch us outside the signing at a bad moment ;)