Grab our #RAI2017 Buttons!

Hey there! We’re already so excited for #RAI2017 that we wanted to go ahead and share our fun buttons for attendees! Designed by Kelly Walker of Indie-Spired Design, there are a few specifically for you! Feel free to download them below and use them on your social media to help make #RAI2017 the best one yet! xoxo – Liz Long

Attending Author


Attending Reader


Attending Volunteer


Attending Blogger


RAI#2017 Button




Liz, Laura, and Tobi would like to thank everyone who participated in Roanoke Author Invasion 2016. To the authors, readers, volunteers, moms who chauffeur, hotel staff, and local media: YOU are why this event was such a smashing success in only its 2nd year. With over 200 attendees, we overheard many authors comment they sold out of particular titles. We already can’t wait for 2017 (and know you want details, too!), but stay tuned as we take a quick breather and then start organizing the details.

Thank you to Suzanne Wardle at the Roanoke Times for her terrific coverage. THIS ARTICLE appeared on their website AND in the Sunday (Easter) paper! She also posted a PHOTO GALLERY after seeing the fun for herself.

WDBJ7 surprised us with a visit, interviewing Liz and capturing a bit of the event to feature on the evening news! See the interview HERE.

And thank you so much to Nadege Richards for her after-party photos! Here is a great group shot. Please see our Facebook page as we share out more of the fun.


RAI 2016 is Here!

It’s finally here! We’ve planned and waited patiently all year, and finally Roanoke Author Invasion 2016 is here. Tonight is our very special author dinner as we spend time with each other and become even better friends. And tomorrow is the big day, where we come together to make sure readers find the most awesome of new worlds, characters, and stories.

We can’t wait to meet readers tomorrow, many of you coming from all areas of the country, and we promise it’ll be a ton of fun. You’ll get to spend quality time with your favorites and meet new authors, win prizes, and much more. And don’t forget about the after party where you get even more time with your new author friends!

Thank you to Suzanne Wardle at The Roanoke Times for their gracious coverage of RAI, including printing the story in their Sunday Easter edition.

Still need your FREE tickets? Help us with the head count and get them here. The first 200 in the door get a free tote bag and RAI button! And remember, if you’re posting pictures or tweeting, use the hashtag #RAI2016 and keep up with the RAI Facebook page and/or RAI Event page!