RRAW Experience

Friday, October 28 2022 4:00 PM - Saturday, October 29 2022 11:00 PM [EDT]

400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA, 22317, United States

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RRAW Registration ~FULL ACCESS~ONE TIME PAY Partial Approval - $300.00

Sales end on 10/15/2022

Registration for RRAW includes: RRAW Kickoff Celebration~ Mix and mingle with your favorite romance authors and local sommeliers ~RRAW Panel Discussions/Workshops ~Iris Bolling's Bid Wiz Tournament ~RRAW NightCap with live performance by Coco Brown Of The Phat Cat Players ~RRAW EXPO: Includes Authors book signing, panel discussions, local vendors, live performances, celebrity appearances, games, prizes and more. ~RRAW Award Show and Legends Ball ~ The premier formal award show that recognizes the pioneers in published romance writing, editors, philanthropy, thriving book clubs and industry influencers/bloggers. Includes formal dinner and performance by Grammy Award Winning artist Regina Belle ~Commemorative personalized registration badge ~Celebration RRAW Swag Bag ~RRAW T-Shirt

RRAW Registration ~FRIDAY ACCESS ONLY Partial Approval - $150.00

Sales end on 10/15/2022

THIS TICKET IS FOR FULL ACCESS TO FRIDAY EVENTS ONLY. Registration Includes: RRAW Kickoff Celebration~ Mix and mingle with your favorite romance authors and local sommeliers ~RRAW Panel Discussions/Workshops ~ Iris Bolling's Bid Whist Tournament ~RRAW NightCap with live performance by Coco Brown Of The Phat Cat Players ~Commemorative personalized registration badge ~RRAW Swag Bag

RRAW Registration ~SATURDAY ACCESS ONLY Partial Approval - $150.00

Sales end on 10/15/2022

THIS TICKET IS FOR FULL ACCESS TO SATURDAY EVENTS ONLY. Registration Includes: RRAW EXPO~ Includes Authors book signing, panel discussions, local vendors, live performances, celebrity appearances, games, prizes and more. ~RRAW Award Show and Legends Ball ~ The premier formal award show that recognizes the pioneers in published romance writing, editors, philanthropy, thriving book clubs and industry influencers/bloggers. Includes formal dinner and performance by Grammy Award Winning artist Regina Belle ~Commemorative personalized registration badge ~RRAW Swag Bag

RRAW Legends Ball ~THIS TICKET IS ONLY FOR THE LEGENDS BALL Partial Approval - $125.00

Sales end on 10/15/2022

The premier formal award show that recognizes pioneers in published romance writing, editors, philanthropy, thriving book clubs and industry influencers/bloggers. Includes formal dinner and performance by Grammy Award Winning artist Regina Belle

RRAW EXPO~`BOOK SIGNING ONLY~ OPEN TO PUBLIC Partial Approval - Free

Sales end on 10/29/2022

RRAW EXPO TICKET ONLY~ Authors book signing, local vendors, live performances, celebrity appearances, games, prizes and more. ***NOTE*** If you have purchased a full access ticket the RRAW Expo is included. ***

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Friday, October 28 2022 4:00 PM - Saturday, October 29 2022 11:00 PM [EDT]

The Westin Alexandria Old Town, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA, 22317, United States.

RRAW was created for authors and readers to network, brand, and have fun during an entertaining and engaging 2-day event in Old Town Alexandria, VA.
Book signings, author meet and greets, photo ops, vendor shopping, SURPRISE celebrity guests, and live performances will all be part of the RRAW EXPERIENCE!

RRAW22 *LIFTING WHILE CLIMBING*

BROWN BOOK SERIES

www.brownbookseries.com

The Brown Book Series hosted by Shay Baby features interviews of your favorite Award Winning, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Romance Authors. Fun and informative conversation, Hilarious games, book launch parties and romance events.

Contact the Organizer

Ashley C. Walter, Esq
Attorney
The Walter Law Group

Attorney Ashley C. Walter, founder of The Walter Law Group, is dedicated to providing high-quality legal services and effective results for her clients. As an Atlanta native, she is committed to offering true southern hospitality, showing patience and compassion for each client, while prioritizing their legal protection. She prides herself on creating a unique and worry free experience for her clientele, while advocating aggressively on their behalf to achieve the most favorable outcome in each case. Ashley received her Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration from The University of Alabama (“Bama”) and her Juris Doctorate from The University of Mississippi (“Ole Miss”). While in law school, Ashley was honored to represent clients on Death Row through the Innocence Project, and later moved to South Africa where she worked in Human Rights Law representing citizens affected by apartheid. Upon returning home to Atlanta, she served as an extern for a Cobb County Chief Judge and the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. Throughout her career as a licensed attorney, she has represented numerous clients in the areas of Family, Business and Criminal Law. When she is not in mediations, depositions, trials or advocating for her clients, Ashley enjoys spending her time with family and friends, mentoring aspiring attorneys, traveling, shopping and catering to her dog.

https://thewalterlawgroup.com

About Ashley C. Walter, Esq

Attorney
The Walter Law Group
Jen Graybeal
AUTHOR COACH * FREELANCE EDITOR * AUTHOR CHEERLEADER
Jen Graybeal Author Services

Let's work together to get your project published. I am a book coach and freelance editor. I’ve worked with hundreds of romance authors that want to take their books and business to the next level. We can talk about your book or series concept, identify opportunities to engage the reader so they fall in love with your writing, figure out how to recover from burnout, or figure out the next chapter of your author career. It’s your choice, I’m here to help. New Clients — I offer a free 30 minute coaching session for new clients. This is a chance to ask your publishing questions, brainstorm a story problem, or learn more about my approach to empowered coaching.

http://www.jengraybeal.com

About Jen Graybeal

AUTHOR COACH * FREELANCE EDITOR * AUTHOR CHEERLEADER
Jen Graybeal Author Services
Cat Clyne
Editor at Harlequin * HQN & Graydon House
Harlequin

Experienced Editor with a demonstrated history of fostering author growth, particularly in romance fiction and publishing. Skilled in Leadership, Negotiation, Public Speaking, Market Research, Storytelling, Editing, and Social Media. Strong media and communication professional with a Master of Arts from New York University.

graydonhousebooks.com

About Cat Clyne

Editor at Harlequin * HQN & Graydon House
Harlequin
Beverly Jenkins
RRAW Honoree
Romance Literary Legend

The recipient of the 2017 Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for historical romance.

https://beverlyjenkins.net

About Beverly Jenkins

RRAW Honoree
Romance Literary Legend
Brenda Jackson
RRAW Honoree
Romance Literary Legend

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over 140 books and novellas, and 15 million books in print. Her professional writing career began in 1995 with the release of her first book, Tonight and Forever.

https://www.brendajackson.net/

About Brenda Jackson

RRAW Honoree
Romance Literary Legend
Shirley Hailstock
RRAW Honoree
Romance Literary Legend

The author of thirty novels and novellas, including her electronic editions, Shirley has received numerous awards, including the Waldenbooks Bestselling Romance Award and Romantic Times Magazine’s Career Achievement Award. Shirley’s books have appeared on Blackboard, Essence Magazine and Library Journal Best Seller Lists. She is a past president of Romance Writers of America

http://shirleyhailstock.net/

About Shirley Hailstock

RRAW Honoree
Romance Literary Legend
Rochelle Alers
RRAW Honoree
Romance Literary Legend

Rochelle Alers has been hailed by readers and booksellers alike as one of today’s most prolific and popular African American authors of romance and women’s fiction. With more than eighty titles and nearly two million copies of her novels in print, Ms. Alers is a regular on the Waldenbooks, Borders and Essence bestseller lists, regularly chosen by Black Expressions Book Club, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gold Pen Award, the Emma Award, Vivian Stephens Award for Excellence in Romance Writing, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Award.

https://rochellealers.org

About Rochelle Alers

RRAW Honoree
Romance Literary Legend
Celeste O. Norfleet
RRAW Honoree
Romance Literary Legend

National best-selling author of over twenty-five critically acclaimed multicultural romance and young adult novels. Celeste has won several prestigious awards including RSJ 2011 Best Sequel, 2011 Best Hero and 2011 Best Heroine. She has been nominated numerous times for her romance and young adult novels including the 2010 and 2011 RSJ Author of the Year Award, 2009 RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, 2009 Urban-Reviews Best Romance Award and the 2009 YALSA “Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers” Award.

https://www.harlequin.com/shop/authors/11943_celeste-o-norfleet.html

About Celeste O. Norfleet

RRAW Honoree
Romance Literary Legend
Iris Bolling
USA Today Bestselling Author
Siri Austin Entertainment

Iris Bolling’s published her first novel, Once You’ve Touched the Heart in 2008. This self-published work was the first of the five additional books to complete the Heart Series. The popular Heart Series has captivated the hearts of readers and awarded Iris the Emma Award as Debut Author of the Year in 2010 In May of 2011, Iris introduced a new cast of characters in her in Night of Seduction Series. The second book in the series, The Pendleton Rule was reviewed in USA Today and received, the 2014 Emma Award for Suspense of The Year. In 2012, she began the Gems & Gents series with her novel Teach Me, which generated an importune shoe contest on Facebook that spanned the international waters. It continued with the release of the very popular Book of Joshua I and Book of Joshua II. The series has earned Iris several awards including 2014 Hero of The Year and 2015 Heroine of The Year. The beginning of her third series, The Brooks’ Family Values, was introduced in her novel Sinergy in 2014, followed by book 2 Fatal Mistake and Propensity For Love, both released in 2015. Propensity For Love was awarded the Villain of The Year honor and has been nominated for several 2016 Emma awards. Iris received the honor of being named Author of The Year twice since the inception of her career, 2012 and 2014. In 2014, Iris stepped into a new venture geared towards bringing books to film. She produced The Heart, a television series based on her popular novels. Season two aired in the spring of 2016 and is now available on Amazon Video. Iris is now producing and directing Deadly Sexy, a novel written by the USA Today best selling author, Beverly Jenkins. The movie is tentatively scheduled for release in 2018. Next up will be Unfinished Business with NY Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson.

https://irisbolling.com

About Iris Bolling

USA Today Bestselling Author
Siri Austin Entertainment
Joshua T. Shipman
Actor|Model
imdb.me/JoshuaT.Shipman

Actor/Model AKA Nate Reigns from The AfterMath by USA Today Bestselling Author Iris Bolling

About Joshua T. Shipman

Actor|Model
imdb.me/JoshuaT.Shipman
Jose Barreiro
Retired Army SGM & Professional MMA fighter; turned cover & fitness model, tactical advisor/trainer & martial arts instructor/coach.
LunchTime Chronicles

About Jose Barreiro

Retired Army SGM & Professional MMA fighter; turned cover & fitness model, tactical advisor/trainer & martial arts instructor/coach.
LunchTime Chronicles
Regina Belle
Grammy Award Winning Artist
Regina Belle

http://www.iamreginabelle.com

About Regina Belle

Grammy Award Winning Artist
Regina Belle
CoCo Brown
Coco Brown of the Phat Cat Players
CoCo Brown

About CoCo Brown

Coco Brown of the Phat Cat Players
CoCo Brown
Midnight Ace
Influencer/Speaker/Moderator
Midnight Ace BookBar

An award winning, book talking, reading, wine pairing, book loving connoisseur who lives by the principle of reading being a lifestyle, not a hobby. With an eclectic reading palette, my genre of choice includes a vast range from romance to thrillers. Unbeknownst to me, this uncontrollable energy granted the blessing of winning several awards and the title of Award-Winning Book Ambassador. As founder and CEO of MidnightAce Book Bar, I created this space to provide a comfortable, lounge type of environment to enjoy literary adventures, virtual wine tasting, book pairings, and more. Over the years this virtual space and outlets has advanced to include a Books & Booze live segment where author interviews and live chats takes place. This exciting crossover adds to my list of skills to include that of host, speaker, and moderator.

www.midnightacebookbar.com

About Midnight Ace

Influencer/Speaker/Moderator
Midnight Ace BookBar
Shay Baby
Media Personality
Host of Brown Book Series

Excitement, energy and versatility are just a few of the characteristics you can anticipate from Shay (Shay Baby) Bohannon; a well-known Atlanta, Georgia entertainment personality, whose professional career attributes consist of affiliations with many of the top radio shows throughout the greater Metropolitan Georgia area. Shay Baby began her career as a crew member and board operator on the popular Si-Man Morning Show (Classic Soul 102.5-Radio One of Atlanta). Thriving in popularity within the industry and a natural talent for production, Shay Baby’s growth and career progression was instantly propelled to the next level. Audience demand, a vivacious personality, poise and charm, earned Shay Baby the reputation of one of Atlanta’s most accomplished radio producers. Shay Baby’s radio persona eventually parlayed to greater ventures, which included television, acting (stage plays and commercials) and hosting. Shay Baby’s list of credits includes numerous concerts, comedy, gospel and country music shows, all of which demonstrate the diversity of her professional achievements. Dubbed the first lady of Xtreme entertainment (one of the most recognized entertainment company in the LGBT community) Shay Baby has hosted multi-city Gay Pride Parades, Sizzle Miami, Tempted to Touch Las Vegas. The overall success of her career, notoriety, and community sponsorship was formally acknowledged during a commendation ceremony sponsored by the NAACP, where Shay Baby received the prestigious Humanitarian Award for Broadcasting. Shay Baby embarked on a new adventure by mixing her experience in broadcast radio and special event hosting with her love for romance books, and The Brown Book Series was born. The Brown Book Series features high energy interviews and events with award-winning USA Today and New York Times best-selling authors.

www.shaybaby.com

About Shay Baby

Media Personality
Host of Brown Book Series

About Harlequin

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About Brain Power Studio/LUV

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About The Walter Law Group

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About Loyalty Bookstore

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About Siri Austin Entertainment

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About New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Jackson

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About Lydia Michaels Books

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About USA Today Bestselling Author Iris Bolling

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09:00 AM

Registration

09:00 AM - 07:00 PMPre-Function Foyer
04:00 PM

RRAW Kick-Off Celebration

04:00 PM - 05:00 PMPre-Function Foyer

Sponsors

05:00 PM

Brenda Jackson Men Of Action Lounge

05:00 PM - 10:00 PMTBA

Sponsors

05:00 PM

Brown Book Series Presents: The Legends Of RRAW

05:00 PM - 06:00 PMEdison Ballroom
  • Shay Baby

    Media Personality

Sponsors

06:15 PM

From Rosebend to Catalina Cove

06:15 PM - 06:45 PMEdison Ballroom
06:15 PM

The Nate Reigns Bid-Whist Tournament

06:15 PM - 07:15 PMTBA
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  • Iris Bolling

    USA Today Bestselling Author

Sponsors

Workshop: Indie Author’s Guide to Indie Editors

06:15 PM - 07:15 PM
  • Jen Graybeal

    AUTHOR COACH * FREELANCE EDITOR * AUTHOR CHEERLEADER

Sponsors

06:45 PM

Who Runs The World: Writing in a Female Dominated Genre

06:45 PM - 07:15 PMTBA

Sponsors

07:15 PM

Dinner (On your Own)

07:15 PM - 08:30 PM
08:30 PM

RRAW Night Cap featuring CoCo Brown of The Phat Cat Players

08:30 PM - 10:00 PMTBA
  • CoCo Brown

    Coco Brown of the Phat Cat Players

Sponsors

07:30 AM

Registration

07:30 AM - 09:00 PMPre-Function Foyer
09:00 AM

Pitch Sessions: Harlequin~ Brain Power Studios

09:00 AM - 11:00 AMTBA
  • Cat Clyne

    Editor at Harlequin * HQN & Graydon House

Sponsors

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09:00 AM

Workshop: Building Your Own Table

09:00 AM - 10:00 AMTBA
  • Iris Bolling

    USA Today Bestselling Author

Sponsors

09:15 AM

Perfect Pairings: Book Cover Bae

09:15 AM - 09:45 AMTBA
10:00 AM

Workshop: Taking My Business from Reactive to Proactive

10:00 AM - 11:00 AMTBA
  • Ashley C. Walter, Esq

    Attorney

Sponsors

10:00 AM

Story Behind The Story

10:00 AM - 10:30 AMTBA
10:30 AM

She Got First

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM

From Henry Adams to Island Queen

11:00 AM - 11:30 AMEdison Ballroom
11:30 AM

Workshop: Get Your Money Right and Tight

11:30 AM - 12:15 PMTBA

Brain Power Studio Presents: How To Tell The Story On Screen

11:30 AM - 12:15 PMTBA

Sponsors

12:00 PM

Brenda Jackson Men Of Action Lounge

12:00 PM - 11:00 PMTBA

Sponsors

12:15 PM

Lunch (On Your Own)

12:15 PM - 01:00 PM
01:00 PM

RRAW Expo

01:00 PM - 04:00 PMEdison Ballroom

Sponsors

07:30 PM

Red Carpet~ Prelude to Legends Ball

07:30 PM - 08:00 PMPre-Function Foyer

Sponsors

08:00 PM

Legends Ball

08:00 PM - 11:00 PMEdison Ballroom
  • Shay Baby

    Media Personality

Sponsors

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