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Upcoming Events

Book Discussions & Signings

May 2022

May 15, 2022

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Virtual Chat with

The Author

~Let’s Talk~

Register to chat with Rona D. about her debut self-published novel, “Friendship Matters.” Grab your drink of choice and come ready to enjoy a great conversation with good people.

*Registration required in advance for this meeting*

Book Discussions & Signings

June 2022

Juneteenth New York

Come see me at the official 13th Annual Juneteenth New York 3 day celebration on Friday, June 17th at the virtual summit where I’ll share my latest book release “Friendship Matters.”

Tap the link on @juneteenthny to register as a sponsor or vendor for the Free 3-day official celebration of Juneteenth New York

Friday, June 17th | Virtual Day | Online | 9am – 6pm

Saturday, June 18th | Festival Day | Linden Park | 10 am – 6pm

Saturday, June 18th | Award’s Ceremony | Gershwin Park | 12pm-3pm

Sunday, June 19th | Concert Day | Prospect Park | 10 am -6pm

Order Your autographed copy

& chat with the Author

Juneteenth is an opportunity to celebrate our rich and vibrant culture highlighting the many talents and accomplishments achieved by African American youth, men and women. “Friendship Matters” demonstrates in a relatable way what it means to support and uplift one another. You’ll be able to order your copy, get it signed and ship directly to you. Want to chat about the self-publishing process, the characters who make up this award-winning novel or friendships as a whole? Join us!!

Derrick L. Davis Photography

Book Signings

October 2022

October 28 – 29, 2022

Author Book Signing

presented by Brown Book Series

RRAW will host an entertaining and engaging series of events over the 2-day experience

 featuring book signings, author meet and greets, photo ops, vendor shopping, SURPRISE celebrity guests, live performances and more!

You’ll have the opportunity to mix and mingle on Friday followed by the author signing on Saturday.

We hope to see you there!

Book Discussion

November 18, 2022

Author Chat

with the Memphis Ladies of the 4th Monday Book Club

Previous Events
Ladies of Leisure Book Discussion
hosted by: Rona D.

Septembere 24, 2022

Blog Talk with Urban Reads
hosted by: LeShonda Obery

August 10, 2022

Summer Author Pop Up Series
presented by: Curls & Coils

July 16, 2022

Urban Reads Bookstore in Baltimore, MD

Ladies Virtual Book Discussion
hosted by: Author Rona D.

May 16, 2022

Book Signing and Social
presented by: Kimberly Johnson

April 30, 2022

Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, Buffalo, NY

Gents Virtual Chat
hosted by: Author Rona D.

April 24, 2022

Cupcakes & Conversation
with Author Rona D. & Sweets 4 My Sweets

April 23, 2022

Mad Cow Grill, Laurel

Virtual Book Discussion
with Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc,
Iota Lambda Omega Chapter, Columbia, MD

April 9, 2022

Friendship Matters Virtual Paint & Sip
hosted by: Author Rona D.

March 27, 2022

Virtual Book Discussion
presented by: Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., Baltimore Chapter

March 24, 2022

Virtual Book Chat
hosted by Nova Sister Friends Book Club

March 13, 2022

Meet & Greet/Book Signing
hosted by: Aphelion Cigar Lounge

March 11, 2022

Gambrills MD

Meet & Greet/Book Signing
hosted by: Aphelion Cigar Lounge

February 11, 2022

Gambrills, MD

Release Day

February 5, 2022

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Book Discussions & Signings

April 2022

April 9, 2022

Virtual Chat with

Alpha Kappa Alpha,


Iota Lambda Omega Chapter

Columbia, MD

April 23, 2022

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cupcakes & Conversation

Mad Cow Grill, Laurel, MD


Purchase in advance or in person, your copy of Friendship Matters, get it signed and chat a bit. Also for purchase will be Sweet4MySweets LLC’s signature cupcakes. If you’ve haven’t tasted them before, you’ll want to make your way!

April 24, 2022

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Chat with the Gents

~Open to Gents~

Join us for a chat hosted by the husband of Rona D., Haashim Drinkard. The gents will discuss the main characters, their families and the men who play a big role in their love, lives and happiness.

April 30, 2022

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Book Signing & Social

Buffalo, NY

~Open to the Public~

Join me for a conversation and book signing as I return to my hometown of Buffalo, NY, the setting of Friendship Matters. Order your copy in advance or purchase in person.

Book Discussions & Signings

March 2022

March 11, 2022

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet the Author

~Open to the Public~

Purchase your copy or bring your already purchased copy with you and have it signed.

Aphelion Cigar Lounge

2510 Conway Road, #106

Gambrills, MD

March 13, 2022

Virtual chat with

Nova Sister Friends

Book Club

March 24, 2022

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Virtual Reading & Q/A

~Open to the Public~

If you haven’t started reading Friendship Matters, now is the time to grab your copy and join in on the discussion hosted by the Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. Baltimore Chapter. You must register to attend.

March 26, 2022

Virtual Paint, Sip & Chat –

*Stay tuned for upcoming paint & sip nights*

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