QUESTIONS? Our luncheon chairs for 2015 are Heather LeonardLaura Hayden, and Ali Hubbard. You can reach them at luncheon@

GOODREADS. Join our group here to chat about the luncheon.

TWITTER. Our handle is @SouthernMagicRW, and we use the hashtag #MagicLunch when we tweet about our big day.

FAME. Publishers Weekly romance blogger Barbara Vey was a special guest at our 2013 luncheon. She wrote about her experience here. Thanks Barbara! We hope you'll come back.

STORIED PAST. Our previous keynote speakers include romance greats Sylvia Day, Linda Howard, Gayle Wilson, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Connie Brockway, Anne Stuart, Jeaniene Frost, and Victoria Dahl.

A LEG UP. After we cover costs, proceeds from the luncheon go back into the Southern Magic coffers. We are the Birmingham chapter of the non-profit organization Romance Writers of America. We use our funds to forward our mission of promoting excellence in romantic fiction and supporting romance writers. You can help by telling other romance readers about our luncheon. We would love to have you as our guests!

Southern Magic Readers Lunch
Please join us at our 12th annual #MagicLunch on Saturday, November 7, 2015, in Birmingham, Alabama. Join local authors for lunch, followed by welcome speaker Lexi George and keynote speaker Darynda Jones. Attendees receive goodie bags with books and are eligible for door prize baskets. Enjoy a day with people who share your love of reading! Click here to register. The link will take you to a registration page at
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Holt Medallions, a RITA®, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin's Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy.

Our welcome speaker is RITA finalist Lexi George. Lexi writes paranormal romance set in Hannah, Alabama, a town rife with romance, sexy hunks, zany characters, and supernatural weirdness. Publisher's Weekly says, "George serves up memorable Southern one-liners, while upping the stakes in this satisfyingly funny series installment." Southern Magic is proud of call her one of our own. You can find her at

Southern Magic
Hosting Author $20 $20
Hosting Author + *Meet & Greet $25 $25
General Admission Ticket through Aug 31 $35 $40
General Admission Ticket + *Meet & Greet through Aug 31 $40 $45
Late Admission Ticket Sept 1 - Oct 20 $45 $50
Late Admission Ticket + *Meet & Greet Sept 1 - Oct 20 $50 $55
Special permission required Oct 21 - Nov 6    


*Please note that the Meet & Greet is for RWA members, whether Southern Magic or other chapters. It does not occur during the Luncheon, but takes place the evening before. Contact with any questions regarding the Meet & Greet.

Click here to register. The link will take you to a registration page at


The luncheon will be held at The Harbert Center, 2019 4th Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203.

Parking is free across the street at Parking Deck Authority 3.


10:00 Registration begins

11:00 Doors open for social hour

12:00 Plated lunch, speakers, and door prizes

2:00 Book signing and sales


Enjoy reduced rates at Embassy Suites. Book early as there are several local events that weekend.

2300 Woodcrest Place
Birmingham, Alabama 35209
Tel: +1-205-879-7400

Click here to book. The link will take you to a page with the luncheon's special rates at

Attending Authors:

Stacy Allen Angela Blount Betty Bolte
Katherine Bone Nancee Cain Susan Carlisle
J.T. Cheyanne Louisa Cornell Cecilia Dominic
Jennifer Estep Larynn Ford Debra Glass
Lynn Raye Harris Callie James Ciara Knight
Linda Joyce Alicia Hunter Pace Christy Reece
Anne Riley Moira Rogers Naima Simone
Carla Swafford Shiloh Walker Meda White
Suzanne Johnson/Susannah Sandlin
Questions? Contact the luncheon chairs at

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