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Super Book IV: a San Diego Adventure featuring 22 New York Times/bestselling authors including half-time speakers Julia Whelan and Allison Winn Scotch

February 16, 2023 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

$25.00 – $660.00

About the Live and In-Person Adventure

Virtual registration is now available! 

It’s kickoff time! No, we aren’t talking about Super Bowl; we are talking about Super Book IV, and you are invited!

Join our team of 22 renowned authors, including half-time speakers, renowned audio book narrator and author Julia Whelan and New York Times bestselling author Allison Winn Scotch, who will give book enthusiasts and reading fans the experience of a lifetime, complete with national anthem, special half-time presentation, four quarters of excitement, and crowd-pleasing food, scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 16, 2023. at:

Admiral Baker Golf Course Clubhouse, 2400 Admiral Baker Rd #3604, San Diego, CA 92124

And of course, no Adventure by the Book would be complete without lots of excitement and fun! Your ticket includes:

  • Daylong Adventure featuring up to 22 New York Times and bestselling authors
  • FREE copy of Thank You for Listening paperback book by Julia Whelan
  • FREE copy of The Rewind paperback book by Allison Winn Scotch
  • $25 reduced early bird ticket pricing available for the first 50 Adventurers
  • Custom Super Book tote bag
  • Continental breakfast
  • Crowd-pleasing gourmet boxed lunch
  • Collectible event program
  • Seating at lunch tables with an author
  • VIP option available to seat with your favorite author (limited availability)
  • Multiple book signing autographing opportunities with all authors
  • Photo ops with authors
  • Meet and greet opportunities with the authors
  • Books provided for sale and signing
  • National anthem performance
  • Four quarters of author activities
  • Half-time presentation
  • Discounted block of hotel rooms
  • Fun prizes and giveaways
  • …and much more

Book Pre-Sales

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Or, pre-order copies using THIS ORDER FORM and then email completed forms to Amber at [email protected]. Please note, only books purchased at the event or pre-purchased will be eligible for signing at the event.


Available below. Your choice of End Zone Registration and/or MVP add-on to request seating with your favorite author (limited availability).

And, we are now offering Virtual Registration, which includes a Zoom link to view the live sessions and either 1 hardcover book or 2 paperback books. Please select your desired titles and add it to the notes section of checkout or email [email protected]. If no titles are selected, we will send you titles we recommend.


The Half-Time Speakers

Julia Whelan is an American actress and author of the international bestselling My Oxford Year, her debut novel. She is best known for her role as Grace Manning on the television family drama series Once and Again (1999–2002), and her co-starring role in the 2002 Lifetime movie The Secret Life of Zoey.

Julia has also won acclaim for her narration of over 500 audiobooks, including Gillian Flynn’s thriller Gone Girl, Tara Westover’s Educated, Kristin Hannah’s The Four Winds, and Taylor Jenkins Reid’s and Emily Henry’s books.

Her uplifting new novel, Thank You for Listening, tells the story of a former actress turned successful audiobook narrator—who has lost sight of her dreams after a tragic accident—and her journey of self-discovery, love, and acceptance when she agrees to narrate one last romance novel.


Allison Winn Scotch is a New York Times best-selling American author, best known for her novels The Theory of Opposites (2013), Time of My Life (2008), and The Department of Lost and Found (2007). She is also a magazine contributor and has written for, among others, Cooking Light, FitnessInStyle WeddingsMen’s HealthPrevention, RedbookSelfShape, and Women’s Health.

At present, she contributes celebrity interviews and profiles to American Way. Time of My Life is currently under development at The Weinstein Company, with Meryl Poster producing.

In her latest book, The Rewind, two exes wake up together with wedding bands on their fingers—and no idea how they got there. They have just one New Year’s Eve at the end of 1999 to figure it out in this big-hearted and nostalgic rom-com.


Panel 1: It’s a Nail-Biter

Robert Dugoni is the critically acclaimed New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and #1 Amazon bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite police series set in Seattle, which has sold more than 8 million books worldwide. In his latest book, What She Found, Detective Tracy Crosswhite has agreed to look into the disappearance of investigative reporter Lisa Childress. Detective Tracy Crosswhite has agreed to look into the disappearance of investigative reporter Lisa Childress.



Michelle Gable is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of A Paris Apartment, I’ll See You in Paris, The Book of Summer, The Summer I Met Jack, and The Bookseller’s Secret, which launched in August 2021 and is a national and Canadian bestseller. The Lipstick Bureau: A Novel Inspired by a Real-Life Female Spy, inspired by a real-life female spy, is a WWII-set novel about a woman challenging convention and boundaries to help win a war, no matter the cost.

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


Robert Kerbeck fought one of the worst fires in California history, the 2018 Woolsey Fire, to save his home. His debut book, Malibu Burning: The Real Story Behind LA’s Most Devastating Wildfire, won the 2020 IPPY Award as the Silver Medalist in Creative Nonfiction, the Readers’ Favorite Award as the Silver Medalist in Nonfiction Drama, and the Best of LA award. His newest memoir, RUSE: Lying the American Dream from Hollywood to Wall Street, is a thrilling look into the world of corporate espionage and his career as a secret spy.

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


Hank Phillippi Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of 13 thrillers, winning the most prestigious awards in the genre: five Agathas, five Anthonys, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. She is also on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV, with 37 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. Her book, The House Guest is a diabolical cat-and-mouse thriller ―but which character is the cat, and which character is the mouse? The fates and fortunes of two women twist and turn until the shocking truth emerges: You can’t always get what you want. But sometimes you get what you deserve.



Panel 2: It’s Magic

Amy Meyerson is the bestselling author of The Bookshop of Yesterdays and The Imperfects. Her books have been translated into eleven languages, and her short fiction has been published in numerous literary magazines. Her book, The Love Scribe, is a charming novel about a woman with a special gift—her stories help people fall in love. Emotional, deeply imaginative and brimming with valuable life lessons, The Love Scribe explores love, fate and the power of stories when we choose to believe in them.



Annabel Monaghan’s first novel for adults, Nora Goes Off Script, is an IndieNext and LibraryReads pick and was selected as a best book of summer by Washington Post, USA Today and as a GMA Best Book of June. Her next novel, Same Time Next Summer, will be released in June 2023. She is the author of two novels for young adults, A Girl Named Digit and Double Digit. She is also the author of Does This Volvo Make My Butt Look Big? a collection of essays based on her column that appears on the Huffington Post, The Week and The Rye Record.



Joe Stillman co-wrote “Shrek” for Dreamworks which earned him an Academy Award® nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay and the Annie and BAFTA Awards. Other produced features are “Beavis & Butthead Do America”, “Shrek 2”, “Gulliver’s Travels”, “Planet 51” and “Joseph King Of Dreams.” The Man Who Came and Went, his novel of the new west, is a magically realistic story for the modern era that will tease your understanding and beliefs, and draw you into the mysteries of the universe.

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


Panel 3: It’s Personal

Cassandra King Conroy is an award-winning author of five novels, a book of nonfiction, numerous short stories, magazine articles, and essays. She has taught creative writing on the college level, conducted corporate writing seminars, and worked as a human interest reporter. In her book, Tell Me a Story, Cassandra considers her life and the man she shared it with, paying tribute to her husband, Pat Conroy, the legendary figure of modern Southern literature.




Ryan Dusick is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, the founding drummer of the world’s most popular band Maroon 5, a mental health advocate, and an author. His life has been a long and winding road from aspiring pop-star with anxiety, to heartbroken alcoholic, to thriving mental health survivor and messenger of hope in recovery. His new book, Harder to Breathe, is a roller-coaster memoir about how making it to the top sent him to the bottom—and how he let go of the past and embraced a new future, one breath at a time.



Jesse Leon is a social impact consultant to foundations, impact investors, non-profits, and real estate developers on ways to address issues of substance abuse, affordable housing, and educational opportunities for at-risk youth. Since receiving a master’s degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, Jesse has managed multi-million dollar philanthropic grantmaking for various foundations and banking institutions, managed over $1B in public sector investments for affordable housing, and built thousands of units of mixed-income housing as a real estate developer for Bank of America. Jesse’s unforgettable memoir, I’m Not Broken, is an inspirational portrait of one young man’s indomitable strength and spirit to survive—against all possible odds.


Panel 4: It’s a Family Thing

Jeffrey Blount is the award-winning author of 3 novels and an Emmy award-winning television director. In his latest novel, The Emancipation of Evan Walls, it is June 1968 and the Civil Rights movement is winding down after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. Evan is ten years old and, in the jargon of the times, young, gifted and black. In the presence of his parents and a summer porch gathering of their friends, he makes a startling declaration. From that moment on, the central question of his life is born. Is he black enough?

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


Susan Meissner is a USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction with more than three-quarters of a million books in readers’ hands and translations in eighteen languages. She is an author, speaker and writing workshop leader with a background in community journalism. Her new book, Only the Beautiful, is a heartrending story about a young mother’s fight to keep her daughter, and the winds of fortune that tear them apart.

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


Katherine Reay is a national bestselling and award-winning author of several novels. She has enjoyed a lifelong affair with books and history, and brings that love to her stories. Katherine has also written one full-length nonfiction work. In her book, The London House, an uncovered family secret sets one woman on the journey of a lifetime through the history of Britain’s WWII spy network and glamorous 1930s Paris in an effort to understand her past, save her family, and claim her future.



Jennifer Rosner is the award-winning author of The Yellow Bird Sings, called “exquisite, heart-rending… an absolutely beautiful and necessary novel” by The New York Times Book Review and a Finalist for the 2020 National Jewish Book Award in the categories of Debut Fiction and Book Club. Her previously published books include the memoir, If a Tree Falls: A Family’s Quest to Hear and Be Heard, and the picture book, The Mitten String, a Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable. Her forthcoming novel, Once We Were Home, is based on true stories of children stolen in wartime and raises heart-wrenching questions of belonging, identity, and what it really means to find home.

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


Panel 5: It’s Top Secret

Janie Chang’s historical novels have been Canadian national bestsellers and nominated for international literary awards. Her debut novel, Three Souls, was a finalist for the 2014 BC Book Prizes Fiction award; Dragon Springs Road, her second book, was a Globe and Mail national bestseller. Both were nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award. Her third book, The Library of Legends, was a Book of the Month Club selection and a Globe and Mail national bestseller. Her upcoming novel, The Porcelain Moon, set in WWI France, releases in February 2023.

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


Eliza Knight is an award-winning and USA Today bestselling author. She is the creator of the popular historical blog, History Undressed and a co-host on the History, Books and Wine podcast. Her book, The Mayfair Bookshop, is a brilliant dual-narrative story about Nancy Mitford—one of 1930s London’s hottest socialites, authors, and a member of the scandalous Mitford Sisters—and a modern American desperate for change, connected through time by a little London bookshop.

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


Madeline Martin is a New York Times and International Bestselling author of The
Last Bookshop in London. Her moving new novel, The Librarian Spy, is inspired by the true history of America’s library spies of World War II. Ava thought her job as a librarian at the Library of Congress would mean a quiet, routine existence. But an unexpected offer from the US military has brought her to Lisbon with a new mission: posing as a librarian while working undercover as a spy gathering intelligence.

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


Kristina McMorris is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of two novellas and seven novels, including the million-copy bestseller Sold on a Monday. Previously, she hosted weekly TV shows, beginning at age nine with an Emmy Award-winning program. Inspired by stunning true accounts, her novels have garnered more than two dozen prestigious awards and nominations. Her new book, the international bestseller The Ways We Hide, was named Target’s top-five reads of 2022 and features a WWII illusionist recruited by British intelligence to help thwart the Germans.

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


Our team can’t wait to see you there!