Friday Sightseeing Trip

Your Sponsors:

Amanda McIntyre

Amanda McIntyre’s storytelling is a natural offshoot of her artistic creativity. A visual writer, living in the rich tapestry of the American heartland, her passion is telling character-driven stories with a penchant (okay, some call it a wicked obsession) for placing ordinary people in extraordinary situations to see how they overcome the obstacles to their HEA. A bestselling author, her work is published internationally in Print, eBook, and Audio. She writes steamy contemporary and sizzling historical romance and truly believes, no matter what, love will always find a way.


Maggie Ryan

USA Today and #1 International Best Selling Author in Victorian, Historical, Contemporary and Western Romance. Fantasy is a world that offers endless possibilities. Whether you travel back in time to take a journey to the cobblestone streets of London, enjoy the modernity of our contemporary age, or step through a portal to some future yet to be discovered, every letter of every word offers infinite possibilities. I love to write stories that take a reader on a journey, one they can disappear into, to experience what might have been or what is to come! My hope is that you settle back in your favorite chair and allow my books to entertain you as you escape into another world. Whichever you choose, I wish you Happy Reading!


Teri Riggs

My name is Teri Riggs and I write romantic suspense and historical western romance. I love to meet my readers in person and always love to discover new ones. Be sure to stop by and say hi. I live in Marietta, Georgia with my husband. We’ve been married for forty-one years which I believe qualifies me to write happily-ever-afters! This is my first time attending WDR and I’m excited to meet everyone. See you there!


Tina SusedikAnita Kidesu

Tina is multi-published in both fiction and non-fiction including military, history, children’s, and romance. Her favorite is romantic mysteries. She also writes as Anita Kidesu. As a host on Your Book Garden, on Authors on the Air Global Radio Network, LLC, she interviews authors in all genres twice a month on Tuesdays. In her spare time, Tina loves to read, hike, camp, bike, garden, take photographs, and spend time with her five grandchildren. Tina was as surprised when her writing turned into erotic romance instead of mystery. She says it’s what her characters wanted – a spicy side to romance. Tina/Anita is married and lives in Wisconsin.


Alyssa Bailey

Alyssa Bailey has written twenty-three books including the International Best Selling Historical Series Chase Abbey and the O’Connor’s ranching series, the well received Lord Thayer’s Choice, and the upcoming Native American book, Reclaiming Clover.  Alyssa has collaborated on several anthologies sponsored by her publisher, Blushing Books Publishing. As a Texan living in Alaska, she has plenty of material for her spanking and power exchange stories, all complete with happily ever afters.

Jan Drexler

Jan grew up surrounded by books and storytellers. With Pastors and Teachers populating both sides of her extended family, we aren’t surprised that she wanted to be a first-class storyteller herself. Born and raised in Michigan, Jan is the descendant of Amish, Mennonite and Brethren immigrants who settled in Berks, Somerset and Lancaster Counties in Pennsylvania in the mid-1700’s. The descendants of these immigrants pioneered in Maryland, Ohio, and finally Elkhart and LaGrange Counties in Northern Indiana in the 1850’s. During the years when Jan was raising and homeschooling their children, she and her husband moved nine times in thirty years, finally landing in South Dakota where they enjoy incredibly Michigan-like weather. A northerner is always a northerner! The ideas for Jan’s books come from the stories told by her parents and grandparents, seasoned with a lot of research and imagination.

Danica Favorite

A self-professed crazy chicken lady, Danica Favorite loves the adventure of living a creative life. She and her family live in their dream home in the mountains above Denver, Colorado. Danica loves to explore the depths of human nature and follow people on the journey to happily ever after. Though the journey is often bumpy, those bumps are what refine imperfect characters as they live the life God created them for.

Barbara Longley

International Amazon bestselling author Barbara Longley writes Celtic fantasy and contemporary romance. She holds a Masters in Education, and taught for many years. Barbara enjoys exploring things mythical, metaphysical and anything newsworthy. Much of what she learns makes its way into her stories, where all things are possible. A longstanding member of RWA, Barbara is listed on RWA’s Honor Roll of Bestselling Authors.

Sylvia McDaniel

USA Today bestselling author Sylvia McDaniel has published more than thirty-five western historical, contemporary romance and even a few sci-fi novels.  Known for her sweet, funny, family-oriented stories, Sylvia is the author of The Burnett Brides, Lipstick and Lead series, The Cuvier Widows, Return to Cupid, Texas series and several other stories that refused  to get out of her head until they were penned.

PJ Fiala

Writing has been a desire my whole life. Once I found the courage to write, life changed for me in the most profound way. Bringing stories to readers that I’d enjoy reading and creating characters that are flawed, but lovable is such a joy.
When not writing, I’m with my family doing something fun. My husband, Gene, and I are bikers and enjoy riding to new locations, meeting new people and generally enjoying this fabulous country we live in. I come from a family of veterans. My grandfather, father, brother, two sons, and one daughter-in-law are all veterans. Needless to say, I am proud to be an American and proud of the service my amazing family has given. In trying to give back, I’ve started a foundation, Authors4Veterans, with my friend and fellow author, Stacey Joy Netzel. Our charities will rotate but will always support our military and their families.

E.E. Burke

E.E. Burke is a bestselling author of emotionally powerful historical and contemporary romances that combine her unique blend of wit and warmth. Her books have been nominated for numerous national and regional awards, including Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice and Kindle Best Book. She was also a finalist in the RWA’s prestigious Golden Heart® contest. Over the years, she’s been a disc jockey, a journalist and an advertising executive, before finally getting around to living the dream–writing stories readers can get lost in.

Marianne Evans

Marianne Evans is an award-winning author of Christian romance and fiction. Her hope is to spread the faith-affirming message of God’s love through the stories He prompts her to create. Her Christian fiction debut, Devotion, earned the prestigious Bookseller’s Best Award as well as the Heart of Excellence Award. Forgiveness earned a covered 4.5-Star, Top Pick review from Romantic Times Magazine. Hearts Communion earned a win for Best Romance from the Christian Small Publisher’s Association. She is also a two-time recipient of the Selah Award for her books Then & Now and Finding Home. Marianne is a lifelong resident of Michigan and an active member of Romance Writers of America, most notably the Greater Detroit Chapter where she served two terms as President.

P.J. MacLayne

Born and raised among the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania, P.J. MacLayne still finds inspiration in that landscape. A computer geek by day and a writer by night, she currently lives in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. When she’s not in front of a computer screen, she might be found exploring the back roads of the nearby national forests and parks.

Sponsoring the Wine and Beer Tasting:

House Copper

Cast Iron…Copper…Hand-Crafted Pottery… Timeless materials that can transform your kitchen and take it back to a time where quality and craftsmanship were of the utmost importance. Housekeeper Crockery products are American-made items inspired by 19th century copper, cast iron and ceramic pieces. We’re crazy about them, and want to share the love with you! We use local and American artisans, foundries, forges and wood and organic materials and oils. We adore using pure metal everywhere. We’d love you to try it, give feedback, and fall for pure metal cookware like we have. It’s so much fun to cook with tools that perform deliciously (pun intended). Housekeeper Crockery strives to recreate the American kitchen and fill it with well-made heirloom pieces. We are here to give you back the wares that will last a lifetime. Housekeeper Crockery — Kitchenware with a Story.


Event Schedule:

June 8th Friday morning/afternoon Multi-Stop Sightseeing Trip

  • Where: Meet motorcoach at front door of hotel
  • Format: Motorcoach trip and ALL INCLUSIVE sightseeing
  • Agenda:
    • 8:45 AM board motorcoach at front door of Hotel
    • 9:00 AM depart for Keystone
    • 10 AM to 11:50 AM Big Thunder Gold Mine Tour and Gold Panning (mine tour and gold panning included in price)
    • 11:50 AM board motorcoach for Crazy Horse Memorial
    • 12:15 PM to 2:15 PM Crazy Horse Memorial Tour and Lunch Break (memorial tour and buffet lunch included in price)
    • 2:15 PM board motorcoach for Hill City
    • 2:45 PM to 4:00 PM Prairie Berry Wine and/or Beer Tasting in Hill City (one flight of wine or beer included in price)
    • 4:00 PM board motorcoach for Deadwood
    • 5:00 PM arrive at our hotel in Deadwood

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Big Thunder Gold Mine

Crazy Horse Memorial

Prairie Berry

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