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Fall Into Reading (Part 3): a 6-part virtual Fireside Adventure featuring bestselling and fan favorite authors Sara Ackerman, Jamie Beck, Carol Van Den Hende, Madeline Martin, Ellen Meeropol, and Gill Paul

August 25, 2022 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Free – $16.00

About the Event

It’s never too early to start planning your autumn book selections, so why not fall into reading now by joining our 6-part Fireside Chat Fall Series featuring bestselling and fan favorite authors Sara Ackerman, Jamie Beck, Carol Van Den Hende, Madeline Martin, Ellen Meeropol, and Gill Paul to discover six fun new reads!

Each week, Adventures by the Book founder Susan McBeth will chat live with a different author to discuss their new book on the innovative interactive storytelling platform, Fireside, that allows you to join the conversation live. Pre-order a book below for shipping to you and then tune in to Fireside for this fun six-part series.

To join all (or part) of this series on Fireside, simply pre-order a book below to be shipped directly to you. Prior to the event, we will send you a private VIP link to attend the virtual event. If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can be part of the virtual audience to chat live with the authors. With other devices, you can still listen live to the broadcast HERE.

Upcoming Fall Series Schedule

PART 3 featuring Jamie Beck: Thursday, August 25, 4:00pm/ Pacific7:00pm Eastern
PART 4 featuring Gill Paul: Thursday, September 1, 4:00pmPacific/7:00pm Eastern
PART 5 featuring Carol Van Den Hende: Thursday, September 8, 4:00pmPacific/7:00pm Eastern
PART 6 featuring featuring Ellen Meeropol: Thursday, September 22, 4:00pmPacific/7:00pm Eastern


About the Authors and Books

Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Jamie Beck’s realistic and heartwarming stories have sold more than three million copies. She is a two-time Booksellers’ Best Award finalist, a National Readers’ Choice Award winner, and critics at Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist have respectively called her work “smart,” “poignant,” and “entertaining.”

In addition to writing novels, she enjoys dancing around the kitchen while cooking and hitting the slopes in Vermont and Utah. Above all, she is a grateful wife and mother to a very patient, supportive family.

Her book, Take It From Me, is a humorous and heartwarming novel about friendship and all its little secrets.

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



Gill Paul’s historical novels have reached the top of the USA Today, Toronto Globe & Mail and UK kindle charts, and been translated into twenty languages. She specializes in relatively recent history, mostly 20th century, and enjoys re-evaluating real historical characters and trying to get inside their heads.

Gill also writes historical non-fiction, including A History of Medicine in 50 Objects and series of Love Stories. Published around the world, this series includes Royal Love Stories, World War I Love Stories and Titanic Love Stories.

In her book, The Manhattan Girls: A Novel of Dorothy Parker and Her Friends, it’s New York City 1921: The war is over, fashions are daring, and bootleg liquor is abundant. Here, four extraordinary women form a bridge group that grows into a firm friendship.

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



Carol Van Den Hende is the award-winning author of Goodbye, Orchid which won the American Fiction Award, Pinnacle Achievement Award, IAN for Best First Novel, two Royal Dragonflys, received honorable mention in NY Book Festival and finalist in the Best Book Awards. When she’s not penning stories of resilience and hope, Carol applies her MBA to marketing and strategy (in chocolate, sweet!).

Her novel, Orchid Blooming, is the captivating first book in the Goodbye, Orchid contemporary fiction series.

Kind and generous, twenty-seven-year-old Orchid Paige will never forget that day. Living as best she can after witnessing her parents’ fatal accident, the beauty industry marketer yearns to win a promotion to China to connect to her mom’s ancestry. But with competition fierce, she despairs she’ll never make the grade… until she meets an encouraging man who makes her feel safe despite her usual distrust.

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



Ellen Meeropol is the author of the novel The Lost Women of Azalea Court (September 2022) and guest editor for the anthology Dreams for a Broken World (November 2022). Her previous novels are Her Sister’s Tattoo, Kinship of Clover, On Hurricane Island, and House Arrest. Her work has been honored by the Sarton Women’s Prize, The Women’s National Book Association, and the Massachusetts Center for the Book..

In her new book, The Lost Women of Azalea Court, hidden histories haunt both the landscape and the characters…

The neighbors of Azalea Court, Lexi, Harriet, and Detective McPhee narrate this story together, uncovering ghosts, secrets, and lies.

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



About Fireside

We are thrilled to announce that Adventures by the Book has been invited to host a literary series on Fireside which will include book discussions, author talks, book clubs, special presentations, and much more. During the course of WWII, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt instituted a series of “fireside chats” on the radio, as a way to regularly communicate self-assurance and calm during times of despair and uncertainty in our country.

While once a thing of the past, thanks to the brilliant collaboration of billionaire entrepreneur and Shark Tank TV star, Mark Cuban, and Falon Fatemi, former CEO and Founder of Node.ai, Fireside Chats are back, bigger and better than ever, and in a technological format that allows YOU to actively participate!

Fireside Chat is the exclusive, invite-only new podcast platform for the next generation – a socially responsible space for us to come together in real-time to collaborate and create meaningful conversations. Together, we will engage in discussion, debate, and discourse in a public forum and make it a thing of celebration and beauty. We are ready to share our microphone with you and hope you’ll join us as we collaborate in the world’s most dynamic auditorium.