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Love in the Stacks at the Fanwood Memorial Library

Put a heart on your calendar and SAVE THE DATE, Saturday, Feb. 8, and the time, 12:30 p.m., and come to the Fanwood Memorial Library and be part of the first LOVE IN THE STACKS Romance Conference.

Four New Jersey authors, specializing in Romance, will be taking part at the conference. Rosie Genova , Shirley Hailstock, Ruth A Casie and Jessica Lauryn will be at LOVE IN THE STACKS discussing their craft, where their ideas come from, reading from their latest books, answering questions and signing copies of the books. Books will be available for purchase at the conference.
Jessica Lauryn will be reading from Dangerous Proposal: For ten agonizing years, Alec Westwood has been keeping a secret from the world. At nineteen, he nearly committed the most horrific of crimes – murder in cold blood – and narrowly escaped the assigned task with his life. When a stunning young woman crosses his path wearing the insignia for the underground organization that recruited him, he vows not to let fate get a second chance. But when the enchantress gives him a kiss that leaves him spellbound, Alec realizes the power she holds is greater than all his strength and fortitude combined.

Ruth Casie will be discussing Knight of Runes: It is the 21st century, time travel is still a Wellsian fantasy but not for Rebeka Tyler. The renowned renaissance scholar finds herself tossed into the 17th century. While trying to find her way back she discovers the only person who knows the answer but it will cost her dearly, her heart, and if she is lucky, her future, for she has not been tossed into the past, but returned to where she belongs.

Rosie Genova, a Fanwood resident, will read an excerpt from Murder and Marinara: An Italian Kitchen Mystery: Hit whodunit writer Victoria Rienzi is getting back to her roots by working at her family is Italian restaurant. But in between plating pasta and pouring vino, she’ll have to find the secret ingredient in a murder....

Shirley Hailstock, a bestselling, award-winning novelist, is the author of over 30 books. She writes women's fiction, romance and paranormal. Her books have garnered many awards, including the Holt Medallion and Romantic Times’ Career Achievement Award. Shirley lived in Washington, DC and Buffalo, New York. She has visited many capitals of the world and has set her stories in these places. Shirley holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Howard University and a MBA in Chemical Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She left her job in the pharmaceutical industry and is now a full-time writer. Shirley is a past president of Romance Writers of America and a former officer of Women Writers of Color. She lives in New Jersey with her family and will be reading from one of her recent books.

LOVE IN THE STACKS is presented by the Fanwood Memorial Library and the Friends of the Library and is for romance readers everywhere! Please join us after the readings for a reception for all of the authors.

Seating is limited and registration is recommended. For more information and to register you can call the library at (908) 322-6400, email to or visit the calendar page at, and be sure to check us out on facebook

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