The Mid-Continent Public Library will host its annual "Romance GenreCon" Aug. 7 and 8. This year, the event will be virtual at https://www.facebook.com/romancegenrecon/.


This online festival will feature some big names in romance, including:


• Beverly Jenkins, USA Today bestselling author of historical and contemporary multicultural romance.


• Cathy Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author of historical romance.


• Deb Marlowe, USA Today bestselling author of historical romance.


• Elizabeth Essex, award-winning author of historical romance.


• Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author of historical romance.


• Janna MacGregor, Kansas City resident, attorney and acclaimed author of historical romance.


• Julia Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of historical romance whose Bridgerton series is being adapted as a Netflix series by Shonda Rhimes.


• Olivia Waite, author of LGBTQ+ historical and paranormal romance.


This event will begin at 7 p.m. on Aug. 7 with a session featuring interviews with romance authors and will continue, on Aug. 8, with events scheduled between 2 and 5:30 p.m.


For more information on this event, visit mymcpl.org/Romance and https://www.facebook.com/romancegenrecon/.


–Submitted to The Examiner