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Hello, authors!

The Romance Author Mastermind is an advanced-level event for experienced authors who want to adapt in the new book economy + grow their careers to the next level! Presenters are bestselling authors in today’s book market, sharing their strategies, mindsets, and specific hands-on advice.

Ever feel like a workshop is too beginner?

Ever think that the most valuable info comes from the bar?

WELCOME to the Romance Author Mastermind, where we’re pulling the very best knowledge into the sessions instead. This is not about writing craft. This is not even about networking, though you can definitely squeeze some in. This is about the BUSINESS side of being an author, packed with intensive analysis and actionable advice.

We know you already write great books. You have readers who love them.

Now you’re ready to grow your platform.

Let’s get to work!



Romance Author Mastermind is happening in Houston, Texas.


Thursday, September 27th

Keynote reception with New York Times bestselling author LISA RENEE JONES

Friday, September 28th

SESSION I: Money Mindset for Growth and Success
Keynote lunch with New York Times bestselling author LAUREN BLAKELY
SESSION II: Make Your Book Launch Bigger
SESSION III: Building a Blockbuster Series
MASTERMIND EVENING – a guided discussion event to answer YOUR questions

Saturday, September 29th

SESSION IV: Invigorate Your Backlist
Keynote lunch with New York Times bestselling author ALEXA RILEY
SESSION V: Growing Your Readership with Advertising
SESSION VI: Branding and PR in the New Book Market



Lauren Blakely self-published her debut romance novel CAUGHT UP IN US three years ago and has sold more than 1 million books since. Her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than forty times. Lauren’s bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire. Her standalone romantic comedies BIG ROCK and MISTER O were both instant New York Times Bestsellers.


New York Times, USA Today & #1 Amazon Best Selling author Alexa Riley is two sassy friends who got together and wrote some dirty books. They are both married moms of two who love football, doughnuts, and obsessed book heroes. They specialize in insta-love, over-the-top, sweet, and cheesy love stories that don’t take all year to read. If you want something SAFE, short, and always with a happily ever after, then Alexa Riley is for you!


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with. In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists.


Registration for Romance Author Mastermind costs $585 and includes three inspiring keynotes, six 90-minute intensive learning sessions by bestselling authors, two lunches, a mastermind evening with guided discussion, and two endcap receptions. Your fee goes to the gorgeous hotel to pay for our space and food, plus to cover the hotel and registration for the incredible keynotes and presenters who are donating their time.


Can I come if I’m a new author?

We do ask that authors have published at least three books in order to attend, simply because they will get the most out of it. Anyone who wants to attend can fill out the request form. Invites will be sent for anyone filling the basic requirement as long as space permits.

Can I bring my assistant, PR person, or other book-industry person?

We would like to prioritize seats for authors since they will get the most benefit. If we have additional room we’ll send invites to other industry people! They will pay the full registration fee, since the same amount of money has to go to the hotel no matter who comes.

Can I bring my child or significant other?

It’s up to you who stays in your room! The hotel has lots of amenities your family might enjoy. Only those who are registered for RAM can attend our events, though.

I’m an experienced author, but not in romance. Can I come?

Most of the advice given does work for authors in other genres, so yes! But save the Q&A time for romance authors since that’s the focus of the event.

My books are self-published/traditionally published/hybrid? Is that okay?

Yes! We believe that authors should be empowered to control their career regardless of how they publish. Our speakers are a mix of self-published, traditionally published, and hybrid.

What is the event hashtag?



Hello! I’m Skye Warren, bestselling author of dark contemporary romance such as the Endgame trilogy.

I always love learning more about the business side of being an author. Workshops and panels at other events have incredibly information, but they’re usually mixed in with more beginner-level or hypothetical high-level sessions.

So I decided to make my own event, the one I most want to attend, inviting the best minds in the author world to share their knowledge. It’s focused on advanced level authors + focused on what’s working NOW to sell books.

Great food, great company, great information.

That’s my vision for the Romance Author Mastermind.



We have sponsorship opportunities for businesses who would like to support this event and reach an audience of advanced-level authors. Please email [email protected].