Skip to content

Texas Roses, Romance & Readers Showcase

October The Dock Bookshop hosts the Texas Roses, Romance & Readers Showcase during the month of the Texas Rose Festival! What goes with Roses? Romance! We join the many who celebrate the cultivation of roses, growers and gardens with readers who enjoy romance novels. Plus, bringing the essence and power of roses to life and understanding why roses are a symbol of romance. Beloved Romance Author Frances Ray (who passed in 2013) loved this idea and that 's why we have an author's panel named in her honor.

This year the celebration will be Virtual on Hopin with a Stage~Sessions~Expo and a Great Line-Up of Authors!!!


· Expo
Texas Roses, Romance & Readers Vendors
Visit Our Vendors for amazing information, products and services
· Sessions
Queen's Tea hosted by Donya & Donna
Queen's Tea with books and learning the virtual platform...
· Sessions
Self-Help featuring Author Militza Maury moderated by Dominique J
· Stage
"Roses are Read..." a conversation with Mike Shoup hosted by Deborah Gregory & Donya Craddock
Mike Shoup, author & creator of the Antique Rose Emporium, takes us on a vivid journey w/roses & gives us their history & the ways they complement life.
· Networking
· Stage
Francis Ray's Romance Panel - Moderated by Michelle Ray and Donya Craddock
Special Guest Romance Authors: Ryan Reese, Martha Kennerson and Niama Simone
· Stage
Spicy to Scary Romance Panel Moderated by Donna Craddock
Special Guest Authors: Ann Fields, Julie Rowe, Keith Thomas Walker and Patricia Sargeant
· Networking
· Stage
The Yellow Rose of Texas: The Song, the Legend and Emily D. West moderated by Donya Craddock
Author Lori Marie - Bernard discusses her book The Yellow Rose of Texas: The Song, the Legend and Emily D. West
· Stage
Closing Texas Roses, Romance and Readers
Soul ~ Funk ~R&B ~ Rock with Niki J Crawford - At a Glance in the Expo Area


Jean Shoup


Donya Craddock


Lora-Marie Bernard


Martha Kennerson


Naima Simone


Keith Walker


Militza Maury


The event is over

Hosted by

The Dock Bookshop

We host many literary events on the Hopin platform for 2020!

Share on


Reading the West

Reading the West Book


Family Agriculture Resource Management Services (F.A.R.M.S.)

Briana Cole Books

A mix of spicy and sensual romance that stimulates the reader mentally, physically, and emotionally

Affinity 411

The Purse – An Essential Guide to Healthy Relationships

ROOTS Wholistic Wellness

ROOTS Wholistic Wellness

The Prep Factory

The Prep Factory

Dolly Parton's Songteller: My Life In Lyrics

Dolly Parton - Dolly Parton's Songteller: My Life In Lyrics

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am - The Dock Bookshop - Magnolia Films

Magnolia Pictures is thrilled to team up with YOU to support The Dock Bookshop

"Big Ideas For Young Thinkers"

Big Ideas For Young Thinkers byJamia Wilson, Andrea Pippins Wide Eyed Editions