(Newswire.net -- October 20, 2014) Portland , Oregon -- Romance readers from across the USA will converge in Huntington, WV at the Rebels and Readers Author Event for a chance to meet and mingle with their favorite romance writers. TurnThePage, sponsors of RARAE, had filled the event with popular local novelists, USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors nearly two years before the scheduled event and before the rising star AJ Harmon had even published her first novel.
“I remember the disappointment I felt when I contacted Rebels and Readers about attending their event to promote my books many months ago,” Harmon began. “I was heartbroken when they offered to put me on the waiting list for 2015, which seemed like forever away.
“In July of this year, I received the email inviting me to attend the event in November,” AJ continued. “Multiply my disappointment by a factor of 10 to calculate the level of excitement I felt at being invited to this premier author event. My debut novel, First Class to New York, was being downloaded by the thousands from Amazon, and my First Class Novels Boxed Set was added to Amazon’s Top Rated Collections list. July was a good month.”
AJ Harmon wrote and published her first book on a dare from a co-worker in November of 2012. As a self-published author she wondered if she’d even sell a single book. Since that day she’s had over a quarter of a million copies of her 13 titles downloaded and has the #1 Top-Rated Romance Collection on Amazon and has made the USA Today’s Bestseller list.
“What I enjoy most about my new career is the interaction I have with my readers,” Harmon explained. “Author signing events, like the Rebels and Readers Author Event, are a great way to interact with romance readers. I love to hear the stories about how one of the characters in my novels has touched the hearts and lives of my readers when they needed it most.”
80 romance authors have committed to attend the Rebels and Readers Author Event on November 8th, 2014 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, West Virginia. Among the authors committed to attend are dozens of Amazon, USA Today and New York Times Bestselling authors such as Harper Sloan, J.M. Madden, Jayne Rylon, Nicole Edwards, Pamela Ann and T.K. Leigh.
Tickets for the event are available online @ https://rarae.eventbrite.com/ . Rebels and Readers Author Event will be raffling off two one-of-a-kind blankets with book covers from the attending authors printed on them. All proceeds from the event will go to local literacy programs for children.