in partnership with The Carlsbad City Library
About the Event
Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to partner with the Georgina Cole Library for a Free Library Adventure with authors, Eleanor Brown, Michelle Gable, Jennifer Coburn, & Maggie Shipstead.
Eleanor Brown, New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters and The City of Light, has put together a collection of all-new Paris-themed essays written by some of the biggest names in women’s fiction, including three of wonderful authors here in Southern California. Jennifer Coburn (We'll Always Have Paris), Michelle Gable (A Paris Apartment and I'll See You in Paris), and Maggie Shipstead (Astonish Me) are each featured in this spectacular anthology. Though each of these authors have written books connected to Paris their personal stories are wildly different; A Paris All Your Own features Parisian memoirs that range from laugh-out-loud funny to wistfully romantic to thoughtfully somber and reflective
Join us at the Georgina Cole branch of the Carlsbad Library for a panel discussion with these four spectacular authors. With Eleanor Brown as a the moderator, Michelle, Jennifer, and Maggie will discuss what each of their inspiration was for the stories featured in the collection and how writing these personal memoirs transported them back to their time in the "City of Light".
This Adventure includes a book discussion, Q&A with the author, and book signing.
About the Authors
Eleanor Brown is the New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of The Weird Sisters and The City of Light , hailed by People magazine as “a delightful debut” and “creative and original” by Library Journal. Eleanor teaches writing workshops at The Writers' Table in Highlands Ranch, CO, and at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, CO, as well as writing conferences and centers nationwide. An avid CrossFit participant, Eleanor is the author of WOD Motivation and a contributor to Crossfit Journal. Born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, Eleanor lives in Colorado with her partner, writer J.C. Hutchins.
Jennifer Coburn is a USA Today best selling author who has written six novels and contributed to five literary anthologies. Over the past two decades, Coburn has received numerous awards from the Press Club and Society for Professional Journalists for articles that appeared in Mothering, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The San Diego Union-Tribune and dozens of national and regional publications. She has also written for Salon.com, Creators News Syndicate and The Huffington Post. Coburn lives in San Diego with her husband, William, and their daughter, Katie. We'll Always Have Paris is her first memoir.
Michelle Gable is the international bestselling author of The Paris Apartment, inspired by the true discovery of an apartment left vacant for over 70 years, frozen in time. This fantastic debut novel has been critically acclaimed by multiple publications, including the San Diego Union Tribune. Her second novel, I'll See You in Paris, was published in Spring 2016. Michelle attended the College of William & Mary and majored in accounting. She currently works in FP&A and Investor Relations at a publicicly-traded software company, living in San Diego with her husband and children. Despite her busy day to day life, she always makes time to write, whether it's at 5 in the morning or 11 at night.
Maggie Shipstead is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Astonish Me and Seating Arrangements, which was a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize and the winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the L.A. Times Book Prize for First Fiction. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. Her writing has appeared many places, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and "The Best American Short Stories"; in 2012, she was a National Magazine Award finalist in fiction.
Event is free and open to the public and registration is not necessary. However, seating is limited and expected to fill quickly, so stay tuned to learn how you can obtain your free tickets for admission. Information available at Carlsbad City Library.
Books will be available at the event for purchase and signing, or pre-order a signed copy below of A Paris All Your Own to be delivered at the event.