WORD BK Presents: Fifth Annual Galentine's Day

02/13/2020 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single (or not) woman in possession of good taste must be in want of a romance novel. Join us at Saint Vitus Bar in Greenpoint for our fifth annual Galentine's Day, hosted by Romance Book Club leader Maddie Caldwell and featuring authors Maya Rodale, Zoraida Córdova, Adriana Herrera, Kate Clayborn, and Andie Christopher. There'll be a brief panel discussion followed by games, trivia, and giveaways. Tickets are available below and include one cocktail of your choice, one romance novel plus raffle entry. We'll also have tons of romance for purchase at the event, including books by our featured authors, recommendations from our book club members, and the March and April book club picks. 

Tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred to another attendee up to 24 hours in advance of the event. 


Zoraida Córdova is the award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series and other YA urban fantasies. She is the co-editor of Vampires Never Get Old, a forthcoming YA anthology. Her upcoming YA novels include Star Wars: A Crash of Fate and Incendiary, book one in the Hollow Crown duology. Zoraida was born in Ecuador and raised in Queens, New York. When she isn’t working on her next YA novel, she is writing romance about male strippers as Zoey Castile.

Adriana Herrera was born and raised in the Caribbean, but for the last 15 years has let her job (and her spouse) take her all over the world. She loves writing stories about people who look and sound like her people, getting unapologetic happy endings. When she’s not dreaming up love stories, planning logistically complex vacations with her family or hunting for discount Broadway tickets, she’s a social worker in New York City, working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence. She’s one of the co-creators of the Queer Romance PoC Collective and serves as the VP of Programs for the Romance Writers of America New York City Chapter.

Maya Rodale began reading romance novels in college at her mother’s insistence. She is now the bestselling and award winning author of numerous smart and sassy romance novels. A champion of the genre and its readers, she is also the author of the non-fiction book Dangerous Books for Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels, Explained and a frequent contributor to NPR Books, The Huffington Post, Bustle and more. Maya lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own.

Andie J. Christopher writes edgy, funny, sexy contemporary romance featuring heat, humor, and dirty talking heroes that make readers sweat. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Stanford Law School, she grew up in a family of voracious readers, and picked up her first romance novel at age twelve when she’d finished reading everything else in her grandmother’s house. It was love at first read. It wasn’t too long before she started writing her own stories—her first heroine drank Campari and drove an Alfa Romeo up a winding road to a minor royal’s estate in Spain. Andie lives in the Nation’s Capital with her French Bulldog, Gus, a stockpile of Campari, and way too many books.

Kate Clayborn lives in Virginia, where she spends her days reading and talking about all kinds of great books. Kate loves to hear from and connect with readers—follow her on Twitter, on Instagram, and on Facebook. Visit her at www.kateclayborn.com to sign up for her newsletter.

A native New Yorker, Kwana Jackson had two dreams: 1. to be a fashion designer, and 2. to be a writer. After studying fashion design and graduating from FIT, she then spent ten years designing for various fashion houses. But after having twins and juggling both them and fashion, Kwana took the leap of faith and decided to pursue her other dream of being a writer. Since then she’s won RWA NYC’s Golden Apple Author of the Year Award and is a daily advocate for #WeNeedDiverseRomance. She currently lives in a suburb of New York with her husband, their twins, and a precocious terrier named Jack that keeps her on her toes.