3 days, 2 nights, meals, 5 author events (readings, meet and greet, late night chats, one main event on Saturday. Meals are NOT tied to events. You have a special card to eat any time and anywhere on the resort you like.
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15th Anniversary of The Cavalcade of Authors

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The 15th Annual Cavalcade of Authors is back in its original location--The Windy City. The Cavalcade of Authors is the ultimate event where readers and book clubs have a unique experience with their favorite authors. Hosts J. L. Woodson and Naleighna Kai asks that you join us for a weekend of private dinners, Chicago tours, intimate chats, dancing, games, and so much more. New York Times bestselling author, S. L. Jennings joins us once again, along with National bestselling authors who are sponsored by Slamor's and Pat Ball Reed: Naleighna Kai, Earl Sewell, Ann Clay, London St. Charles; as well as Sierra Kay, MarZe Scott, J. L. Campbell, Janice Pernell. This year we welcome authors who are new to the Cavalcade: National bestselling authors: Lisa Watson, Michelle D. Rayford, Siera London, Anita Roseboro, and Terri Ann Johnson as well. Scroll down to check out their bios and photos.

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The Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile is the official host hotel for the 15th Annual Cavalcade of Authors. It is an urban contemporary hotel located in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood, Sitting just 1/2 block off the famous Magnificent Mile, Chicago’s premier commercial district that is home to luxury shopping, trendy restaurants and historic landmarks like the Water Tower, and John Hancock Building. It is the perfect mix of cool and upbeat with a local personality that is versatile and fun.

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Cavalcade 2019 Participating Authors

Michelle D. rayford


is a National Bestselling author who has stories featured in several anthologies. Her first novel, Moment of Truth, was released in 2017 and she is currently working on her next book. Michelle lives in a Southern city where she spends any free time reading, writing, listening to 80’s music and playing NBA2K. She loves to interact with readers and can be contacted at or through her website