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SuperBook Weekend Adventure

February 1, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

$15.00 – $175.00

About the Event

It’s kickoff time! Time for two great teams of authors to give book enthusiasts and reading fans the experience of a lifetime, complete with national anthem (sung by none other than classically-trained singer and internationally renowned author Kate Quinn!), four quarters of excitement, crowd-pleasing food, and Friday night Tale Gate reception (tickets sold separately) scheduled to take place aboard the luxurious and historic Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

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

  • Keynote speakers and panel discussions with 22 authors (two “teams” of 11 each)
  • National anthem sung by NYT bestselling author and classically trained singer Kate Quinn
  • Four quarters of author activities
  • Customized, crowd-pleasing lunch
  • Meet and greet opportunities with the authors
  • Reduced pricing until January 15, 2020
  • Substantial discount to January 31 Tale Gate reception (tickets available here)
  • Photo ops (with fun props)
  • Book purchase and signing opportunities (stay tuned soon for special pre-order pricing and book bundle packages)
  • Custom swag bag with free goodies
  • $20.00 voucher that can be used towards any of our featured author’s books
  • Complimentary admission to tour The Queen Mary (a $40 value)
  • Complimentary event parking (an $18 value)
  • Seating at lunch tables with an author
  • Prizes and giveaways
  • Discounted hotel rooms aboard the Queen Mary (limited number of blocked rooms while supplies last) Note: The facility fee will be waived upon check-out
  • …and much more

No, we aren’t talking about Super Bowl weekend; we are talking about our inaugural Super Book Weekend and you are invited!!


$155.00 until January 15, 2019

$175 after January 15

This special experience is possible with support from NovelNetwork and  Magic Time Literary Publicity

Featured Author Lineup (More To Be Announced!)

Cassandra King Conroy is a best-selling novelist whose fiction has won the hearts of readers everywhere, especially in the American South.
In her new book, My Life With Pat Conroy, Cassandra turns to memoir as she considers her life and the man she shared it with, paying tribute to her husband, the legendary Pat Conroy, as well as other renowned figures of modern Southern literature.
Jasmin Darznik was born in Tehran, Iran, and moved to America when she was five years old. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life. Her work has been published in thirteen countries and recognized by the Steinbeck Fellows Program, the Corporation of Yaddo, and the William Saroyan International Prize.
Her stories and essays have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in fiction from Bennington College and a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University. Now a professor of literature and creative writing at California College of the Arts, she lives in Northern California, with her family.

Fiona Davis is the nationally bestselling author of The DollhouseThe AddressThe Masterpiece, and Chelsea Girls. Fiona began her career in New York City as an actress, where she worked on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in regional theater.

After getting a master’s degree at Columbia Journalism School, she fell in love with writing, leapfrogging from editor to freelance journalist before finally settling down as an author of historical fiction. Fiona’s books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. She’s a graduate of the College of William & Mary and is based in New York City.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of A Paris Apartment, I’ll See You in Paris, The Book of Summer, and her most recent, The Summer I Met Jack. Michelle Gable graduated from The College of William & Mary.

When not dreaming up fiction on the sly, she currently resides in Cardiff by the Sea, California, with her husband, two daughters, and one lazy cat.

Schedule a book club visit with Michelle today thru NovelNetwork. Book clubs join for free.

Lee Goldberg is a two-time Edgar Award and two-time Shamus Award nominee and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including the Ian Ludlow thrillers, Killer Thriller, and True Fiction.

His new novel, Lost Hills,is the launch of a new series featuring Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide detective Eve Ronin.

Tod Goldberg is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels, including Gangster Nation, a finalist for the International Thriller of the Year Award, Gangsterland, a finalist for the Hammett Prize, The House of Secrets, which he co-wrote with Brad Meltzer, Living Dead Girl, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the popular Burn Notice series. His next book, Gang Related, will be out next year.

Kristin Harmel is a #1 international bestselling novelist whose books have been translated into numerous languages and are sold all over the world. A former reporter for PEOPLE magazine, Kristin has also freelanced for many other publications, including American Baby, Men’s Health, Glamour, Woman’s Day, Travel + Leisure, and more. Her latest novel, The Winemaker’s Wife, a World War II tale of love, family, and betrayal set in the rolling vineyards of Champagne, France, is out now from Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster. Her previous novels, The Room on Rue Amelie, The Sweetness of Forgetting, The Life Intended, and When We Meet Again–all international bestsellers–are also available wherever books are sold.

 Kristy Woodson Harvey is a born-and-bred North Carolina girl who loves all four seasons—especially fall in Chapel Hill, where she attended college, and summer in Beaufort, where she and her family spend every free moment.

The author of The Southern Side of Paradise, The Secret of Southern Charm, Slightly South of Simple, Dear Carolina, and Lies and Other Acts of Love, Kristy is also the founder of the popular interior design blog Design Chic.

Schedule a book club visit with Kristy today thru NovelNetwork. Book clubs join for free.

Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times #1 internationally bestselling author of 21 thrillers including Into the Fire. His novels have won numerous literary awards and have been published in 32 languages.

Additionally, he’s written screenplays and television scripts for many of the major studios and networks, comics for DC and Marvel, and political and culture pieces for Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and others. Gregg lives with his two Rhodesian ridgebacks in Los Angeles, where he continues to play soccer, frequently injuring himself.

 Attica Locke’s is the author of Pleasantville, which won the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction and was long-listed for the Bailey’s Prize for Women’s Fiction; Black Water Rising, which was nominated for an Edgar Award; and The Cutting Season, a national bestseller and the winner of the Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence.

She was a writer and producer on the Fox drama, Empire. A native of Houston, Texas, Attica lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and daughter.

 Tembi Locke is an accomplished actor who has appeared in over sixty television shows and films, including The MagiciansNCIS: LAAnimal Kingdom, and Dumb and Dumber To. She is also a TEDx speaker. Her talk, What Forty Steps Taught Me About Love and Grief, traces her journey as a cancer caregiver.

She is the creative voice behind The Kitchen Widow, an online grief support community that has received mentions in The New York Times and The Guardian. The author of From Scratch, she lives in Los Angeles with her young daughter, but can be found each summer on the island of Sicily.

 Kristina McMorris is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author published by Sourcebooks Landmark, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and Kensington Books.

Her novels have garnered more than two dozen prestigious awards and nominations, including the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, RWA’s RITA® Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction.

Schedule a book club visit with Kristina today thru NovelNetwork. Book clubs join for free.

 Susan Meissner is a USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction with more than half a million books in print in fifteen languages. She is an author, speaker and writing workshop leader with a background in community journalism. Her novels include As Bright as Heaven, starred review in Library Journal; Secrets of  Charmed Life, a Goodreads finalist for Best Historical Fiction 2015; and A Fall of Marigolds, named to Booklist’s Top Ten Women’s Fiction titles for 2014.

A California native, she attended Point Loma Nazarene University and is also a writing workshop volunteer for Words Alive, a San Diego non-profit dedicated to helping at-risk youth foster a love for reading and writing.

Schedule a book club visit with Susan today thru NovelNetwork. Book clubs join for free.

Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including the Beach House series: The Beach House, Beach House Memories, Swimming Lessons, Beach House for Rent, and Beach House Reunion.

She is a 2018 Inductee into the South Carolina Academy of Authors’ Hall of Fame, and her books have received numerous awards, including the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing, the 2014 South Carolina Award for Literary Excellence, and the 2015 SW Florida Author of Distinction Award.

 Jan Moran is an Amazon All-Star Author and Rizzoli Bestselling author of 20th-century historical novels and heartfelt contemporary series. The Chocolatiers, The Winemakers, and Scent of Triumph are stylish historical novels published in more than a dozen languages, while
her Summer Beach: Seabreeze Inn is a beloved beach read series.

Midwest Book Review calls Jan’s heroines “strong, complex, and resourceful.” Booklist says she is a “compelling voice to follow,” and Library Journal adds that “readers will devour” her novels. Jan earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated from the University of Texas before attending the University of California at Los Angeles Writers’ Program. Before
devoting herself to writing, she invented a technology for beauty retailers that Sephora acquired. She lives in SoCal and loves to travel.

Schedule a book club visit with Jan today thru NovelNetwork. Book clubs join for free.

Colleen Oakley is the author of two previous novels, Close Enough to Touch and Before I Go, which were named best books by PeopleUs WeeklyLibrary Journal and Real Simple, and both were long-listed for the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize. Oakley is also the former senior editor of Marie Claire and editor in chief of Women’s Health & Fitness.

Her articles, essays and interviews have been featured in the New York TimesLadies’ Home JournalMarie ClaireWomen’s HealthRedbookParade and Martha Stewart Weddings. She lives in Georgia with her husband, four kids, and the world’s biggest lapdog.

Kate Quinn is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the runaway bestsellers 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 20th century historical fiction.  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.

Schedule a book club visit with Kate today thru NovelNetwork. Book clubs join for free.

J. Ryan Stradal is a contributing editor at TASTE Magazine. His bestselling debut, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, won the 2016 American Booksellers Association Indie’s Choice Award for Adult Debut Book of the Year and also the 2016 Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for debut fiction.

Born and raised in Minnesota, he now lives in Los Angeles.

Karen White is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including the Tradd Street series, Dreams of Falling, The Night the Lights Went Out, Flight Patterns, The Sound of Glass, A Long Time Gone, and The Time Between.

She is the coauthor of The Glass Ocean and The Forgotten Room with New York Times bestselling authors Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig. She grew up in London but now lives with her husband near Atlanta, Georgia.

Beatriz Williams is the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author of The Golden Hour, The Summer Wives, The Secret Life of Violet Grant, A Hundred Summers, and several other works of historical fiction, as well as the screenwriter for the television adaptation of The Summer Wives, currently in development with John Wells Productions.

A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA in Finance from Columbia University, Beatriz worked as a communications and corporate strategy consultant in New York and London before she turned her attention to writing novels that combine her passion for history with an obsessive devotion to voice and characterization. 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.


February 1, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$15.00 – $175.00
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