For immediate release | May 13, 2014

United for Libraries to host ‘Isn’t it Romantic?’ at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will present “Isn’t it Romantic?”, an author panel featuring romance writers, 8:30-10 a.m. on Saturday, June 28 at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Popular romance authors Shelley Coriell, Deborah Coonts, Jeaniene Frost, Jill Shalvis and Ryan Winfield will discuss their books and sign copies following the program, which will be moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal’s “Prepub Alert.” An author book signing will follow.

Shelley Coriell (“The Buried,” Forever/Hachette) is a six-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist who writes novels for teens and “big, edgy” romantic suspense.

Deborah Coonts, who lives in Las Vegas, is the author of the Lucky O’Toole Las Vegas adventures, including the forthcoming “Lucky Bastard” (Forge/Macmillan).

Jeaniene Frost is the author of the Night Huntress vampire paranormal romance series, the Night Prince novels, and the forthcoming “The Beautiful Ashes,” book one in the Broken Destiny series.

Jill Shalvis (“Then Came You,” Berkley/Penguin) is a three-time National Readers’ Choice winner who has written more than four dozen romance novels.

Ryan Winfield (“Jane’s Harmony, Atria/Simon & Schuster) is the New York Times-bestselling author of the Park Service trilogy.

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