Keynote Speakers and NYT & USA Bestselling Authors

Victoria Alexander NY Times/USA Today
Bestselling Author
VICTORIA ALEXANDER
(KEYNOTE SPEAKER #1)

Rebecca York NY Times/USA Today
Bestselling Author
REBECCA YORK
(VIP TEACHER)

Angela Knight NY Times/USA Today
Bestselling Author
ANGELA KNIGHT
(VIP TEACHER)

Aliyah Burke USA Today
Bestselling Author
ALIYAH BURKE
(BESTSELLER)

Jami Brumfield New York Times
Bestselling Author
JAMI BRUMFIELD
(VIP TEACHER)

Lane Hart New York Times
Bestselling Author
LANE HART
(VIP TEACHER)

Melissa Stevens New York Times
Bestselling Author
MELISSA STEVENS
(VIP TEACHER)

DAILY SCHEDULE: WED, THU, FRI

TIME WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
9:00am –
10:00am
(Silver)
CLASS: So, You Want to Write a Book. What Now? (1/2) (Linda Rae Sande) [PP] CLASS: Critique Groups; What You Should Look For (1/2) (Antonia Cyn) [PP] CLASS: Book Production Using InDesign (2/2) (Linda Rae Sande) [PP]
9:00am –
10:00am
(Copper)
CLASS: Using a “Beat Sheet” to Define Your Novel (1/1) (Bethany Burke) [PP] CLASS: Tax Deductions; Write-off More Than You Think (1/2) (Tammy Godfrey) [PP] CLASS: Get Yourself Covered: A Pre-Launch Strategy (1/1) (Fiona Jayde) [PP]
9:00am –
10:00am
(Elko)
CLASS: Writing As a Business (1/2) (Gwen Steel) CLASS: Writing As a Business (2/2) (Gwen Steel) CLASS: Joining the World Of Authors
(1/1)
(Gracie Wilson)
9:00am –
10:00am
(Ely)
CLASS: Establishing Your Plot Direction in the First Two Chapters (1/1) (Bethany Burke) CLASS: Writing Sexy Sex Scenes (1/1) (Randi Alexander)
9:00am –
10:00am
(Goldfield)
CLASS: Be Seen – PR and the Business of Books (2/2) (Sara O’Connor)
10:00am –
10:10am
(10 minute class break) (10 minute class break) (10 minute class break)
10:10am –
11:10am
(Silver)
CLASS: Do It Yourself Editing, a Guide for the eBook Author (1/3) (Courage Knight) [PP] CLASS: Do It Yourself Editing, a Guide for the eBook Author (2/3) (Courage Knight) [PP] CLASS: Do It Yourself Editing, a Guide for the eBook Author (3/3) (Courage Knight) [PP]
10:10am –
11:10am
(Copper)
CLASS: Designing For One’s Thumb (1/1) (Fiona Jayde) [PP] CLASS: The Sport of Sports Romance (1/1) (Bianca Sommerland) [PP] CLASS: How to Write for Women in Today’s World (1/1) (Geraldine Solon) [PP]
10:10am –
11:10am
(Elko)
CLASS: Keeping Your Book M.C. (Medically Correct) (1/2) (Paula J. Knight, Rita A. Berry) CLASS: The Real BDSM Community (1/2) (Anarie Brady) CLASS: Public Speaking Made Easy (2/2) (Randi Alexander, Jackson Young)
10:10am –
11:10am
(Ely)
CLASS: How I Wrote a NY Times Bestseller & Sold a Million Copies! (1/2) (Teri Woods) CLASS: Historical Fiction vs. Historical Romance vs. Costume Drama (1/1) (Bethany Burke)
10:10am –
11:10am
(Goldfield)
PANEL: Developing a Series and Creating Your World Inside It (1/1) (Eryn Black, Linda Rae Sande, Gwen Steel)
11:10am –
11:20am
(10 minute class break) (10 minute class break) (10 minute class break)
11:20am –
12:20pm
(Silver)
CLASS: Book Production Using InDesign (1/2) (Linda Rae Sande) [PP] CLASS: Using a “Beat Sheet” to Define Your Novel (1/1) (Bethany Burke) [PP] CLASS: BDSM Toys Dos & Don’ts (1/2) (Eryn Black) [PP]
11:20am –
12:20pm
(Copper)
CLASS: BDSM Toys Dos & Don’ts (1/2) (Eryn Black) [PP] CLASS: So, You Want to Write a Book. What Now? (2/2) (Linda Rae Sande) [PP] CLASS: 10 Tips for Authorpreneurs (1/1) (Geraldine Solon) [PP]
11:20am –
12:20pm
(Elko)
CLASS: Is Self-Publishing Dead? (1/1) (Bethany Burke) CLASS: Public Speaking Made Easy (1/2) (Randi Alexander, Jackson Young) CLASS: Spicing Up Your Loglines (1/1) (Bethany Burke)
11:20am –
12:20pm
(Ely)
PANEL: RNC Custom Covers Revealed (1/1) (Jimmy Thomas, Fiona Jayde, LaVerne Thompson, Bruce Heinsius) CLASS: Branding Brainstorming (1/1) (Randi Alexander, Jackson Young)
12:30pm –
1:30pm
(Reno)
LUNCHEON: "Steampunk" with Keynote Speaker "New York Times Bestselling Author, Teri Woods"
($299-$699 Registered Attendees Only)
LUNCHEON: "High Tea – A Royal Affair" with His Royal Majesty King Timothy, and The Crown Princess Samantha of Shilo, and Grand Duke Travis McHenry of Westantartica.

Presentation: "Royals In America" – As authors you write about them, but do you ever get to meet Royalty? You are Cordially invited to join HRM King Timothy and The Crown Princess Samantha of Shilo and The Grand Duke Travis McHenry of Westantartica for a Royal High Tea. Come enjoy an afternoon luncheon with our Royal guests as they present to you a discussion of Royals in America: The Discovery and foundation of modern Royalty and Micro-nations.
($299-$699 Registered Attendees Only)
LUNCHEON: "La Vie La Rose" with Ignacio Sanabria, M.Ed
($299-$699 Registered Attendees Only)
12:30pm –
1:30pm
(Laughlin)
MALE MODEL MUNCHEON: A closed, private lunch, exclusive to the first 50 people who registered for the convention, will be accompanied by over a dozen Male Models and RNCasanovas to sit and eat with you. During the five-course meal of bread, salad, grilled chicken breast entree, chocolate cake desert and coffee, each Male Model will move to another table so that each table of attendees will have the chance to meet and converse with, on a more personal, one-on-one level, each Model.
(First 50 Registered Attendees Only)
1:40pm –
2:40pm
(Silver)
CLASS: What You Need to Know to Talk to a Web Designer (1/2) (Doug Miles) [PP] CLASS: Virus Protection, Backups, Digital File Information, and Free Software For Writers (1/2) (Doug Miles) [PP] CLASS: Audiobooks, the Narrator’s Perspective (2/3) (Jack de Golia, Daniel Dorse, Simon Relph, Gaynor M Kelly)
[PP]
1:40pm –
2:40pm
(Copper)
CLASS: How To Give Yourself a Retirement with a Home Business (1/2) (Tammy Godfrey) [PP] CLASS: Dark Night Billionaire’s Baby Secret (1/1) (Fiona Jayde) [PP] CLASS: Cover Design Principles (1/1) (Fiona Jayde) [PP]
1:40pm –
2:40pm
(Elko)
CLASS: What to Expect in Your First Year of Being Published (1/1) (LaVerne Thompson, Gracie Wilson) CLASS: Branding and Your Online Personality (1/1) (Bianca Sommerland, Melanie Marchande) CLASS: Understanding the Amazon Algorithm (2/2) (Bethany Burke)
1:40pm –
2:40pm
(Ely)
CLASS: Understanding the Amazon Algorithm (1/2) (Bethany Burke) CLASS: Creating Dialogue; Adapting Your Novel To a Script (2/2) (Jan Buck)
1:40pm –
2:40pm
(Goldfield)
PANEL: Plotter, Pantser, Or Both? (1/1) (LaVerne Thompson, Gracie Wilson, Angela Aaron, Kayelle Allen, Tammy Godfrey) PANEL: Should Authors Have Pen Names? The Pros and Cons (1/1) (Randi Alexander, LaVerne Thompson, Angela Aaron, Courage Knight, Kayelle Allen, Antonia Cyn, Cassandra Lawson, Tammy Godfrey)
2:40pm –
2:50pm
(10 minute class break) (10 minute class break) (10 minute class break)
2:50pm –
3:50pm
(Silver)
CLASS: Audiobooks, the Narrator’s Perspective (1/3) (Jack de Golia, Daniel Dorse, Simon Relph, Gaynor M Kelly) [PP] CLASS: LLC, DBA, Sole Proprietor; Which is For You (1/2) (Tammy Godfrey) [PP]
2:50pm –
3:50pm
(Copper)
CLASS: Chronic Pain Management (1/5) (Ignacio Sanabria, M.Ed) [PP] CLASS: Chronic Pain Management (2/5) (Ignacio Sanabria, M.Ed) [PP] CLASS: Chronic Pain Management (3/5) (Ignacio Sanabria, M.Ed) [PP]
2:50pm –
3:50pm
(
Elko)
CLASS: Achieving Your Own Happily Ever After (1/2) (Courage Knight) CLASS: Be Seen – PR and the Business of Books (1/2) (Sara O’Connor) CLASS: Short Story, Novella, Novel, Single Title, Series – Pros and Cons (2/2) (Gracie Wilson)
2:50pm –
3:50pm
(Ely)
CLASS: How a #1 Best Selling Author Picks a Genre- and Makes it Happen! (1/2) (Breanna Hayse) CLASS: Creating Dialogue; Adapting Your Novel To a Script (1/2) (Jan Buck) CLASS: How I Wrote a NY Times Bestseller & Sold a Million Copies! (2/2) (Teri Woods)
2:50pm –
3:50pm
(Goldfield)
PANEL: Otherworldly Creatures… More Than Just Vamps (1/1) (LaVerne Thompson, Angela Aaron, Kayelle Allen, Natalie D. Wilson, L.M. Pruitt, Cassandra Lawson) PANEL: How Do Authors Come Up With Their Stories (1/1) (Courage Knight, Anarie Brady, Paula Knight, Kayelle Allen, L.M. Pruitt)
3:50pm –
4:00pm
(10 minute class break) (10 minute class break) (10 minute class break)

–   HAPPY HOUR STARTS   –   HAPPY HOUR STARTS  –

4:00pm –
5:00pm
(Laughlin)
SOCIAL: "Blushing Books Social"
Whether you’re an established author or looking to publish your first book, we are interested in your manuscript and welcomes your unsolicited submissions. Blushing Books seeks good storytelling, well-defined characters, and if appropriate, hot sex and/or power-exchange that compliments the plot but doesn’t override it. The stronger the plot, the more likely we’ll be interested in publishing you. Come meet with Publisher Bethany Burke, Editor Lorelei Sieja, Authors Antonia Cyn and Breanna Hayse to find out what we can do for you.

SOCIAL: "Buxom Bards – Ice Cream Social"
Join the Buxom Bards; Angela Aaron, Eryn Black, Taabia DuPree, Linda Rae Sande, LaVerne Thompson and Gracie Wilson, in their ice cream parlor. Come eat, lick, and be merry.
SOCIAL: "Melanie Marchande Meet-and-Greet"
Come chat with NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author, meet like-minded readers, and enjoy snacks & refreshments between your Vegas craziness. There are limited swag surprises (first come, first served), which can be redeemed for even more awesome prizes at the Book Fair & Festival! Be sure to ask Melanie about it! She’ll try to remember, but all the alpha billionaire voices in her head tend to make things… interesting.



Angela
Aaron

Eryn
Black

Taabia
Dupree

Linda Rae
Sande

LaVerne
Thompson

Gracie
Wilson
4:00pm –
4:30pm
(Silver)
HEADSHOTS: RNC Photographer, Bruce Heinsius
4:30pm –
5:30pm
(Silver)
HEADSHOTS: RNC Photographer, Bruce Heinsius HEADSHOTS: RNC Photographer, Bruce Heinsius
Providing author headshots typical for the back of book covers, or anyone who is wanting updated, professional headshots for their social media profiles or such. You will receive 3 cleaned/edited images.
Headshots are only (3) for $60
Providing author headshots typical for the back of book covers, or anyone who is wanting updated, professional headshots for their social media profiles or such. You will receive 3 cleaned/edited images.
Headshots are only (3) for $60
Providing author headshots typical for the back of book covers, or anyone who is wanting updated, professional headshots for their social media profiles or such. You will receive 3 cleaned/edited images.
Headshots are only (3) for $60
4:00pm –
5:00pm
(
Copper)
MEET ME: "Teri Woods" MEET ME: "Randi Alexander" & "Jackson Young"
What do New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Randi Alexander, and singer/songwriter, cover model, Mini-Movies Book Trailer CEO Jackson Young have in common? Stop by and say hello, view their latest book trailer and music video, and walk away with some great signed swag.
[PP]
4:00pm –
5:00pm
(Elko)
MEET ME: "Jimmy Thomas"
Have you been wanting to meet, take a photo with, get your book signed by, or even get one of his highly talked about great hugs, from Top Cover Model Jimmy Thomas – on over 7,000 covers? Well, there’s no need to chase him down or hope he runs into you alone in the elevator, as he will be at your disposal for an entire hour for Q&A, photos, autographs and yes… hugs!
MEET ME: "Jimmy Thomas"
Have you been wanting to meet, take a photo with, get your book signed by, or even get one of his highly talked about great hugs, from Top Cover Model Jimmy Thomas – on over 7,000 covers? Well, there’s no need to chase him down or hope he runs into you alone in the elevator, as he will be at your disposal for an entire hour for Q&A, photos, autographs and yes… hugs!
MEET ME: "Jimmy Thomas"
Have you been wanting to meet, take a photo with, get your book signed by, or even get one of his highly talked about great hugs, from Top Cover Model Jimmy Thomas – on over 7,000 covers? Well, there’s no need to chase him down or hope he runs into you alone in the elevator, as he will be at your disposal for an entire hour for Q&A, photos, autographs and yes… hugs!

–   HAPPY HOUR ENDS   –   HAPPY HOUR ENDS   –

5:00pm –
6:00pm
BREAK: Freshen up for the evening events, or take a walk right outside at the LINQ, or stay longer at a Social BREAK: Freshen up for the evening events, or take a walk right outside at the LINQ, or stay longer at a Social BREAK: Freshen up for the evening events, or take a walk right outside at the LINQ, or stay longer at a Social
6:00pm –
7:00pm
(Reno)
DINNER:
($299-$699 Registered Attendees Only)
DINNER:
($299-$699 Registered Attendees Only)
DINNER:
($299-$699 Registered Attendees Only)
7:00pm –
10:00pm
(Lake Tahoe)
RNC KICK-OFF "EYE-CANDY" PARTY:
Have fun, dance, eat, and drink at the bar with up to 100 Male Models attending for the RNCasanova Casting Call, and with Soap Opera Star ‘Winsor Harmon’ from "Bold and the Beautiful", enter the Lip Sync Contest, win prizes, dance to hit songs by DJ Bbc Ro Ka, enjoy performances by Julian Mora from "MEN the Experience", and other Vegas style entertainment.
[PP]
SINNERS & SAINTS COSTUME BALL:
Brought to you by Tara Rose & Gwen Steel – Party as a Devilishly Divine or Sinfully Seductive Character of your choice… and pick a side to represent. Let the Angel or Imp on your shoulder guide you as you come dressed to impress the Light & Dark Lords of Romance, while the minions entertain you with live music, food, mixed drinks, laughter, dancing, games and contests.
[PP]
NIGHT IN LAS VEGAS ON RNC:
RNC pays your way to go see a Vegas Headlining Show! – You are in Las Vegas during the “Romance Novel Convention”, yet in classes all day and in RNC events each night, so when do you get to actually go out and see Las Vegas? Well now you can, and it’s on RNC! Yes, RNC is paying for your evening out in Las Vegas on Friday night.

($299-$699 Registered Attendees Only)
8:00pm –
10:00pm
(Silver)
RNCinema & Trivia: Slip on your PJs and enjoy a Romantic Comedy or Drama, but pay attention to details, as there will be trivia at the end with prizes to win – snacks and refreshments provided. [PP]
8:00pm –
10:00pm
(Copper)
RNCinema & Trivia: Slip on your PJs and enjoy a Romantic Comedy or Drama, but pay attention to details, as there will be trivia at the end with prizes to win – snacks and refreshments provided. [PP]
10:00pm –
12:00am
(Silver)
RNCinema & Trivia: Slip on your PJs and enjoy a Romantic Comedy or Drama, but pay attention to details, as there will be trivia at the end with prizes to win – snacks and refreshments provided. [PP] RNCinema & Trivia: Slip on your PJs and enjoy a Romantic Comedy or Drama, but pay attention to details, as there will be trivia at the end with prizes to win – snacks and refreshments provided. [PP] RNCinema & Trivia: Slip on your PJs and enjoy a Romantic Comedy or Drama, but pay attention to details, as there will be trivia at the end with prizes to win – snacks and refreshments provided. [PP]
10:00pm –
12:00am
(Copper)
RNCinema & Trivia: Slip on your PJs and enjoy a Romantic Comedy or Drama, but pay attention to details, as there will be trivia at the end with prizes to win – snacks and refreshments provided. [PP] RNCinema & Trivia: Slip on your PJs and enjoy a Romantic Comedy or Drama, but pay attention to details, as there will be trivia at the end with prizes to win – snacks and refreshments provided. [PP] RNCinema & Trivia: Slip on your PJs and enjoy a Romantic Comedy or Drama, but pay attention to details, as there will be trivia at the end with prizes to win – snacks and refreshments provided. [PP]
TIME WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

TIME SATURDAY TIME SUNDAY
8:00am –
9:00am
(Laughlin)
BREAKFAST:
($299-$699 Registered Attendees Only)
8:00am –
9:00am
(Laughlin)
BREAKFAST:
($299-$699 Registered Attendees Only)
9:00am –
3:00pm
(Lake Tahoe, Reno, Ely,
Goldfield)
RNC BOOK FAIR & FESTIVAL:
(open to the public) Meet a wide range of different genre-writing authors, including many New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Authors, Soap Opera Stars Sean Kanan (Deacon Sharpe) & Winsor Harmon (Thorne Forrester) from ‘Bold and the Beautiful’, Top Cover Models, Jimmy Thomas (on 7,000+ covers) & Cindy Guyer (on 2,000+ covers), all day performances by Disney’s ’80z All Stars’ band and singer/ actress Brooke Wilkes.
Band Sets: 10:00am-10:30am, 11:00am-11:30am, 12:00pm-12:30pm, 1:00pm-1:30pm, 2:00pm-2:30pm
9:00am –
10:00am
(Silver)
CLASS: The Real BDSM Community (2/2) (Anarie Brady)
9:00am –
10:00am
(Copper)
CLASS: How a #1 Best Selling Author Picks a Genre- and Makes it Happen! (2/2) (Breanna Hayse)
9:30am –
10:30am
(Silver)
CLASS: Tax Deductions; Write-off More Than You Think (2/2) (Tammy Godfrey) [PP]
10:30am –
11:00am &
11:30am –

12:00pm
(Copper)
RNC CASTING CALL: (RNC STAFF ONLY)
RNC Director & Top Cover Model, Jimmy Thomas, and RNC Photographer, Bruce Heinsius: Female Model casting call for upcoming Sunday evening and Monday RNC Photo Shoots [PP]
10:00am –
12:00pm
(Elko)
FUNCTION: Beau Coup Publishing Book Club
10:00am –
10:00pm
(Lake Tahoe)
RNC LIVE PHOTO SHOOTS: Jimmy Thomas, Bruce Heinsius, The RNCasanovas, Julian Mora, Billy Thomas
10:30am –
11:00am
(30 minute class break) 10:00am –
10:10am
(10 minute class / function break)
11:00am –
12:00pm
(Silver)
CLASS: What You Need to Know to Talk to a Web Designer (2/2) (Doug Miles) [PP] 10:10am –
11:10am
(Silver)
CLASS: Audiobooks, the Narrator’s Perspective (3/3) (Jack de Golia, Daniel Dorse, Simon Relph, Gaynor M Kelly) [PP]
10:10am –
11:10am
(Copper)
CLASS: Critique Groups; What You Should Look For (2/2) (Antonia Cyn) [PP]
12:00pm –
1:00pm
(60 minute class break) 11:10am –
11:20am
(10 minute class / function break)
12:00pm –
2:00pm
(Laughlin)
LUNCH:
($299-$699 Registered Attendees Only)
11:20am –
12:20pm
(Copper)
CLASS: Chronic Pain Management (4/5) (Ignacio Sanabria, M.Ed) [PP]
11:10am –
12:40pm
(Lake Tahoe)
LUNCH:
($299-$699 Registered Attendees Only)
12:00pm –
1:00pm
(60 minute class break) 12:20pm –
12:40pm
(10 minute class / function break)
12:00pm –
1:30pm
(Tonopah)
CASANOVA REHEARSAL: (RNC STAFF ONLY)
‘International Men of Steel’ and ‘Chippendales’ Dance Choreographers, Julian Mora and David Nicoll, with the RNCasanovas
12:40pm –
1:40pm
(Silver)
CLASS: Virus Protection, Backups, Digital File Information, and Free Software For Writers (2/2) (Doug Miles) [PP]
1:00pm –
2:00pm
(Silver)
CLASS: How To Give Yourself a Retirement with a Home Business (2/2) (Tammy Godfrey) [PP] 12:40pm –
1:40pm
(Copper)
CLASS: Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway (2/2) (Natalie Odisho)
1:00pm –
2:00pm
(Elko)
CLASS: Achieving Your Own Happily Ever After (2/2) (Courage Knight)
1:30pm –
2:00pm &
2:30pm –

3:00pm
(Copper)
RNC CASTING CALL: (RNC STAFF ONLY)
RNC Director & Top Cover Model, Jimmy Thomas, and RNC Photographer, Bruce Heinsius: Female Model casting call for upcoming Sunday evening and Monday RNC Photo Shoots [PP]
2:00pm –
2:15pm
(15 minute class break) 1:40pm –
1:50pm
(10 minute class / function break)
2:15pm –
3:15pm
(Silver)
CLASS: Chronic Pain Management (4/5) (Ignacio Sanabria, M.Ed) [PP]
2:15pm –
3:15pm
(Copper)
CLASS: Keeping Your Book M.C. (Medically Correct) (2/2) (Paula J. Knight, Rita A. Berry)
3:30pm –
5:00pm
(Elko)
CASANOVA BINGO
3:15pm –
4:00pm
(45 minute class break) 2:50pm –
3:00pm
(10 minute class / function break)
4:00pm –
5:00pm
(Silver)
CLASS: LLC, DBA, Sole Proprietor; Which is For You (2/2) (Tammy Godfrey) [PP]
5:00pm –
6:00pm
BREAK: Freshen up for the evening events, or take a walk right outside at the LINQ 4:40pm –
6:00pm
BREAK: Freshen up for the evening events, or take a walk right outside at the LINQ
6:00pm –
7:00pm
(Reno)
DINNER:
($299-$699 Registered Attendees Only, or $99 Registered Attendees
can pay the $10 Murder Mystery Theater Fee, as food is included in the first third of it)
6:00pm –
7:00pm
(Lake Tahoe)
DINNER:
($299-$699 Registered Attendees Only)
7:00pm –
9:00pm
(Lake Tahoe)
MARY MORIARTY’S MURDER MYSTERY THEATER: "FILM NOIR": (cont…)
10:00am –

10:00pm
(Lake Tahoe)
(cont…)
RNC LIVE PHOTO SHOOTS
: Jimmy Thomas, Bruce Heinsius, The RNCasanovas, Julian Mora, Billy Thomas
9:00pm –
11:00pm
(Lake Tahoe)
CASANOVA CABARET & COMEDY:
11:00pm –
12:00am
(TBD)
NIGHTCAPS WITH THE CAST & CREW:
TIME SATURDAY TIME SUNDAY