Sharon C. Cooper

Just thinking…

Romancing Family Feud

Have you ever watched the TV game show – Family Feud? If so, you’ve probably wondered where (or how) they survey people to get the answers to the numerous questions. Well, I’m not sure how they do it, but this is how we do it (smile).

Last year, author Lauren H. Kelley and I hosted a fun game, Romancing Family Feud, at the annual Romance Slam Jam Conference (RSJ).

Sharon and Lauren

Readers and authors from all over the country came together and the conference was awesome! Needless to say, our game was a hit! At any rate, Lauren and I are hosting Romancing Family Feud at the conference (#RSJ2016) again this year in Detroit, MI, April 28-May 1, 2016.  We need your help! Don’t worry, this won’t hurt. As a matter of fact, it’ll be fun!

Complete the survey of romance questions by April 18, and be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win a gift card! The links are below and the surveys shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes. Thanks in advance for your help!

Romancing Family Feud – Survey Part 1

Romancing Family Feud – Survey Part 2

April 4, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 3 Comments

Romance Slam Jam -Detroit- Here I Come!

I’m looking forward to attending Romance Slam Jam (RSJ) in 2016 and it gives me great pleasure to welcome, Elaine Overton, Karen White-Owens and Diva Readers, the hosts for this year’s Romance Slam Jam, to my blog! Take it away, ladies!
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Have You Ever Been To The Romance Slam Jam?

The answer to that simple question is “no” more often than it should be. But those who do attend their first RSJ are typically surprised by what they find. I think we all go that first time expecting a reader & writer convention and instead find a family reunion and a family you didn’t even know they had! And usually all it takes is one time to start a lifetime of attendance.

After all, what’s better than spending a fun-filled weekend in a new city with people who share your passion for African American Romance?

There is something for everyone. During the day, craft shops for our authors to hone those skills, so they can continue bringing us the stories we love for years to come. And for the readers fun & games and plenty of opportunities to commune with our fellow readers and authors whose books we can’t get enough of. Then at night, food and music, karaoke and a river cruise as we jam the night away. For RSJ 2016 we’re trying to cram in so much fun and activity you will never have a dull moment!

There are free book exchanges, a movie screening and a vendor fair. There are city tours to both Motown Hitsville USA and the Wright Museum of African American History. There’s the annual big book sale and signing to with all the authors and of course, the Emma Awards where we honor the books we love. And all of this while staying in the elegant Royal Dearborn Hotel, the second largest hotel in Michigan, conveniently located within walking distance of Fairlane TownCenter, one of the best shopping malls in the area. So, I hope you will join us in Detroit in April 2016 as we are revving up the romance in the D!

Program Overview

Register today (Save money with group and early registration discounts!)

Reserve your hotel room

See you in the Big “D”

Elaine Overton, Karen White-Owens and Diva Readers

Your RSJ 2016 Hosts

#RSJ2016

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