Events You Won't Want to Miss
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, 2020 WDR has been postponed. Stay tuned for exciting news about next year!
Thursday Learning Day
Where: Room TBA at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Format: Learning sessions for authors and readers.
One of our speakers will be Matt Haynes.
He lives in Portland Oregon and specializes in educating authors and rights holders in the audiobook production process.
One of our speakers will be Molly Rebecca Barari.
One of our speakers will be Suzan Tisdale.
USA Today Bestselling Author, storyteller and cheeky wench, SUZAN TISDALE lives in the Midwest with her verra handsome carpenter husband. Suzan writes Scottish historical romance/fiction, with honorable and perfectly imperfect heroes and strong, feisty heroines. And bad guys she kills off in delightfully wicked ways.
Suzan’s class will be
“How to write Gooder” – Improving your craft and character development.
Thank you to our Learning Day Sponsors!!
Where: Patio of Deadwood Mountain Grand.
Format: Cash bar with light appetizers
6:00 – 7 PM, Authors Only – meet each other and pick up your neck wallets, tickets, schedules, etc. Receive last-minute instructions/changes, and open question forum with the Hosts
7 – 9 PM, Readers, Cover Models, Author Assistants, Vendors, and Sponsors will join the authors
Thank you to our Meet and Greet Sponsors!!
Friday Multi-Stop Sightseeing Trip
Where: Meet motorcoach at the front door of the Deadwood MT Grand.
When: 7:45 bus leaves at 8:00 am
Format: Motorcoach trip and ALL- INCLUSIVE sightseeing and lunch
Travel through Spearfish Canyon and the beautiful Wyoming countryside.
Devil’s Tower National Monument from 9:30am to 11:00am. Bring your walking shoes if you want to walk around our national’s first national monument.
Lunch at Longhorn Saloon & Grill, Sundance,WY 11:30am to 12:30pm. Choice of Kickin’ Tip Sandwich, WYO Pulled Pork Sandwich, or Garden salad with dressing. You will choose your option when you order tickets so that it will be ready for you when we arrive.
Drive to Sturgis, SD 12:30 to 1:30pm.
Tour and shopping at one of Sturgis’ most famous stops, the Full Throttle Saloon from 1:30 pm to 3pm.
Arrive back in Deadwood around 3:30pm.
Thank you to our sponsors of the Bus Tour!!
Friday night Wild Book Readings
Where: Mineral Palace Hotel and Casino banquet room, 601 Historic Main Street, Deadwood, SD.
Format: Cash Bar and Amazing Deserts from Local Vendors (including Chubby Chipmunk Chocolates)
7:15 PM with a glass of wine and a plate full of extraordinary desserts, enjoy authors reading intriguing scenes from their very own books
COSTUMES OPTIONAL for Readers and Authors!
Thank you to our Book Reading Sponsors!!
Breakfast With the Authors from 8:30 – 10 am Saturday before the Book Fair
Where: At the far end of the Event Center on the second floor, above the non-smoking casino (in the same room as the Book Fair)
Format: Buffet breakfast, round 8-person tables with linen and real plates, cups, and silverware.
We hope you’ll come hungry! Here’s the buffet menu: Scrambled eggs, cubed breakfast potatoes, biscuits and gravy, hickory smoked bacon or sausage links, fresh fruit, butter, fresh brewed coffee, hot water, ice water, and ORANGE JUICE sponsored by Linda Rae Sande.
(please note: if you prefer a beverage other than coffee, you’re welcome to bring your own. Hot water is provided if you’d like to bring your own teabag)
8:30 AM breakfast begins
9:40 AM authors called to the stage at the far end of the room for the 9:45 group photo (Authors, remember to eat early!)
9:50 AM photos finished so authors have time to get back to their tables
10:00 AM breakfast ends, readers line up near the elevator/escalator/stairway for the official opening of the Book Fair
Thank you to our Breakfast Sponsors!!
Saturday Multi-Author, Multi-Genre Book Fair
Where: Event Center on the second floor, above the non-smoking casino in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel
Format: Authors and Cover Models excited to meet you, share their swag with you, and talk about their books. Cover models available for photos!
10:00 AM Readers line up near the elevator/escalator/stairway for the official opening of the Book Fair
2:30 PM Basket Raffle tickets drawn and winners receive their baskets
3:00 PM Book Fair Ends but Vendors available at their tables
3:30 PM Vendor tables close
Giant Basket Raffle to support the Shiloh Horse Rescue in Deadwood.
Show your support for this amazing refuge. Shiloh is a Federally Recognized 501(c)(3) Non- Profit
Shiloh rescues abused, unwanted, neglected, and slaughter bound horses of all types.
We attend slaughter auctions and rescue horses from the killer buyers, bring the horses home to Shiloh Ranch, rehabilitate, and adopt them out to new homes.
Shiloh horses make wonderful first, family, child, show, trail, and pleasure horses. Our rescued Thoroughbreds make great Hunter/Jumpers and Three Day Event horses, and will also excell in almost any discipline.
A basic belief at Shiloh is that all horses, regardless of age or lameness and health problems, have worth and value and can enjoy second chances at a new life. Even horses with special needs can feel the warm sun on their back, appreciate kind hands, and hang out with their pasture mates.
Tickets are also available the day of the event
We offer a Presale Ticket BONUS, 30 tickets for $10. Tickets will also be available the day of the event, 20 for $10.
Must be present to win – drawing at 2:30 PM Saturday, June 20, 2020
Saturday Family Friendly Western Movie and Trivia Night
Location: The conference room – Deadwood Mountain Grand.
Time: 8 p.m.
Refreshments provided by the Sweet Clean Romance Authors. The movie is Disney’s Tall Tale staring Patrick Swayze, Scott Glenn and Oliver Platt. Check out the movie trailer here. After the movie enjoy Western movie trivia.
Thank you to our Family night sponsors!!
No refund on tickets.