Hi all! Today I am sooooo excited to finally get to share with you more about the very first Rainbow Readers Cruise, an amazing project I am working on with narrator, Joel Leslie, and his husband (and event planner), Rich Najuch!

The Rainbow Readers Cruise celebrates the readers and creators of LGBTQ+ fiction and romance. It will be four days and five nights aboard the Celebrity Reflection. The cruise departs from the Port of Fort Lauderdale on August 19, 2024 and returns August 23, 2024, with stops at Key West and Coco Cay (Celebrity’s private island). Along the way, we have planned all kinds of fun events, including the chance to meet and mingle with some of your favorite LGBTQ+ fiction and romance authors and creators, as well as attend panels, meet and greets, small group social activities, and the Signing at Sea. Plus, the cruise itself! Which includes fabulous destinations, food and drinks, entertainment, and more.

rainbow readers cruise logoAre you a reader looking for a chance to spend time with other folks who love LGBTQ+ romance and fiction? Do you want to meet fabulous authors and content creators, while hanging out by the pool and enjoying a cruise vacation? This event is for you!

Are you a creator of LGBTQ+ romance and fiction? Are you an author, narrator, blogger, editor, cover artist, or otherwise a part of the creative process? Do you want to meet readers and fellow content creators? If so, this event is for you too!

You can find all the details about the Rainbow Readers Cruise on our website: https://rainbowreaderscruise.com. There we have all the details about what to expect for the event, what is included in the pricing, what creators are already signed up, and how to register. Note: All readers/authors/creators who want to be a part of the conference events must register for the conference, as well as book a stateroom (solo or shared) on the cruise. But you are also welcome to bring family and friends along who only want to attend the cruise itself.

I’ll be sharing more details as we announce the participating creators and more about the events. I’m also happy to answer any questions about the cruise and the conference. And Rich is available to answer any questions about the booking logistics and to walk you through registration if you need assistance.

I am really excited about this and think it is going to be an amazing event. I hope to see you all there! With love from me, Joel, and Rich!