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Romance Book Festival coming to Buchanan County August 5 and 6 | News

GRUNDY, Va. — A romance book festival for fans of the romance genre is coming to Buchanan County, Va. this August.

Sizzle in South, Virginia’s premiere romance book festival, will take place in Buchanan County Public Library in Grundy on Aug. 5 and 6.

Authors participating in this year’s festival will be Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lora Leigh, Robin D. Owens, Collen Gleason and Mindi Stewart, according to announcement from the Buchanan County Public Library.

Number 1 New York TimesSherrilyn Kenneyon, international bestseller and author of young adult fiction, is one the most prominent and influential people in the world. When she was still in college, she published her first book. More than 80 of her novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list, in all genres and formats. She also has over 70 million books worldwide. Her current series include: Dark-Hunters®, Chronicles of Nick®, Deadman’s Cross™, Eve of Destruction™, Nevermore™, Lords of Avalon® and The League®.

Lora Leigh will be hosting Sizzle in the South again. She is the Number 1 New York TimesThe Breeds, Elite Ops, and Nauti series are her best-selling books. Kentucky Nights, her newest book, will be published in spring 2023. Lora, an Eastern Kentucky native, has gained a lot of popularity for her steamy stories. Writing is her passion, her escape, and her lifeline.

Robin D. Owens is a Rita award-winning author of The HeartMate series. She is the author of The HeartMate series as well as the Ghost Seer, Mystic circle series and Summoning series. Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers is the former president and contest chair. She hails from Denver, Colorado. Creative writing is her most pressing interest.

Colleen Gleason, aka Colleen Cambridge (C.M. Gleason, Alex Mandon and others are a New York TimesAnd USA Today bestselling and award-winning author who can’t seem to decide what type of book to write…so she writes a lot of different genres! Colleen has so far written everything, including vampire hunters and dystopian romances, as well as steampunk, historical romances, and mysteries with a supernatural flair.

Mindi Stewart is a young writer. She grew up watching TV, drawing and reading, and was surrounded by great writers. As a result, she combined her love of science fiction (unashamed Trekkie) and romance (thanks to her mom’s Harlequin Romance Novels collection) to create her own universe. Her books can transport you to faraway worlds where there’s always a happily ever after! Her most recent series, which is set in West Virginia, follows the Black Dagger Motorcycle Club.

The Festival will begin Friday, August 5th at 8 p.m. at Comfort Inn Grundy, Virginia. The authors will be panelists on Sizzle’s version of the television show Match Game. Organisers said that there will be many prizes and no cost pizza or drinks.

Each author will take part in different panels Saturday morning at 10:10 a.m. At noon, a catered lunch is provided for free. A full schedule of the event can be found by visiting the library’s Facebook page or the library’s website, organizers.

Limited quantities of books will be sold on the day of event.

The library can be found at 1185 Poe Town Street in Grundy, Va.

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