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)

schedule-temp

TIME

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

8:00am –
9:00am
BREAKFAST: Orientation "Jimmy Thomas & RNC Staff"
(room: reno)
BREAKFAST: Orientation "Jimmy Thomas & RNC Staff"
(room: reno)
BREAKFAST: Orientation "Jimmy Thomas & RNC Staff"
(room: reno)
9:00am –
5:00pm
VENDORS ROOM
(room: elko)
VENDORS ROOM
(room: elko)
VENDORS ROOM
(room: elko)
9:00am –
10:00am
CLASS: Linda Rae Sande: So, You Want to Write a Book. What Now? CLASS: Anne Stuart: How to Survive for the Long Haul CLASS: Tammy Godfrey: Taxes; Write-off More Than You Think
9:00am –
10:00am
CLASS: Antonia Cyn: Critique Groups; What You Should Look For CLASS: Antonia Cyn: Critique Groups; What You Should Look For CLASS: Linda Rae Sande: Book Production Using InDesign
9:00am –
10:00am
CLASS: Gwen Steel: Writing As a Business CLASS: Gwen Steel: Writing As a Business CLASS: Gracie Wilson: Joining the World Of Authors
9:00am –
10:00am
CLASS: Jimmy Thomas: Addressing The Public… Your Consumer! CLASS: LaVerne Thompson, Gracie Wilson: What to Expect in Your First Year Published CLASS: Randi Alexander: Writing Sexy Sex Scenes
9:00am –
10:00am
CLASS: CLASS: Bethany Burke: Establishing Your Plot Direction in the First Two Chapters CLASS: Bethany Burke: Using a “Beat Sheet” to Define Your Novel
9:00am –
10:00am
CLASS: CLASS: CLASS:
10:00am –
10:10am

(10 minute break)

(10 minute break)

(10 minute break)

10:10am –
11:10am
CLASS: Courage Knight: Do It Yourself Editing, a Guide for the eBook Author CLASS: Courage Knight: Do It Yourself Editing, a Guide for the eBook Author CLASS: Courage Knight: Do It Yourself Editing, a Guide for the eBook Author
10:10am –
11:10am
CLASS: Eryn Black: BDSM Toys Dos & Don’ts CLASS: Biana Sommerland: The Sport of Sports Romance CLASS: Geraldine Solon: How to Write for Women in Today’s World
10:10am –
11:10am
CLASS: Jimmy Thomas: Does Your Swag Have Swagger CLASS: Fiona Jayde: Get Yourself Covered: A Pre-Launch Strategy CLASS: Randi Alexander, Jackson Young: Public Speaking Made Easy
10:10am –
11:10am
CLASS: CLASS: Jimmy Thomas: Branding, Marketing & Self-Promotion CLASS: Tammy Godfrey: LLC, DBA, Sole Proprietor; Which is For You
10:10am –
11:10am
CLASS: CLASS: Anarie Brady: The Real BDSM Community CLASS: Eryn Black, Linda Rae Sande: Developing a Series and Creating Your World Inside It
10:10am –
11:10am
CLASS: CLASS: CLASS: Jimmy Thomas: Product Packaging: Judging the Inside by the Outside
11:10am –
11:20am

(10 minute break)

(10 minute break)

(10 minute break)

11:20am –
12:20pm
CLASS: Teri Woods: How I Wrote a NY Times Bestseller & Sold a Million Copies! CLASS: Teri Woods: How I Wrote a NY Times Bestseller & Sold a Million Copies! CLASS: Biana Sommerland: The Sport of Sports Romance
11:20am –
12:20pm
CLASS: Anarie Brady: The Real BDSM Community CLASS: Jan Buck: Creating Dialogue; Adapting Your Novel To a Script CLASS: Fiona Jayde: Designing For One’s Thumb
11:20am –
12:20pm
CLASS: Breanna Hayse:How a #1 Best Selling Author Picks a Genre- and Makes it Happen! CLASS: Jimmy Thomas, Fiona Jayde, LaVerne Thompson, Bruce Heinsius: RNC CUSTOM COVER PANEL: Show & Tell CLASS: Jan Buck: Creating Dialogue; Adapting Your Novel To a Script
11:20am –
12:20pm
CLASS: CLASS: Randi Alexander, Jackson Young: Public Speaking Made Easy CLASS: Randi Alexander, Jackson Young: Branding Brainstorming
11:20am –
12:20pm
CLASS: CLASS: CLASS: Geraldine Solon: 10 Tips of Being an Authorpreneur
11:20am –
12:20pm
CLASS: CLASS: CLASS:
12:20pm –
1:40pm
LUNCHEON: "Steampunk" with Keynote Speaker "?"
(room: reno)
LUNCHEON: "High Tea" with Keynote Speaker "New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author, Anne Stuart"
(room: reno)
LUNCHEON: "La Vie La Rose" with Keynote Speaker "New York Times 
Bestselling Author, Teri Woods"

(room: reno)
12:20pm –
1:40pm
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.

(room: laughlin)
1:40pm –
2:40pm
CLASS: Linda Rae Sande: Book Production Using InDesign CLASS: Randi Alexander, Jackson Young: Branding Brainstorming CLASS: Jan Buck: Creating Dialogue; Adapting Your Novel To a Script
1:40pm –
2:40pm
CLASS: Tammy Godfrey: Taxes; Write-off More Than You Think CLASS: Fiona Jayde: Dark Night Billionaire’s Baby Secret CLASS: Anne Stuart: Building Blocks of Writing the Dark Romance
1:40pm –
2:40pm
CLASS: Gracie Wilson: Joining the World Of Authors CLASS: Tammy Godfrey: Retire with a Home Business CLASS: Fiona Jayde: Cover Design Principles
1:40pm –
2:40pm
CLASS: LaVerne Thompson, Gracie Wilson: What to Expect in Your First Year Published CLASS: Eryn Black, Linda Rae Sande: Developing a Series & Creating Your World Inside It CLASS: Bianca Sommerland, Melanie Marchande: Branding and Your Online Personality
1:40pm –
2:40pm
CLASS: CLASS: Bianca Sommerland, Melanie Marchande: Branding and Your Online Personality CLASS: Jack de Golia, Daniel Dorse, Simon Relph, Gaynor M Kelly: Audiobooks, the Narrator’s Perspective
1:40pm –
2:40pm
CLASS: CLASS: CLASS:
2:40pm –
2:50pm

(10 minute break)

(10 minute break)

(10 minute break)

2:50pm –
3:50pm
CLASS: Anne Stuart: Building Blocks of Writing the Dark Romance CLASS: Tammy Godfrey: LLC, DBA, Sole Proprietor; Which is For You CLASS: Eryn Black: BDSM Toys Dos & Don’ts
2:50pm –
3:50pm
CLASS: Tammy Godfrey: Retire with a Home Business CLASS: Randi Alexander: Writing Sexy Sex Scenes CLASS: Linda Rae Sande: So, You Want to Write a Book.What Now?
2:50pm –
3:50pm
CLASS: CLASS: Jack de Golia, Daniel Dorse, Simon Relph, Gaynor M Kelly: Audiobooks, the Narrator’s Perspective CLASS: Jan Buck: Creating Dialogue; Adapting Your Novel To a Script
2:50pm –
3:50pm
(Blushing Books Social set-up)
(room: laughlin)
(Buxom Bards – Ice Cream Social set-up)
(room: laughlin)
(Melanie Marchande Social set-up)
(room: laughlin)
2:50pm –
3:50pm
(Social 4 set-up)
(room: silver)
(Social 5 set-up)
(room: silver)
(Social 6 set-up)
(room: silver)
2:50pm –
3:50pm
(Social 7 set-up)
(room: copper)
(Social 8 set-up)
(room: copper)
(Social 9 set-up)
(room: copper)
3:50pm –
4:00pm

(10 minute break)

(10 minute break)

(10 minute break)

HAPPY HOUR  –  HAPPY HOUR  –  HAPPY HOUR  –  HAPPY HOUR

4:00pm –
5:00pm
SOCIAL: "Blushing Books"
(room: laughlin)
SOCIAL: "Buxom Bards – Ice Cream Social"
(room: laughlin)
SOCIAL: "Melanie Marchande"
Come and chat with NY Times Bestselling rom-com author, meet other like-minded readers, and enjoy light refreshments in-between your Vegas craziness. There’s a swag surprise for a limited number of attendees (first come, first served) that can be redeemed for even more awesome prizes at the Book Fair signing! Make sure to ask Melanie about it! She’ll try to remember on her own, but all the alpha billionaire voices in her head tend to make things… kind of interesting.
(room: laughlin)
4:00pm –
5:00pm
SOCIAL 4: (available to reserve)
(room: silver)
SOCIAL 5: (available to reserve)
(room: silver)
SOCIAL 6: (available to reserve)
(room: silver)
4:00pm –
5:00pm
SOCIAL 7: (available to reserve)
(room: copper)
SOCIAL 8: (available to reserve)
(room: copper)
SOCIAL 9: (available to reserve)
(room: copper)
4:00pm –
5:00pm
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!

(room: ely)
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!

(room: ely)
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!

(room: ely)
4:00pm –
5:00pm
MEET ME: "Keynote Speaker"
(room: goldfield)
MEET ME: "Teri Woods"
(room: goldfield)
MEET ME: "Anne Stuart"
(room: goldfield)
4:00pm –
5:00pm
MEET ME: "?"
(room: tonopah)
MEET ME: "Winsor Harmon"
With very little time to meet and speak with "Winsor Harmon" at the busy Book Fair & Festival on Saturday, this one-hour "Meet Me" session gives you that freedom of one-on-one with Soap Opera Star of 20 years as "Thorne Forrester" on ‘Bold and the Beautiful’, as "Del Henry" on "All My Children", former Cover Model who has shot with Cindy Crawford, as has graced various Romance Novel Covers! Ask him questions, get a personalized autograph, and take photos with him.
(room: tonopah)
MEET ME: "Randi Alexander" & "Jackson Young"
(room: tonopah)

HAPPY HOUR  –  HAPPY HOUR  –  HAPPY HOUR  –  HAPPY HOUR

5:00pm –
6:00pm
BREAK: Freshen up for the evening festivities, or take a walk right outside at the QUAD, or stay longer at a Social BREAK: Freshen up for the evening festivities, or take a walk right outside at the QUAD, or stay longer at a Social BREAK: Freshen up for the evening festivities, or take a walk right outside at the QUAD, or stay longer at a Social
6:00pm –
7:00pm
DINNER
(room: reno)
DINNER
(room: reno)
DINNER
(room: reno)
7:00pm –
10:00pm
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 Soap Opera Star Winsor Harmon from "Bold and the Beautiful", enter the lip sync contest, win prizes, live DJ, Julian Mora from "MEN the Experience" performing, and other Vegas style entertainment.
(room: lake tahoe)
"SINNERS & SAINTS" COSTUME BALL: brought to you by Tara Rose & Gwen Steel
(room: lake tahoe)
NIGHT IN LAS VEGAS ON RNC: RNC pays your way to go see a Vegas Headlining Show!
8:00pm –
10:00pm
RNCinema & Trivia #5: If you’re not wanting to "hit the town" or go to bed just yet? Feel free to slip on your PJs and come enjoy a Romantic Comedy or Drama, but pay attention to details, as there will be trivia at the end with great prizes to win – snacks and refreshments provided.
(room: ely)
8:00pm –
10:00pm
RNCinema & Trivia #6: If you’re not wanting to "hit the town" or go to bed just yet? Feel free to slip on your PJs and come enjoy a Romantic Comedy or Drama, but pay attention to details, as there will be trivia at the end with great prizes to win – snacks and refreshments provided.
(room: goldfield)
10:00pm –
12:00am
RNCinema & Trivia #1: If you’re not wanting to "hit the town" or go to bed just yet? Feel free to slip on your PJs and come enjoy a Romantic Comedy or Drama, but pay attention to details, as there will be trivia at the end with great prizes to win – snacks and refreshments provided.
(room: ely)
RNCinema & Trivia #3: If you’re not wanting to "hit the town" or go to bed just yet? Feel free to slip on your PJs and come enjoy a Romantic Comedy or Drama, but pay attention to details, as there will be trivia at the end with great prizes to win – snacks and refreshments provided.
(room: ely)
RNCinema & Trivia #7: If you’re not wanting to "hit the town" or go to bed just yet? Feel free to slip on your PJs and come enjoy a Romantic Comedy or Drama, but pay attention to details, as there will be trivia at the end with great prizes to win – snacks and refreshments provided.
(room: ely)
10:00pm –
12:00am
RNCinema & Trivia #2: If you’re not wanting to "hit the town" or go to bed just yet? Feel free to slip on your PJs and come enjoy a Romantic Comedy or Drama, but pay attention to details, as there will be trivia at the end with great prizes to win – snacks and refreshments provided.
(room: goldfield)
RNCinema & Trivia #4: If you’re not wanting to "hit the town" or go to bed just yet? Feel free to slip on your PJs and come enjoy a Romantic Comedy or Drama, but pay attention to details, as there will be trivia at the end with great prizes to win – snacks and refreshments provided.
(room: goldfield)
RNCinema & Trivia #8: If you’re not wanting to "hit the town" or go to bed just yet? Feel free to slip on your PJs and come enjoy a Romantic Comedy or Drama, but pay attention to details, as there will be trivia at the end with great prizes to win – snacks and refreshments provided.
(room: goldfield)

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