Thursday, March 18, 2010

Visit Lucy in Person - Reader Luncheon

Rose City Romance Writers will hold its tenth annual Readers Luncheon, a literacy fundraiser, on Saturday, April 17th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Governor’s Hotel, 614 SW 11th Avenue in downtown Portland.

The luncheon will feature a keynote address by bestselling author Jane Porter, one of the Northwest’s most prolific romance/modern literature authors.

Porter, who lives in Bellevue, Washington, has written more than 22 books, with millions of copies currently in print. In 2008, her national bestseller, Flirting with Forty, was made into a Lifetime film starring Heather Locklear. The debut captured four million viewers, making it the third most-watched television movie of that year.

Porter and dozens of local and regional romance authors (including Lucy Monroe) will be available to sign books after the luncheon. Lucy will also host a table for readers, giving away a door-prize basket to one lucky winner at her table.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at or at the door. Event proceeds benefit the Portland Literacy Council.

Rose City Romance Writers is the Portland-based chapter of the national Romance Writers Association. The chapter has more than 135 members, nearly half of whom are published authors.