Event Schedule

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

4:30pm – 7:00pm

Welcome Back Fam! Registration & Reception – After you’ve checked-in with the OLR staff, grab a drink, win some door prizes and mix ‘n mingle for a while!


Thursday, July 18, 2024

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Shaking Up Sexy – Back by popular demand! Get ready to blush, clutch your pearls  and grab a fan, this discussion is for the grown and sexy! Authors: Nicole Falls, A.H. Cunningham, Meka James, Rae Shawn, Shay Davis and Kia Barlow

Making The Rounds – Get your groove on by dancing your way around to each author’s table and having your dance card signed to receive swag and more! Authors: Katrina Jackson, Joy Avery, Karmen Lee, Sheryl Lister and Lady Marie

10:30 am – 11:45 am

Timeless Tropes – Checking in to see which tropes you’ve been feeling so far this year. What are your favs? Which ones are you ready to retire? Authors: Elle Wright, Angela Seals, K.C. Mills, B. Love and Karmen Lee

Intimate Session – Authors: Nicole Falls, Meka James, Rae Shawn, Cassie Verano, A.H. Cunningham and Norian Love

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Time-Out Spouse & Partner Get Together (for registered spouses and partners only)

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Denim & Diamonds – It’s not time to put on your boots and bling yet, but we’re sitting down to chat with authors who are bringin’ all the cowboy, baller and billionaire baes to the page. Authors: Natasha Bishop, Naima Simone, Rene Wolfe, Shay Davis, J.L. Seegars and Monica Walters

Intimate Session – Authors: Elle Wright, Sherelle Green, Angela Seals, Sheryl Lister and Aja

2:45 am – 4:15 pm

Pillow Talk With Nic – Author, Nicole Falls brings her popular Twitter (X) Spaces discussion series to OLR!

We Are Family: Crafting a Multi-Book Family Series will explore the process and construction of creating series centered around families. Everybody loves uncovering truths about bloodlines & generations, so through a series of questions presented by Nicole, best-selling authors: A.C. Arthur, Alexandria House, Bailey West, Elle Wright and Sherelle Green will share tidbits about the conception of their established series and/or spin-offs.


Friday, July 19, 2024

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Give ’em A Thrill – Authors of romantic suspense and domestic thrillers are on deck to chat about finding the perfect balance of suspense, romance and of course, sexy times! Authors: K.C. Mills, B. Love, Rene Wolf, Natasha Bishop, J.L. Seegars, Aja and Norian Love

Intimate Session – Authors: Savannah Frierson, Alexandra Warren, J. Chary, Farrah Rochon, Sean D. Young and Kia Barlow

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Take You There – Come on in and close the door tight because we’re taking a deep dive into dark romance. What about this tantalizing genre turns you on? What does it take to write morally gray characters that take you on these deeply emotional rides? Authors: Sherelle Green, Katrina Jackson, Chencia C. Higgins and J. Chary

Meeting The Demand – A conversation with two of today’s hottest publishers of Black romance, K.C. Mills of KDP Publishing and B. Love of B. Love Productions.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Get On The Field – Are you catching all the great sports romance books? Chat with the authors who bring their A game to the genre every time! Authors: Alexandra Warren, Nicole Falls, Meka James, Rae Shawn, Karmen Lee, Naima Simone and Farrah Rochon

Making The Rounds – Buy a Book Bae! Go shopping at each author’s table and make an offer (with play money, of course, lol) to buy the author’s book bae that interests you most. Collect a bill of sale signature from each author and be entered to win a fabulous prize! Authors: Katrina Jackson, Chencia C. Higgins, Lauren Lacey, Tasha L. Harrison and Savannah Frierson

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Intimate Session – Authors: K.C. Mills, B. Love, Naima Simone, Alexandria House, Shay Davis and Danielle Allen

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cozy Sips w/CaT – Enjoy a live taping of the popular interview-style podcast hosted by Cassie Verano & Tiye


Saturday, July 20, 2024

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Wake Up With A Donovan – A.C. Arthur

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Mega Booksigning (FREE and open to the public!)Check out the amazing authors who’ll be selling and signing books! 

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Denim & Diamonds Anniversary Affair – Come dressed in your best denim and diamonds ensemble as we celebrate our last night together…until next year!



We’re going to have a great time!