Book festival this weekend

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The Maryland Romance Writers’ BBF chair, Alexa Jacobs, pictured right, was featured on MeTV Baltimore’s program Bmore Lifestyle. A nice plug for our esteemed group! (Picture from Facebook.)

The Baltimore Book Festival is set to begin Friday morning at 11. If you love books and writers, words and sentences, grammar and punctuation, pizza and Asian steamed buns (I always have to mention food), this is your festival.

The Maryland Romance Writers tent is on Light Street near the Visitors Center. The schedule is packed and jammed with talks, panel discussions and book signings.

Meet new writers and established writers, find out how you can start writing your own novel. Buy a book, get it signed. Take home some swag.

And do come and say hello. In addition to setting up Friday and Saturday (we all have to do our part), I’m participating in two historical fiction panels and, as previously announced Book Cover Bingo.

Here’s where I’ll be–

Friday, 1 p.m. 

Bringing the Past to Life: Historical Romance Style

With Hamilton: An American Musical, Outlander, The Crown, and other pop culture historicals, the past has never been more in style. Award winning and multi-published authors explore the challenges and rewards of finding the right style for writing believable historical romance.

Panelists: Joyfully Jay, Mary Tilghman, Lori Ann Bailey, E. Elizabeth Watson


Saturday, 1 p.m.

Beyond Mr. Darcy – From Kensington Books

Our friends at Kensington Books have matched together some of the bestselling and award winning authors of Kensington and Avon books to discuss  what it takes to weave history into fiction. Join these award winning and multi-published historical romance authors as they share tips and tricks of their trade.

Panelists: Denny S. Bryce, Jenna Jaxon, Charis Michaels, Lori Ann Bailey, E. Elizabeth Watson, Mary Tilghman


Sunday, 11 a.m.

Book Cover Bingo

Join the authors as they share their favorite romance book covers–and check off the book titles on your Bingo card. Books, swag and other prizes for the winners!

Panelists: Kelly Maher, Alexa Jacobs, J.L. Lora, Mary Tilghman, Emily Duvall


Beyond our tent you’ll find lots of other writers, local cultural establishments, and plenty of activities to keep you and your whole family entertained.

Looking forward to meeting everyone.





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