WRWW2 Book Fest — Saturday, October 27, 2012!

Mark your calendars. Women Read/Women Write 2 will take place Saturday, October 27, from 1 pm to 6 pm, at the Galleria in Mt. Lebanon (in the courtyard in front on Ann Taylor on the lower level.) The event will be even bigger and better than the first time. We will have 30+ authors and expect over 250 attendees. Enjoy signings and four panel discussions:

1:30 — “Mining Your Life” — Writers Kristen Bair O’Keeffee, Gina Mazza, Teri Coyne, Sonia Taitz, Dixiane Hallaj, and Lori Jones explore what it takes to write about difficult experiences, either in memoir or fiction.

2:30 — “How to Get Published; How to Stay Published” — Authors Nancy Martin, Heather Terrell, Kathy Shoop, Kathleen George, Madeline Hunter, Casey Daniels, and Gaelen Foley talk about the ever-changing publishing landscape and what it takes to stay successful.

3:30 — “Fifty Shades of Blush: The Reverberations of Fifty Shades of Grey in Bedrooms, Book Clubs and Mainstream Fiction” — Authors Nancy Martin, Gwyn Cready, Madeline Hunter and Victoria Robert debate what fueled the fire (so to speak) and what it means for the future of literature.

4:30 — “Lisbeth vs Hermoine: Brains, Brawn and the Modern Heroine” — Heroines are changing. Authors Heather Terrell, Kathleen George, Gaelen Foley, Katherine Miller Haines, and Teri Coyne and talk about the implications this has for their writing and literature in general.

The event is FREE! Sign up for the mailing list to get regular updates. Penguin Bookshop will be handling booksales at the event.


The mission of Women Read/Women Write is to bring readers and writers together to celebrate the books women love to read. Women make up 57% of readers and Mailing Listpurchase almost two-thirds of all books, and we know every woman who loves to read loves her books, but until now, no group in Pittsburgh has celebrated this fact.

Our Beloved Women Read/Women Write Authors (More to Come!):

Gaelen Foley(Romance), New York Times bestselling author of My Scandalous Viscount*
Madeline Hunter(Romance), New York Times bestselling author of The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne*
Gwyn Cready(Romance), RITA Award-winning author of Timeless Desire*
Maria V. Snyder(Young Adult and Fantasy), author of Touch of Power
Meredith Mileti(Women’s Fiction), author of Aftertaste*
Teri Coyne (Literary Fiction), author of The Last Bridge*
Mitchell J. Kaplan(Historical Fiction), Goodreads Choice Award nominee and author of By Fire, By Water
Casey Daniels(Paranormal Mystery), author of Supernatural Born Killers*
Kathryn Miller Haines (Mystery), Edgar Award nominee and author of The Girl is Trouble*
Nancy Martin (Mystery), author of No Way to Kill a Lady*
Megan Hart (Fiction, Erotic Fiction and Horror), author of Resurrected
Julie Long(Non-Fiction), co-author of Baby: An Owner’s Manual
Kathleen George (Mystery), Edgar Award nominee and author of Simple*
Heather Terrell (Young Adult and Historical Suspense), author of The Fallen Angel Series*
Sabrina Benulis (Paranormal and Young Adult), author of Archon
Victoria Roberts (Romance), author of Temptation in a Kilt*
Carolyn Elliott (Spiritual Self-help), author of Awesome Your Life: The Antidote to Suffering Genius*
E.G. Foley (Middle Grade/Young Adult), author of The Gryphon Chronicles*
Gina Mazza (Personal Growth), author of Everything Matters, Nothing Matters: For Women Who Dare to Live with Exquisite Calm, Euphoric Creativity and Divine Clarity*
Stephanie Keyes (Young Adult Paranormal), author of The Star Child*
Lindsay Edmunds (Science Fiction), author of Cel & Anna: A 22nd Century Love Story*
Maryanne Barnes (Relationships), author of A Cat is Better than a Boyfriend Except for the Sex*
Sonia Taitz (Memoir), author of The Watchmaker’s Daughter*
Dixiane Hallaj (Women’s Fiction), author of It’s Just Lola*
Hana Haatainen Caye (Non-fiction reference), author of Vinegar Fridays*
Regis Schilken (Mystery), author of Cipher*
Kylie Logan(Mystery), author of Hot Button*
Amanda Flower (Mystery), author of A Plain Death
Jalynne Lewis (Women’s Fiction), author of Is Danny Home*
Jane Bernstein (Memoir), author of Rachel in the World
Dr. Carmen Stenholm (Women’s Fiction), author of Crack Between the Worlds*
Kathleen Shoop
(Historical Fiction), author of After the Fog*
Connie Donaldson (Spiritual Memoir), author of Dumping the Magic: A Retired Cynic Revisits Spirituality and Healing*
Kristen Bair O’Keeffe
(Literary Fiction), author of Thirsty*
Lori Jones
(Children’s Fiction), author of Riley’s Heart Machine*
Louise S. Machinist, Jean McQuillin, Karen M. Bush (Non-fiction Reference), authors of  My House, Our House: Living Far Better for Far Less in a Cooperative Household*
Lois Lamanna
(Mystery), author of Matrimony and Murder*
Mary Calland (Historical Fiction), author of Consecrated Dust: A Novel of the Civil War North*


*Scheduled to appear at WRWW2


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