Sponsors

We couldn’t put RAGT on without the generosity of our amazing sponsors — and there are so many ways to be a sponsor! Opportunities include:

  • Sponsoring a boardroom, where you can create your own breakout schedule that compliments, but does not conflict with, the main activities (meals, booksignings, etc…) of the event.
  • Sponsor a Meal/Party! Authors or publishers sponsoring a party or meal will get additional promotion on the RAGT website, the RAGT Facebook page, at the event – as well as the gratitude of all attendees.
  • Sponsorship does not need to be huge! Other sponsorship ideas include: Cash sponsorship, badges & lanyards, etc…

We are always accepting sponsorship proposals for parties, and for some meals. If it happens that we are full up for the current event (i.e., there are only so many meals to account for!), we’d still be happy to note that you are interested in case changes occur. Plus there are often other, comparable ways to sponsor that Lori can suggest to you!

Have an idea for a sponsorship? Send it in!


Thanks to these #RAGT23 sponsors:



Individual Sponsors and Contributors

Discretionary Cash Sponsors:
Sponsors of Specific Items:

PLEASE NOTE: All authors & publishers are free to donate books and promo to go in the goody bags, and/or raffle prizes to be included in our amazing raffles. Goody bag items and raffle baskets are not considered sponsored items.


Boardroom Sponsors

Each Boardroom will have its own hour-by-hour schedule for the whole event. Below each Boardroom, see links for individual schedules.

Detailed Boardroom schedules will also be available at the event itself.

Find out more about RAGT Boardrooms →

Thursday
Many of you are already at the hotel, awaiting our regularly scheduled activities, but until announcements are made in the ballroom on Thursday at 6:00pm, drop into one of the listed rooms to visit with authors, grab some swag, take photos, meet up with other attendees – and just have fun with a fast and loose schedule that depends on YOU and what you want.

  • GRANT (Author Boardroom):

    9:00am – 12:00pm
    Join Kim Law for a morning of Family Saga Bingo! Play games, win prizes, learn about Kim and her books, and purchase books at a discounted rate before the book signing. All players will receive a free download of one of Kim’s books.

    1:00pm – 4:00pm
    Devine time with Carolyn Brown! Grab a donut and chat with Carolyn about her newest release, THE DEVINE DOUGHNUT SHOP. While you’re there, enter to win a special stuffed tote bag filled with fun surprises!

    • QUEEN CITY (Author Boardroom):
      Escape to Wine Country with Gracie Guy and Heather Slade

      Take a trip to the wine regions of California’s Central Coast and New York’s Hudson River! We have wonderful plans in store for you as we celebrate our latest releases. There will be author chats and Q&A, tons of fun and games, and even more laughs. Plus, we have a truly unique and special event planned! Check the RAGT23 Facebook group for the BIG announcement.

      Queen City Thursday Schedule→

    • RIVERVIEW (Author Boardroom):
      The Romance of Writing: A Day with the Maynards

      Join high-school sweethearts (and book lovers) Janice and Charles Maynard for three individual boardroom sessions. Lots of fun and laughter. Prizes and book giveaways! Don’t miss this chance to ask questions and/or hang out with longtime RAGT authors.

      Session 1 (10:30 to 11:30): Scotland – Stones, Scones, and Stories

      Session 2 (1:30 to 2:30): The Ins & Outs, Ups & Downs of Traditional Publishing

      Session 3 (3:00 to 4:00): Writing About and Photographing National Parks

    • TALL STACKS (Author Boardroom):
      Become a Member of the Secret Suspense Society!

      Join PJ Fiala, TJ Logan, and Val Clarizio in the Tallstacks boardroom for fun, games, snacks and prizes!

        • Multiple rounds of different Minute to Win It games
        • Color Your Own Bookmark or Toiletry bag
        • Become an investigator and help us Catch a Killer!

      Tall Stacks Thursday Schedule→

    • THOROUGHBRED (Author Boardroom):

      9:00am – 11:50am
      Book Boyfriends, Games, and Prizes…and a Diamond Painting Craft

      Join Sandra Owens and Miranda Liasson to make a cute summery diamond painting key chain, hear them debate (um…argue) on which of their heroes is the most romantic, discuss their newest releases, and play some fun games like Pin a Heart on a Hero. There will be bookish prizes, and while you’re there, guess how many pieces of sea glass are in the jar for a chance to win a book basket that includes a $25.00 Amazon gift card.

      12:00pm – 2:50pm
      Barbara Devlin & Summer Hanford want to be your BBFs For Life! (Yes, that’s Book Best Friends!)

      Make your very own book-themed charm bracelet, play reading-related games, chat with Authors Barbara Devlin & Summer Hanford about romance, adventure and swashbuckling fun, and enter to win this year’s ultra-fabulous prizes. Among other goodies, we have kindle paperwhites, Vera Bradley totes, and gorgeous tiaras. Guaranteed to go perfectly with every RAGT23 outfit!

      3:00pm – 5:50pm
      You’re invited to a summer luau with Rochelle Bradley and Sharon Hamilton. Games, Prizes, Q&A, Readings, Leis…
      Come join the fun!

     

      Friday & Saturday

      • BLUEGRASS (Author Boardroom):

        Celebrating Romance Across the Genres

        Authors Monette Michaels, Abbie Zanders, and Becca Jameson cover nearly every romance subgenre: romantic thrillers, military, paranormal, BDSM, time travel, medieval, suspense, sports, reverse harem, and romcom! We are excited to share our various approaches to the world of romance. Join us for games, Q&A, prizes, book talk, and most importantly fun times!

        Bluegrass Schedule →

      • BRIDGES (Author Boardroom):
        Join the Ladies of H·Θ·T!

        If you appreciate a good story filled with adventure, women taking control, and fan-yourself sexy times—We Want You!

        Space is cold, but Ava Cuvay offers tips for staying warm without overheating your thrusters. Cindy Tanner shares the secret to juggling multiple lovers without breaking a sweat. The future might be all Greek to you, but Amanda Uhl peers into the unknown to “see” yours. Need suggestions on how to care for your werewolf? Melanie Jayne has them.

        It’s Gettin’ H·Θ·T in Here—but Everyone is welcome to chill with these cool gals: the ladies of Eta Theta Tau (H·Θ·T). Come bling out your name badge, color a fan, or decorate a water bottle for when you get thirsty.

        Bridges Schedule→

    • QUEEN CITY (Author Boardroom):

      Seasoned Romance
      We’re Back! If you love Kevin Costner, Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba, Daniel Craig…join Morgan Malone, Gracie Guy and Judy Kentrus for two days of Seasoned Romance. Our Boardroom will once again be devoted to silver foxes and the strong women who tame them.

      We’re bringing back some favorite games from prior years: Name that (Love) Tune, Create Your Own Silver Fox, and Wheel of Fortune. You’ll be blinging badges and searching for painted rocks -50 rocks will be hidden this year! Enter to win our fabulous Seasoned Romance Raffle Basket! Drop by for coffee and donuts, lots of chocolate and so many books for sale both Friday and Saturday-with some special deals available just in the Boardroom.

      Judy, Gracie and Morgan will be chatting with you about writing later-in-life-love stories, creating a seasoned romance series, what we know now we didn’t know then and any other topic you want to discuss. Remember: You’re not 25 any longer, maybe your book boyfriend shouldn’t be either!

      Queen City Schedule→

    • RIVERVIEW (Author Boardroom):
      Positively Romance!

      Drop by the boardroom to chat with authors Christine Feehan, Brian Feehan, and Nancy Naigle to share in the romance genre lovefest. There will be a romance-centric photo booth, color pages inspired by the authors’ book, and the chance to share why romance is important to You-our amazing readers! Participants will receive a positive bracelet for anyone brave enough to take the positive pledge!

      Riverview Schedule→

    • TALL STACKS (Author Boardroom):
      Readers Rule!

      Come relax and hang out away from the crowd with Jayne Rylon, Amy J. Hawthorn and Lila Dubois.

      Pull up a seat and chat while you Bling Your Badge, talk about your favorite romance while you Color a Book Cover/Book Mark, or just stop by to Spin the Prize Wheel! Plus, we have everyone’s favorite activity—shopping. Purchase both books and other great book-lover must haves like reading-themed T-shirts, bookish pins, and more! Feel free to shop and get your books autographed without waiting in line at the signings!

      Tall Stacks Schedule→

    • THOROUGHBRED (Author Boardroom):
      Welcome to Romancelandia!

      Travel beloved scenic roads and explore new worlds in Romancelandia with contemporary romance authors Regina Kyle, Priscilla Oliveras, Naima Simone, and Teri Anne Stanley. We’ll have fun and games with old favorites like Dirty Doodles (our slightly off-color version of Pictionary), Titillating Taboo (our romance-oriented version of the classic card game), Book Cover Bingo, the singing sensation Encore (don’t worry, you don’t have to sing well), and Build A Romance, where you, the readers, write a romance one sentence at a time—without seeing almost all of what’s already been written! And new for this year—Tell Me Without Saying, where participants try to identify a popular romance novel or rom com movie with as few clues as possible. Plus Q&A, lots of prizes, and more laughs than you can shake a paperback at.

      Thoroughbred Schedule →

    You and some friends want to sponsor together? Great! Four authors max for group sponsorship of boardrooms. Thanks.


    Meal & Party Sponsors

    Everyone comes together at the meals and parties. It’s a great sponsorship opportunity and fills up quickly every year!

    Wednesday Party
    Sponsored by Heather Slade and Gracie Guy

    SINGO EARLY BIRD PARTY

    Gracie Guy and Heather Slade invite you to play SINGO!—like Bingo except instead of calling out numbers our guest DJ will play snippets of songs and you’ll cover the titles on your cards. There will be singalongs, dance contests, yummy snacks, and tons of prizes to win while you’re enjoying the RAGT23 early bird kickoff party!


    Thursday Evening Party
    Sponsored by Sheila English and Sylvia Day.

    Let’s Get Started! Welcome Party!

    Costumes, Dancing, and Prizes Oh My! Let your imagination soar as you show off your costume and win fun prizes! Mix and match, any theme costumes. Couples and groups will win prizes, too! Door prizes, sweets, and drinks!


    Friday Breakfast
    Sponsored by Melinda Curtis, Cari Lynn Webb, and Tracy Solheim

    SMALL TOWN BED & BREAKFAST

    Welcome to Melinda Curtis, Cari Lynn Webb, and Tracy Solheim‘s Small Town Bed & Breakfast! Come in your favorite pajamas and/or slippers (PG only please), enjoy breakfast and play games to win prizes. We’ll have swag for everyone. And best of all, you might win a prize for your jammies/sleep accessories. Click on the schedule link below to see the PJ prize categories.

    Small Town Bed & Breakfast Schedule→

    MENU:

    Chilled juices, sliced fresh fruit, assorted danish, muffins & bagels with cream cheese, scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, home fried potatoes, jellies, butter, coffee, tea, decaf coffee and creamer.

    *Subject to change based on availability.


    Friday Lunch
    Sponsored by Janice Maynard

    Southern Romance with a side of Wedding Mayhem

    Runaway to Blossom Branch, Georgia, with Janice Maynard at Friday’s lunch! You’ll enjoy a delicious meal, and you definitely won’t get left at the altar. You might even score some great prizes. Don’t miss the chance to meet Janice’s high-school sweetheart and real life hero, Charles. Come hungry – no wedding dress required! 🙂

    MENU:

    Taco bar, chicken tortilla soup, salad, seasoned beef, hard & soft taco shells, beans, rice, cheese, tomato, sour cream, salsa & cinnamon crisps.

    *Subject to change based on availability.


    Friday Dinner
    Sponsored by Heather Slade and Gracie Guy

    Wear RED to Remember Everyone Deployed

    Join Gracie Guy and Heather Slade to honor the men and women of the United States Military at Friday’s Remember Everyone Deployed dinner. Come decked out in RED, enjoy delicious food, collect swag, and play games to win fabulous prizes.

    MENU:

    Kentucky buffet – biscuits, cornbread, bibb lettuce salad, Kentucky burgoo, fried pork chops, country fried steak, country style green beans, southern red potatoes, derby pie.

    *Subject to change based on availability.


    Friday Party
    Sponsored by Christine Feehan and Brian Feehan

    1920’s Themed Murder Mystery

    You’ve been invited to the Dunn Speakeasy for the wedding of the year! In this “married to the mob” event, you’ll never know who to trust. With the two families merging together, someone is bound to lose power, which means someone else will lose their life!

    Dress like the cat’s meow for this mafia wedding! Flapper dresses, zoot suits, feather boas and headbands, pinstriped suits and fedoras are all appropriate.


    Saturday Breakfast
    Sponsored by Sam Cheever

    Namaste!

    (a polite or respectful greeting or farewell)

    Have breakfast with author Sam Cheever and kickstart your day with some easy yoga stretching and breathing exercises that will make you feel delicious! Achieve inner peace, play for prizes, enjoy great company, and nosh on a scrumptious breakfast…Is there a better way to begin the day?


    MENU:

    Chilled juices, sliced fresh fruit, assorted danish, muffins & bagels with cream cheese, scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, home fried potatoes, jellies, butter, coffee, tea, decaf coffee and creamer.

    *Subject to change based on availability.


    Saturday Lunch
    Sponsored by PJ Fiala, TJ Logan and Val Clarizio

    LUNCH WITH THE SECRET SUSPENSE SOCIETY!

    Practice your sleuthing skills while we enjoy lunch.

      • Trivia
      • Scavenger Hunt
      • Author Q&A
      • After teasing your brains, we’ll be giving away prizes!
      • Each person will also receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of three amazing raffle baskets.

    MENU:

    Southern buffet, garden salad, potato salad, cole slaw, fried chicken, mini pulled pork sandwiches, mashed potatoes, green beans, cheddar cornbread.

    *Subject to change based on availability.


    Saturday Dinner

    Pizza Party!

    MENU:

    Pizza and cupcakes

    *Subject to change based on availability.


    Saturday Evening Party
    Sponsored by Jenn Stark & Toni Blake

    6th Annual Booklovers’ Bingo & Pajama Party

    The party’s not over yet! Join us for the 6th Annual Booklovers’ Bingo Bash for fun, laughter, and a whole lot of bouncing balls! Players wearing PJs (Family Friendly Only!) are welcome with special prizes awarded, along with giveaways and prizes for Bingo winners. We hope to see you there!


    Sponsor Squares

    As an added bonus for high-level sponsorship, Lori will request a square promo image from you so we can show you off around this site.

    Here’s how it works:

    Around this site are small sections like the two examples directly below. Each section features four 144x144px images. Go ahead and refresh the page. Notice how the Sponsor Squares changed around, and how each set is different? That’s because the ad sections are randomly pulling four images from a pool of Sponsor Squares. When there aren’t many in the pool, the impressions will be more frequent. When there are more in the pool, the impressions will be fewer.


    Thanks to these #RAGT23 sponsors:




    Thanks to these #RAGT23 sponsors:



    Things to note:

    CLICK-THRU STATS:

    Since this is not run through an ad server, we can’t provide stats on how many impressions and click-thrus achieved — it’s not that we won’t do it, it’s that we can’t. We will not have that data to provide.

    SPONSOR SQUARE ART SUBMISSION:

    Lori will prompt you for your art, and send you the link to this section on the site. Reply to that email with your Sponsor Square attached, after you have made sure that your art complies with the two guidelines below:

    1) The image is created in RGB and is 300px square. This will ensure that the ad looks nice on retina screens.

    2) The file name is something that will be logical to us. If you save the file as “RAGT-ad.jpg” please think for a moment how confusing that will be for us if even two people do that. We suggest putting the name that is associated with the ad into the file name. So if your ad is for Jane Author, your file name could be something like janeauthor-ragt-ad.jpg, or even just jane-author.jpg. Thanks. Failure to do this will significantly delay getting your ad into the pool of ads displaying.

    When you send in your Sponsor Square, make sure to include the URL you’d like that image to link to. Please don’t assume we know you want to link to your home page.

    THANKS!


    Thanks to these #RAGT23 sponsors:



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