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Greater Seattle Romance Writers Invites Readers to Free “Passport to Romance” Event October 17th

Readers of all types of romance fiction are invited to meet, mingle and take photos with 40+ authors and cover models, win raffle prizes, and celebrate romantic fiction of all genres - from mild to wild, historical to sci-fi.

Bellevue, WA, October 07, 2015 --( Fans of romance novels, novellas and short stories are invited to attend the “Passport to Romance” Reader’s Event party October 17th at the Westin Hotel in Bellevue, WA from 6pm-8pm. Romantic fiction of all genres - from mild to wild, historical to sci-fi - will be represented. This event is free and open to the general public.

Attendees enjoy the opportunity to meet, mingle, get autographs, and take photos with more than 40 authors plus professional male cover models, win prizes in the gift basket raffle, vote in the romance novel cover contest, and more. The first 100 attendees also receive a special goodie bag.

"Authors and readers of romantic fiction often have a profound influence on each other that can be life changing,” states Anna Alexander, Author and President of the Greater Seattle Romance Writers of America (GSRWA). “We wanted to celebrate that bond, and all that is special about the romance genre, with a fantastic party." All raffle proceeds go to support the Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN).

The “Passport to Romance” reader event is designed to:

· Connect romance lovers with their favorite – and soon to be favorite – authors, cover models and books in a fun, informal setting.
· Give new and established authors, publishers, and retailers the opportunity to reach more readers.
· Raise money to support the work of the Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN).
· Celebrate everything that is wonderful about romantic fiction and its readers.

“Passport to Romance” is hosted by the nonprofit GSRWA as part of their annual Emerald City Writers Conference (ECWC). Sponsors include: authors Sabrina York, Jamie Davenport, Gerri Russell, Margaret Mallory, Lori Lyn and Saranna DeWylde; and Night Owl Reviews.

Attending authors include: Allie Adams, Anna Alexander, Pam Binder, Jennifer Blackwood, Asa Maria Bradley, Julie Brannagh, M. L. Buchman, Lucy Carol, Elise Covert, Jami Davenport, Jillian David, Jacki Delecki, Saranna DeWylde, Fiola Faelan, Amanda Forester, Marie Harte, Elizabeth Hoyt, Joleen James, Joanne Jaytanie, Sabrina Jeffries, Tami King (Night Owl Reviews), Cindy Kirk, Cassiel Knight, Anthea Lawson, Rose Lerner, Dawn Luedecke, Lori Lyn, Tammy Dennings Maggy, Margaret Mallory, Lauren Marie, Anna Markland, Deb Marlowe, Trish McCallan, Rae Monet, Danielle Monsch, Julie Rowe, Gerri Russell, Sarah and Brady Shannen, Anthea Sharp, Andrea Simonne, Sibelle Stone, Alex Strong, Leo Charles Taylor, Paulina Ulrich, L.E. Wilson, Sabrina York

Learn more about “Passport to Romance” here:

The Bellevue Westin Hotel is located at Lincoln Square, 600 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.

Members of the press are invited to attend.

About Emerald City Writer’s Conference
ECWC is the largest romance writing conference on the west coast with more than 300 attendees including industry leading editors and agents, phenomenal speakers, and some of the industry’s top authors. In addition to “Passport to Romance,” the three day conference (Oct 16th-18th, 2015) offers educational workshops for aspiring and published writers, agent and editor pitch meetings and networking opportunities. Learn more about ECWC here

Located in the Seattle/Puget Sound area of Washington State, the Greater Seattle chapter of RWA is on a mission to promote excellence in romantic fiction. The chapter’s goal is to help writers become published in the romance genre, and provide a place where writers (both published and unpublished) can come for growth, support and information. More than 42% of membership is published, with many members on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Learn more about GSRWA here
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