Love is in the Air: A Writers' Event
Come see local authors at this romance book-signing event! Many books will be available for purchase and the authors will be on hand to answer questions and talk about upcoming releases. The authors will be sponsoring a gift basket giveaway which includes an Ashcombe gift card! Enter to win by meeting every author and receiving their signature on a photo card. No purchase is necessary to enter.
Participate in a Build-A-Book workshop. Join us anytime between 12-3 pm in the greenhouse to build your own book. You'll create a book from cardstock and paper. Walk-ins are welcome but prepayment is required. The cost is $5 per book. Purchase at the register and receive a bookmark as proof of payment!
Bring your sweetie with you for Buy One Get One half-price lunch from the Country Café.
New this year at Love is in the Air!
Calling all writers for a free fiction writing workshop! Several of our participating authors will be conducting a panel discussion about writing and publishing for the general public! Have questions about getting started as a writer? Curious about what goes into research, craft, publishing, and marketing fiction? Come early to attend one of our Q&A sessions!
We will be running both writing workshops simultaneously beginning at 11 am.
Workshop panels include:
Misty Simon/Gabby Allan
Jamie Beth Cohen
To RSVP for the free workshops click here!
Meet and Greet with all of these amazing authors!
Almost as long as she's been enjoying great books, Elizabeth Andrews has been attempting to write her own. At age twelve, she found her mother's romance stash and was hooked. She loves a variety of romance genres, mostly hot. You can find out more at www.elizabethandrewswrites.com
Jennifer Bonds is the USA Today bestselling author of sizzling contemporary romance with sassy heroines, sexy alphas, and a whole lot of mischief. She's a sucker for enemies-to-lovers stories, laugh-out-loud banter, and over-the-top grand gestures, all of which you can find in her books! To connect with Jen, visit www.jenniferbonds.com.
When not writing, Vicky Burkholder works as an editor and reviewer, helping other authors out. When not doing any of those, she can be found in the kitchen whipping up gluten-free, lactose-free, or other allergy-free meals, or watching the world go by from her patio. Find her at: http://www.Vicky-Burkholder.com
Jamie Beth Cohen – writer, storyteller, and podcaster – grew up in Pittsburgh and lives in south-central PA. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, HuffPost, Salon, Teen Vogue, and more. She is the author of Wasted Pretty and Liminal Summer from Black Rose Writing. When not working, writing, or spending time with her family, she mentors an incarcerated writer and novice storyteller. Learn more here: http://www.jamiebethcohen.com/bookjamie
Natalie J. Damschroder writes high-stakes romantic adventure, sometimes with a paranormal bent. She's published 31 novels plus a number of short works, including paranormal young adult fiction as NJ Damschroder. Learn more about her at her website, www.nataliedamschroder.com, follow her on Twitter @NJDamschroder, or like her Facebook page at /NJDamschroder.
R.A. Fischer is the writing team of Rachel Ann Fischer and Ann Marie Knorr-Fischer. Rachel's early discovery of fantasy role-playing games sparked her imagination and passion for creating worlds and characters. Writing two produced plays made her fall in love with writing dialogue and gave her the confidence to write their novel, based on a role-playing campaign that began in her cousin's kitchen. Ann's first memories of writing are from elementary school, where she wrote short poems and stories. Her love for the written word progressed over the years as she wrote for school literary publications and a full-length movie script her senior year in college. She directed and produced Rachel's plays. Visit their website at www.rafischerauthors.com.
D.R. Grady is an absentminded sweet romance author of over twenty-five novels. She lives with her understanding husband near Hershey, PA, and adores laughing, collecting books and bags (to the chagrin of hubby), and chocolate. Oh, and writing sweet/clean stories that resonate with her lovely readers. Learn more at www.drgradybooks.com.
Andrew Grey, the recipient of the RWA Centennial Award, grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He is blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world's most supportive and loving partner. Learn more at http://andrewgreybooks.com/.
Do you binge Hallmark movies? Then Carrie Jacobs is the author for you! Her "clean-ish" series of sweet, contemporary romcoms is set in Hickory Hollow, the small town where everyone gets their happily ever after. Visit carriejacobsauthor.com to learn more.
Award-winning author C.A. Masterson loves stories of any genre. Multi-published in contemporary to historical, fantasy/dark fantasy to paranormal/speculative, she sometimes mashes genres. Visit her at http://paintingfirewithwords.blogspot.com or look for her romance stories as Cate Masters at http://catemasters.blogspot.com and in strange nooks and far-flung corners of the web.
Odessa Moon lives in the sweetest place on Earth. When she's not planting trees, she's thinking about colonizing Mars and how that would really work out in practice. It would be hard work and it would be romantic, traveling across the Steppes of Mars. Find out more about Odessa and her books at www.odessamoon.com or at www.peschelpress.com.
An award-winning journalist, Decca Price lives in the foothills of Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains. Among her passions are Victorian England, travel and cats—especially her two Siamese rascals—and mysteries of all kinds, especially the mysteries that lurk inside every human heart. Visit her at www.deccaprice.com.
Misty Simon loves a good story and decided one day that she would try her hand at it. Eventually she got it right. There's nothing better in the world than making someone laugh, and she hopes everyone at least snickers in the right places when reading her books. Find her at www.mistysimon.com.
Victoria Smith lives in Central PA with her high school sweetheart and way too many animals. She writes paranormal, urban fantasy, and dystopian—all with romance, because who doesn't love a happy ending? She publishes with Soul Mate Publishing. Visit her at http://vickismith.blogspot.com.
Cate Tayler is a New England beach baby. She found her happily ever after while serving in the US Air Force and now creates them for others through steamy contemporary romances. In addition to writing, her passions include her husband and four children, her rescue pups Shiloh and Archer, cooking, the 80s, and the Miami Dolphins. Visit her website at www.catetayler.com
Mary Walsh is a multi-genre author of 12 books: rom-com, steamy romance, cozy ghost story, historical fiction, crime, & non-fiction. Her upcoming crime book, American Posse, will be available in August. She lives in Mechanicsburg, PA with her husband Dave & their four kids. Find her on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter @MaryWalshWrites & marywalshwrites.com
J.A. Whitzel's story and characters first came to her in a dream, and the story just poured out onto paper. Susan Snyder Stahl is a good friend, and with her ideas and thoughts they accomplished a living dream! J.A. Whitzel lives in a beautiful small town in Pennsylvania.