Appearances

Bookstore Romance Day Virtual Author Panel, Old Firehouse Books, 3pm (central) August 15th

Hosted by OLD FIREHOUSE BOOKS, this LIVE author chat features contemporary romance authors Christina Lauren and Melonie Johnson along with historical romance authors Amalie Howard, Kerrigan Byrne, and Sophie Jordan. Join in the discussion on the craft of writing romance and the joy of reading it by registering HERE (the event is free, but space is limited).

Books & Booze Virtual Event, Love’s Sweet Arrow, 7pm August 14th

Romance Authors and Boozy Broads Angelina Lopez and Melonie Johnson will join Fresh Fiction Editor Danielle Dresser in conversation about the importance of embracing escapism in these uncertain times. This is a virtual event hosted by romance bookstore Love’s Sweet Arrow. The event is free, but attendance is limited. Reserve your spot NOW.

PAST EVENTS:

‘Tis The Season Winter Romance Event – Love’s Sweet Arrow, December 7, 2019

Come on out to Love’s Sweet Arrow for an evening of wintery fun. From 4-8 pm enjoy toasty treats including: a hot cocoa bar and cookie swap, bookish ornament crafts, two rounds of romance bingo with featured authors CJ Warrant, Jennifer Trethewey, Lolah Lace, Melonie Johnson and Suleikha Snyder. You’ll leave prepared for a season of cozy reading! Bingo hosted by Fresh Fiction editor Danielle Dresser. Also featuring special guest appearance by the co-hosts of the Whoa!mance podcast.

Lit Fest – Lisle Library, November 30, 2019

The Fest will take place on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, with a meet-and-greet from 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM and a Q&A at 2:30 PM.

Wine & Words – Love’s Sweet Arrow, November 23, 2019

Join us for a little extra self care before the holidays on Saturday, November 23 from 6-9 pm and enjoy a night out with some local authors as they share favorite recipes, tips for relaxing and writing during the holidays, and personalize some books for you too! Authors Amy Sandas, Sonali Dev, Melonie Johnson, and Marie Piper will be at Love’s Sweet Arrow on the 23, as well as Danielle Dresser, Editorial Manager for Fresh Fiction, to moderate a short Q and A later in the evening. In addition, there will also be opportunity for you to sample some wine if you so choose, while you chat with the authors and get your books signed, and all attendees will have a chance to win pampering themed raffle prizes.

Readers & ‘Ritas – Dallas, November 8-10, 2019

Local Author Panel & Signing – Naperville, November 2, 2019

Sweet Home Chicago Author Signing Event, October 19, 2019

Author Signing & Raffles | VIP Entry 11-Noon | General Admission 12-4pm

Fox Cities Book Festival – Oct 12, 2019

I’ll be participating on the author panel, The Power of the Romance Genre, from 1-2pm on Saturday October 12th at the Neenah Public Library. Book signing will follow

Oswego Literary Festival – September 29, 2019

10am – 2pm.  I’ll be signing books along with dozens of local authors. Live music and more. Follow the event page on FB for updates.

Readers for Life Literacy Signing – NYC July 27, 2019

Romance Game Night – The Strand Bookstore NYC July 25, 2019

Join contemporary romance authors Melonie Johnson, Sonali Dev, Lauren Layne, Alisha Rai, and Helena Hunting for a night of fun and games run by Sarah Wendell, author and co-founder of Smart Bitches Trashy Books!

Throughout rounds of Never Have I Ever (writing edition!) and Would You Rather? (romance edition), listen for key words to mark on your Bingo card for the chance to win a prize pack of books. The first 50 people to arrive will also win a tote bag.

All authors will be signing books after the games. Hope to see you there!

“Welcome to the Big Apple, RWA” – Lady Jane’s Salon NYC July 24, 2019

This year’s special Salon event is made possible by our wonderful sponsor, Frolic Media, Leading our talent lineup – mega-bestselling romance author, Brenda Jackson! Preceding Brenda, these five exciting, fresh voices of romance: Evie DunmoreAngelina M. Lopez, Felicia Grossman, Nita Brooks & Melonie Johnson. Admission: $5 dollars—cash only. Net proceeds support Win (Women in Need, Inc.)

Book Club Discussion of ONCE UPON A BAD BOY – Love’s Sweet Arrow July 13, 2019

Join fellow Chicago area romance readers for the first book club meeting at Love’s Sweet Arrow! This month’s selection is ONCE UPON A BAD BOY! The discussion will be led by Jen Prokop (aka Jen Reads Romance). The event begins at noon and I’m planning to arrive around 1 after the chat for an author Q & A session and to sign books!

Author’s Visit & Signing – Lake Geneva June 25, 2019

Summer Lovin’ : Author/Reader Mixer at Love’s Sweet Arrow

I’ll be at the brand new ROMANCE BOOKSTORE with some other Chicagoland authors to chat, sign, books, and play games. There are rumors of refreshments and door prizes, it’s sure to be a fun evening!

Printer’s Row Lit Fest – Chicago June 8, 2019

I’ll be signing copies of GETTING HOW WITH THE SCOT and SMITTEN BY THE BRIT from 2-4pm at the Chicago-North/Windy City RWA booth on Saturday, June 8th.

Book Lovers Con – New Orleans May 15-19, 2019

Special Guest of Sonali Dev, Book Release Party for PRIDE, PREJUDICE AND OTHER FLAVORS – Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville May 6

Sonali’s book release parties are always a delight. There will be samosas and mimosas and lovely conversation with the fabulous author herself. I’m delighted to appear as Sonali’s guest and sign copies of my debut, GETTING HOT WITH THE SCOT.

Adult Reading Round Table Romance Panel March 19, 2019