Author Presentations and Fun Facts
Authors were introduced during a special presentation. They shared about their books, writing process plus offering a special Fun Fact, which was entertaining as the audience tried to guess which Fact belonged to each author. We had lots of fun and laughs!
Here are the winners of prizes compliments of our guest authors. Look at those happy faces…
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant
As always, the friendly and professional staff from Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants entertained everyone with specially selected samples of their finest wines for our event. Thank you Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants for a wonderful experience and first class service!
Chocolate Museum & Cafe
This year we had the immense pleasure of savoring some of the finest, most delectable chocolates compliments of the Chocolate Museum & Cafe. Honestly, these perfectly handcrafted chocolate delights were simply exquisite and a thing of beauty. So many flavors to choose from!
Writer’s Block Bookstore
Thanks to one of Orlando’s favorite Indie Bookstores for offering attendees the opportunity to purchase books and have them autographed by their favorite authors. Writer’s Block Bookstore also had fun items, perfectly themed for our event.
Goodfella’s Pizzeria & Olive Garden
Many thanks to the great fellas of Goodfella’s Pizzeria for delivering once again their delicious Pizza pies to our authors prior to the event, as well as Olive Garden for complimenting dinner with their famous Salads and Bread Sticks.
Avon Romance Books & Author Swag
Everyone received free copies of Lisa Kleypas and Loretta Chase’s latest releases courtesy of Avon Romance. There was also plenty of free swag from many of Lorelei’s Lit Lair’s favorite authors including Kristan Higgins tote bags, tumblers, a wide range of author bookmarks and special Eloisa James postcards! Thank you Avon Romance and authors for your generosity and support!
Kudos and Praises
Orange County Library System & Volunteers
Thank you to Lynette Schimpf, manager of one of the best library systems in the nation, for this amazing opportunity and partnership! Thank you to the Danielle King and the wonderful staff of the OCLS and Alafaya Library. Your friendliness, professionalism and hard work, as always, made this one of the most successful and entertaining events for the romance community! Y’all are AMAZING!
To the Lit Lair Ladies & volunteers, Rhonda, Hala and Kerry, I couldn’t have done this without you all! Your unconditional support and friendship means the world to me.
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Praises for the Romance, Wine, & Chocolate
What a fabulous, fun way to connect with readers! RWC is a party celebrating romance and the readers who love reading. An absolute blast and well worth attending!New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Kristan Higgins
Lorelei’s heart is embedded in the writing industry and it truly shows with the care she put into this amazing event. It was more than wine and chocolate, it was a love of reading and everything coming together beautifully in celebration of booksUSA Today Bestselling author of Scottish Historical Romance, Madeline Martin
A fun-filled night for book lovers. I had a blast!Best-selling Author of Racy Regency Romps, Valerie Bowman
I had such a phenomenal time at RWC 2018! From the library staff and organizers to the fellow authors and readers, everyone was friendly and excited to be there. It was wonderful celebrating our industry with fellow romance book lovers.2018 double RWA RITA finalist and Latinx Romance author, Priscilla Oliveras
A night to remember, for sure! Lorelei’s event is classy, fun, and full of surprises for all attendees!Inspirational Romance author, Kerry Evelyn
RWC18 reminded me of why I got into writing in the first place–to engage with readers on our love of romance. Writing, publishing and marketing is hard work and it’s easy to get discouraged or forget the happiness we bring to others. Chatting with new readers last night really refilled my passion. I can’t thank you or them enough!Sarah Andre- 2017 RWA Rita Award finalist
RWC is perfection from start to finish and Lorelei treats the authors like royalty.Contemporary Romance author, Debra Fisk
Praises for creating a welcoming environment for authors to mingle with readers with no pressure and plenty of room to make friends and new readers.Paranormal Romance author, Judy McDonough
RWC is a fabulously cozy event for readers and authors, alike!Paranormal Romance author, Kristal Hollis
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*Photo and video credit: Orange County Library System