Book Bonanza is the creation of Author Colleen Hoover and her sisters, Lin Reynolds and Murphy Rae. They dreamed of an event where readers could meet their favorite authors and also raise money for charity. The first Book Bonanza was held in Denver, Colorado and raised over $50,000 for SafeHouse Denver. Over 140 authors signed and 2,200 people converged on the Denver Marriott Tech Center for a weekend of books, unicorns, food trucks and fun. Book Bonanza 2019 was held at the Gaylord Texan and raised over $75,000 for the following nonprofits: Akola Academy, Kulture City, To Write Love on Her Arms, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Wayfarer Foundation, and Shadow Ranch.