8th Annual Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Weekend 2019

April 26-28th, 2019

Sheraton Hotel – Brookfield

375  S Moorland Rd, Brookfield, WI, US, 53005

Join Elicia Hyder and 60 other authors for the 8th Annual Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Weekend. This year’s keynote speaker is actress Meg Tilly!

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Schedule of Events

  • Friday  Author/Reader Bingo (3 Sessions!) – FREE
  • Friday Night Author Q&A followed by Meet & Greet – Click for more info  – FREE
  • Romance Jeopardy – FREE
  • Saturday Luncheon with the authors – Click for more info – TICKET REQUIRED
  • Book signing – Click for more info – FREE
  • Saturday Night Pizza Party – Click for more info – TICKET REQUIRED – No Sales at the Door
  • Saturday Night Party Hosted by Elicia Hyder and Violet Howe – Click for more info -FREE
  • Sunday Breakfast with an author – Click for more info – TICKET REQUIRED – No Sales at the Door

Keynote, Meg Tilly

Screen Shot 2018-12-05 at 2.27.26 PMScreen Shot 2018-12-05 at 2.29.35 PMMeg Tilly may be best known for her acclaimed Golden Globe-winning lead performance in the movie Agnes of God. Other screen credits include The Big ChillValmont, and more recently, Bomb Girls, and Netflix’s movie War Machine, starring Brad Pitt. After publishing six standout young adult and literary women’s fiction novels, the award-winning author/actress decided to write the kind of books she loves to read–romance novels. Tilly has three grown children and resides with her husband in the Pacific Northwest. She is currently at work writing the next Solace Island novel.

Photos from years past


Attending Authors*

Alanna Lucas historical

Amy Reade  Mysteries (Gothic, traditional, cozy)

Ann Marie Walker Contemporary Romance/Comedy/Suspense

Anne Marie Becker. Romantic Suspense

Arlene MacFarlane Mystery

Barbara Ross   Mystery

Crista McHugh  Contemporary

Christine Merrill   Historical

Colleen Helme  Paranormal

Denise Swanson cozy mysteries, romance

Desiree Holt erotica

Diana Orgain cozy mystery

Eileen Dreyer Historical

Elaine Meece  Suspense, Comedy

Elicia Hyder Paranormal, contemporary

Gennita Low Romantic intrigue

Heather Graham Paranormal, contemporary

Heather Hildenbrand Romance, YA

Heatherly Bell  Contemporary

Julia Henry/JA Hennrikus. Mystery

Jas T. Ward Paranormal

Jenna St. James  Cozy/Women’s Fiction

JR Ripley/Marie Celine   Mystery/women’s Fiction

Julie Moffett Mystery, historical, time travel, YA

Julie Mulhern Paranormal

K.C. Bateman  Historical

Kelly Moran Contemporary romance, paranormal romance

Larissa Emerald  Paranormal

Leslie Langtry  Mystery, humorous

Lisa Q. Mathews  Cozy mystery

Lorraine Heath Historical

Lynda Aicher  Erotica

Lynn Cahoon  Mystery

Maggie Mae Gallagher/Anya Summers  Paranormal, Erotica

Mary Leo Magical Romance, Cowboy Romance, Cozy Mysteries

Maureen A. Miller  YA, romantic suspense

Meg Tilly  Contemporary

Mollie Cox Bryan Cozy Mysteries

Nan Dixon Contemporary

Nicki Salcedo  Contemporary

Nico Russo Erotic

Rachel Grant  Romantic Suspense

Rachel Hauck  Inspirational, Women’s Fiction

Ritter Ames  Cozy mysteries

Rochelle Alers Romance and Women’s Fiction

Sam Cheever  Mystery, Suspense

Sandy Parks Thriller

Sara Lunsford   Paranormal, thrillers

Sarah Andre  Suspense

Sharon Hamilton Romantic Suspense

Sherry Harris  Cozy mystery

Shirley Hailstock Romance, thriller

T.M. Cromer romantic suspense, paranormal, contemporary

Toni Anderson  Romantic Suspense

Tonya Kappes   Mystery

Tracy Brogan  Historical, Women’s Fiction

Victoria Vane  Historical

Violet Howe Romantic Suspense, Women’s Fiction

Winnie Griggs  Inspirational

Zöe Archer  Paranormal


*List is subject to change

Meet Me in Orlando – Indie Bookfest September 2017

In case you haven’t heard, I’ve added a couple of new stops on my appearance schedule for the next year! As you may know, in addition to being a full-time author, I’m also a full-time mom of five kids and two (very) co-dependent dogs. So I don’t get out much. When I do, I have a LOT of fun. Continue reading “Meet Me in Orlando – Indie Bookfest September 2017”

Elicia Hyder – LIVE in Orlando!

Come join me next week, at the Alafaya Library in Orlando, Florida! I’ll be hanging out with with the lovely Lorelei of Lorelei’s Lit Lair and contemporary romance author, Maria Geraci! I’ll be talking about The Soul Summoner books, including the newest book, THE TAKEN, as well as what it’s like to be an ‘otherworldly’ author of romance! You don’t want to miss it! Continue reading “Elicia Hyder – LIVE in Orlando!”

Barbara Vey’s Reader Appreciation Luncheon 2016 – @barbaravey

Barbara Vey is celebrating the 5th anniversary of her annual Reader’s Appreciation Luncheon, and I am HONORED to be hosting a table. You don’t want to miss this event with 60 authors!

Barbara Vey
Barbara Vey giving me the insider’s tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!


April 29th – May 1st, 2016


Clarion Hotel Airport
5311 S Howell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 481-2400



1:00-2:30PM   FREE
Bingo Party with Author Winnie Griggs and Sharon Sala, Holly Jacobs, Liz Talley, and Lenora Worth! Prizes and refreshments.

6:30PM – Friday Night Live!   FREE
Q&A MEET & GREET session with the authors. Open to the public. Cash bar.

April 30th, 2016 – SATURDAY LUNCHEON  – SOLD OUT


60 authors will attend the afternoon luncheon filled with fun, gift bags full of books, and door prizes.

Enjoy lunch at an author table, and attend a book signing with NYT best seller Eloisa James and the 59 additional best selling, award winning, and debut authors attending. The book signing is open to the public from 3:30-4:30 pm.

Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Juvenile Diabetes and Cynthia’s Breast Cancer Giving Circle.

What readers get:

  •  Keynote by New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James
  • One hour meet & greet with the authors before lunch
  • Lunch with an author
  • Tote bag filled with books and other goodies sent by authors
  • Gifts from your author
  • Chance to win door prizes donated by authors
  • $5 Gift Certificate to be used at Barnes & Noble book signing following lunch
  • Opportunity to win raffle baskets
  • Book signing event


5:30PM – FANtastic Pizza Party

Following the book signing Saturday evening.  All the pizza you can eat and all the soda you can drink for $10.  Mingle with your favorite authors during in a casual setting.

The authors are sponsoring is special event to get to know the readers even better.  Come and see what they have planned.


Enjoy breakfast with an author at this relaxing end of the weekend final celebration.


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