Roanoke Author Invasion

Well, I’m back from an amazing weekend in Roanoke, Virginia and I have to say it was an awesome experience!

I got to meet some of my favorite authors …

Melissa and Ashley RAI 2016
(Me and the fabulous Melissa Haag)
Karen and Ashley RAI 2016
(Me and the amazing Karen Lynch)
(Club YA)

And some of my fan-freakin’-tastic Street Team members …

(Sara Meadows, Me and Hazel Godwin)
(Me and Jocqueline Protho)

And I finally got to meet my awesome PA …

(Me and Hazel Godwin starting our day off right with Starbucks.)

The signing was nothing short of amazing. It was fun, exciting, and yes, even a little exhausting.

(Me at my booth.)
(Me at my booth.)
(Me at my booth after the awesome Sara Meadows and Kelly Nagy saved the day and reorganized.)
(Me at my booth after the awesome Sara Meadows and Kelly Nagy saved the day with their amazing organization skills.)
 (First book signing of the day.)
(Me signing my first book of the day.)

And check it out! Two Truths and a Lie even made it on the WDBJ7 news clip!

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RAI was simply wonderful!  I had a fantastic time and I seriously cannot wait until next year.

Up next … Romancing the Capital. Ottawa here I come!

Roanoke Author Invasion is right around the corner!

Roanoke Author Invasion is right around the corner! With this many authors, we are so excited to keep this a free event for readers as they meet their favorite writers and discover new ones!

Join sixty bestselling authors of contemporary and paranormal fiction and more at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke, Virginia on April 2, 2016 from 11pm-4pm. Signings will be split from 11-1 and 2-4p to allow a lunch break. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon of books, giveaways, and more as they get the latest releases from their favorite authors and discover new voices!

Authors include several bestsellers like #1 New York Times and International Bestselling authors such as Casey Bond (writer of the award-winning Harvest Saga); Cambria Hebert (of the popular YA Hashtag Series); Rysa Walker (2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards winner for her CHRONOS Files series); and Heather Hildenbrand, whose book Imitation has been optioned for television by NBC to be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.

This free event is in its second year. With over 100 guests for the first year, attendance is expected to double as they travel from all over the country to visit Roanoke, VA. They will be able to meet their favorite authors and be introduced to new writers, win prizes, and take home swag. Free RAI tote bags will be given as first come, first serve, while RAI t-shirts will be available for purchase.

In addition, all attendees are invited back to the Holiday Inn for an afterparty from 7-10PM. Hosted by Forget the Housework, I’m Reading, City and Book and Brains, Beauty, BOOKS!

Tickets will be $20 sent to via Paypal. Price includes light appetizers, goodie bag and dancing. Proceeds benefit United Through Reading.

For more information, including how to get your free ticket, a full list of exhibitors, and the chance to volunteer for the event, visit