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Romance in the Rockies

Romance in the Rockies

Jan 25 | 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Treat yourself to an evening of indulgence, featuring celebrated and bestselling author Robyn Carr! Start your evening with some shameless fun as you get to know a diverse panel of local romance authors – Jen Turano, Sara Richardson, Aidy Award, Jennie Marts and Courtney Milan.


Preorder dinner today for $12 by calling 720-898-7200. Dinner is provided for purchase from Arvada favorite, Bread Winners.

Choose from:

  • Soup + salad: Choose white bean and bacon or broccoli cheese.
  • Mac n Cheese + salad
  • A hearty vegan salad

Non-alcoholic drinks, coffee and wine will be available for purchase at a cash bar (must be 21+ to purchase alcohol - ID required).

A limited number of meals will be available the night of the event for $15.

Cabin in the winter

Schedule of Events

3:30 PM Doors Open

4 – 5:30 PM Author Panel

5:30 – 7 PM Indulgence Time

Treat yourself to an evening of indulgence with friends. Mix and mingle with the authors while enjoying dinner and maybe a glass of wine. This is your time to indulge and celebrate romance in the modern world.

  • Meet the author panel and get your books signed.
  • Bring a book from home or purchase one from the Tattered Cover.
  • Enjoy a delicious meal.
  • Make a bath bomb!

7 – 8:30 PM Robyn Carr

8:30 PM Robyn Carr Book Signing

Featured Author

Robyn Carr


Robyn is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 40 novels, including the New York Times bestselling Virgin River and Sullivan’s Crossing series. In her writing, a blend of women’s fiction and contemporary romance, Robyn develops strong, likeable characters and vivid settings. Her two most famous include Virgin River, set in the redwood forests of California, and Sullivan’s Crossing, a small, mountain town in Colorado. In 2016, Romance Writers of America awarded Robyn a Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. Robyn lives in Las Vegas, Nevada where she spends her days writing about love and spending time with her grandchildren.

This winter, Netflix is set to release a 10-episode-adaptation of Robyn’s Virgin River series. And you can reserve Robyn’s newest offering, The Country Guesthouse, a Sullivan’s Crossing novel, before its release on January 7, 2020.


Books by Robyn Carr

Author Panel

Aidy Award



Author of the popular Curvy Love series, Aidy writes erotic romance that features curvy girls and hot heroes. In Aidy’s words, every woman deserves great romance, “no matter her size, shape or what the scale says.” Her Fated Curves and Dragons Love Curves series explore modern romance through a paranormal and fantastical lens – space rangers, dragons and bears, oh my! Aidy loves romance, connecting with readers and…storm troopers.

Books by Aidy Award

Jennie Marts




Jennie is the USA Today bestselling author of award-winning books filled with love, laughter and happily-ever-afters. Her books include the contemporary western romances of the Cowboys of Creedence and the Hearts of Montana series, the cozy mysteries of The Page Turners series, the hunky hockey-playing men in the Bannister Brothers books, and the small-town romantic comedies in the Cotton Creek Romance series. Jennie currently lives her own happily-ever-after in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, two dogs and a parakeet, and believes you can’t have too many books, shoes or friends.

Books by Jennie Marts

Courtney Milan



New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Courtney writes popular historical romances. Flush with research and wit, her novels have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and Booklist. Before she was a writer, Courtney worked in theoretical physical chemistry, law and academia. Courtney currently lives in the Rocky Mountains with her husband, an exceptionally perfect dog and an attack cat.

Books by Courtney Milan

Sara Richardson



Sara writes rustic romances that inspire you to believe in love. Featuring cowboys and the great state of Colorado, Sara brings humor, a bit of heat and whole lot of heart to her storytelling. Using her experiences a mountain guide, Sara pairs stimulating romance with compelling adventure. A writer, wife, mother, dreamer, storyteller and explorer, Sara is a true believer in the power of true love.

Books by Sara Richardson

Jen Turano



One of the funniest voices in inspirational romance, Jen is a USA Today bestselling author. She pens quirky historical romances set in the Gilded Age. Her books have earned Publisher Weekly and Booklist starred reviews, top picks from Romantic Times and praise from Library Journal. A two-time finalist for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards, two of her books have listed in the top 100 romances of the past decade from Booklist. When she’s not writing, Jen spends her time outside, exploring Colorado.

Books by Jen Turano

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