The 12th Annual Reader & Author Get Together has ended, but the awesomeness goes on!
RAGT16 was presented by Lori Foster and a group of core volunteers including Christy Haynes and Sabra Harp. Thanks to the 2016 Reader & Author Get Together attendees. With everybody’s help and participation, we were able to make some really amazing donations!
Look What We Did!
$2500 to the Animal Adoption Foundation
From sales of limited print copies of A Buckhorn Summer to the AAF, plus Lori’s advance and all royalties moving forward! (Lori is currently giving the leftover copies to readers for at least a $5 donation to the AAF. For more on that, read this post on Goodreads.)
$21,000 to the One Way Farm
I’m beyond thrilled with the success of the raffles and I want to give a personal “thank you” to everyone who donated a basket, bid on a basket, and especially the volunteers who ran the raffle.
$1756 to the Conductive Learning Center
From a portion of Barnes & Noble book fair sales, given to the CLC
Hope to see everyone again in 2017!
Thank you to all the Individual Sponsors and Contributors from RAGT16
SPONSORS OF SPECIFIC ITEMS:
- Author lanyards – Skye Jordan
- Event T-Shirts – Constance Phillips
- First-time Welcome Bags – Wendi Zwaduk, Jocie McKade & Cheryl Dragon
- Goodybags – Monette Michaels & Paige Tyler
- Programs – Paige Tyler, Monette Michaels, Rachel Rivers & Kelli Evans
- Badges – D. Renee Bagby
- Graphic Design – Robin Ludwig Design Inc.
- Barnes & Noble Gift Cards –
C.H. Admirand, Sharon Hamilton, Jan Scarbrough
Virginia Gray, Kristina Knight, Gracie Guy & Morgan Malone
- Autograph Booklets – Lora Leigh
- Key Card Design – Janice Maynard
Thank you to all the #RAGT16 Boardroom Sponsors and Contributors
Links to schedules may be defunct as the event is now passed.
- MONROE (Industry Boardroom): Typing For Prizes!How fast can you type? How charming would it be to type a letter to someone as a surprise? Join CEO of Circle of Seven Productions, Sheila English; romance and erotic novelist Monica Corwin; and Ohio’s Xavier University professor Richard Polt as they talk about how vintage typewriters are being used now! Vintage typewriters on display! Typing contests, poetry, letters to mail out. (we supply stationary, envelopes and stamps) Stop by and type your own kernel of wisdom at the community typewriter. Prizes given throughout the day, including door prizes!
- MADISON (Author Boardroom):
As a special bonus for coming bright and early to RAGT16, authors Teri Stanley, Stacy McKitrick, Eden Ashe and Meg Cooper invite you to play their fun versions of classic game shows. Check out the Early Bird Special Game Show Extravaganza!
FRIDAY and SATURDAY Boardrooms:
- MONROE (Author Boardroom): RAGT Author Boardroom hosted by Jennifer Chance
Get to know the authors of the Reader Author Get Together better at the RAGT Author Boardroom! The boardroom will feature special events and author chat-withs (highlighting the fabulous authors of Samhain Publishing and more!), a goody counter of RAGT author swag, and time for authors to relax and connect with each other in addition to mixing with readers. A complete schedule of activities will be posted outside the boardroom from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon, so don’t miss out! The RAGT Author Boardroom is a must-stop destination for your RAGT weekend.
- MADISON (Publisher Boardroom):
Come join the Colorful Authors of Liquid Silver Books for fun and games, another exciting author hunt leading to some really nice prizes, a room raffle, and lots of candy. You’ll be creating heroes with Wendi Zwaduk/Megan Slayer. Dress up as your favorite heroine with Maddy Barone and join the fashion show parade. Escape to Cancun for a photo op with KaLyn Cooper. Have your fortune told by Errin Stevens and her Tarot cards. And if you’re an author, aspiring or otherwise, learn to polish a manuscript from Monette Michaels. Plus a Get To Know all the LSB authors, including Kelli Evans and Tina Holland and a chance to meet Liquid Silver Books’ owner, Linda Eberharter. And did we mention, there are prizes?
Madison Boardroom Schedule →
- SPRINGDALE (Author Boardroom): The Reader Room!
Join us in The Reader Room where it’s all about you! We’ll have reading-themed apparel and books for sale all weekend by each of our authors including New York Times Bestselling erotic romance author Jayne Rylon, steamy historical author Tarah Scott , erotic western author Sandy Sullivan, and debut author Catherine Beaumont. In addition we’ll be playing fun games, giving out lots of prizes and hosting some karaoke. Kick off the weekend by Blinging Your Badge and stay for a whole weekend of fun. We look forward to chatting with you any time. See you there!
Springdale Boardroom Schedule →
- GLENDALE (Author Boardroom): Laugh Your Way to An HEA!
Come and spend some time with those wacky paranormal gals, Darynda Jones, Eve Langlais, Donna McDonald and Robyn Peterman. Get to know the authors up close and personal. They have promised to shower…Games, prizes and more info about the girls than you ever wanted to know. For a good time and lots of laughs, come play with us!
Glendale Boardroom Schedule →
- LIBERTY (Author Boardroom): Reader Adventures with Keeper Book Authors! Girls just wanna have fun, right? Hang out with us and have a blast. New York Times bestseller Dianna Love, USA Today bestseller Adrienne Giordano, USA Today bestseller Tracey Devlyn and Amazon bestseller Hildie McQueen are hosting crazy fun games, sock parties, revealing secrets (yes, we’ll tell on each other), giving away door prizes and more. We’re showing up with our arms loaded and we are not taking any of it home. We’ll have books for sale all weekend and you can bring yours to be autographed any time while we chat with you one on one.
Liberty Boardroom Schedule →
- FAIRFIELD (Author Boardroom): Join the unique authors of the Turn the Page Brigade for games, Q & As, a selfie station, and chances to win fab prizes. USA Today bestseller Jenika Snow will be putting the pieces together to make the perfect hunk, while bestseller Cecile Tellier leads readers in a fresh take on Mad Libs, romance style. International bestseller LeTeisha Newton has the clock counting down on a fierce game of Hangman, and award-winning author J.J. Lore will be getting her craft on with floral headbands constructed from sizzling book pages. Get to know all of the Turn the Page Brigade authors with games of Would You Rather and Flash Card fiction. After every session, collect a ticket to enter drawings for gift baskets from the authors and their publihers.
- HAMILTON (Author Boardroom):
We welcome you to enjoy games, crafts, and deep (and silly) writing related discussions. Come by for a chat, get the rules for Saturday night photo bingo, and spend time with a panorama of authors whose genres span from cozy mysteries to erotic sci-fi. Join CC Dragon for chats on cozy mysteries that leave you guessing. Tianna Xander will share the secrets of romancing shape shifters. Trinity Blacio will unravel the arcane arts of dealing with dragons and other fun hobbies for 2…or more. Viola Grace will pull back the sci-fi curtain to discuss superheroes in space and other likely events. Come in, have fun, and have a great RAGT 2016!
Hamilton Boardroom Schedule →