Sunday, January 20, 2013

Glendale Chocolate Affaire




Once again the Valley of the Sun Romance Authors will be hosting one of the largest romance author booksignings in the Southwest at the Glendale Chocolate Affaire. You can find our booth on the east side of Murphy Park which is located at 58th and Glendale Avenues.  Event hours are Friday 5 - 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

While strolling through the park, you'll find vendors selling chocolate-covered strawberries, bananas, ice cream, etc. Activities for children include face-painting and rock-wall climbing, plus couples can take a horse-drawn carriage ride. Whatever you do, don't forget to drop by and say hello to the romance writers. We often give out bookmarks and other freebies. This year we will have a  mock romance novel cover cut-out for photo opportunities. Don't forget to bring your camera or cell phone to take that memorable picture.

Romance authors love to meet readers and discuss their books or even their writing process. And if you find books you would like to purchase, not only will the author sign them for you, but our cashier will place your books inside of the red tote bag shown above, which lists the names of some of our authors. (Bags are limited to the first 250 customers.)

If you are interested in becoming a writer, we will also be giving free writing workshops on Saturday.

For more information on the Chocolate Affaire go to http://www.glendaleaz.com/events/chocolateaffaire.cfm

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I go to this every year. Something different I see is the authors' workshops start on Friday. Is this accurate? I haven't been able to find the times and topics. Can you let me know where these are posted? Thank you!

Tina Swayzee McCright said...

I asked the writer in charge of workshops and she said the city is supposed to post the schedule soon.
She didn't respond to the Friday part. I'll send her another email and post again when she responds. I'm sure it will be a wonderful learning experience.

Tina Swayzee McCright said...

The workshops are still on Saturday and Sunday.

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