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!
Check out our schedule below:
|12:00 PM||KICK OFF|
|Finding Magic in the City: Urban Fantasy Chat||Mike Underwood, Jennifer Estep, Kristi Charish|
|How To Sex: Get your pen and notepad for Wendy Leigh’s sex tips!||Wendy Leigh|
|12:30 PM||Thriller Roundtable||Laura Griffin & JT Ellison|
|Hello from the Honeymoon: See what Alice Clayton is up to on her honeymoon!||Alice Clayton|
|Kristin Harmel Travel Post||Kristin Harmel|
|1:00 PM||Live Facebook Q&A||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||Amy Reichert|
|What is a Hybrid Author Podcast||Melody Anne & Ruth Cardello|
|Anna Todd takres over Instagram||Anna Todd|
|2:30 PM||Tiny House Hunters Live Tweet Review||Jennifer Probst|
|Jennifer Probst’s Cover Reveal||Jennifer Probst|
|Historical Romance Q&A||Jude Deverau & Karen Robards|
|3:00 PM||Give Him a Face: Sports Edition – Sara Rider and Sophie Jackson show who in the sports world double as story heartthrobs via Pinterest!||Sara Rider & Sophie Jackson|
|Q&A with Kresley Cole & Gena Showalter||Kresley Cole & Gena Showalter|
|3:30 PM||Bridget Jones Diary Live Tweet||Kate Noble & Gabra Zachman|
|Biker Boy Bliss: Chantal Fernando Instagrams the bad boys who populate her motorcycle club!||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||Twitter Chat||Emma Chase|
|Emma Hart Sneak Peek||Emma Hart|
|5:00 PM||Historical Roundtable||Sabrina Jeffries, Candance Camp, Meredith Duran, Julia Kelly|
|Cast the Book Couples|
Kyra Davis casts the best Hollywood couples as your favorite fictional duos!
|5:30 PM||Happy Hour with Christina Lauren|
Drinks in hand, Christina Lauren are answering your questions via Bumebox!
|6:00 PM||JS Cooper Facebook Live Q&A||JS Cooper|
Rachel Goodman serves up photos of her favorite feasts!
|6:30 PM||Karen Hawkins Writing Retreat Party: Karen Hawkins and friends are having a writing party, and you’re invited!||Karen Hawkins & Friends|
|VC Andrews Quiz: How well do you know V.C. Andrews? Take our quiz on XOXO After Dark to find out!||VC Andrews|
|7:00 PM||Paranormal Pizza Party||Molly Harper & Alexis Morgan &Mina Vaughn & DL McDermott|
|7:30 PM||Flash Fiction Contest Winner|
Anna Todd announces the winner of the flash fiction contest
|8:00 PM||Closing Ceremonies|
The last hurrah! See a Periscope and photo compilation summary of the day’s events!