XOXOConnects: Saturday, Oct. 24!

XOXOConnects: Saturday, Oct. 24!

XOXOConnects-LogoBookmark this page to keep up with all the exciting news about XOXOConnects, the online readerfest you can attend in your pajamas! Check back here for updates about our schedule, programming, confirmed author and professional attendees, giveaways and sweepstakes & more…

What: XOXOConnects, an online convention where romance fans can chat with authors, get exclusive sneak peeks of content, learn about writing and publishing, and above all have fun with lots of other romance fans!

When: October 24, 2015; 12-8 PM, EST

Where: On your laptop, smartphone, Apple Watch, whatever!

Who: Bestselling authors, popular bloggers, experienced editors and agents, and maybe a surprise guest or two!

Why: Because we think romance is awesome, and romance readers even more so–don’t you?

We’re also giving away a publishing contract with Pocket Star, the digital-first imprint of Simon & Schuster. Head on over to Wattpad and write us a short (very short) story on the theme of “Confessions”–whatever that means to you! One winner will be chosen at the end of XOXOConnects and announced by Wattpad alum Anna Todd!

TIME Panel ATTENDEES
12:00 PM KICK OFF XOXO Staff
Finding Magic in the City: Urban Fantasy Chat 

Moderated by: Tammie from Night Owl Reviews

Mike Underwood, Jennifer Estep, Kristi Charish
How To Sex: Get your pen and notepad for The Naked Professor’s sex tips! Wendy Leigh
12:30 PM Thriller Roundtable

Moderated by: Gwen from Fresh Fiction

Laura Griffin & JT Ellison
Woman on the Street: Alice Clayton Talks Romance with NYC Strangers Alice Clayton
1:00 PM Live Facebook Q&A

Moderated by: Nina from Literary Gossip

Lisa Renee Jones & Katy Evans
Beach Off Mary Alice Monroe & Mariah Stewart
1:30 PM Dirty Telephone Elia Winters & Stephanie Haefner & Kate Meader
Give Him a Face: What does the boyfriend of authors’ dreams look like? Check out Liora Blake and Beck Anderson’s picks on Pinterest! Liora Blake, Beck Anderson
2:00 PM Women Write Women

Moderated by: Vilma’s Book Blog

Amy Reichert
How Did These Indie Stars Get Their Start? Podcast Melody Anne & Ruth Cardello
Anna Todd takes over Instagram

Moderated by: Grown Up Fangirl

Anna Todd
2:30 PM Tiny House Hunters Live Tweet Review

Moderated by: Jillian from Read Love Blog

Jennifer Probst
Jennifer Probst’s Cover Reveal

Moderated by: Jillian from Read Love Blog

Jennifer Probst
Classic authors discuss their favorite classic romances Jude Deveraux & Karen Robards
3:00 PM Give Him a Face: Sports Edition – Sara Rider shows who in the sports world double as story heartthrobs via Pinterest! Sara Rider
Exclusive tell all letter from Max Sophie Jackson
Q&A with Kresley Cole & Gena Showalter

Moderated by: Jenn from Heroes & Heartbreakers

Kresley Cole & Gena Showalter
3:30 PM Bridget Jones’s Diary Live Tweet Kate Noble & Gabra Zackman
Biker Boy Bliss: Chantal Fernando Instagrams the bad boys who populate her motorcycle club! Add your own suggestions! Chantal Fernando
4:00 PM Lauren Layne Cover Poll: Vote for the cover of Lauren Layne’s latest book! Lauren Layne
A History Lesson with Lisa Cach Lisa Cach
4:30 PM I Know What Boys Like: a Twitter Chat on Writing the Male Perspective Emma Chase
Emma Hart Sneak Peek Emma Hart
5:00 PM A Love for the Ages: Historical Roundtable Sabrina Jeffries, Candace Camp, Meredith Duran, Julia Kelly
Cast the Book Couples: Kyra Davis casts the best Hollywood couples as your favorite fictional duos on PopSugar Love!
Kyra Davis
5:30 PM Happy Hour with Christina Lauren: Drinks in hand, Christina Lauren are answering your questions via Facebook!

Moderated by: Regina from RT Book Reviews

Christina Lauren
Voyageons ensemble! Kristin Harmel
Sophie Littlefield on Writing Sophie Littlefield
6:00 PM JS Cooper Facebook Q&A JS Cooper
Food Porn: Rachel Goodman serves up photos of her favorite feasts! Rachel Goodman
6:30 PM Karen Hawkins Writing Retreat Party: Karen Hawkins and friends are having a writing party, and you’re invited! Karen Hawkins & Friends
Which VC Andrews Heroine Are You? VC Andrews
7:00 PM Paranormal Pizza Party – One lucky attendee will win pizza, on us! Molly Harper & Alexis Morgan & Mina Vaughn & DL McDermott

Exclusive Sneak Peek of the upcoming Half-Moon Hollow novel, Single Undead Moms Club

Molly Harper
7:30 PM Flash Fiction Contest Winner via Wattpad
Anna Todd announces the winner of the flash fiction contest
Anna Todd
Editor meets editor: XOXO editor Abby interviews PopSugar Love editor Tara! PopSugar & XOXO
8:00 PM Closing Ceremonies
The last hurrah! See a Periscope and photo compilation summary of the day’s events!
XOXO Staff

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