Bookstore Romance Day Panel




This event includes a book signing


August 17, 2019
7:00 PM ET


Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138


This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed romance writers LORETTA CHASE, SATIN RUSSELL, CECILIA TAN, and KERRY WINFREY for a panel discussion about their work and the indie romance community, in honor of the first annual Bookstore Romance Day. The discussion will be moderated by librarian and cultural advisory savant MARGARET H. WILLISON.

About Bookstore Romance Day

Join us in celebrating the vibrant, diverse, passionate—in more ways than one!—community of romance & erotica authors and readers on the inaugural Bookstore Romance Day! Our booksellers are fierce advocates of romance and the ways in which, by centering consent and female pleasure, it fills the world with a little more love. We're thrilled to partner with indie bookstores across the country in dedicating a day to literature that transports, titillates, and always promises a happy ending. Learn more about the Bookstore Romance Day project and participating bookstores here.

Cecilia Tan
Cecilia Tan

Cecilia Tan

Cecilia Tan is an award-winning author of passionate fiction. RT Book Reviews awarded her Career Achievement in Erotic Romance in 2015 and her novel Slow Surrender won the RT Reviewers Choice Award and the Maggie Award for Excellence from GRW. Spanning the gamut of genre and gender, she is also the author of Daron's Guitar Chronicles, The Prince's Boy, and Watch Point. Tor Books will soon be publishing her new urban fantasy series, The Vanished Chronicles, where vampires aren't real, but erotic blood magic is.

Kerry Winfrey
Kerry Winfrey

Kerry Winfrey

Kerry Winfrey is the author of Love and Other Alien Experiences and Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It. She's written for HelloGiggles along with many other sites and when she's not writing, she's most likely baking yet another batch of cookies. Learn more at and find her on Twitter @kerryann and Instagram @kerrywinfrey.

Photo credit: Alex Winfrey

Loretta Chase
Loretta Chase

Loretta Chase

Loretta Chase has worked in academia, retail, and the visual arts, as well as on the streets—as a meter maid—and in video, as a scriptwriter. She might have developed an excitingly checkered career had her spouse not nagged her into writing fiction. Her bestselling historical romances, set in the Regency and Romantic eras of the early 19th century, have won a number of awards, including the Romance Writers of America’s RITA®. For more about her past, her books, and what she does and doesn’t do on social media, please visit her website,

Photo credit: Walter M. Henritze III

Margaret H. Willison
Margaret H. Willison

Margaret H. Willison

Margaret H. Willison is a librarian and culture advisory savant. She's a regular fourth chair on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast, one half of the Two Bossy Dames newsletter, one third of the Appointment Television podcast, and the host of the best 24/7 slumber party on Twitter.

Satin Russell
Satin Russell

Satin Russell

Satin Russell is an avid reader who wanted to either be an English teacher, librarian, or author growing up. So, of course, she became a financial advisor. On the eve of her 36th birthday, she realized life was short, and decided to follow her dream. Now, she’s published the first two books in her romantic suspense trilogy called The Harper Sisters. When she isn’t writing, she loves reading, supporting fellow authors (especially self-published ones), traveling, and photography. You can follow her adventures at, on Twitter @SatinRussell, or Instagram @SatinR.

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, reverse your direction and walk east along Mass. Ave. in front of the Cambridge Savings Bank. Cross Dunster St. and proceed along Mass. Ave for three more blocks. You will pass Au Bon Pain, JP Licks, and TD Bank. Harvard Book Store is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Plympton St.

Unable to attend a Harvard Book Store author event? You can still pre-order a signed book by one of our visiting authors.

While we can't guarantee fulfillment of a signed book pre-order, our authors are almost always able to sign extra books to fulfill such orders.

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  • Call us at (617) 661-1515 and one of our booksellers will take your order. Specify you'd like a signed copy.
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Can I request a personalized inscription?
Unless otherwise noted, we are happy to take requests for the author to sign your book to a specific person, but we can't guarantee it. If you do get a personalized inscription, the book will be non-returnable. We will require credit card information when you place the order.

Do signed books cost more?
There is no extra fee for a signed book!

Do I have to pick it up in the store, or can you deliver my signed book?
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I am planning to attend an author event. Do I need to pre-order a book?
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