Turning the Pages of Romance

Lincoln City Libraries Omaha Public Library Lincoln City Library Foundation

On Saturday, April 17th, 2004, eighty fans joined with 11 authors of romance novels in downtown Lincoln to share their love of Romance Fiction.

Attendees received a bag with conference materials. Turning the Pages of Romance materials
Turning the Pages of Romance bag

'Dance Card' Included in the bag was a "Dance Card" listing the authors who were attending. Attendees were encouraged to have all eleven authors sign their Card. Those who presented a Dance Card with all 11 signatures before the closing ceremonies were eligible for door prize drawings.

Romance Program The Conference program (click to view the complete program).

Photo of Cynthia Rutledge during opening comments Romance author Cynthia Rutledge served as Mistress of Ceremonies.

Photo of Guest of Honor Victoria Alexander Guest of Honor Victoria Alexander gave the keynote address on the theme: "Why Do I Write? Because Life and Men are Hysterical!"

Panel discussions with Romance authors included Romance Themes That Work and Characters You Love to Hate: Villains and Antagonists. Photo of Romance Themes That Work panelists

Photo of Villains and Antagonists panelists

Photo of all the author guests All the author guests gathered for a group shot at the end of the day. Partipating authors were (l to r) Julie Miller, Victoria Alexander, Cindy Gerard, Cynthia Rutledge (in back), Kylie Brant, Roxanne Rustand, Leigh Michaels, Kim Louise, Kristin Gabriel, Pam Crooks and Bobbi Smith.

Additional photos from the Conference are available on Lincoln City Libraries After the Conference page.