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Fall in Love on Oct. 18th-19th, 2024

Join us for two enchanting days of Southern book love! Created by Iesha Bree & Kimberly Brown as a way to bring book magic to Columbia, SC - our Southern Hearts & Signed Kisses event features two opportunities to connect with your favorite romance authors.

On October 18th, mix & mingle at our Ever After Mixer - chat with authors over drinks & music. Then on October 19th, fall in love at our Southern Hearts Signed Books afternoon, getting up close with 20+ beloved writers.

With its cozy charm and feel-good vibes, our two-day event promises passion, hospitality, and the chance to indulge in your love of Black Romance. Escape into an atmosphere nourishing for your heart and join us for a book lover's dream!


Ever After Mixer - Pajamy Jam!

October 18th @ 7pm - 11pm

Hosted at The Gala Event Center!

Join us the evening before our main event for the Ever After Mixer - a magical night filled with music, mingling, and connecting with your favorite romance authors. Chat in an intimate setting while enjoying complimentary appetizers and drinks. Participate in lively Q&As, and mix and mingle. The Ever After Mixer kicks off our weekend of Southern hospitality, romance, and good vibes! Your enchanting night awaits.

Dress Code: Pajamas! Come dressed in your cutest pajamas for the biggest reader/ author mixer of the year!

Southern Hearts & Signed Kisses Book Signing!

October 19th @ 11am - 3pm

Hosted at The Gala Event Center!

Meet and connect one-on-one with your favorite romance authors as they sign books. This intimate event promises cozy charm, passionate stories, and the chance to get up close with 30+ black romance authors. All ticket holders will receive a swag bag and one complimentary raffle ticket to win amazing prizes! Purchase additional raffle tickets during the event - all profits will go towards breast cancer awareness. Get ready for feel-good vibes and moments that will leave your heart happy.


Thank you for your overwhelming support for Southern Hearts & Signed Kisses. We've reached our author limit for 2024. Your passion inspires us, and we'll consider you for 2025. Let's make 2024 unforgettable!