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The 2019 Writers Conference

Overland Park, KS

11/14 - 17/2019

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, November 14 - Sunday 17 2019 - Full Day Schedule

LOCATION:  Johnson County Library, 9875 W. 87th St, Overland Park, KS 66212


The 2019 Writers Conference will focus on craft, skill-development, and community building. Get your manuscript polished and submission-ready with how-to sessions, editing and critique, and community building. Thursday - Saturday is for adult and teen writers. Sunday is just for the kids.

Annie Ward will be giving seminars on the "Negative Character Arc" in popular fiction and film and joining an author panel for Q&A.


Overland Park, KS


The green door book store & gift shoppe - dinner with annie ward

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, October 24 2019 - 7:00pm

LOCATION:  11800 W Railroad Ave, Overland Park, KS

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This is a pre-paid, exclusive author event with 12 seats available which will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis.  Event is $35 per person and includes dinner, dessert and drinks along with an autographed, hard-cover copy of Beautiful Bad. 


Dinner prepared by: Michele Coakley, Professional Chef and Owner of Exquisite Eats.

Menu: Mediterranean Chicken, Shopska Salata, Flourless Chocolate Olive Oil Cake and Wine!

Barnes & Noble,

Oak Park Mall, KS


THE grace tour - 

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, October 09 2019 - 6:00pm

LOCATION:  11323 W 95th Street, Overland Park, KS 66214

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Barnes & Noble celebrates Kim Liggett's much-buzzed novel The Grace Year. Joining Kim for this special panel event are authors Libba Bray, Annie Ward, and Sasha Alsberg.

Leawood, KS


barnes & noble - Book Signing

DATE & TIME:  Saturday, May 11 2019 - 2:00pm

LOCATION:  4751 West 117th Street, Leawood, KS 66211

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Indianapolis, IN


39th annual christamore house guild

book & author benefit luncheon

DATE & TIME:  Friday, April 26 2019 - 10:00am

LOCATION:  Indiana Roof Ballroom, 140 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

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10:00 am:   Book Sales & Author Signing
11:00 am:    Luncheon & Author Program
Additional Book Sales & Signing after the program.


Mistress of Ceremonies, Lindy Thackston - Fox59

Seats are limited and will be filled as reservations are received, with Premium and Preferred Seating closer to the stage. For more information or questions, please contact Nicki Griffin at (317) 294-9576 or reservations@indybookandauthor.org.

Lafayette, IN


SEcond Flight Books - reading and Q&A

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, April 24 2019 - 6:30pm

LOCATION:  2200 Elmwood Ave. Suite D7, Lafayette, IN 47904


Wichita, KS


watermark Books & Cafe - Talk & book signing

DATE & TIME:  Monday, April 08 2019 - 6:00pm

LOCATION:  4701 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67218

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Washington, MO


Neighborhood reads-BOOK SIGNING

DATE & TIME:  Saturday, April 06 2019 - 12:00 noon

LOCATION:  401 Lafayette Street, Washington, MO

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Washington, MO


Neighborhood reads-Dinner & BOOK SIGNING

DATE & TIME:  Friday, April 05 2019 at 7:00pm

LOCATION:  401 Lafayette Street, Washington, MO

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Columbia, MO


skylark bookshop-BOOK SIGNING

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, March 28 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

LOCATION:  22 S. 9th Street, Columbia, MO 65201

Webster Groves, MO


the novel neighbor-BOOK SIGNING

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, March 14 2019 at 7:00pm

LOCATION:  7905 Big Bend Blvd, Webster Groves, MO 63119

Annie Ward, the author of the explosive new thriller “Beautiful Bad,” will be in conversation with popular book blogger, Ashley Hasty (Hasty Book List). Ward will be discussing how her own memoir turned into a highly suspenseful murder mystery.

Event includes murder-themed cocktails and a special appearance by a very unexpected guest! Event is free but registration is required to reserve a seat.

Author presentation followed by book signing. Proof of purchase of “Beautiful Bad” from The Novel Neighbor required to enter signing line.

Books will be available for purchase at the event or through pre-order. You may place your pre-order ONLINE or you may call or drop by our store. Your book(s) will be on hold for you at the event or you may pick up prior.

If you are unable to attend but would like to pre-order a personalized copy, please follow the instructions above.

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Lake Forest, IL



DATE & TIME:  Friday, March 08 2019 at 6:00pm

LOCATION:  662 N. Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045

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La Grange, IL


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DATE & TIME:  Thursday, March 07 2019 at 7:00pm

LOCATION:  26 S La Grange Rd, La Grange, IL 60525

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Author Annie Ward presents her first psychological thriller in which a devoted wife with what appears to be a perfect marriage lands in a terrifying upheaval of everything she thinks to be true. A chilling murder takes place and the how and why create the riveting plotline you won't put down in Beautiful Bad. A shocking lesson of things not being what they seem!


This event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line, please purchase the author’s latest book, Beautiful Bad, from Anderson's Bookshop. To purchase please stop into or call Anderson's Bookshop La Grange (708) 582-6353.

Kansas City, MO



DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, March 05 2019 at 7:00pm

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112



Annie Ward will Present her Debut Hardcover Novel Beautiful Bad and answer audience questions.  A Book signing will follow the Presentation.



$26.99 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes 1 Hardcover of Beautiful Bad (The Perfect Marriage Leads to the Perfect Crime), 1 Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and 1 Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same price

Admission Packages are available for purchase through the Rainy Day Books website.

You can also place your Orders In-Store at their Sales & Service Counter or Call us at 913-384-3126 during our Normal Business Hours.


At any time going forward, you may still purchase a signed copy of the hardback edition by clicking this link and a copy signed by Annie Ward will be mailed to you.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Publication & Sale Date for Beautiful Bad (The Perfect Marriage Leads to the Perfect Crime) is Tuesday, March 05, 2019.