Monday Videos Love the RWA Literacy Signing

Surprise! A Monday Video! I did another video at the RWA literacy signing, but instead of lip synching and fun songs, I asked folks to share with me their favorite romances and characters. Here's the result! 

 

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I hope you enjoy this peek at the RWA Literacy Signing, and some of the first and favorite romances of the folks who were there. Thank you to the people who participated and let me take their pictures with my weird dry-erase sign. 

Since I know some folks can't see the video, here's a transcript of the visuals:

Every romance author is also a romance reader.

It all begins with the books we remember and love.

Then, there are photos of authors holding a “HELLO MY NAME IS” dry erase board, each answering a question about their favorite romance novels. The order of appearance is:

Molly O'Keefe:
My favorite romance is The Shadow and the Star

An anonymous reader says the first romance she read was Lady Sophia's Lover by Lisa Kleypas

Liliana Hart:
The first romance I read was Trust Me by Jayne Ann Krentz

Lynn Raye Harris:
The romance I always tell my friends to read: Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale

Marissa Doyle:
Best Hero Ever? Captain Wentworth (Persuasion)

Laura Drake:
Best Hero Ever? Jamie Fraser (Outlander)

Vicky Dreiling:
The romance I always tell my friends to read: Mr. Perfect (aka Lord Perfect) Loretta Chase

PC Cast:
The first romance I read was The Flame and the Flower

Robyn Carr:
My favorite romance is The Wolf and the Dove

Dianne Moggy:
The first romance I read was Anne of Green Gables

Erin (hiding behind her sign):
My favorite romance is Mr Perfect by Linda Howard

Avery Flynn:
The first romance I read was The Thorn Birds

Christi Barth:
The first romance I read was Shanna

Beverly Jenkins:
The first romance I read was 17th Summer

Chelsey Emmelhainz:
The romance I always tell my friends to read: When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James

Erika Tsang:
The first romance I read was Forever by Judy Blume (I was 11)

Jeffe Kennedy:
The first romance I read was Indigo Nights

Sharon Kendrick:
Best Hero Ever? Mickey Rourke in 9 1/2 Weeks or Angel Heart

The first romance I read was Angelique

Leslie Kelly:
The first romance I read was The Flame and the Flower

Beverley Kendall
The roman I always tell my friends to read: On Dublin Street


Sharon Lathan:
Best Hero Ever? Mr Darcy


Andrea Laurence:
The first romance I read was Skye O'Malley


Kimberly Kincaid
My favorite romance is Hot Under Pressure by Louisa Edwards


Kathryn Roberts:
The first romance I read was Fancy Pants, Susan Elizabeth Phillips


Sheila Roberts
The romance I always tell my friends to read: The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer

Maggie Robinson:
The first romance I read was Little Women


Dorien Kelly
The first romance I read was Irish Thoroughbred


Joysann:
The first romance I read was Hot Target by Suzanne Brockmann


Sarah Wendell:
The first romance I read was Midsummer Magic by Catherine Coulter


Barbara Vey
The romance I always tell my friends to read is Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

Sarah Walker
The romance I always tell my friends to read: Sniper Shots by Kathy Lane


Dianne Venetta
My favorite romance is one where the man works long and hard for his woman!

Julie Ann Walker
The romance I always tell my friends to read: anything by Suzanne Brockmann – she rocks!


Pam Jaffee:
The romance I always tell my friends to read: Kiss an Angel, SEP


Angela James
Best Hero Ever: Roarke!

Kristan Higgins:
The first romance I read was Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss


Cathy Maxwell:
The romance I always tell my friends to read: The Wolf and the Dove


Kerry Buckley
The first romance I read was Flowers in the Attic
(which we then discussed after I took the picture – even though it's not technically a romance, boy howdy is it the gateway drug for many readers!)


Jude Deveraux:
The romance I always tell my friends to read: Cold Comfort Farm


Jennifer Lohmann
The first romance I read was Truly Madly Deeply by Susan Anderson 


Tessa Woodward
The first romance I read was Christina Dodd's Rules of Surrender


HelenKay Dimon
The first romance I read was The Bride by Julie Garwood


When we come together to celebrate the books we love we can raise over $50,000 to support literacy.

Romance rules.

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  1. 1
    Beverley says:

    Wonderful seeing you again, Sarah. Thanks for including me in the video. You did an awesome job!

  2. 2
    SB Sarah says:

    It was a pleasure – you are so welcome!!

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    LML says:

    What a treat!  Thank you.  It was interesting to see some of the books people thought of as first romance: Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, The Thorn Birds, Cold Comfort Farm.  And how many of us would be here at SBTB if not for Ms Woodiwiss?

  4. 4

    I’m a librarian and really should be better, but I suck at titles and authors (sorry! I could describe everything about the cover but the title and author) and didn’t think “that yellow book set in Idaho” would work on the sign. My book should have been:

    Truly, Madly, Yours by Rachel Gibson.

    That book hits all of my happy buttons. ALL OF THEM. Zip, zap, zing, I only have to think of the book to feel happy.

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    The price of being surrounded by books all day is that I forget the titles of 77% of them (but I can always describe the cover!)

  5. 5
    CarrieS says:

    Great video!

  6. 6
    cleo says:

    I find discussions of first romances endlessly fascinating.  Partly because I don’t remember when I read my first romance – I know I read Little Women in the 5th grade, but did I read it before or after Anne of Green Gables? No idea.  Plus, I didn’t really read those for the romance, more for the coming of age stuff.

    I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I do vividly remember *reading* my first genre romance when I was 14 (borrowed a category from a friend on a church bus trip) – but, sadly, all I remember about that book is that there was SEX in it (OMG).

  7. 7

    What fun!  Thanks for including me, Sarah.  Always nice to see you. :)  I could not for the life of me remember the name of the first romance I read.  It was a Harlequin Presents though. :)  Such fun questions!

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  9. 9

    This was totally awesome, and such fun to participate in!

    Word verification is “room51”, which is like Area 51 but much more intimate.

  10. 10

    This turned out fantastic! Thanks for including me in what must have been a time consuming video to create. :-)

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    Leslie Kelly says:

    What fun Sarah! Thanks so much for stopping by and including me!

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