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Sun, Oct 15


Vinyl Tap

Not Your Grandma's Romance: Rooting for the Anti-Hero

Romance authors Skye McDonald and Melissa Grace discuss modern depictions of heroes in romance books, read from their books, and do a Q&A.

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Not Your Grandma's Romance: Rooting for the Anti-Hero
Not Your Grandma's Romance: Rooting for the Anti-Hero

Time & Location

Oct 15, 2023, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT

Vinyl Tap, 2038 Greenwood Ave, Nashville, TN 37206, USA

About the event

Join us on Sunday, October 15th from 3-6 pm at Vinyl Tap. This isn't just a book talk--it's a celebration! Join us on Sunday, October 15th from 3-6 pm at Vinyl Tap. Grab a beer or speciality drink as romance authors Skye McDonald and Melissa Grace host a literary discussion. You enjoy the drinks, and they'll spill the tea on writing modern romance. Even better--their books are set in Nashville!

No longer damsels in distress and Fabio as the 'ideal man', modern romance shows flawed heroes and strong women who love themselves. 

Melissa and Skye will discuss the evolution, read from their books, and open the floor to questions. They will also discuss the Nashville connection to their novels.

Instead of your typical author event, think of it almost like a mini romance book party! The authors will sign their books and be available to chat after the formal part of the event. Strings for Hope will also be popping up with a table of their goods for sale at this event.

About Skye McDonald:

Skye McDonald is here to make you laugh, cry, and swoon™. She authors the Nashville-based Anti-Belle Series and co-authors the Unlikely Pairings Series. Skye's novels have won awards and been Amazon bestsellers and #1 New Releases. She has been featured in numerous podcasts and anthologies. Skye blogs about real-life love on Substack as "A Bit Much". Follow her on The Quick & Dirty Romance Podcast for more about being a romance novelist.

About Melissa Grace:

Melissa Grace is the author of the Midnight in Dallas romcom series, and her freelance work has been featured in publications like Medium, Thought Catalog, and The Mighty. She resides just outside of Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and fur children. When she’s not writing, she can often be found reading or curled up in her bed with snacks like a trash panda, avoiding simple tasks because of her anxiety.

About Strings for Hope:

Founded in 2010, Strings for Hope has spent the past decade impacting the local Nashville community. Utilizing secondhand musical strings allows us to provide second chances for survivors of addiction, domestic violence, and sex trafficking. Through employment in our program, survivors receive supplemental income and learn job skills while in transition. Each of our makers come directly from transitional housing facilities, and most of our strings are donated by musicians and music stores throughout the local Nashville area.  We have successfully been able to full time employ 6 makers who went through our Work Development Program. Our goal is to full time employ more women who have transitioned out of our Work Development Program.  Our products embody everything that Nashville is: kind, creative, and musical. We are proud to give back to the Nashville community and change the lives of survivors in our city.

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