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 #RAGT24 sponsors:



Individual Sponsors and Contributors

Discretionary Cash Sponsors:
Sponsors of Specific 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.

  • BRIDGES (Author Boardroom):

    Sam Cheever, Tonya Kappes and Carolyn Ridder Aspenson

    Have you always wondered what makes a cozy, cozy? Did you know that FOOD is a big part of the cozy experience? Aside from quietly vicious MURDERS, cozy authors also like to dish up CRAFTY solutions. Which is why we’re going to do strange things to cute little teacups while you’re visiting our boardroom. BOOKSTORES are also a common theme for cozies. Which is why the authors will also have books to sign or sell while we’re chatting about how much more fun murder is in a cozy town! And don’t forget the MAGIC! There’s nothing more fun than a magical mystery and we’ll be happy to tell you why.

    Stop by the Bridges boardroom from 1:00 to 5:30 on Thursday and immerse yourself in a mystery or six while you’re there. We can’t wait to get cozy with you!

    Bridges Thursday Schedule→

  • QUEEN CITY (Author Boardroom):
    Book Lovers Game & Craft Day

    Join Irene Lawless and friends in the Queen City boardroom for a full day of book-themed games, crafts, and raffles! Enjoy a round of Book Lovers Bingo, show your smarts at Book Lovers Trivia, and see how many answers you get at Name That Book. Make time for crafting fun designing your own bookmark, friendship bracelet, or even a royal sash. Stop in for the bonus book hour and try your hand at writing your own meet cute. End the Queen City Boardroom day with a fun round of raffles. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Queen City Thursday Schedule→

     

  • RIVERVIEW (Author Boardroom):
    9:00am – 11:50am

    Miranda Liasson

    Boardroom details coming soon!

    12:00pm – 2:50pm
    Be a queen (or a king) for the day! Nancy Herkness wants you to feel like one of the royal family from Caleva, so join her to decorate your own sparkly crown. Play royalty trivia to win fun prizes. Enjoy a delicious royal treat. Ask Nancy all about her new series, Royal Caleva, featuring a very sexy royal family. Bonus: Let’s talk pets! Cats were worshipped as gods in ancient Egypt, which makes Nancy’s two cats think they are MORE than royal. I want to hear about (and see pix of ) your fur-kids too!

  • TALL STACKS (Author Boardroom):
    Are You A Member Of The Secret Suspense Society?

    Join PJ Fiala, Sharon Hamilton, 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
    • Get your investigator’s badge and help us Track Down a Killer!

    Tall Stacks Thursday Schedule→

 

    Friday & Saturday

    • DEARBORN (Author Boardroom):

      Protector Romantic Suspense – Test Your Medal

      Earn a medal to wear on your nametag lanyard every time you join KaLyn Cooper, PJ Fiala, or Janie Crouch for fun and entertaining sessions. Collect all 7 medals and enter to win boardroom gift baskets. Look for all 3 authors at registration to get your instruction (and autograph) card, then start collecting medals.

      Dearborn Schedule →

  • QUEEN CITY (Author Boardroom):

    Later-In-Life Romance

    We’re Back! If you love George Clooney, Kevin Costner, Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba, Daniel Craig…you know what we mean! Please join Morgan Malone, Gracie Guy and Judy Kentrus for two days of Later-In-Life love. Our Boardroom will once again be devoted to silver foxes and the strong, sexy women who tame them.

    Gracie, Morgan and Judy are 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 and Dickens Holiday Romance Raffle Baskets! Drop by for coffee and donuts, lots of chocolate and join us for a seasoned romance movie and popcorn!

    Judy, Gracie and Morgan will be chatting with you about writing later-in-life-love scenes, what comes after you’ve written your series(who else will get their own book), and any other topic you want to discuss. And, back this year after a long absence, Dr. Daughter will discuss the ABC’s of LGBTQIA+.

    All of our books and some new merchandise will be on sale both Friday and Saturday-with some special deals available just in the Boardroom.

    Remember: You’re not 25 any longer, maybe your book boyfriend shouldn’t be either!

    Queen City Schedule→

  • RIVERVIEW (Author Boardroom):
    Small Town Spectacular

    Stroll down Main Street with authors RaeAnne Thayne, Michelle Major, and Tara Taylor Quinn and visit RaeAnne’s Craft Shop to make bookmarks, Michelle’s Jewelry Store to create beautiful bracelets, The Three Sisters Bookstore to browse books, The Contemporary Author Café for some treats and TTQ’s Arcade for fun gaming and prizes!

    Riverview Schedule→

  • TALL STACKS (Author Boardroom):
    Readers Rule!

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

    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 books and other great book-lover must haves like reading-themed T-shirts, hoodies, and more! Feel free to shop and get your books autographed without waiting in line at the signings!

    Tall Stacks Schedule→

  • THOROUGHBRED (Author Boardroom):
    Romancelandia!

    Travel beloved scenic roads and explore new worlds in Romancelandia with contemporary romance authors Regina Kyle, Naima Simone, Priscilla Oliveras, and Sonali Dev. We’ll have fun and games with 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 actually sing well) and Build A Romance, where you, the readers, write a romance one sentence at a time–seeing only the previous sentence! Plus, back for the first time in three years, Act It Out, where you get to be the stars of scenes from our books. And, as always, there will be 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 Gracie Guy and Wendi Zwaduk

SINGO EARLY BIRD PARTY
    Gracie Guy and Wendi Zwaduk invite you to play SINGO! It’s a lot like Bingo except instead of calling out numbers, our guest DJ will play snippets of songs and you’ll cover the titles on play cards. We’ll have some singalongs, dance contests and lots of prizes to win. And don’t tell anybody, but this year you’ll be enjoying this RAGT24 early bird kickoff even more with the yummy surprise we have planned!

Thursday Evening Party Sponsored by Barbara Devlin and Summer Hanford.

MONARCH MADNESS! RAGT24 WELCOME PARTY
    Embrace your inner monarch at our Monarch Madness Welcome Party. Hosted by Barbara Devlin and Summer Hanford, at this year’s welcome party everyone gets a tiara. That’s right, you get a tiara, and you get a tiara, and you get a tiara!
    Your inner monarch will shine with our games, raffles and amazing prizes, and your outer monarch can shine in our Be Your Favorite Monarch Costume Contest. Come dressed to impress as your favorite imaginary, historical, or contemporary monarch. We’ll have snacks and a cash bar, and when we’re done with the games and giveaways, your favorite RAGT DJ will be there to keep the party going.

Friday Breakfast
    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
    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 Irene Lawless

RAGT 2024 Book Club Bonanza!
    Join us for Kentucky’s largest (and best!) book club ever – the RAGT 2024 Book Club Bonanza. Sit with your friends or make new ones at trope specific tables. Enjoy activities such as a book white elephant exchange, book speed dating, and four fun raffles throughout the dinner.
    Bring a wrapped book from one of your favorite authors for the white elephant book exchange.
    Learn about new authors and great book gems through Book Speed Dating! With a list of provided tropes available, such as paranormal, regency, mafia, sports, military, etc., be ready to discuss your top 10 favorite authors and books with other romance enthusiasts. Help spread the love for the romance genre!
    The RAGT 2024 Book Club Bonanza is your chance to share and expand your love of Romancelandia and a great opportunity to meet new literary friends.
    Kentucky buffet - biscuits, cornbread, bibb lettuce salad, Kentucky burgoo, fried pork chops, country fried steak, green beans, red skins, derby pie.
*Subject to change based on availability.

Friday Party Sponsored by Jessica Lemmon and Annie Rains

Sweet Treats Dance Party
    Join Jessica Lemmon and Annie Rains for a Sweet Treats Dance Party! Jessica and Annie encourage you to dress as your favorite sweet treat, whether it’s a candy bar or a cupcake, or you can surprise us with a unique costume! There will be giveaways, a DJ, plenty of dancing and a cash bar.

Saturday Breakfast

A Cozy Affair
    Join us for "A Cozy Affair," a delightful breakfast event featuring beloved cozy mystery authors Tonya Kappes, Sam Cheever, and Carolyn Ridder Aspenson. Immerse yourself in the warm, inviting world of cozy mysteries as you enjoy a fantastic breakfast with readers just like you. Engage in intimate conversations with the authors, and meet new friends. Plus, don't miss your chance to win a fabulous centerpiece to take a piece of this cozy experience home. Come join us for a morning filled with intrigue, comfort, and charming surprises!
    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, Sharon Hamilton, TJ Logan and Val Clarizio

Lunch With The Secret Suspense Society!
    Sharpen your sleuthing skills while we enjoy lunch.
  • Trivia
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Author Q&A
  • After teasing your brains, we'll be giving away prizes!
  • Each amateur sleuth will also receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of four amazing raffle baskets.
    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

    MENU: Pizza and cupcakes
*Subject to change based on availability.

Saturday Evening Party
Sponsored by Jenn Stark & Toni Blake

7th Annual Booklovers' Bingo & Pajama Party
    The party’s not over yet! Join us for the 7th 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 soon as registration begins, you can start promoting your books on this site! Every year, readers ask which books will be available. Now authors can let them know in advance so readers can get their books personalized at the event. It’s a terrific way for authors to add name recognition and to get readers geared up!

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.

Visit the promotion & advertising page for more details.


Thanks to these #RAGT24 sponsors:




Thanks to these #RAGT24 sponsors:



THANKS!

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