Meet Me in Milwaukee

I will be at the Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Luncheon on April 29th – May 1st.  I’d love to meet you.

2016 Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Event

April 29 ­— May 1, 2016

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


(Some are sold out! Click this link to find open events…)

FRIDAY, April 29th, 2016
Bingo Party! 1:00-­2:30 p.m.

Author Winnie Griggs will host a Bingo Party with Sharon Sala, Holly Jacobs, and Lenora Worth.
There will be prizes and refreshments.

(FREE) Open to the Public

Q&A session will be held with all early arriving authors.
After the Q&A, you will have an opportunity to meet with the authors. This event is open to the public and there will be a cash bar.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

LUNCHEON ($65 / $75)

Registration begins at 9:00am and the Ballroom opens at 10:30am. What readers get:

Keynote by N​ew 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




($10) 5:30pm / There are still tickets open for this event!
Join us at 5:30 p.m. for a FANtastic Pizza Party! Pizza and all the soda you can drink, only $10. Mingle with your favorite authors in a casual setting.

(FREE) 7:00pm
Hosted by some amazing authors. FREE and open to the public.


SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016

($30), 8:30am / There are still tickets open for this event!

Enjoy breakfast with an author in a casual setting. Similar to the luncheon minus the tote bags, door prizes, or raffles.
Keynote Speaker: Eloisa James.


Marina Adair

Beth Albright

Rochelle Alers

Renee Bernard

Valerie Bowman

Allison Brennan

Tracy Brogan

Josie Brown

Mary Burton Catherine Bybee

Lynn Cahoon

Rachel Caine

Michele Callahan

Gail Chianese

Lauren Dane

Tina DeSalvo

Anna DeStefano

Sonali Dev

Piper J. Drake

Eileen Dreyer

Sheila English

PJ Fiala

Maggie Mae Gallagher

Samantha Grace

Heather Graham Winnie Griggs

Shirley Hailstock Lorraine

Heath Sara Humphreys

Holly Jacobs

Tonya Kappes

Alex Kava

J. Kenner

Kimberly Kincaid

Sally Kilpatrick

Regina Kyle

Jade Lee

Shawntelle Madison

Tracy March

Gina Maxwell

Jocie McKade

Hildie McQueen

Tere Michaels

Nancy Nagel

Stacey Joy Netzel

Brenda Novak

Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Victoria Pinder

Sara Ramsey

Karen Rose Sharon

Sala Anna Schmidt

Tiffany Snow

Tracy Solheim

Damon Suede

Liz Talley

Shiloh Walker

Lenora Worth


Waiting List:

In the event that the Luncheon or Breakfast would sell out, we will be putting a waiting list form on the website. Simply fill out the form and will notify you if a seat becomes available.


Below is a link for those interested in helping to prepare for the event. Volunteers will be needed on Thursday 9am­3pm, Friday 8am­3pm and Saturday 8am­—10:30am.

2016 Volunteer Sign Up


Hotel Reservations:

The Clarion Hotel Airport will be accepting reservations starting on July 31/August 1 at Midnight.
(Friday night, into Saturday morning)

Please call 4​14­-481­-2400, then press 0.​Let them know you are with the Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Group.

Once the Clarion is booked, we will be able to make reservations at their overflow hotel.
That information will be posted when needed.

Room rates: Single or double queen $79.99; King $89.99; Suite $99.99


4 thoughts on “Meet Me in Milwaukee”

  1. You are going to have so much fun. I am so jealous of everyone getting to go to this event. Sounds fantastic and the Authors attending are fantastic.

  2. I wish I were able to make it. I would love to attend one of these events. I live in Philadelphia, PA.

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