Thank You! Buns & Roses Tea a Great Success!
Thanks to you, our attendees and amazing authors, the Buns & Roses Romance Tea for Literacy was a great success this year. In total, we raised more than $16,000 to support the work of the Richardson Adult Literacy Center.
We truly appreciate your attendance and participation in buying books and raffle tickets, bidding on auction items and making donations to support adult literacy.
The 15th annual Buns & Roses Romance Tea for Literacy and the 1st Virtually Yours Weekend was a success with 105 attendees and 33 authors coming together for three days to celebrate the joys of romance and reading. Due to social distancing, all events were held via Zoom. The authors provided a wide range of experiences, sharing their cultures through cocktails and Latinx dancing. Wines and books were paired, scandals enhanced the baking of scones, the truth about dukes was revealed, and in some sessions, secrets were shared. New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James invited deluxe package holders into her New York City apartment and regaled them with the ease of making pasta. Committee chair and author Lorraine Heath says, “While we missed hugging in person, smiles and laughter were plentiful, and everyone enjoyed a chance to visit with old friends and to make new ones.”
We have a few Mystery Bears and Commemorative Mugs remaining and are going to make them available for purchase until November 15 at bidpal.net/bnr2020. In addition, the virtual chat between our emcee, Candace Havens, and our featured author, Eloisa James, will be available for viewing for a $10 donation. During the chat, Eloisa made a reference to “being ruthlessly creative” which struck a chord with the audience. As a result, we’ve created T-shirts to benefit RALC available only until November 15. Click here to order yours.
A Flash Sale October 28 – November 15 for bears, mugs, & video. We have a few limited edition Buns & Roses Bears & 15th Anniversary Commemorative Mugs available for purchase. For $10, you may also view the video of emcee Candace Havens chatting with Eloisa James during the tea. Click here to go to the Flash Sale.
Thank you to our 2020 Event Sponsors: EARL GREY: AvonBooks & Methodist Richardson
JASMINE: Angela Gentz, Creations by Wanda, Lauren & Andrea Horvath; DARJEELING: Addison Fox, Karen Gibbs, Sheila Graham, Alexandra Haughton, Lorraine Heath, Geri Krotow
BOOK CHALLENGE: Methodist Richardson
AUTHOR APPRECIATION: Cover Girls Book Club
MYSTERY BEAR: Steve & Cynthia Benson
Contributors: Abigail Owen, Addison Fox, Alexandra Haughton, Andrea Horvath, Lauren Horvath, Christie Craig, Christina Dodd, Diane Kelly, Donna Finlay, Donna Sutton, Eloisa James, Geri Krotow, Janna MacGregor, Jayne Ann Krentz, Karen Gibbs, Karen Hawkins, Kate Bateman, Kwana Jackson, Lauren Smith, Lenora Bell, Loretta Chase, Lorraine Heath, Lyndsey Lewellen, Nails by JK, Really Reading Romance Book Club, Susan Carlisle, Terri Osburn, Tina DeSalvo.
Mark your calendars for October 17, 2021, when we hope to once again be holding the Buns & Roses Romance Tea for Literacy in person.
We look forward to seeing you next year!
Buns & Roses Committee