Romance Roundtable with B. E. Baker, Elana Johnson, Jean Oram, Jan Moran, & Kellie Coates Gilbert
The Kobo Writing Life team is excited to announce our next Live Q&A on February 23rd 2023, from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST. KWL’s author engagement manager Laura will be moderating an “ask me anything”-style discussion with best-selling authors of romances, B. E. Baker, Elana Johnson, Jean Oram, Jan Moran, and Kellie Coates Gilbert! Bring your questions about writing, selling, and marketing romance novels and series to this amazing group and tune in for great advice.
For our second live Q&A of the year, we’re featuring a roundtable discussion and “ask me anything”-style gathering with a delightful group of best-selling romance authors. These authors include best-selling authors Bridget E. Baker, Elana Johnson, Jean Oram, Jan Moran, and Kellie Coates Gilbert! Their discussion will be moderated by Kobo Writing Life’s author engagement manager and avid romance reader, Laura.
This roundtable is a great opportunity to learn more about writing, marketing, and selling your romance standalones and series, and a perfect place to garner some amazing advice from these prolific writers.
Plus, in collaboration with Kobo Writing Life, B. E. Baker is hosting a giveaway for one Kobo eReader device – the new Kobo Clara 2E, launched late last year! Along with the chance to win a free eReader, you will also receive FIVE free eBooks – one from each of the featured authors. For more information on the giveaway, click here.
And, for all you readers out there (which should be all of you, we’re sure), we are running a promotional sale on many of the titles by the authors tabling at this Q&A until March 2nd 2023. Check out that promo here!
We will also have time for more questions at the end, so be sure to join the live event and have those Qs ready! And, as always, happy writing.
Bridget loves her husband (every day) and all five of her kids (most days). She’s a lawyer, but does as little legal work as possible. She has three quarter horse geldings, a Holsteiner (jumping) horse, a paint mare, and she spends too much time riding and not enough time writing. (Or too much time writing and not enough time riding, depending on your perspective!)
She has more chickens than she’ll admit to having, two lions head rabbits, two cat, two dogs (one bouncy and one yappy). She makes cookies waaaaay too often and believes they should be their own food group. In a (possibly misguided) attempt at balancing the scales, she kickboxes daily. So if you don’t like her books, her kids, her horses, her chickens, or her cookies, maybe don’t tell her in person.
Bridget is active on social media, and has a Facebook group she comments in often. Please feel free to join her there.
You can also grab a FREE FULL LENGTH E-BOOK by joining her newsletter at www.BridgetEBakerWrites.com
USA Today Bestselling Author Elana Johnson writes sweet contemporary romance, usually set on the beach or within the vicinity of the beach. Unfortunately, she lives in a landlocked state and must travel to the beach to get her fix, which her husband gladly accompanies her to do a few times each year. She also writes romance and romantic women’s fiction under the names of Liz Isaacson, Jessie Newton, and Donna Jeffries.
Jan Moran is a USA Today bestselling author of heartfelt women’s fiction series, Summer Beach, Coral Cottage, and Love California. Her immersive historical family sagas include Hepburn’s Necklace, The Chocolatier, The Winemakers, and The Perfumer. Jan dreams up her popular, small-town contemporary beach books on sunny shores in Southern California.
Jan is an avid traveler, so you’ll find her books infused with authentic locales and things she loves to research—from chocolate, wine, and food to history, fashion, and more. Readers often say that along with a heartwarming story, they also learn many fascinating details. As a native of Texas who lived on the east coast and worked in Paris, Hong Kong, and Canada, Jan brings a wealth of experience to every book she writes. Pour a cup of tea or a glass of wine, open one of her books, and find yourself transported with characters you’ll soon be rooting for as friends.
Bonus! Download a free ebook when you join Jan’s monthly VIP Readers Group: https://www.janmoran.com/newsletter. For more fun and special offers, join her lively Facebook Group.
Jean Oram grew up in an old schoolhouse in a Canadian town, population 100 (cats and dogs not included). She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author of feel-good, tingle-inducing, heartwarming romances. Jean lives in Canada with her husband, two kids, cat, dog, and a neighbourhood filled with rabbits who help themselves to her garden. She can often be found outdoors or reading a book. (And of course at her laptop writing your next irresistible read!) Follow Jean on social media or subscribe to her newsletter: www.JeanOram.com/FREEBOOK.
Kellie Coates Gilbert is a USA Today Bestselling Author who has won readers’ hearts with her compelling and highly emotional stories about women and the relationships that define their lives.
In addition to garnering hundreds of five-star reviews, Kellie has been described by RT Book Reviews as a “deft, crisp storyteller.” Her books have been featured as Barnes & Noble Top Shelf Picks and were selected for a spot on the coveted Library Journal’s Best Book List.
Born and raised near Sun Valley, Idaho, Kellie now lives with her husband of over thirty-five years in Dallas, where she spends most days by her pool drinking sweet tea and writing the stories of her heart.
Laura is Kobo Writing Life’s Author Engagement Manager. In her role on the KWL team, she works closely with indie authors to help them reach new readers on Kobo. She has a B.A. in English from York University and a post-grad certificate in book, magazine and electronic publishing from Centennial College. When she’s off the clock, you can find her curled up with a romance book or binge-watching a new reality show.