with critically-acclaimed authors Kaira Rouda, Eldonna Edwards, and Wendy Heard
About the Event
Mondays, mysteries, and Mexican food, what's not to love! We are so excited about the idea that we are inviting you to join not one, not two, but three talented authors for a fun evening that is sure to brighten up your Monday evening.
Feast on a delicious Mexican dinner at El Torito, with critically acclaimed authors Kaira Rouda, Eldonna Edwards, and Wendy Heard, as they share their mysterious stories of ideal Californian communities and revelations. What are people truly capable of? What are the power of secrets that can completely twist, bend, and complicate a happy life? Get ready for “more twists than a foot-long cork screw!”
Your Adventure includes a delicious taco bar including cheese enchiladas, refried beans, rice, sweet corn cake, house-made salsa, crisp tortilla chips, Mexican caesar salad, soft beverage, traditional flan, tax, gratuity, author presentation, Q&A, book signing, and the chance to meet the authors up-close and personal in a fun and intimate setting.
About the Authors
Kaira Sturdivant Rouda is an accomplished business leader, entrepreneur, national speaker and internationally bestselling and award-winning author. A former magazine editor, and society columnist, Kaira won the Stevie Award for Women in Business for creating the first female-focused residential real estate brand, Real Living, and growing the brand to more than 22 states before its sale to Berkshire Hathaway. Her first book, Real You Incorporated: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, led to a national speaking tour where she inspired thousands.
Turning to a full-time writing career, her most recent works are Best Day Ever and The Favorite Daughter. Active in the areas of homelessness, food security, and empowering women and girls, in her twenties, as a volunteer, she created the first walk-in emergency shelter for homeless families in Central Ohio. Kaira has received numerous awards for her community service, including the national Kiwanis Service to Mankind Award, among many others. She lives in Southern California with her husband, Congressman Harley Rouda, and her four twenty-something children.
Eldonna Edwards is a beloved writing instructor, keynote speaker and former creative journaling facilitator, who grew up in a large family nestled between cornfields and churches in the provincial Midwest, an upbringing that provided a fertile background from which to harvest setting and characters. The voice in her best-selling debut novel This I Know comes straight from the heart. This I Know won over the hearts and minds of readers everywhere and was a Delilah Book Club selection.
In her new novel, Clover Blue, Eldonna once again explores themes of otherness and belonging, and the true definition of home. She is also the subject of the award-winning documentary "Perfect Strangers" that follows one kidney patient and one potential kidney donor in their search for a possible match. Her memoir Lost in Transplanation also chronicles this life-changing decision.
Wendy Heard was born in San Francisco but has lived most of her life in Los Angeles, which is on fire more than she would honestly prefer. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art, emphasizing painting, and a Master’s degree in Education.
When not writing, she can be found hiking, taking the Metro and then questioning this decision, haunting local bookstores, and, apparently, writing about herself in the third person.
Pet peeves as a native Angeleno include traffic and traffic-related driving infractions. Summoning spell is the word “caffeine” spoken three times in front of a darkened mirror while holding a red candle. Described unforgettably by a friend as “a chipper Wednesday Addams.”
For Book Clubs:
Are you in a book club, seeking fabulous authors who are excited and available to meet with you? Then you will be delighted to know that Kaira Rouda and Eldonna Edwards are just a few of our wonderful NovelNetwork authors, available to meet with book clubs via video chat.
NovelNetwork is the nation's first and only match(dot)com for authors and book clubs to find each other, so check it out today. Book clubs join for free and gain access to our database of dozens of authors, from NYT and international bestsellers, to debut authors, cookbook authors, mystery and non-fiction authors, and representing various regions of the United States, and even Alaska and Hawaii, all of whom want to meet with you!
To schedule a visit with Kaira, Eldonna, or any of our authors, join for free here.
Please note that no physical tickets will be issued. Due to the special nature of this event, no refunds are available after May 27, 2019, or for no-shows. Only books pre-purchased below or at the event will be eligible for signing.
Extra books will be available at the event for purchase and signing.