Monday, November 2, 2015

6th Anniversary Celebration - - Who's On Your Keeper Shelf?





Double RITA Finalist, Patience Griffin signing the shirt




How many author signatures can you fit on a tee shirt? You don't know? I do! How, you may ask, would I know the answer to such a random question? By running hither and yon during the 2015 RWA National Conference in New York City last summer, asking authors to please sign my "Who's On Your Keeper Shelf" tee so that this week, in celebration of The Romance Dish's 6th Anniversary, I could give that shirt to one of you!






Jo Beverley, Cara Elliott & Joanna Bourne signed! 
That's right, fellow romance lovers. One of you lucky readers is about to become the owner of an awesome tee autographed by more than 125 amazing published authors! We're talking some big name authors here. There's Lisa Kleypas, Robyn Carr, Eloisa James, Sarah MacLean, Virginia Kantra, RaeAnne Thayne, Mary Jo Putney, Julia Quinn, Jodi Thomas, Sherry Thomas, Karen Hawkins, Meredith Duran, Sabrina Jeffries, Elizabeth Hoyt, Vicki Lewis Thompson, Stephanie Laurens, Carolyn Brown, Julie James, Tessa Dare, Teresa Medeiros, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and more, more, more!


And here's the finished product!

Front of the shirt



But there's more.

Here's the back!



So, dear readers, tell me...

Who's on your Keeper Shelf?

What will you do with the Keeper Tee if you're the winner?

Whose autograph would you most like to have?


One randomly chosen person leaving a comment on this post no later than 11:59 pm (EST) Thursday, November 5th will be the new owner of this awesome, autographed Keeper Shelf tee.  

49 comments:

  1. What a fun prize! Of those authors you named, most of them have books on my keeper shelf! I am having a lifelong love affair with books.😊

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    1. Me too, Cheryl. A love affair that been 50 years and counting. ;-)

      You don't know how many times I almost decided to keep that shirt for myself! *grin*

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  2. You have the coolest stuff...and ideas!

    My keeper shelf? Lisa Kleypas, Teresa Mederios, Jill Barnett, Jude Deveraux, Julie Garwood, Sarah Maclean, Tessa Dare, Eloisa James, Elizabeth Hoyt, Monica McCarty, JK Rowling, Terri Osburn, Nora Roberts, Julie Anne Long, etc, etc...I'm missing so many I'll be kicking myself as soon as I post.

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    1. I know, Hellie. I have a shifting keeper shelf too. Some are non-negotiable (JAL's Pennyroyal Green series, for example) but others come and go.

      Glad you're enjoying the giveaways. I tried hard to come up with fun stuff. I'm surprised you didn't see me running all over RWA waving my tee shirt and Sharpie! ;-)

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  3. Awesome thing about e-books, is that my Kindle has tons of rooms so I don't have to get rid of any I like. But Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters series and Kristan Higgans are on my keeper shelf

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    1. Yes! I had to get rid of a lot of books when I downsized from my big house to my little condo. That's when I started buying in digital. I still have print copies of some favorites (signed, mostly) but I've transitioned to ebooks in a big way.

      Love Brockmann and Higgins!

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  4. Oh, my Gosh! What an amazing prize. I would be so tempted to wear this fantastic shirt as I have met many of the authors featured on it. It's a real conversation piece. So many of them are on my keeper shelf, I wouldn't know where to begin. PJ, you must have had the patience of Job to collect so many.

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    1. Let's just say I was determined, Donna. :)

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  5. What a great prize! If I told you who is on my keeper shelves, I'd be way over the word limit for a comment. Suffice it to say all those pictured, eighteen of those you named, and seven on Hellie's list that you didn't name plus many more are on my list. And it keeps growing.

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    1. I really am trying to grow my keeper shelf on my Kindle. My success rate is fluid. ;-)

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  6. so many books on my keeper shelves. Authors such as Eloisa James, Sabrina Jeffries, Julia London Lisa Kleypas Maragret Moore, Jo Beverley

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  7. WHAT A GREAT PRIZE!!!! My keeper authors, Diana Gabaldon, Romily Bernard, Lisa Kleypas, Jude Deveruex, Linda Lael Miller, and I have the 1st romance novel i ever read (at the beach when I was 13 yrs old) Velvet Chains by Constance OBanyon (all yellowed and dog eared and I wouldn't trade it for anything)
    If I win the T I will frame it and put it in my office.
    And the autograph I'd most like to have is Constance Obanyon (but I'm not sure if she's still with us) Though she will always be in my heart and helping me write good romance.

    Thank so much for this opportunity!!!!
    Have a happy evening :)
    Tamara

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    1. How awesome that you still have the OBanyan book! I wish I'd thought to keep the first romance I bought. The first one I read was from the library.

      Thanks for stopping by, Tamara!


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  8. I have so many authors on my keeper shelves. Robyn Carr, Susan Mallery, Sherryl Woods, Carolyn Brown just to name few.

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  9. Happy Birthday to The Romance Dish and to the Fabulous PJ !!

    And WHAT an awesome prize !!

    On my keeper shelf? Anna Campbell, Diane Gaston, Julia Justiss, Madeline Hunter, Sabrina Jeffries, Loretta Chase, Mary Balogh, Eloisa James, Ann Lethbridge, Miranda Neville, Cara Elliot - the list goes on! I have so many wonderful books on my keeper shelf and they are my go to drug when I am having a bad day or when I want to relax and escape for a while.

    What will I do with the shirt? Why frame it, of course! And hang it in my writing studio as inspiration. I would have to use one of those two sided frames so I can swap it back and forth to give everyone equal time.

    I have so many autographed books and they are my treasures, but I have never managed to get Mary Balogh's autograph. I have a hardbound copy of Slightly Dangerous I bought specifically to have her sign should we ever meet.

    Happy Anniversary again and I wish The Romance Dish many, many more years of celebrating the romance genre!

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    1. Thanks, Louisa! You have a couple authors on that list that I haven't read yet. Must check them out.

      Congratulations on the release of your Christmas Revels II holiday anthology! As soon as I move beyond the craziness of this week, I'm looking forward to curling up with it. I love your stories!

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  10. so many books on my keeper shelves. Authors such as Eloisa James, Sabrina Jeffries, Julia London Lisa Kleypas Maragret Moore, Jo Beverley

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    1. Yep, a few of those grace my keeper shelves too!

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  11. Three bookcases of keepers. Been reading for a long time. Lol

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  12. Who's on your Keeper Shelf? Jo Beverley, Sabrina Jeffries, Gaelen Foley, Susan Mallery. To name a few.

    What will you do with the Keeper Tee if you're the winner?
    I think I'll frame it. Although I'm not sure how, since it's signed on both sides.
    Whose autograph would you most like to have? I have Sabrina Jeffries, and grace Burrowes, I'd really like Jo Beverley.

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  13. You need to scan the front and back of that shirt and make a poster!

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  14. There are so many on my keeper self and yet still so many I haven't had the chance to read yet. I will probably never get to them all in a life time. But I will not stop trying.

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  15. PJ, you're a gem! What a neat idea. Most of the people you listed above are on my keeper shelf (Lisa Kleypas, Robyn Carr, Eloisa James, Virginia Kantra, RaeAnne Thayne, Mary Jo Putney, Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Hoyt, Julie James, Susan Elizabeth Phillips), along with Mary Balogh, Julie Garwood, LaVyrle Spencer, Catherine Anderson, Sarah Mayberry, Karina Bliss, Nora Roberts, Terri Osburn and many more I can't remember off the top of my head.

    I keep thinking it's going to end but then I keep finding new authors! LOL

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  16. Oh... Happy Anniversary! I can't believe it's been 6 years!

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  17. My keeper shelf definitely includes Julia Quinn, Suzanne Enoch, and Theresa Madeiros. But, there are many other books I have kept because they are so good. I would wear my t-shirt, of course! :)

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  18. Just about everyone that you mentioned by name is on my keeper shelf along with some of the founders of romance like Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, and Mary Stewart. Love, love, love that prize!!! Happy Anniversary to you, The Romance Dish!

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  19. My keeper shelf, hmmm well I don't think I can list them all, but here are a few.
    Eloisa James, Julia Quinn, Lisa Kleypas, Shelly Laurenston, JR Ward, Alexandra Hawkins, Elizabeth Hoyt.
    There are so many more! If I won the tee I dont know if I would frame it, or stick it on the top shelf of my book shelf. That is where I have all my signed books :)

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  20. Good heavens! 125 signatures on a T-shirt? If I were the lucky winner I would never actually wear it but it would be displayed next to my bookshelves of romances. Some of of the authors on my keeper shelf are Diana Gabaldon, Joey W.Hill, Sherry Thomas, Thea Harrison, Tessa Dare, Lorraine Heath, JR Ward, CL Wilson, Larrisa Ione, and Joanna Bourne. I am undoubtedly forgetting loads of names but these are the ones that came to mind after a long day at work. I could not choose just one autograph that I would most want, that would be impossible for me to decide.

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  21. Good heavens! 125 signatures on a T-shirt? If I were the lucky winner I would never actually wear it but it would be displayed next to my bookshelves of romances. Some of of the authors on my keeper shelf are Diana Gabaldon, Joey W.Hill, Sherry Thomas, Thea Harrison, Tessa Dare, Lorraine Heath, JR Ward, CL Wilson, Larrisa Ione, and Joanna Bourne. I am undoubtedly forgetting loads of names but these are the ones that came to mind after a long day at work. I could not choose just one autograph that I would most want, that would be impossible for me to decide.

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  22. I have such an eclectic mix on my keeper shelf. I can see the shirt in my 'library'.

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  23. Wonderful prize giveawy. My keeper shelf, so many, but Nora Roberts, Grace Burroughs, Stephanie Laurens, JR Ward, JD Robb, Sarah Jio etc etc. Thank you for the unique giveway prize.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  24. Wonderful prize giveawy. My keeper shelf, so many, but Nora Roberts, Grace Burroughs, Stephanie Laurens, JR Ward, JD Robb, Sarah Jio etc etc. Thank you for the unique giveway prize.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  25. Fabulous idea. My keepers include Mary Balogh, Jo Beverley, Carla Kelly, Stephanie Laurens, Madeline Hunter, Jillian Hunter, Tracy Grant, Georgette Heyer, Dorothy Dunnett, Grace Burrowes, Julia Quinn, Shana Galen, etc. My closets have shelves where I hide my books from my husband. Hope I jump into your hands as the wheel spins!

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  26. Excellent idea: On my Keeper shelf; Jo Beverley, Mary Balogh, Cara Elliott, Jennifer Ashley, Julia Quinn, Marguerite Kaye, Nicola Cornick, Grace Burrowes, Kate Pearce, Lucinda Brant to name but a few

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  27. Happy 6th Anniversary, Dishers! I have quite a few of those authors on my Keeper Shelf... Lisa Kleypas, Robyn Carr, Virginia Kantra, Julia Quinn, Jodi Thomas, Elizabeth Hoyt, Vicki Lewis Thompson, Julie James, Tessa Dare, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, plus Joanna Bourne, Loretta Chase, Shelly Laurenston, Carrie Lofty, Ann Aguirre, plus a zillion others!

    If I'm the winner, I think I'd have to find a way to frame it! I'm not sure whose autograph I covet the most!

    --flchen1

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  28. Happy Anniversary! I have a lot of authors on my keeper shelf. They include Judith McNaught, Sherry Thomas, Julie James, Lisa Kleypas, Julie Anne Long, Susan Elizabeth Phillips and many more.

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  29. Beverly Barton, Linda Howard, Elizabeth Lowell, Sharon Sala just to name a few!! I would treasure the shirt. Happy Anniversary.

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  30. Unfortunately, when I'm done reading a book, it must move on to new hands. I just don't have room for 'keepers'. Plus, the fact is I have so many books waiting to be read, I just don't have time to re-read anything.

    That signed t-shirt is an awesome prize! I would love to win something like that especially when I saw at least 5 of my all-time favorite authors on their. Ladies like Eloisa James, Julia Quinn, Sabrina Jeffries, Stephanie Laurens and Lisa Kleypas, just to name a few....there are more I'm sure. I would wear it probably only once because I wouldn't want to wash it too often, I would treasure it and probably frame it! LOL

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  31. Who is on my keepers list is not easy. I am sure I will miss some. Robyn Carr, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Susan Mallery, Nora Roberts, Jayne Ann Krentz, Julie Garwood, Sandra Brown, Linda Lael Miller, Emily March, Christina Dodd, Debbie Macomber, Julia Quinn, Tessa Dare, Sabrina Jeffries and many more. As for what I would do with the shirt, probably frame it and put it in my 2nd bedroom. It is where I tend to read. Who's signature would I like to get is a hard question. I have some but I think Debbie Macomber's is one that I would love to have.

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  32. I have been reading romantic suspense and regency novels for over fifty years. I love Mary Jo Putney and Stephanie Laurens, but I read a lot and cherish classic stories with plot and developed characters. I still reread Mary Stewart and Jane Austen. Today's authors continue the tradition proudly. Thank you. I would probably not risk wearing the shirt and preserve it and place it on view amongst my book collection.

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  33. I am a Newbee to this blog. Congratulations Ladies

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  34. What an incredible prize! My keeper shelf - Sergeanne Golon (for the incredible Angelique series), Doris Lessing for Shikasta, Stephen King for just about everything, Larry Niven, Dianne Duvall - I have eclectic taste but I automatically head for science fiction - just needed more romance (hence my niche!)

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  35. Real books I have Suzanne Brockman's Team 10 & 16 books, Linda Howard, Nora Roberts, Sue Grafton and I keep all my ebooks on my cloud. E-books, Tessa Bailey, Lynn Raye Harris, Laura Kaye, Cat Beauman, Kristen Proby, Anne Marsh and many many more.

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  36. Wow - you got so many on there! I would like Quinn, Kleypas, and Alexander just to name a few. I've always wanted Jim Butcher's but he wasn't there with the ladies - lol. I would treasure that shirt! No pit stains on that one.

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  37. I keep Sarah MacLean, Eloisa James, Jane Porter, and many more!

    Denise

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