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Book Bingo (Holiday Gift Ideas): a Virtual Adventure featuring bestselling authors Suzanne Kamata, Martha Hall Kelly, Alix Rickloff, Maggie Smith, Kris Waldherr and Glenda Winders

November 16, 2022 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Free – $125.00

About the Virtual (Zoom) Event

We are pleased to announce another fun Book Bingo (Holiday Gift Ideas): A Virtual Adventure!

If you are already familiar with our popular Southern California series, you will understand why we receive so many requests to expand the program nationwide. Pivoting to virtual events has made this not only possible, but offers up fun opportunities for exciting partnerships, participation by more of our over 150 book club favorite authors, and space to accommodate many more readers!

With the holidays just around the corner, we hope you’ll play this festive game of book bingo with us and six book club favorite authors: Suzanne Kamata, Martha Hall Kelly, Alix Rickloff, Maggie Smith, Kris Waldherr and Glenda Winders. And who knows? You might just find the perfect holiday gift while you play! Enjoy presentations by the authors while playing an interactive virtual game of bingo, including fun prizes! All you have to do is show up (and why not invite your book club friends and fellow readers to join in as well) to learn about these great new reads!

While this event is free, your purchase of a book(s) below (to be shipped to you within the U.S.) provides much-needed support to these authors.

Your Adventure includes a book discussion with all six authors, an interactive virtual game of Book Bingo, Q&A, prizes, and the opportunity to meet the authors via Zoom. Books may be ordered below for shipping within the U.S. and will include a signed bookplate. See below for registration information.


About the Authors

Suzanne Kamata’s short stories, essays, articles and book reviews have appeared in over 100 publications including Real Simple, Brain, Child, Cicada, and The Japan Times. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize five times, and received a Special Mention in 2006. She is also a two-time winner of the All Nippon Airways/Wingspan Fiction Contest, winner of the Paris Book Festival, and winner of a SCBWI Magazine Merit Award, an SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, an APALA YA Honor Award, and many others.

Her award-winning book, The Baseball Widow, explores issues of duty, disability, discrimination, violence, and forgiveness through a cross-cultural lens. Although flawed, these characters strive to advocate for fairness, goodness, and safety, while considering how their decisions have been shaped by their backgrounds.

To schedule a book club visit with Suzanne or any of our authors on NovelNetwork:



Martha Hall Kelly is the New York Times bestselling author of the 2-million-copy bestselling novel Lilac Girls and Lost Roses. A native New Englander, Martha enjoys spending her days filling legal pads with stories and reading World War II books.

In her forthcoming novel, The Golden Doves, two former female spies, bound together by their past, risk everything to hunt down an infamous Nazi doctor in the aftermath of World War II. With The Golden Doves, Martha Hall Kelly has crafted an unforgettable story about the fates of Nazi fugitives in the wake of World War II—and the unsung females spies who risked it all to bring them to justice.

To schedule a book club visit with Martha Hall Kelly or any of our authors on NovelNetwork:



Critically acclaimed author of historical fiction, Alix Rickloff’s family tree includes a knight who fought during the Wars of the Roses (his brass rubbing hangs in her dining room) and a soldier who sided with Charles I during the English Civil War (hence the family’s hasty emigration to America). With inspiration like that, what else could she do but start writing her own stories?

Her latest novel, The Girls in Navy Blue, is a gripping and compelling dual timeline story about three women who joined the Navy during WWI to become yeomanettes and the impact their choices have on one of their descendants in 1968.

To schedule a book club visit with Alix or any of our authors on NovelNetwork:



Maggie Smith founded ArtSource, a leading art consulting company, but when her business was acquired in 2017, she pursued her dream to became a full-time writer. In addition to writing, Maggie hosts the podcast Hear Us Roar for the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, which boasts over 110 episodes and is available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, IHeartRadio, and Amazon Music.

Readers who love Jodi Picoult’s topical plot twists and Liane Moriarty’s character-driven novels will devour Smith’s Truth and Other Lies, a fast-paced tale of three women whose lives converge as one fights a devastating accusation, another campaigns for a contested seat in Congress, and one, the young reporter with ties to both, navigates the tricky line between secrets and lies.

To schedule a book club visit with Maggie or any of our authors on NovelNetwork:



Kris Waldherr’s books for adults and children include The Lost History of Dreams, Bad Princess, Doomed Queens, and The Book of Goddesses. Her fiction has won fellowships from the Virginia Center of the Creative Arts and a works-in-progress reading grant from Poets & Writers.

Named a Most Anticipated Book for Fall by CrimeReads, a Reader’s Digest Top 25 Book for Halloween, and an Editors’ Choice by the Historical Novels Review, Waldherr’s new novel Unnatural Creatures: A Novel of the Frankenstein Women shocks new life into Mary Shelley’s beloved gothic classic by revealing the feminine side of the tale. You’ll never view Victor Frankenstein and his monster the same way again.

To schedule a book club visit with Kris or any of our authors on NovelNetwork:



Glenda Winders is an award-winning fiction writer, editor, and journalist whose work has appeared in major magazines and newspapers nationwide. Her first novel, The Nine Assignments, was published in 2016. She lives with her husband in Columbus, Indiana.

What do you wear when you testify against your best friend as she goes on trial for murder? Not a murder mystery in the usual sense, and spanning time and space, Sainted in Error delves into the tenacity of friendship and the damage that the stigma still attached to mental illness can do.

To schedule a book club visit with Glenda or any of our authors on NovelNetwork:


For Book Clubs or Author Live Chats

Are you in a book club, library reading group, or are your group of friends, colleagues, and family members seeking fabulous authors who are excited and available to meet with you? Then you will be delighted to know that Suzanne Kamata, Martha Hall Kelly, Alix Rickloff, Maggie Smith, Kris Waldherr and Glenda Winders are members of our wonderful community of over 150 NovelNetwork authors available to meet with small groups 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 Suzanne Kamata, Martha Hall Kelly, Alix Rickloff, Maggie Smith, Kris Waldherr, Glenda Winders or any of our authors, join FOR FREE  here.