The Industry (Through my Eyes)

Romance Slam Jam (2009 and 2010)

Romande Slam Jam

Emma Rodgers, Ashira Tosihwe and Francis Ray gave birth to the Romance Slam Jam in 1995 in Dallas, Texas, to demonstrate what Nikki Giovanni describes as “The Power, Passion and Pain of Black Love.”  There was much success at Black Images marketing, promoting and selling the works of black romance writers since the early 90’s that they decided it was time to take their love for romance to a new level by bringing writers and readers together.   


Romance Slam Jam 2009

14th Annual National Conference

 March 12 – March 15, 2009

Los Angeles CA


On March 12-15 Slam Jam 2009, will be taking place in the exciting and culturally rich city of Los Angeles. We are so jazzed we were chosen as hosts for this fabulous occasion. We’ve been working diligently to arrange a fantastic conference in 2009.

Romance Slam Jam is being held at the beautiful, historic Beverly Garland Holiday Inn which provides a shuttle to various local attractions such as The Walk of Fame, City Walk, Universal Studios, shopping, and much more. We have a beach party themed welcome party planned, tons of reader and writer workshops and the fantastic L.A. Banks as the keynote speaker.

Los Angeles is going to be a blast and we have no doubt Romance Slam Jam’s Red Carpet Romance will be a smashing success. As we iron out more details we’ll pass them on to you along with small articles about things to do and see while you’re in Los Angeles and post updates on those authors attending, workshops being planned, the Emma Awards and possible activities.

 Aspiring Authors Contest

The 2009 Romance Slam Jam Aspiring Authors Contest is now accepting Submissions. CONTINUE READING

2010 RSJ Conference

April 10, 2010 – April 15, 2010

Romance Slam Jam 15 Year Anniversary Cruise

It’s Romance Slam Jam’s Crystal Anniversary! Our theme is Back to the Future with Rochelle Alers as our keynote speaker! Everyone is Welcome To Join the Romance Slam Jam Crystal Anniversary Celebration Cruise departing from Miami, Florida, Saturday April 10th, 2010. We will be embarking on the five day Carnival Cruise to Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands on the “Destiny” Fun Ship.

Come and have fun with the attending authors:

A.C. Arthur, AlTonya Washington, Andrea Jackson, Angela Benson, Angie Daniels, Ann Clay, Barbara Keaton, Beverly Jenkins, Carol Ann Johnson, Chrystal Rhodes, Deatri King-Bey, Dyanne Davis, Gwyneth Bolton, LaConnie Taylor-Jones, Michelle Cameron, Monique Lamont, Niobia Bryant, Pamela Leigh Starr, Pam Osbey, Renee Flager, Rhonda Joseph Jackson, Rochelle Alers, Shirley Hailstock, Victoria Wells, and Wayne Jordan. Author list is subject to change.

For more on the cruise,  which is booking NOW, please go the RSJ site.


Yes, yes, ya’ll the 2010 RSJ cruise is on my list of scheduled events for 2010.