Celebrities & Autographing

Main stage emceed by KSRO’s Pat Kerrigan and Froggy’s Amber Henderson


Brandi Glanville is an American television personality, author, fashion designer and former model. She is best known for appearing on the reality television series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (2011–2016).  She also hosts a podcast called Brandi Glanville Unfiltered and has appeared on television shows Celebrity ApprenticeCelebrity Big BrotherFamously Single, and My Kitchen Rules. Glanville has released two books, Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders (2013) and Drinking and Dating (2014), both of which became New York Times Best Sellers. 

What will Brandi will be doing at the Expo? We’ll interview her on the main stage and then she’ll demonstrate and judge the Real Housewives Training Gauntlet. She’ll also be featured in one of the Expo’s Main Stage fashion shows. 

BONUS! Come meet this fabulous and fun star at the Brandi Glanville Meet & Greet in our SEMINAR ROOM which is free to attend as space allows. But you are welcome to reserve a VIP spot. Click here to get a $20 VIP ticket that includes one of her books, VIP seating and priority book signing, plus FREE entry into the Expo. VIP tickets at Expo door as available. 





Karen Peterson’s first recollection of communicating with the other side came as a young girl of 12 years. It was a year when her family was faced with the loss of several relatives. During the funeral services she had a sense that the deceased were speaking to her. Karen said, “It all seemed so natural, and I thought everyone heard the same as I did.” Her family wouldn’t understand how special Karen’s ability was until years later when she spoke to them about a conversation she had with her grandfather, who had passed away. As she recalled the conversation, they came to realize the things she spoke of weren’t common knowledge. 

Karen went on to attend workshops held by many of the world’s most renowned mediums to refine her psychic ability. Now with knowledge of the psychic world and how it can help those who are in need of answers, Karen offers her services to individuals, couples, large groups, and classes. According to Karen “My goal is to change a negative view of death to a positive view on life, so we can learn why we are here.” www.karenpeterson.org

Reserve your spot at one of Karen’s two Afterlife Experience sessions by clicking here. The $45 ticket also includes free entry into the Women’s Expo. Tickets at door as available. The Afterlife Experience takes place in the SEMINAR ROOM. 

SESSION 1: 10:30-11:30 SEMINAR ROOM, Ticketed

SESSION 2: 2:30-3:30 SEMINAR ROOM, Ticketed

How to Stand Up for Yourself in Relationships—A conversation for women with healthy, practical tips for getting what you want and need in your relationships

Have your romantic partnership, friendships, or family dynamics gotten out of whack? You’re not alone if you find yourself asking, “What’s happened to my marriage? What’s going on in my dating life? How can I feel more empowered and relaxed with family, friends, and co-workers? If you’re wondering how to change things for the better—if you want to detox your relationships—join Dr. Carla Marie Manly on this step-by-step journey assessing your current relationships and preparing for getting what you want and need.

Dr. Carla Marie Manly, a clinical psychologist and wellness expert, specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues.  Her books include Joy from Fear and Aging Joyfully. A book signing will follow her session. 

FREE as available; Or save your spot and claim a book with a $20 ticket by clicking here.  

11:30-12:15: SEMINAR ROOM 

Smart Women Read Romance


This panel of bestselling Romance writers talk about romance, the strong women characters who get what they want in the pages of romance novels and why we love their happily ever afters.


Julia Quinn Julia Quinn, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, loves to dispel the myth that smart women don’t read (or write) romance. She is one of only sixteen members of Romance Writers of America’s Hall of Fame. Her books have been translated into 29 languages. Her most recent book is The Other Miss Bridgerton and there’s been a recent reissue of The Duke and I. 

Jennifer RyanJennifer Ryan is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of The HuntedMcBride, and Montana Men series. She writes suspenseful contemporary romances with outrageous plot twists, deeply emotional love stories, high stakes and higher drama. Her stories are filled with love, family, friendship, and the happily-ever-after we all hope to find.

Stacy Finz

Stacy Finz is a New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance. After more than twenty years covering notorious serial killers, naked-tractor-driving farmers, fanatical foodies, aging rock stars as a newspaper reporter, she realized she had enough material to launch her fiction career. Her most recent title is Cowboy Up. Other titles: Love you and Santa’s On His Way. 

Aya de LeónAya de León teaches creative writing in UC Berkeley’s African American Studies Department. Her award-winning Justice Hustlers series has received acclaim in the Washington Post, Jacobin Magazine, and The Establishment. Her work has appeared in Ebony, Essence, Guernica, Ploughshares, The Root, VICE, and on Def Poetry. Other titles: The Accidental Mistress and The Boss.

Reserve your spot at this limited seating event with these bestselling romance writers. The VIP $15 ticket includes a $5 credit for the romance book of your choice from the Expo bookstore with VIP seating and property signing AND free admission to the Expo. Click here to reserve a space. Or just show up for free and take any available seat!  

1:15-2:15: SEMINAR ROOM