Lady Jane’s Salon

Barbara Vey -- July 6th, 2010
Readers Cindy Holby, Dianna Love and Hope Tarr

Readers Cindy Holby, Dianna Love and Hope Tarr

Made it to New York yesterday and the city is sizzling.  I thought it was just because I arrived, but Mother Nature had a hand it in with scorching temperatures that will be hanging around all week.  It doesn’t really matter to me because I like it hot!

Speaking of which, I attended Lady Jane’s Salon last night at Madame X in Manhattan.  This is a must stop if you’re in New York on the first Monday of every month.  Lady Jane’s Salon is Manhattan’s first reading series devoted to romance fiction, founded by romance authors Maya Rodale, Hope Tarr, Leanna Renee Hieber and blogger Ron Hogan.  Admission is $5.00 or one gently used romance novel and all proceeds to benefit organizations that support women in need.

Amina Syedullah, Samneang Sin and Judith Seremie

Amina Syedullah, Samneang Sin and Judith Seremie

The readers for July were Hope Tarr (The Tutor), Dianna Love (Silent Truth) and Cindy Holby (Breath of Heaven).  Each author brought their own touch to their readings that had the audience entranced.

Part of the charm of Lady Jane’s is the socialization that goes on before, during and after the readings.  A nice mix of authors, readers and industry professionals made for very entertaining conversations.  For me, it’s like visiting old friends and meeting new ones.  There’s wine, New York news, lots of books talk and with a Soap Opera Digest journalist there, the inside scoop on the Daytime Emmy Awards.

Kate Garrabrant and her mom, Paige

Kate Garrabrant and her mom, Paige

Hope Tarr also shared that WORDs of Love bookstore is holding A Night of Romance on Thursday, July 22nd. Hope joins moderator, Sarah MacLean and Lauren Willig, Sarah Wendell and editors from RT BOOK Reviews and Avon Books in a spirited discussion of the romance genre. Event includes a book signing.  And on August 19th she will also be reading from Every Breath You Take at the Happy Ending Lounge for the “In the Flesh” Reading Series.  Unfortunately, this place will be closing at the end of the year, so get there soon before it’s too late.

Katrina Snow, Elizabeth Kerri Mahor, Louise Fury and Sarah MacLean

Katrina Snow, Elizabeth Kerri Mahor, Louise Fury and Sarah MacLean

Exciting news for me is that I’ve been asked to be the MC at the October event.  I’m so stoked that I’m already thinking about buying a new outfit and know it’s time to step up my workouts.  I’ll be in town for Comic Con, so I’ve got another reason to come a few days earlier.  As soon as I find out who the readers will be, I’ll let you know.



Bottom Line: This should give you all incentive to get that book written so you too can be a reader at Lady Jane’s Salon.


My upcoming events:

Thrillerfest – July 7-10

San Diego Comic Con – July 22-25

Romance Writers of America – July 28-31

DragonCon – September 3-6

Eagle Library Author Event – September 25

Emerald City Writers Convention – October 1-3

New York Comic Con - October 8-10

Readers ‘n ‘ritas – November 12-14


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29 thoughts on “Lady Jane’s Salon

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  2. Rachel Kramer Bussel

    Just to clarify – Happy Ending Lounge isn’t closing, but In The Flesh Reading Series ends with the December 16th reading. Hope you can make it for Hope’s reading and all the free cupcakes! The next one is July 15th. Click on my name to get all the details about what’s coming up.

  3. Barbara Vey Post author

    Rachel, thanks for clearing that up. My mistake. I sure wish I was in town for it, but hopefully I’ll get there on my next visit.

  4. Leanna Renee Hieber

    Thanks as always for championing our salon, Barabara, you’re always such a wonderful addition to our evening and we’re SO thrilled to see you back in the fall. Thanks to Dianna for her generosity and to Hope and Cindy for all being such fabulous readers! We are so blessed to have such support and talent in this industry! Cheers!

  5. Hope Tarr

    It’s always such a pleasure to have you visit us at Lady Jane’s Salon, Barbara, but having you there on the night where I got to guest read as well was double the fun! Thanks for gracing us with your lovely presence and for making my special night roll-out of THE TUTOR special indeed. Happy Thriller Fest!

  6. Dianna Love

    I sooooooo love coming to visit Lady Jane’s Salon in NY. I can’t imagine being here on the first Monday of the month and not stopping to visit, but to read there is such a gift to all authors. I really appreciate the opportunity to participate. Hope Tarr and Cindy Holby also read from their fabulous books, thrilling the crowd. Founders Leanna, Hope, Maya and Ron are the absolute best. I wish we had them and Lady Jane’s in Atlanta. I look forward to coming back again and encourage everyone to treat themselves to a night at the famous Lady Jane’s Salon.

  7. cindy holby

    Thanks for having me at Lady Janes. It was great to see old friends and make new ones. So many names I had heard and now have faces to go with them. Can’t wait to come back.

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