Romance Readers' Social

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Romance Readers Social

On the second weekend in February each year, we host local romance authors for a fun-filled afternoon of book signings, author interviews, crafts and games. Enjoy some cupcakes while chatting with authors and picking up some new reads. Anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend.

Our next Romance Readers’ Social is scheduled for February 10th, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 pm.Confirmed guests include:


Catherine Maxwell

Cathy Maxwell’s enthusiasm for life graces the pages of her books and are the topic of the talks she gives to readers and writers groups about her chosen career.

She is no stranger to the limelight. After graduating from college, Cathy started off as a news broadcaster. She later decided reporting was boring compared to making news and joined the navy. After a successful stint in Naval intelligence, including a tour with the Pentagon, Cathy proceeded to pursue writing. Now, she has over thirty published romance novels (and five anthologies) to her credit, many of them spending significant time on the New York Times and USA Today mass market best-seller lists. Several have been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award and she has been honored with RT Book Review’s "Love and Laughter" award three times. Recently, the Washington Romance Writers named her a recipient of the Kathleen Gilles Seidel "Legend" award for her service to the chapter.

Originally from Kansas, she now finds herself in Texas! When not writing she is likely to be busy with one of many local charities or packing her bags to research her next novel. Cathy’s motto is "travel light" and she enjoys meeting her fans all over the world. Visit her at


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J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A five time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy). Visit her online at


 April Kihlstrom web

April Kihlstrom is the award winning author of over 30 published books, many of them Signet Regencies and has also taught creative writing and public speaking to children as well as adults. She lives in Texas with her dog Sophy.




Anissa Garcia web

Anissa Garcia resides in Austin, Texas and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communications and English. She held an array of jobs including Public Relations Manager for Barnes and Noble. Wanting a change of pace, she moved to Los Angeles where she attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and trained full-time in theatre and casting. After working in Hollywood, she returned to Texas where she has written articles for Cosmopolitan and Lady Couture. When not writing stories, acting, traveling, watching movies, or drinking coffee, she loves to daydream about romantic fictional men. Visit her at


Vivien Jackson

 Vivien Jackson writes fantastical, futuristic, down-home salacious kissery. Her debut science fiction romance, Wanted and Wired, was selected as an Amazon Best Book of 2017 in the romance category. The sequel, Perfect Gravity, was a Best Romance of the Month. A devoted Whovian Browncoat Sindarin Jedi gamer, Viv has a degree in English, which just means she’s read gobs of stuff in that language. With her similarly geeky partner, children, and hairy little pets, she lives in Austin, Texas, and social medias (@Vivien_Jackson) way more than she ought. Visit her at



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