The Historical Romance Retreat was once again in my hometown of Spokane and there was no way I could pass up attending this awesome event. If you’re a fan of historical romance, this is one event that you’ll want to look into attending. The organizers, Delilah Marvelle and Renee Bernard, have ensured that this is a reader-centric event. And fun is had by all.
Last September, I attend the first Historical Romance Retreat. As registration for 2017 opened today and tickets are selling fast (I got mine reserved!), I thought I’d finally get these pictures posted.
I didn’t take nearly as many photos as a lot of the attendees at the first annual Historical Romance Retreat. But I do think I got photos of most of the authors, some of the surroundings and all the goodies that I picked up.
Our fearless leader, Jen, will be spending the next couple days at the Historical Romance Retreat in Spokane WA (which happens to be her hometown). There are over 40 historical romance authors attending and this event is all about the readers.
Jen will be posting photos on the blog at some point depending on downtime… but most definitely a wrap up will post on Monday, September 26. But if you want to keep up with the action as she’s taking photos, follow Romancing the Book on Twitter and/or Instagram.
Jen: Today’s our last official guest before the Historical Romance Retreat begins. Sabrina York, welcome back to Romancing the Book. Will you share a short bio with us?
Sabrina: Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York, is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of hot, humorous stories for smart and sexy readers. Her titles range from sweet & snarky to scorching romance. Visit her webpage at www.sabrinayork.com to check out her books, excerpts and contests.
The authors and attendees of the Historical Romance Retreat will be descending on Spokane, Washington in the next few days. Since I’ve lived in Spokane for the last 15 years, I thought it would be nice to give a little tour of downtown Spokane and some things to see and do within walking distance from the hotel where HRR will be held.
Jen: We’re less than a week away from the Historical Romance Retreat and we’re excited to welcome Katherine Bone to Romancing the Book. Katherine, will you share a short bio with us?
Katherine: National best-selling historical romance author Katherine Bone has been passionate about history since she had the opportunity to travel to various Army bases, castles, battlegrounds, and cathedrals as an Army brat turned officer’s wife. Who knew that an Army wife’s passion for romance novels would lead to pirates?
Jen: We’re less than a month away from the Historical Romance Retreat and today we have Collette Cameron stopping by Romancing the Book. Collette, will you share a short bio with us?
Collette: A bestselling, award-winning author, COLLETTE CAMERON pens Scottish and Regency historicals featuring rogues, rapscallions, rakes, and the intelligent, intrepid damsels who reform them.
Blessed with three spectacular children, fantastic fans, and a compulsive, over-active, and witty Muse who won’t stop whispering new romantic romps in her ear, she lives in Oregon with her mini-dachshunds, though she dreams of living in Scotland part-time.
For the Love of the Wicked Rake
Those of us who love our bad boy heroes really love them, don’t we? Now, don’t get me wrong. I can appreciate a soft-spoken beta hero with soulful eyes, but more often than not I find myself flipping through the pages for the alphas—the wicked aristocratic rake, the dominant billionaire, the hard-bodied Navy Seal or the arrogant sports star.
Jen: Today we are excited to welcome our next Historical Romance Retreat author, Anna Campbell! Anna, will you share a short bio with us?
Anna: Aussie Anna Campbell’s historical romances have won numerous awards, including the 2015 Australian Romantic Novella of the Year. Anna’s latest release is Stranded with the Scottish Earl: A Regency Novella, available from all good e-tailers from 30th June. Her website is www.annacampbell.com
Jen: Today we welcome Sabrina Jeffries back to Romancing the Book as part of our Historical Romance Retreat feature. Sabrina, will you share a short bio with us?
Sabrina: Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of over 50 novels and works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music.