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Super Book V: a San Diego Adventure with 20 New York Times and bestselling authors

February 18 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

$4.00 – $155.00

About the Live and In-Person Adventure

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

Join our team of 20 renowned authors, including our keynote half-time speakerswho will give book enthusiasts and reading fans the experience of a lifetime, complete with four quarters of excitement, crowd-pleasing food, and so much more, scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 18, 2024 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, and…

  • Daylong Adventure featuring up to 20 New York Times and bestselling authors
  • Custom Super Book tote bag
  • Continental breakfast
  • Crowd-pleasing gourmet 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
  • Four quarters of author activities
  • Half-time presentation
  • Discounted block of hotel rooms*
  • Fun prizes and giveaways
  • …and much more


Check out our amazing SuperBook V lineup, and snag your tickets now to be part of the fun!

*Discounted Hotel Rooms

A limited number of discounted hotel rooms are now available at Marriott Mission Valley.

Half-Time Presentation

San Diego native Georgeanne “George” Irvine has devoted her career to raising awareness about animals and wildlife conservation. She is the director of publishing for San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, where she has worked for more than 45 years, as well as the author of nearly 30 children’s books about wildlife. Her award-winning Hope & Inspiration collection features true stories about individual animals from the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park that have overcome challenges in their lives. Her newest books is Amazing Omeo: A Baby Koala’s True Story of Survival.

Prior to publishing, George served in many capacities during her tenure with the Zoo–she worked in public relations and marketing as well as philanthropy. Her duties ranged from being a media spokesperson to escorting celebrities around the Zoo and animals to television shows (such as Johnny Carson’s “Tonight” show) to creating collateral that helped the Zoo raise millions of dollars each year for conservation and new habitats.

Major passions for George include traveling, photography, storytelling, Broadway musicals and, of course, wildlife. She lives for adventure travel and loves seeing animals in their native habitats. Her worldwide expeditions have taken her to many of the wildest places on earth—from the jungles of Borneo and South America to the mountains of China and the forests of India to the Outback of Australia and the savannas of Africa. She also enjoys spending time in Alaska’s wild places to observe and photograph brown bears and other North American wildlife.

Joining George will be the zany Dr. Zoolittle, who will entertain with a fun interactive presentation sharing stories, jokes, poems, songs, and interesting facts about wildlife. Together, the dynamic Zoo duo is sure to capture your hearts and make you laugh with animal tales that inspire a passion for wildlife conservation and education.

Author Preview

Brigit Binns is the author or co-author of 25 cookbooks, many of them for Williams-Sonoma, as well as ghost-writer on many others. During the ten years she spent living in Europe, Brigit graduated from England’s Tante Marie cooking school, lived and catered in Spain for three years, and edited the Costa del Sol’s English-language magazine. Brigit’s cookbook Eating Up the West Coast: The best road trips, recipes, and restaurants from California to Washington was her twenty-ninth book. Rottenkid: A Succulent Story of Survival is a coming-of-age memoir―co-starring Brigit’s alcoholic actor father Edward Binns and glamorous but viciously smart narcissistic mother―which reveals how simultaneous privilege and profound neglect led Brigit to seek comfort in the kitchen, eventually allowing her to find some sense of self-worth.

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

Jeffrey Blount is the award-winning author of 3 novels and an Emmy award-winning television director. In his latest novel, Mr. Jimmy From Around the Way, after a highly publicized fall from grace, James Henry Ferguson attempts to flee from the chaos in his life. He ends up in a community he had never heard of before, a place of abject poverty, the neighborhood is commonly referred to as “Around the Way.” A self-identified failure is forced to uncover the wisdom of his past in order to recognize that money can’t solve every problem. Full of never-ending twists and turns, no one can prepare themselves for the surprises in store.

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

Kathi Diamant is an actress, author, TV producer/anchor and adjunct professor at San Diego State University. Since 1998, she has directed the Kafka Project at SDSU, the official international search for Kafka’s lost writings stolen by the Gestapo in Berlin in 1933. Her award-winning book Kafka’s Last Love: The Mystery of Dora Diamant is the first biography of the woman who was literary giant Franz Kafka’s last love, and the woman accused of burning his work. This novel received critical acclaim internationally, won the Geisel Award, the “Best of the Best” in the San Diego Book Awards, and has been published in a dozen editions, including translations in French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, Turkish and more.

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

Piper G. Huguley is a literature professor at Clark-Atlanta University and blogs about the history behind her novels at http://piperhuguley.com. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and son. Her biographical historical fiction, By Her Own Design: a Novel of Ann Lowe, Fashion Designer to the Social Register (William Morrow Publishing) tells the inspiring story of the Black fashion designer of Jackie Kennedy’s wedding dress. By Her Own Design was a Booklist top 100 Editor’s Choice selection for 2022 and was named one of the top 100 books of 2022 in Canada by the Globe and Mail newspaper.

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

Susannah Kennedy is a Berkeley- and Oxford-educated anthropologist with extensive travel experience. Reading Jane, her award-winning memoir, explores the hidden diaries that her mother left behind before committing suicide, and offers a vivid study of narratives, the power of parenthood, and what freedom looks like when we choose to examine the uncomfortable past.

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

Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Line Between, The Progeny, Firstborn, Iscariot, The Legend of Sheba, Demon: A Memoir, Havah: The Story of Eve, and the Books of Mortals series with New York Times bestseller Ted Dekker. She is the recipient of two International Book Awards, Killer Nashville’s Silver Falchion, ECPA Book of the Year in Fiction, and the Nebraska Book Award. Her work has finaled for the High Plains Book Award, the Library of Virginia Reader’s Choice Award, two Christy Awards, and a second ECPA Book of the Year. Inspired by true stories, her new book, The Long March Home, is a gripping coming-of-age tale of friendship, sacrifice, and the power of unrelenting hope.

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

Jeffrey Dale Lofton calls the nation’s capital home, where he serves as a senior advisor at the Library of Congress, surrounded by books and people who love books—in short, paradise. His debut novel Red Clay Suzie tells the story of Philbet, a gay boy enraptured by cars, who struggles with body-blow rejection to find resolution in life lessons learned in Grandaddy’s vegetable garden. Red Clay Suzie is the recipient of the Seven Hills Literary Prize for Fiction and was recently longlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

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

Robin Oliveira grew up just outside Albany, New York in the town of Loudonville. She holds a B.A. in Russian from the University of Montana, and studied at the Pushkin Language Institute in Moscow, Russia. She worked for many years as a Registered Nurse, specializing in Critical Care and Bone Marrow Transplant. In 2006 she received an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her new novel, A Wild and Heavenly Place, is an ode to the Pacific Northwest, to those courageous and resilient enough to chase the American Dream, and to a love so powerful it endures beyond distance, beyond hope.

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

Shelley Read taught writing, literature, environmental studies, and Honors, and was a founder of the interdisciplinary Environment & Sustainability major, the Prague study abroad program, and a support program for first-generation and at-risk students as an award-winning Senior Lecturer at Western Colorado University for nearly three decades. Her debut novel, Go as a River, set amid Colorado’s wild beauty, is a heartbreaking coming-of-age story of a resilient young woman whose life is changed forever by one chance encounter. A tragic, uplifting novel of love and loss, place and displacement, prejudice and family, wilderness and survival—and hope.

Renée Rosen is a USA Today bestselling author. Her novels include The Social Graces, Park Avenue Summer, Windy City Blues, White Collar Girl, What the Lady Wants and Dollface as well as the young adult novel, Every Crooked Pot. She is currently working on a new novel about the Barbie doll creator, Ruth Handler, coming from Penguin Random House/Berkley in 2025. In Renée’s dazzling new novel, Fifth Avenue Glamor Girl, it’s 1938, and a young woman selling face cream out of a New York City beauty parlor is determined to prove she can have it all. Her name is Estée Lauder, and she’s about to take the world by storm.

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

Deborah Goodrich Royce began her career as an actress, starring as Silver Kane, sister of the legendary Erica Kane (played by Susan Lucci) on the ABC soap, All My Children. She went on to star in feature films such as April Fool’s Day and Just One of the Guys, TV movies such as Return to Peyton Place and The Deliberate Stranger, and series such as Beverly Hills 90210 and 21 Jump Street. In her novel, Reef Road, a young woman’s life seems perfect until her family goes missing. A writer lives alone with her dog and collects arcane murder statistics. What each of them stands to lose as they sneak around the do-not-enter tape blocking Reef Road beach is exposed by the steady tightening of the cincture encircling them. In a nod to the true crime that inspired it, Deborah Goodrich Royce’s Reef Road probes unhealed generational scars in a wrenching and original work of fiction. It is both stunning and sexy and, like a bystander surprised by a curtain left open, you won’t be able to look away.

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

Renee Ryan is a multi-published, award-winning author who sold her first book in 2001 by winning the inaugural Dorchester/Romantic Times New Historical Voice Contest. She published her second book with Harlequin in February 2009 and has since sold over thirty books to several publishers. Her new novel, The Paris Housekeeper, is a powerful and moving story of bravery and resilience in World War II Paris, and about one woman who must face impossible choices to survive.

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

Heather Webb is the USA Today-bestselling and award-winning author of eight historical novels. In 2015, Rodin’s Lover was a Goodreads Top Pick, and in 2018, Last Christmas in Paris won the Women’s Fiction Writers Association STAR Award. Her latest book, Queens of London, is a look at Britain’s first female crime syndicate, the ever-shifting meaning of justice, and the way women claim their power by any means necessary.

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

Karen White is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 34 books, with almost two million books in print in fifteen different languages, including the Tradd Street series, The Last Night in London, Dreams of Falling, The Night the Lights Went Out, Flight Patterns, The Sound of Glass, and A Long Time Gone. She is the coauthor of The Lost Summers of Newport, All the Ways We Said Goodbye, The Glass Ocean and The Forgotten Room with New York Times bestselling authors Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig. A woman is haunted—both literally and figuratively—by ghosts of the past in her second novel of the Royal Street series, The House on Prytania.

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

Beatriz Williams is the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author of Our Woman in Moscow, The Summer Wives, Her Last Flight, The Golden Hour, The Secret Life of Violet Grant, A Hundred Summers, and several other works of historical fiction, including three novels in collaboration with fellow bestselling authors Karen White and Lauren Willig. Beatriz’s books have won numerous awards, have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and appear regularly in bestseller lists around the world. Her book, The Beach at Summerly, is a ravishing summer read that transports readers to a midcentury New England rich with secrets and Cold War intrigue.

Lauren Willig is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty works of historical fiction, including Band of Sisters, The Summer Country, The English Wife, the RITA Award-winning Pink Carnation series, and four novels co-written with Beatriz Williams and Karen White. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages, picked for Book of the Month Club, awarded the RITA, Booksellers Best, and Golden Leaf awards, and chosen for the American Library Association’s annual list of the best genre fiction. Two Wars and a Wedding is a dramatic coming-of-age story with a dual timeline and a single heroine—a bold and adventuring young woman who finds herself caught up in two very different wars on both sides of the Atlantic.

Kitty Zeldis is the pen name of a Brooklyn based author of nine novels, numerous essays, articles and works of short fiction as well as forty books for children. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, NY. Moving from the bustling streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan to late 19th century Russia and the lively quarters of New Orleans, her new novel, The Dressmakers of Prospect Heights, is a story of female friendship, the families we are born with and the families we make, and how some bonds can be tested but never broken.

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

About Our Special Guest

Casey Biggs is the perfect award-winning Paso Wine Man: attractive, impressive, convincing and internationally famous. He lives in Paso Robles (California), a country known for its world-class wines and wineries. Casey becomes and performs the Paso Wine Man, the face of the Paso Roble wine country, in many marketing videos for the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance.

Casey Biggs as the Paso Wine Man got the reward “Wine Person of Excellence Award (Winter to Spring 2014)” for being “the most interesting Wine Person of Excellence in the world” from the Wine Consumer Seal of Excellence.

Our team can’t wait to see you there!


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