Date Night with Alyssa Cole ft. Helena Greer, Julie Murphy, Suzanne Park, and Sierra Simone

Our Date Night series with host Alyssa Cole and a diverse group of Romance writers continues for 2022 and will be happening every other month! This event is free to attend and will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to RSVP for the event. You can buy our dates' books below and there will be a link for purchase during the event.

Our November Date Night is an evening with the fabulous romance authors Helena Greer, Julie Murphy, Suzanne Park, and Sierra Simone. We'll chat about writing during Covid-19, our favorite tropes, the TV getting us through, and whatever else comes to mind during this free flowing chat with host Alyssa Cole. 


Alyssa Cole is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of romance (historical, contemporary, and sci-fi) and thrillers. Her Civil War-set espionage romance An Extraordinary Union was the American Library Association’s RUSA Best Romance for 2018, and A Princess in Theory was one of the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2018. She’s contributed to publications including Bustle, Shondaland, The Toast, Vulture, RT Book Reviews, and Heroes and Heartbreakers, and her books have received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Library Journal, BuzzFeed, Kirkus, Booklist, Jezebel, Vulture, Book Riot, Entertainment Weekly, and various other outlets. When she’s not working, she can usually be found watching anime or wrangling her pets.


Helena Greer writes contemporary romance novels that answer the question, what if this beloved trope were gay? She was born in Tucson, and her heart still lives there although she no longer does. After earning a BA in writing and mythology, and a master's in library science, she spent several years blogging about librarianship before returning to writing creatively. Helena loves cheesy pop culture, cats without tails, and ancient Greek murderesses.

Julie Murphy lives in North Texas with her husband who loves her, her dog who adores her, and her cats who tolerate her. After several wonderful years in the library world, Julie now writes full-time. When she’s not writing or reliving her reference desk glory days, she can be found watching made-for-TV movies, hunting for the perfect slice of cheese pizza, and planning her next great travel adventure. She is also the author of the young adult novels Dumplin’ (now a film on Netflix), Puddin’, Ramona Blue, and Side Effects May Vary

Suzanne Park is a Korean American writer who was born and raised in Tennessee. In her former life as a comedian, she was a finalist in the Oxygen Network's "Girls Behaving Badly" talent search, and was also selected to appear on BET's "Coming to the Stage." She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, female offspring, and a sneaky rat that creeps around on her back patio. In her spare time, she procrastinates.

Sierra Simone is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling former librarian. Her notable works include PriestAmerican Queen, and Misadventures of a Curvy Girl, and her books have been featured in Marie ClaireCosmopolitanEntertainment Weekly, and Buzzfeed. She lives with her spouse and family in Kansas City.

Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this virtual event. 

Event date: 
Friday, November 18, 2022 - 6:00pm
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A Hope Divided (The Loyal League #2) By Alyssa Cole Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496739131
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Kensington - January 24th, 2023

An Extraordinary Union: An Epic Love Story of the Civil War (The Loyal League #1) By Alyssa Cole Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496739124
Availability: Not In Store - Available to Special Order
Published: Kensington - July 26th, 2022

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How to Find a Princess: Runaway Royals By Alyssa Cole Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062934000
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avon - May 25th, 2021

Season of Love By Helena Greer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538706534
Availability: Not In Store - Available to Special Order
Published: Forever - October 11th, 2022

A Merry Little Meet Cute: A Novel By Julie Murphy, Sierra Simone Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063222571
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avon - September 20th, 2022

The Christmas Clash By Suzanne Park Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728248011
Availability: Not In Store - Available to Special Order
Published: Sourcebooks Fire - October 4th, 2022