2011 Boas & Tiaras

Our annual dress-up tea, dig out the tiaras, boas and your funny bones! We’ll be having fun and be sparkly! This year the tea runs from 1pm to 5pm with a private authors signing, book sales, plus door prizes, raffles baskets, as well as special interview with Nalini Singh. Book Sale proceeds and raffle ticket monies go to Plano Family Literacy Center.


Exciting Addition: for an hour before the tea, we’ll broadcast an AvonRomanceLive event with Rachel Gibson, Julia Quinn, Vicki Lewis Thompson, Dianna Love, Lori Wilde, and Nalini Singh. With ‘red carpet’ interviews by Vicki Pettersson.

Each attendee will be seated at a table with one of our featured guests:  Rachel Gibson, Julia Quinn, Vicki Lewis Thompson, Dianna Love, Vicki Pettersson, Dakota Cassidy, Michele Bardsley, Jaye Wells, Lorraine Heath, Nikki Duncan, Rachel Caine, Lori Wilde, Kay Thomas and Rosemary Clement-Moore, Nalini Singh and Candace Havens.

During the tea, entertainment reporter and radio personality Candace Havens shares a conversation with Nalini Singh followed by an audience Q&A.

Before and after the tea, Barnes & Noble will be selling books by the authors. In addition, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, beautiful raffle baskets will be displayed to be raffled off during the event. A portion of the proceeds will go to Plano Family Literacy.

The Boas & Tiaras will be held on Saturday, June 11th in the Allen Ballroom of the Hilton Garden Inn Plano/Allen from 1pm to 5pm. A welcome reception gives you time to mingle with the authors as well as shop for books and check out our raffle baskets. Proeeds from the raffle basket sales and a portion of the book sales will go to Plano Family Literacy. A high tea with champagne will be served. Candace Havens, KSCS.FM radio personality and entertainment reporter as well as award winning author will interview Nalini Singh, followed by a Q&A. All authors will participate in a booksigning.


Attire: boas, tiaras and bling. Bring out the dedazzler and play dress-up for an afternoon.