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Appearances & Events

What's Happening in 2014

Chicago-North RWA Spring Fling Conference
Conference & Booksigning (Saturday 9:30 - 10:30am)
April 25 - 26, 2014
Chicago Marriott Northwest
Hoffman Estates, IL

The Women's Fiction Writers Association Goodreads Book Club - Featuring A Summer in Europe
Month of March 2014
Online HERE - and there is also a Video Introduction and an Opening Q&A

The Reading Frenzy Book Club - Featuring The Road to You
Month of February 2014
Online Book Release Interview - Opening Interview - Week One Discussion - Week Two Discussion - Week Three Discussion

Grayslake Heritage Center/Historical Society
"Books and Bands" Exhibit & Booksigning (1:00 - 3:00pm)
January 25, 2014
Grayslake, IL

Heritage Center - Marilyn Brant

Highlights from 2013

Illinois Association of Teachers of English (IATE)
Fall Conference - Luncheon Speaker, Awards Ceremony (I'm so honored to be named IATE's 2013 Illinois Author of the Year!) & Book Signing
October 18, 2013
Normal, IL

IATE author of the year award Marilyn Brant

Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA)
Annual General Meeting
September 27 - 29, 2013
Minneapolis, MN

Jane Austen

Reaching Forward Conference - For Library Staff
Romance & Women's Fiction Panel & Book Signing
May 3, 2013
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL

Barnes & Noble General Fiction Book Club: "Nook Feature"
February 1 - 28, 2013
Online HERE

Pictures from Some Fun 2012 Events

Lake Forest Book Store
August 31, 2012
Lake Forest, IL
Summer Fridays -- Book Chat and Wine Tasting (7:00pm)


Such a delightful evening with Sue Boucher, owner of Lake Forest Book Store, as well as a fabulous group of readers and delicious wine and sandwiches, courtesy of Courtyard Wines!

Warren-Newport Public Library
July 14, 2012
Gurnee, IL
Romance Panel (2:00 - 3:30pm)

Jade, Elizabeth, Allie, Marilyn
Really fun author panel -- Jade Lee, Allie Pleiter, me and Elizabeth Hoyt (sitting in front) at the Warren-Newport Public Library.

Fremont Public Library
July 12, 2012
Mundelein, IL
Romance Panel (7:00 - 8:15pm)

travel poster
Loved this great travel/book-talk poster up at the Waukegan Public Library for my A SUMMER IN EUROPE slideshow!

Waukegan Public Library
June 12, 2012
Waukegan, IL
Speaker/Presenter -- A Travel Slideshow, Discussion of A SUMMER IN EUROPE & Booksigning (5:30 - 7:30pm)

Karen Sarah, me, Joyce
Great friends -- Karen, Sarah, me and Joyce at the Waukegan Public Library.

Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Lit Fest
June 10, 2012
Chicago, IL
Author Panel -- "Still Sexy After 200 Years: Jane Austen's Men" (Center Stage, 12:15 - 1:00pm)

Karen, Bill, me
A snapshot of Karen Doornebos, William Deresiewicz and me at the Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago.

Barnes & Noble General Fiction Book Club
May 1 - 31, 2012
Online HERE
Author/Reader Book Discussion -- A SUMMER IN EUROPE

Chicago-North Spring Fling Conference
April 27 - 29, 2012
Chicago, IL
Book Signing (Saturday, 2:00pm)

me, Brooks, Kim
I got to post with handsome cover model Brooks Johnson (featured on my novel ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAE!) and talented cover designer Kim Killion at RT 2012.

Romantic Times Booklovers Convention
April 11 - 15, 2012
Chicago, IL
Expo & Signing (Thursday evening, ebooks)
Book Fair & Signing (Saturday morning, print books)
Speaker/Presenter ("Jane Austen Happy Hour" Workshop -- Saturday 3:45pm)

Austen Authors
Austen Authors at RT -- Karen Doornebos, C. Allyn Pierson, Abigail Reynolds, Sharon Lathon and me -- for the "Jane Austen Happy Hour."

fortune cookie

"Nature forms us for ourselves, not for others; to be, not to seem."
~Chinese fortune cookie


The Road to You
Ebook & Print
October 3, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-9893-1603-3

young adult, bestselling, coming of age, new adult The Road to You, marilyn brant

Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match
Ebook & Print
January 15, 2013
ISBN: 78-0-9893-1601-9

Double Dip small

Holiday Man

Ebook Exclusive
November 10, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-9893-1602-6



A Summer in Europe
Kensington Books
November 29, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7582-6151-9



Double Dipping
Ebook Exclusive
August 30, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4660-3834-9

Double Dip small

On Any Given Sundae

Ebook & Print
June 1, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4580-1011-7



Friday Mornings at Nine
Kensington Books
October 1, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7582-3462-9



According to Jane
Kensington Books
October 1, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7582-3461-2






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