GRNW 2016 – Read the Rainbow

The Gay Romance Northwest (GRNW) 2016 conference only 3 weeks away. It will be held at the Seattle Public Library on Saturday, September 24th from 12 pm to 6pm, plus an after party. Registration is required to attend panel sessions, but all are welcome to peruse the books for sale and chat up authors. If you want to pre-funk for the conference, I’ve included a list of the attending authors and panelists, as well as links to their websites and books.

I’m super excited not only to attend my first book conference, but one that focuses on LGBTQIA+ romance! A friend and I are arriving early so that we can score some seriously awesome swag. 




I also highly recommend watching “Love Between the Covers“, a romance documentary featuring numerous writers, including Radclyffe. You can watch it via Amazon, Vudu, YouTube, and Google Play. You can also watch it for free if your library subscribes to Hoopla or has DVD copies available. 



If you haven’t visited the Seattle Public Library before, make sure you take time to look around and visit their Friends of the Library store. It’s candyland for bibliophiles. When I went down to check out the Shakespeare Folio exhibit, I ended up dumping a good chunk of my paycheck at their store. All for a good cause, right? 😀

Thus far, the only author on the list that I’ve read is Sheri Lewis Wohl (Necromantia is a fantastic mystery with supernatural elements and romance. I highly recommend it!). It’s a daunting challenge to read even a quarter of this list before September 24th; my TBR pile on Goodreads will be flush with new-to-me titles! Most excellent! I will definitely read as many summaries as I can squeeze in and then take the slow route of enjoyment over the next few months. Attending the event is going to be a great way to meet authors and fellow readers.


Washington State

Astrid Amara
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance


Austin Chant
Romance, Fantasy


Laylah Hunter
Science Fiction, Fantasy


Amanda Jean


Eric Andrews-Katz
Contemporary Romance, Adventure


Nicole Kimberling
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery


AK Rose


Tracy Timmons-Gray
Event Coordinator for GRNW


Sheri Lewis Wohl
Romance, Paranormal


Jove Belle
Romance, Thriller & Suspense, Erotica


Charley Descoteaux


EJ Russell
Contemporary & Supernatural Romance


Dev Bentham (WI)


L.C. Chase
Mystery, Thriller, Paranormal, Contemporary Romance


Rhys Ford (CA)
Mystery, Thriller, Romance


Ginn Hale (PNW)


Lou Harper (CA)


Tobi Hill-Meyer
Non-fiction, Erotica


Isabella (CA)
Fantasy, Suspense, Romance


Morticia Knight
Erotica, Romance


Christopher Moss
Romance, Historical fiction


M.J. O’Shea (PNW)
Romance, Young Adult


EE Ottoman


JK Pendragon (BC)
Romance, Speculative Fiction


Alex Powell (BC)
Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy


Andrea Speed
Mystery, Thriller, Horror


Karelia Stetz-Waters


Yolanda Wallace


One Last Thing…

GRNW is releasing a charity anthology of fiction and nonfiction called Magic & Mayhem. Proceeds support future GRNW programming and resources. You can pre-order a copy from Amazon and Smashwords. Release date: September 6, 2016.

Magic and Mayhem

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