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Virtual Summer Reading Adventure #3-Carlsbad

August 2, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

$13.49 – $75.98

About the Virtual Event

Need some ideas for your summer reading list? Well, fret not, because Adventures by the Book is pleased to partner once again with the Carlsbad City Library for a third entertaining Summer Reading Virtual Adventure featuring four talented and diverse authors, all of whom have new books that are just ripe for discovery.

Join Katherine St. John, Kira Jane Buxton, Diana Giovinazzo, and Elizabeth St. John, for this FREE virtual event, and we just know you’ll find some great books to add to your reading queue.

While this event is free, your purchase of a book below (to be shipped to you free within the U.S.) provides much-needed support to these authors whose book tours and events have been cancelled due to COVID-19, or purchase all four books and receive special discounted pricing.

Your Adventure includes a book discussion with all four authors, Q&A, virtual book signing, and the opportunity to meet the authors up close and personal via Zoom. Books may be ordered below for shipping within the U.S. and will include a signed bookplate.

About the Authors

Katherine St. John is a native of Mississippi and graduate of the University of Southern California, whose debut novel, The Lion’s Den will be published June 30, 2020 by Grand Central Publishing.

Over the years Katherine has worked as an actress, screenwriter, director, photographer, producer, singer-songwriter, legal assistant, bartender-waitress, yoga instructor, real estate agent, and travel coordinator . . . but finds she likes writing novels best. Katherine currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children

A dream vacation on a luxurious yacht turns deadly in The Lion’s Den, a pulse-pounding beach read and perfect book club pick about glamour, friendship, romance, and betrayal on the Riviera.

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


Kira Jane Buxton‘s writing has appeared in The New York Times, NewYorker.com, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, Huffington Post, and more.

She calls the tropical utopia of Seattle home and spends her time with three cats, a dog, two crows, a charm of hummingbirds, and a husband.

In her new novel, Hollow Kingdom, one pet crow fights to save humanity from an apocalypse in this uniquely hilarious debut from a genre-bending literary author.

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


As an Italian girl from upstate New York, Diana Giovinazzo always had a stack of books by her side. A self-proclaimed history nerd with insatiable wanderlust, Diana discovered her passion for historical fiction while searching her family’s genealogy.

In addition to writing, she is the co-creator of Wine, Women and Words, a weekly literary podcast, as well as the President of the Los Angeles chapter of the Women’s National Book Association.

Her debut novel allows readers to experience the epic life story of Anita Garibaldi, the courageous, headstrong revolutionary who fought for freedom and self-determination in 19th-century Brazil, Uruguay, and Italy — and had one of the most passionate love affairs in history. At once an exhilarating adventure and an unforgettable love story, The Woman in Red is a sweeping, illuminating tale of the feminist icon who became one of the most revered historical figures of South America and Italy.

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


Elizabeth St. John was brought up in England, and her research has taken her to family memoirs and letters at Nottingham Castle, the British Library, the Tower of London, Yale University and, of course, the family seat of Lydiard Park.  From these fragments the St.Johns emerge, leaving a portrait, a sentence, a deed that seats them with us, telling of their hopes and dreams.

In her most recent book, Written in Their Stars, horrified eyewitnesses to King Charles’s bloody execution in 1649 London, compel Royalists Nan Wilmot and Frances Apsley to plot to return the king’s exiled son to England’s throne Meanwhile, while their radical cousin Luce, the wife of king-killer John Hutchinson, rejoices in the new republic’s triumph.


For Book Clubs or Author Live Chats

Are you in a book club, or is your group of friends, colleagues, family members seeking fabulous authors who are excited and available to meet with you? Then you will be delighted to know that Katherine St. John, Kira Jane Buxton, and Diana Giovinazzo is a  member of our wonderful community of over 125 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 Katherine, Kira, Diana or any of our authors, join FOR FREE  here.

Event Registration

Event is free and open to the public (on a first-come, first-served basis); however, registration with the Carlsbad Library is necessary in order to receive Zoom invite. While this event is free, your purchase of a book(s) below offers support to these authors whose book tours and events have been cancelled. Book prices below include shipping within the U.S. and will include signed bookplates. Questions about the event may be directed to the Carlsbad City Library at 760-602-2049.


August 2, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$13.49 – $75.98
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