Kira Brady

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May 4
Thunderbolt Blue Hair! and Novak’s auction for Books, Critiques, Getaways and Goodies.
The annual Brenda Novak Auction for Diabetes Research is underway. Every May, critiques, networking opportunities, goodie baskets, and once-in-a-lifetime trips are auctioned off to raise money for diabetes research. Last year the auction raised over a million dollars. In the past I’ve won writing critiques from Candice Hern and Lori Handeland, and a lunch with author Jenna Petersen at the 2008 RWA conference. I had a really great time. This year you can bid on a critique from my editor at Kensington, Peter Senftleben, which is currently a steal at $140. Love Seattle? New York Times best selling author and… Read more »
May 1
Romance Extravaganza this weekend
If you are in the Seattle area, there is a fabulous romance reader and writer event this Saturday at the Covington Library. I will be there as a reader. Please introduce yourself if you get the chance! ROMANCE EXTRAVAGANZA Saturday, May 5, 11am – 2pm Covington Library Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some of the brightest stars and most popular authors of romance and women’s fiction books.11am–Noon Romance All Stars featuring Julia Quinn, Stefanie Sloane and Amanda Quick (Jayne Ann Krentz) Noon Refreshments and Book Signing 12:30–1:30pm New Trends in Romance featuring Meljean Brook, Alexis Morgan and Gerri Russell 1:30–2pm… Read more »
Oct 2
Northwest Bookfest: Music, Rain, and authors galore
Today was the first day of the 2011 Northwest Bookfest over in Kirkland. Organized by Deb Schneider the Library Goddess, who also happens to write romance novels, the event showcased local authors across all genres. With free panels for readers and writers, food, music, and story time, it was an event not to be missed. I dragged my whole family. :) Starting off with Caspar Babypants, which I’ve been wanting to take the baby to for a while now and finally, finally! made it. We danced. We clapped. We sang along. Afterwards she left for the library with Grandpa, and I… Read more »
Sep 30
Northwest Bookfest this weekend
If you are in the Seattle area, there is a great FREE book event this weekend across the pond in Kirkland. A ton of authors from a multitude of genres will be on panels and signing books. There will also be a performance by Caspar Babypants (aka the lead singer from the Presidents of the United States of America) and storytime for the younger set. Here are some of the events I plan to attend. Please say hi! Saturday: 11am: Imaginary Worlds–Writing for Teens with Heather Davis, Kevin Emerson, Caridad Ferrer and Liz Gallagher Noon: Steampunk and Urban Fantasy with … Read more »
Jun 23
It’s up to you New York, New York
Sinatra is in my head and a little knot of anxiety is in my belly as I contemplate our impending trip to New York City for the 2011 Romance Writers of America national conference. I’m packing my bags and leaving Saturday. Sunday and Monday we’ll tour the zoo, Central Park, and children’s museum (I’m bringing my family). Tuesday I have a lunch date with my editor, who I’ve met only the once (2009 ECWC). He seems very charming and approachable, so I’m not too nervous about it. My agent (Miriam Kriss) I’ve never met in person. We are trying to… Read more »
May 3
Romance Extravaganza this Saturday
It’s time for the third annual Romance Extravaganza hosted by the King County Public Library. There are many good things about having a head librarian who is also a romance author; putting together awesome events like this is one of them. The keynote speaker this year is Susan Wiggs. Saturday, May 7, 11:30am–3pm Covington Library Meet some of your favorite best-selling romance authors and new rising stars of on a day dedicated to romance readers and book lovers. Meet the Authors 11:30am Susan Wiggs, NY Times Best-selling Author 12:15pm Book Signing Party with all participating authors 1pm Women’s Fiction and… Read more »
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