Saturday PBR Rodeo Behind the Chutes VIP Package

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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.


Jean C. Gordon

For Jean C. Gordon, bestselling author of 18 sweet and inspirational romances, writing is a natural extension of her love of reading. From that day in 1st grade when she realized t-h-e was the word the, she’s been reading everything she can put her hands on. Jean and her husband tried city life in Los Angeles, but soon returned to their native small-town Upstate New York. Connect with Jean on Facebook or


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.


Zoe Blake

USA Today Best Selling Author in Dark Romance. We are all attracted to the forbidden. Addicted to the rush we get from reading something naughty. The powerful lord who sweeps the lady away to his remote estate to ravish her. The cowboy who takes the sassy city girl over his knee to teach her a lesson. The devilishly charming pirate who seduces his beautiful captive. I write those erotic fantasies.


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Paty Jager

Paty Jager is an award-winning author of 32+ novels, novellas, and anthologies of murder mystery, western romance, and action adventure. All her work has Western or Native American elements in them along with hints of humor and engaging characters. This is what Mysteries Etc says about her Shandra Higheagle mystery series: “Mystery, romance, small town, and Native American heritage combine to make a compelling read.”


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.


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.


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Lynda J Cox

Once upon a time there was a little girl who said when she grew up, she was going to have dogs like Lassie, own horses, and live on a ranch just like the Ponderosa. Two out of three isn’t bad. If she can’t live on a ranch, Lynda J Cox writes about characters who do. She writes steamy westerns, what one reviewer called an authentic blend of Old West action and happily ever after romance.


Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra

Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra is a full-time novelist based in North Carolina, where she lives with her husband. Cuban by birth, and American by choice, she has lived in many countries, including France, the setting for her first novel, The Coin, and has held at least as many professional occupations, including time as a  dancer, singer, journalist, literature teacher, and now, novelist.  A lover of all things medieval, she became a speaker of many tongues—literally—including Spanish, French, Italian, and German, as well as reading Latin, Middle English, and old French. She holds a Masters in English literature, specializing in medieval romances, and is currently an active member of the Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina and Kiss of Death Chapters, and Carolina Romance Writers. She loves to hear from her readers, and always hopes to open a dialogue with her fans.


Lizbeth Selvig

Award-winning author Lizbeth Selvig writes heartwarming, sexy-sweet small town and contemporary western romance. Her strong, fun and funny characters don’t mind poking at societal norms even while they’re finding their ways home to family and love.
Lizbeth turned to fiction writing after working as a newspaper journalist and magazine editor, and raising an equine veterinarian daughter (handy, since there are usually too many horses in her stories) and a talented musician son (also handy because she’s been known to write about rock stars). Lizbeth shares life in Minnesota, where her first book series is set, with her best friend (aka her husband, Jan), an under-ridden gray Arabian gelding named Jedi, two human grandchildren, and her four-legged grandkids of which there are over twenty, including a wallaby, three alpacas, a large goat, a mammoth-eared donkey, a miniature horse, a pig, and many dogs, cats and regular-sized horses (pics of all appear on her website In her spare time she loves to hike, quilt, read, and horseback ride. She also loves connecting with readers—so contact her any time!


Ginger Ring

Ginger Ring is a Midwestern girl with a weakness for cheese, dark chocolate, and the Green Bay Packers. She writes contemporary and historical romantic suspense. Her heroines are classy, sassy and in search of love and adventure. When Ginger isn’t tracking down old gangster haunts or stopping at historical landmarks, you can find her on the backwaters of the Mississippi River fishing with her husband.



Randi Alexander

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Randi Alexander spends her days deep in cowboy country, writing irresistibly seductive and emotional love stories that sweep you off your feet and leave you breathless with passion. Her smokin’ hot romances bring you heroes who’ll have you begging to ride off into the sunset with them.



Terri Osburn

Terri Osburn writes contemporary romance with heart, hope, and lots of humor. Her work is available in six languages, and she’s sold more than a million copies worldwide.  Her new series, set against the glittering and gritty world of the Nashville music scene, gives readers a glimpse of love in the spotlight. Terri resides in middle Tennessee with one daughter, four frisky felines, and two high-maintenance terrier mixes.



Nancy Naigle

USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle whips up small-town love stories with a dash of suspense and a whole lot of heart. She began her popular contemporary romance series Adams Grove while juggling a successful career in finance and life on a 76-acre farm. Now happily retired, she devotes her time to writing, and horseback riding with friends. A Virginia girl at heart, Nancy now calls North Carolina home.



Donna Michaels

It’s all my mother’s fault. She read to me before I could read and opened up that magical world where I still reside today. Then came television and movies. Now I had three avenues that fed my imagination…and boy could I eat! As you no doubt figured out, this lead to my writing career. I’m a NY Times, USA Today, and Amazon Bestselling Award winng author. Phew, that was a mouthful! Multi-published in e-book and print with several publishers, I certainly have a ton of voices in my head. I’m happily married to a military man for 28 years. We have four children and several rescued cats. Michael’s been in the Army National Guard since before he graduated. The Guard has been a part of our lives right from the start. It was only natural for the military to spill into my writing. God bless the military and their families. Thank you all for your sacrifices. ♥ You already know my mom inspired my love of reading,but it was my dad who got me hooked on movies. Even now, if I had the time, I could happily go from one movie to another all day long. They are the reason I love mixed genre and why I can’t just stick to just one in my writing, although, as you can tell, I have a soft spot for cowboys and the military. Well, that’s about it. Thanks for getting to know me a little better. Remember, keep reading to your children. The journey you’re igniting is precious. And the next time you’re at the movies, turn around. I just might be the person sitting behind you. No, not the one throwing popcorn (it’s too expensive to waste). I’m the one already imagining the sequel. Have a great day and thanks for reading!

Kim Law

As a child, award-winning author Kim Law cultivated a love for chocolate, anything purple, and creative writing. She penned her debut work, “The Gigantic Talking Raisin,” in the sixth grade and got hooked on the delights of creating stories. Before settling into the writing life, however, she earned a college degree in mathematics and worked for years as a computer programmer. Now she’s living out her lifelong dream of writing romance novels. She’s won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award, been a finalist for the prestigious RWA RITA Award, and served in varied positions for her local RWA chapter. A native of Kentucky, Kim lives with her husband and an assortment of animals in Middle Tennessee.

Angi Morgan

ANGI MORGAN is a USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author. Her work has finaled in the Romantic Times First Series Book, the Booksellers’ Best First Book, the Booksellers’ Best Series Romantic Suspense, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the Carolyn Readers Choice Award and the Daphne du Maurier. An 11th generation Texan, Angi utilizes her strong heritage to create passionate characters in actual Texas locations who are willing to risk everything. “Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love” is more than a tag line. When the house is quiet, she plots ways to engage her readers with complex story lines, throwing her hero and heroine into conflicting situations requiring sacrifice. Alone their situations seem impossible…but then the one person they can love fights for that ‘happily ever after’ to share with them. Introduced to Harlequin® romances by her grandmother, she went through Junior High waiting for the next visit to “Mommie’s” house. There, she’d search through the inside cover corners for checkmarks, aunt’s initials, and her favorite phrase: Okay for Angi. That’s right, her aunts and grandmother censored which stories she could borrow. Reading gave her a love for the Harlequin® name and story. She still has a lot of her grandmother’s books on her keeper shelf. Angi keeps reading and thinking romance, falling in love with the “Happily Ever After” for each hero and heroine that tells her their story.

Cat Johnson

A top 10 New York Times bestselling author, Cat Johnson writes contemporary romance featuring sexy alpha heroes, who often wear cowboy or combat boots, and the women brave enough to love them. Known for her creative marketing, Cat has sponsored bull-riding cowboys, used bologna to promote her romance novels, and owns a collection of camouflage and cowboy boots for book signings. She writes both full length and shorter works.

Lea Winkelman

Lea is a busy mom of 2 boys. She lives in the sometimes cold sometimes warm Midwest. Lea started writing as a teenager, but …then stopped for a long time. She just recently started back up again as a way to express her thoughts and feelings. As Lea began to share very slowly some of her work, she received more and more positive feedback. Lea is very excited for the opportunity to now share her work with all of you.

Laura Hawks

Ms. Hawks has always been interested in writing in some form or other, including writing for a local newspaper. Deciding to become more knowledgeable, she headed back to school and received her master’s degrees in Ancient Civilizations, Native American History and United States History. She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her three companions, all males… cats. She travels as much as she can to various Author/Reader conventions


Heather Blanton

A former journalist and avid researcher, bestselling author Heather Blanton skillfully weaves truth in among fictional story lines. She loves exploring the American West, especially ghost towns and museums. She has walked parts of the Oregon Trail, ridden horses through the Rockies, climbed to the top of Independence Rock, and even held an outlaw’s note in her hand.


Jacqui Nelson

I was born and raised in Canada. My playground was a cattle ranch in northern Alberta. So a love of Western books and movies came easily. Since then, I’ve lived in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, and as far away as Germany and England. I’ve contemplated careers in paleontology, computer programming and animation — two of which I pursued to employment. My life in the country became a distant (but much loved) memory. One thing didn’t change. A love of books was a constant in my life. And when I decided to write my own stories about the Old West…well, it was like coming home.


Jacqueline Winters

Jacqueline Winters has been writing since she was nine when she’d sneak stacks of paper from her grandma’s closet and fill them with adventure. She grew up in Small-Town Nebraska, and spent a decade living in beautiful Alaska. She writes contemporary romances, some set in small Nebraskan towns, and a series coming soon set in charming Alaskan locations.

She’s a sucker for happily ever afters, has a sweet tooth that can be sated with cupcakes, and firmly believes sangria was possibly the best invention ever. On a relaxing evening, you can find her at her computer writing her next novel with her dog poking his adorable head out from beneath the desk


Event Schedule:

*****SOLD OUT*****June 9th Saturday afternoon/evening – PBR Rodeo Behind the Chutes VIP Package

  • Where: Meet at front door of Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel for bus shuttle to Rodeo Grounds (Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds right in Deadwood)
  • Format: An early Behind the Chutes VIP Package including a Behind the Chutes Tour, Dinner With Cowboys, Premium Seating for the Rodeo, and many more exciting bonuses
  • Agenda:
    • 4:45 PM board bus at our hotel for quick trip to Rodeo Grounds
    • 5:00 PM Behind the Chutes Experience (see flyer HERE)
      • Meet-and-greet with PBR bull riders, announcers, stock contractors, and bullfighters
      • Go over equipment, experiences, stories, and learn how a PBR event is put on, and they’ll answer any other questions we have for them
      • The Rodeo will run a bull (a real one!) into the chutes, the PBR bull riders will show us how they put their rope on the bull and get ready to ride, and will answer all the questions we have
      • Stock contractors will go over their procedure to show how they get their bulls ready, and we’ll have lots of time to ask questions
      • Receive custom-made official Deadwood PBR T-shirt and swag bag
      • Book signing booth provided for the authors of the Rider Relief Fund 2018 fundraising anthology
    • After VIP Tour, enjoy supper catered by No. 10 Saloon in the VIP tent right on the rodeo grounds! Sip on a complimentary beer and rub elbows with all the Rodeo VIPs!
    • 6:30 PM wander to our Premium Box Seats on the main grandstand side of the ring, outfitted with brand new stadium seats. Best view in the house!
    • 10:00 PM (or immediately after the Rodeo ends) Board bus to the No. 10 Saloon
    • 10:30 PM We’ll be treated to Entertainment on No. 10 Saloon’s private patio, decorated just for us!
      •  They’ll bring us some of the best the PBR has to offer for an after-event talk show led by PR Velocity Tour entertainer Matt Merritt
      • PBR bullfighter and CBS Sports Network commentator Shorty Gorham
      • Plus a few of the Top 10 PBR Bull Riders (names to be announced)
    • 11:30 PM We’ll head downstairs to the No. 10 Saloon to kick up our heels to a live band during the official afterparty of the Deadwood PBR
      • Or for a quieter time, stay right where you are outside onto the patio where the No. 10 will light a cozy fire for us

Ready to Register? Secure your tickets HERE

Fun in the Stands

Excitement in the Ring

Cowboys at the After-party!

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