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A Revolutionary Lunch Adventure

October 13, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$14.95 – $70


About the Event

Adventures by the Book™ and NovelNetwork™ are pleased to invite you to A Revolutionary Lunch Adventure featuring our keynote speaker, New York Times and international bestselling author Kate Quinn, together with five talented book club favorite authors, Jeanne Blasberg, Jo Giese, Nicole Meier, Kimberly Robeson, Katrin Schumann, and Stephanie Storey.

This revolutionary book event will offer you the unique opportunity to interact with some fabulous authors while dining on a delicious French inspired lunch. Allow Kate Quinn to transport you back to the French Revolution as she discusses her new book, Ribbons of Scarlet, and then enjoy a fun panel discussion with book club favorite authors Jeanne Blasberg, Jo Giese, Nicole Meier, Kimberly Robeson, Katrin Schumann, and Stephanie Storey.

Registration includes a delicious French inspired lunch (your choice of a croque monsieur or a spinach & goat cheese quiche), mixed green salad, a signed copy of Ribbons of Scarlet, a second book of your choice, soft beverage, tax, gratuity, and the chance to meet and talk intimately with seven amazing authors. Only books pre-purchased below or purchased at the event will be eligible for signing.

And don’t forget that all six authors are NovelNetwork members, meaning that they are all interested in, and available to, meet with your book club.

Our Keynote Speaker: Kate Quinn

Kate Quinn is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the runaway bestselling The Alice Network and The Huntress. A native of southern California, she attended Boston University where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Voice.

She has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga, and two books in the Italian Renaissance, before turning to the 20th century with The Alice Network and The Huntress. All have been translated into multiple languages. Kate and her husband now live in San Diego with two rescue dogs named Caesar and Calpurnia, and her interests include opera, action movies, cooking, and the Boston Red Sox.

Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution—and change the world. Six bestselling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers—six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution.

Available for book club visits here.


Featured Authors

Jeanne Blasberg is the author of Eden, winner of the Beverly Hills Book Awards for Women’s Fiction and finalist for both the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best New Voice in Fiction and the Sarton Women’s Book Award for Historical Fiction. Edenwas released in May 2017 by She Writes Press.

Jeanne is the founder of the Westerly Memoir Project as well as a board member of the Boston Book Festival. She is a student and board member of Grub Street, one of the country’s pre-eminent creative writing centers where she wrote and revised her second novel, The Nine which will be released by She Writes Press in August 2019.

Available for book club visits here.


Nicole Meier is a native Southern Californian who pulled up rotes and moved to the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with her husband, three children, and one very noses Aussiedoodle. Her debut novel, The House of Bradbury, was chosen as a Best Book of 2016 by Refinery29.

Her latest novel, The Girl Made of Clay, was recently named a Top Book according to Bookbub readers. The Second Chance Supper Club, is forthcoming. Nicole’s works have bee published in The Oregonian, Cascade Journal, Southern Oregon Magazine, Women Writers Women’s Books, Brazen Woman, and more.

Available for book club visits here.


Kimberly K. Robeson
is a Greek-American assistant professor at Los Angeles Valley College where she teaches world literature, creative writing, and composition. She is the co-advisor for the college’s LGBTQIA+ Club.

She has lived in Venezuela, Borneo, and Spain, but grew up in Greece, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and the United States. She received a master’s degree in comparative literature and has taught English in Greece, Peru, and the United States for the past twenty-seven years. She has a voracious appetite for travel, not only to experience new places, but more importantly to hear people’s stories first-hand.

Available for book club visits here.



Katrin Schumann was born in Germany and grew up in Brooklyn and London—as a consequence, most of her writing explores our search for a sense of belonging, and the struggle to define ourselves in the context of our circumstances. She now lives in Boston and Key West, and is the Program Coordinator of the Key West Literary Seminar and Workshops.

Her work has been featured multiple times on TODAY and in Woman’s DayThe London Times and on NPR, as well as other national and international media. For the past ten years she’s been teaching writing, most recently at GrubStreet and at local prisons through PEN New England.

Available for book club visits here.


Stephanie Storey’s debut novel Oil and Marble is a Los Angeles Times bestseller, was named one of Hudson Booksellers’ Best Books of 2016, and was called “extraordinarily entertaining” by The New York Times.

She has a degree in Fine Arts from Vanderbilt University and attended a PhD program in Art History—before leaving to get her MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She has studied art in Italy and been on a pilgrimage to see every Michelangelo on display in Europe.

Available for book club visits here.


Tentative Itinerary

1:00pm……………………… Welcome, beverages and lunch served

1:15-1:45pm……………….. Time to chat and get to know the authors intimately during lunch

1:45pm………………………..Keynote Presentation by Kate Quinn

2:30pm………………………… Q&A

2:45pm……………………… Panel Presentation with Featured Authors

3:30pm……………………… Book signing and photo ops

4:00pm………………………. Conclusion

Book Clubs: Connect with These Fabulous Authors Now!

What is NovelNetwork? NovelNetwork is the nation’s first match(dot)com designed to connect authors and book clubs (and yes library book clubs too). Book clubs join for free and gain access to a database of over 80 authors (and growing daily) who are ready, willing, able, and excited to video chat with book clubs or, if local, to meet in person.

Books & Bingo is a signature, and very popular, NovelNetwork event to introduce readers to some of our author members who are eligible to meet with your book club. The participating authors in this event are just a small representation of the many authors who are NovelNetwork™ members!

Through this innovative new program, you and your book club can schedule a meeting with authors, in person or via video chat, in preparation for this exciting event or if you are unable to attend the event! Or, maybe you’ll remember questions after the event that you forgot to ask and need to connect with them to tie up all those loose ends! All this is possible through NovelNetwork™! Click Here for more information and to sign up (it’s FREE for book clubs to register)!

NovelNetwork™ is a global space dedicated to connecting authors with avid readers, an expanded professional network, and published peers.  NovelNetwork™ was created to help authors find more innovative ways to connect with readers and promote their books to wider audiences.




October 13, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$14.95 – $70
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