(Newswire.net -- September 12, 2014) Portland , Oregon --
AJ Harmon, author of the Amazon top-rated romance novel series “First Class Family” was disappointed when she discovered that there were no big romance author events in the northwest and decided to do something about it.
“It was an honor to be invited to attend my first author event as a rising romance novelist,” stated Harmon. “It was another milestone in this incredible journey that I’ve embarked on. Selling my first book was a big deal and then getting my first Five Star review was a really exciting milestone. Then I ran my first Free Kindle Books promotion and watched as tens of thousands of books were downloaded and that’s when I knew I’d started on what would be a wild ride and an amazing adventure as a romance author.
“But I will never forget the moment, when I opened an email and discovered I’d been invited to attend the Rebels and Readers author signing event in West Virginia,” AJ continued. “I’d been asked to sign and share my books with romance readers right alongside Wall Street Journal, USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors, whose work I truly enjoy reading and writers I’d always wanted to meet. It was exhilarating. I danced around my house screaming “I’m going to Rebels and Readers! I’m going to Rebels and Readers… as an author!” It kind of freaked out my husband and my dog,” she laughed.
Author signing events allow romance readers to bring or buy copies of their favorite romance novels and have them autographed by the author. Fans can collect swag (marketing gifts; pens, bookmarks, key-rings, etc.) from their most beloved romance writers. Sometimes they may even get to grab a quick selfie with the author. These events also help booklovers to discover up and coming new authors like Ms. Harmon.
“I was disappointed, when I realized there were not any big author events scheduled for the northwest. So I decided to host my own,” explained AJ. “I sent an email to a few of my romance author friends to see if they’d even be interested in attending an event in Portland, Oregon, and the response was remarkable. “Sure! When is it?” was the overwhelming consensus. Now I just had to pick a date and find a place worthy of such an event. September 12th, 2015 will be the date of the first annual Passion in Portland Author Signing Event at the Crown Plaza in downtown Portland.
Harmon has reserved the Grand Ballroom for this event. With more than 60 authors committed to attend, this will be the largest author event in the northwest. Bestselling authors like Rachel Van Dyken, T.K. Leigh, Andrea Smith, and Oregon’s own Melody Anne. If you’re a romance reader this is an event you won’t want to miss.
Contemporary Romance Author AJ Harmon is the writer behind the Amazon Top-Rated Series "First Class Novels". AJ Harmon has new series "Sky Romance Novels" and a stand alone novel "He's No Saint".