Day of Romance at the Library

Media Advisory
February 8, 2016

SCCLD Cupertino Library presents Free Romance Author Visit - February 14, 2016

WHAT:  Nine local romance authors will participate in a special author visit on February 14, 2016.  The panel of authors will talk about their newest novels, what it means to be a romance writer and the challenges and rewards of being a published novelist during this free event at the Cupertino Community Hall.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Cupertino Library, the program includes a free screening of the documentary film: Love Between the Covers immediately following the author talk.

WHO:  Local Authors include:  

  • Kate Allure, Bay Area Author
  • Jenny Andersen, San Jose
  • Elisabeth Barrett, Menlo Park
  • Mandi Benet, Novato
  • Aria Glazki, San Jose
  • Rebecca Hunter, Albany
  • Jessica McBrayer, El Cerrito
  • Gayle Parness, Palo Alto
  • Lia Riley, Santa Cruz
WHEN:   Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 1 – 5 p.m.
1 p.m. Author Discussion Panel
3:30 pm.  Film documentary of Love Between the Covers
WHERE: Cupertino Community Hall
10800 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, CA 95014

The event is free and open to the public. No reservations required. A prize drawing and refreshments will follow the panel discussion and film screening.


Love Between the Covers” is a feature length documentary film about the little-known yet powerful community of women who read and write romance novels. Creators of the film followed the lives of six romance authors. The movie shadows these women as they create their stories, live their lives, cope with changes in publishing and earn a living as romance writers while at the same time work to inspire others to do the same. Film maker and creator, Laurie Kahn-Leavitt, created the documentary to spotlight the lives and work of these compelling women who work in one of the most successful areas of the publishing industry. Outselling mystery, sci-fi and fantasy stories, the genre of romance is one of the most popular and bestselling categories in the publishing industry with an estimated annual $1 billion in sales revenue.

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