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Gere Books Talk, May 13, 2013

April 25, 2014 by Webmaster

Conventionally Speaking

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ScottScott discusses works by authors he's met at literary conventions. A booklist based on this talk is also available.

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'Casting About, Program 19

October 10, 2008 by Webmaster
Historical Romances
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Lisa and Rebecca discuss the historical romance genre.

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Turning the Pages of Romance: After the Conference

April 26, 2007 by pjorgensen
Turning the Pages of Romance logo On Saturday, April 17th, 2004, eighty fans joined with 11 authors of romance novels at the Holiday Inn in downtown Lincoln to share their love of Romance Fiction. Following opening comments by author Cynthia Rutledge, and a keynote address by Guest of Honor Victoria Alexander, participants were able to attend any of several panel discussions, purchase books and get them signed, and join in a luncheon for casual conversation with the authors. Please enjoy the following gallery of snapshots from this day-long event!

Turning the Pages of Romance 2004 -- Photo Gallery

[Want to know what was scheduled at the Conference? Click Here: Conference Program for a pdf copy of the schedule of events.]


Photo of the Main Conference Room Romance conference attendees gather in the main conference area before the opening comments.

Photo of promotional materials and door prizes Attendees look over the tables full of promotional materials provided by authors and publishers. In the foreground are the door prizes, to be given away at the end of the day.

Photo of Cynthia Rutledge during opening comments Lincoln romance author Cynthia Rutledge serves as Mistress of Ceremonies - welcoming attendees at the beginning of the conference.

Photo of Guest of Honor Victoria Alexander Guest of Honor Victoria Alexander presents her keynote address. The best-selling Omaha author (and former television news reporter) entertained the audience with her talk on the theme: "Why Do I Write? Because Life and Men are Hysterical!"

Photo of Romance Themes That Work panelists Linda Onumbu (standing, from Omaha Public Libraries) moderates a panel discussion on Romance Themes That Work. Featured panelists were (l to r) Kristin Gabriel, Pam Crooks, Kylie Brant and Cindy Gerard.

Photo of Villains and Antagonists panelists Participants in the Characters You Love to Hate: Villains and Antagonists panel discussion included (l to r) Leigh Michaels, Roxanne Rustand and Kylie Brant.

Photo of Victoria Alexander signing Guest of Honor Victoria Alexander chats and signs books for conference attendees in the book sale room.

Photo of the Q&A discussion Authors (l to r) Bobbi Smith, Kim Louise, Roxanne Rustand and Kylie Brant fielded questions from the audience during an impromptu Questions & Answers session in the afternoon.

Photo of Male Archetypes panelists Eiseley Branch supervisor Julie Simpson moderates the Bad Boy to Lost Soul: Male Archetypes discussion panel, featuring authors (l to r) Kim Louise, Kristin Gabriel and Julie Miller.

Photo of Book Sale room The authors were all available in the book sale room to sign books for attendees at various times throughout the day. Here, Leigh Michaels (behind table in background), Roxanne Rustand (in blue) and Bobbi Smith (farthest to the right) chat with readers and sign their works. [Special thanks to Lee Booksellers and the Lincoln City Library Foundation for arranging to have so many of the authors' books available for attendees.]

Photo of Dance Card registration Throughout the day, attendees were encouraged to have all eleven authors sign their decorative "Dance Card". Those who presented a Dance Card with all 11 signatures before the closing ceremonies were eligible for the door prize drawings. Here, attendees line up to get their filled Dance Cards authenticated.

Photo of Bobbi Smith Bobbi Smith, of Saint Charles, Missouri, tells the audience about making her first romance sale back in 1982.

Photo of Pam Crooks Omaha author Pam Crooks shares stories of her earliest successes.

Photo of Kylie Brant Kylie Brant entertains attendees with her recollections of breaking into the business.

Photo of Cindy Gerard Cindy Gerard talks about making her first novel sale in 1981.

Photo of Roxanne Rustand Roxanne Rustand shares her own tales about the road to publication.

Photo of Leigh Michaels With over 75 titles to her credit, Iowa romance author Leigh Michaels reminisces about her breakthrough sale.

Photo of Julie Miller Grand Island author Julie Miller talks about her first novel.

Photo of Kristin Gabriel Kristin Gabriel, a rural Nebraska romance writer, recalls her early successes.

Photo of Kim Louise Omaha author Kim Louise amuses attendees with memories of her first sale.

Photo of event coordinator Rebecca Lee Event coordinator Rebecca Lee (of Lincoln City Libraries) thanks the participants and all the staff from both the Lincoln and Omaha library systems, the members of the Lincoln City Library Foundation and the staff of Lee Booksellers for their help in pulling off the first Turning the Pages of Romance conference.

Photo of prize drawings Door Prizes were given out by drawing names from among the attendees who presented a fully-completed Dance Card at the end of the day. Here (l to r) author Cynthia Rutledge and event coordinator Rebecca Lee draw the winning names, and author Leigh Michaels prepares to give a prize to the attendee who came closest to guessing the total number of books published thus far by the assembled authors. That total? 287 books!.

Photo of all the author guests All the author guests gather for a group shot at the end of the day. Thanks for their part in a wonderful event go to: (l to r) Julie Miller, Victoria Alexander, Cindy Gerard, Cynthia Rutledge (in back), Kylie Brant, Roxanne Rustand, Leigh Michaels, Kim Louise, Kristin Gabriel, Pam Crooks and Bobbi Smith.

To connect to many of these authors' individual Web sites, and/or to see lists of their titles owned by the Lincoln City Libraries, please visit our Heart-Land booklist page.

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