The countdown to RWA San Diego’s biggest event of the year has begun! In three short days, we’ll be celebrating our annual Literacy Bash! During the day, we’ll be raffling off an insane amount of goodies – by our last count, we have over 70 prizes up for grabs, including a couple of Kindles, a ton of books, and free admission to the RWA National Conference to be held in San Diego next July! All proceeds will go to benefit local literacy charities, as well as to support the awesome programs our chapter offers to writers and readers around the county.
But, by far, the most exciting part of our event will be hearing from our special guest speaker: New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins! The author of over a dozen novels, Kristan is a familiar face to those involved in the romance community: she’s a two-time winner of the coveted RITA award, was featured in the documentary of the romance industry, Love Between the Covers, and has recently been elected to serve on the RWA National Board of Directors. In my opinion, Kristan is the queen of laugh-out-loud romantic comedy, and I’ll be fangirling out as she delivers her speeches on success and craft.
If you just can’t wait a few more days to see her, Kristan will be signing books and chatting with fans tonight at the Mira Mesa Barnes and Noble, located at 10775 Westview Parkway. While you’re there, you can pick up a copy of her latest novel, If You Only Knew, and don’t forget to pre-order her next book, Anything for You, scheduled to release a few days after Christmas.
Our event sold out in record time this year, so it’s going to be a packed house. Show up early to snag a good seat, bring extra money for those raffle tickets, and be prepared to laugh and learn!