Isn't it Romantic?

Sun., June 26
8:30-10 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center, W101A

Join us for a lively session from romance writers including Mary Kay Andrews, Susan Wiggs, Heather Graham, Shelly Shepard Gray, Brenda Novak, and Meg Rosoff. Authors will sign copies of their books following the program. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

Mary Kay Andrews (photo credit: Bill Miles)Mary Kay Andrews

The Weekenders, St. Martin's Press/Macmillan
May 2016; $14.99; 9781466872929

Mary Kay Andrews is The New York Times bestselling author of Beach Town, Save the Date, Ladies' Night, Spring Fever,Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues. A former journalist for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Ga.




Susan Wiggs Susan Wiggs

Family Tree, William Morrow/HarperCollins
Aug. 2016; $25.99; 9780062425430

Susan Wiggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 novels, including the beloved Lakeshore Chronicles series. Her novels have been translated into two dozen languages. A Harvard graduate, she lives with her husband in Washington State, on an island in Puget Sound.



Heather Graham (photo credit: Charles William Bush)Heather Graham

Deadly Fate, MIRA/Harlequin
Aug. 2016; $26.99; 9780778330127

Heather Graham is a perennial New York Times bestselling author of more than 100 novels. She has won numerous awards, including the RWA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Heather is an active member of the Mystery Writers of America and the International Thriller Writers. She was named the 2016 ThrillerMaster and is a co-chair for Bouchercon XLVII (2016). She lives in Miami, Fla.





Shelly Shepard Gray Shelly Shepard Gray

A Daughter's Dream, Avon Inspire/HarperCollins
May 2016; $12.99; 9780062337818

Shelly Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time Hold Medallion winner. She lives in Loveland, Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.




Brenda Novak (photo credit: Micah Kandros Photography)Brenda Novak

The Secrets She Kept, MIRA/Harlequin
Aug. 2016; $26.99; 9780778330110

Brenda Novak has written more than 50 books, with more than 4 million copies in print. This four-time RITA® Award nominee has won many awards, including the National Readers’ Choice, the Booksellers’ Best, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Daphne, and the Holt Medallion.




Meg Rosoff (photo credit: Jean Goldsmith)Meg Rosoff

Jonathan Unleashed, Viking/Penguin Random House
July 2016; $25; 9781101980903

Meg Rosoff grew up in Boston and worked in advertising for 15 years before writing her first novel, How I Live Now, which has sold more than 1 million copies in 36 territories. It won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Printz Award, was short-listed for the Orange Prize and made into a film. Her subsequent five novels have been awarded or short-listed for, among others, the Carnegie Medal and the National Book Award. She lives in London with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.