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Book Bingo (Coming of Age): A Virtual Adventure

September 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

Free – $100.00

About the Virtual Event

We are pleased to announce another fun Book Bingo (Coming of Age): A Virtual Adventure! If you are already familiar with our popular Southern California series that features NovelNetwork® authors, you will understand why we receive so many requests to expand the program nationwide. Pivoting to virtual events has made this not only possible, but offers up fun opportunities for exciting partnerships, participation by more of nearly 150 book club favorite authors, and space to accommodate many more readers!

 This free event features presentations by book club favorite authors Sara Ackerman, Georgie Blalock, Eldonna Edwards, Tosca Lee, Sarah McCoy, and Sally Cole-Misch, an interactive virtual game of bingo, and fun prizes, and all you have to do is show up (and why not invite your book club friends and fellow readers to join in as well) to learn about great new reads to add to your to be read list).

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

Your Adventure includes a book discussion with all six authors, an interactive virtual game of Book Bingo, Q&A, prizes, and the opportunity to meet the authors via Zoom. Books may be ordered below for shipping within the U.S. and will include a signed bookplate. See below for registration information.

About the Authors

Sara Ackerman is a USA Today bestselling author who writes books about love and life, and all of their messy and beautiful imperfections. She believes that the light is just as important as the dark, and that the world is in need of uplifting and heartwarming stories. Born and raised in Hawaii, she studied journalism and later earned graduate degrees in psychology and Chinese medicine. She blames Hawaii for her addiction to writing, and sees no end to its untapped stories.

A few of her favorite things, in no particular order – hiking, homemade pizza, a good thunderstorm, stargazing, books, craft beer, her wonderful boyfriend, surfing, mountain streams, friends, and animals. When she’s not writing or teaching, you’ll find her in the mountains or in the ocean, which is where most of her inspiration happens.

Her most recent novel, Radar Girls, was inspired by the real Women’s Air Raid Defense, where an unlikely recruit and her sisters-in-arms forge their place in WWII history. This inspiring and uplifting tale of pioneering, unsung heroines vividly transports the reader to wartime Hawaii, where one woman’s call to duty leads her to find courage, strength and sisterhood.

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

 

Award winning author Georgie Blalock is a history and movie buff who loves combining her different passions through historical fiction, and a healthy dose of period piece films.

When not writing, she can be found prowling the non-fiction history section of the library or the British film listings on Netflix or in the dojo training for her next karate black belt rank. Georgie also writes historical romance under the name Georgie Lee.

In Georgie’s most recent novel, The Last Debutantes, Valerie de Vere Cole, the niece of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, knows she’s part of a world about to end. Set on the eve of World War II in the glittering world of English society and one of the last debutante seasons, The Last Debutantes successfully showcases the challenges of life and love and war.

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

 

Eldonna Edwards is a beloved writing instructor, keynote speaker and former creative journaling facilitator, who grew up in a large family nestled between cornfields and churches in the provincial Midwest, an upbringing that provided a fertile background from which to harvest setting and characters.

Eldonna is drawn to stories about community–the places we live, the families we’re born into, and the tribes we gravitate toward. She prefers hometown settings peopled with recognizable characters from the grocery store, a neighborhood cafe or noisy schoolyard. Her books explore the bigger questions of one’s meaning and purpose, and the overlapping consequences of our choices, good and bad. Eldonna integrates humor into her stories to balance the complex and sometimes darker aspects of challenging situations. She currently lives on the central California coast with her beloved 4-legged companion Koka.

Set against the backdrop of a 1970s commune in Northern California, Clover Blue, Eldonna’s latest novel, is a compelling, beautifully written story of a young boy’s search for identity. Part coming-of-age tale, part love story, part mystery, Clover Blue tenderly explores an unconventional but no less complex family that resonates with our deep-rooted yearning for home.

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

 

Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Line Between, The House of Bathory Duology (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.

A notorious night-owl, she loves watching TV, eating bacon, playing video games with her kids, and sending cheesy texts to her husband. You can find Tosca hanging around the snack table or wherever bacon is served.

In A Single Light, Tosca’s highly-anticipated sequel to The Line Between, Chase and Wynter come face-to-face with a society radically changed by global pandemic, where communities scrabble to survive under rogue leaders and cities are war zones. Fast-paced and taut, A Single Light is a breathless thriller of nonstop suspense about the risks of living in a world outside the safe confines of our closely-held beliefs and the relationships and lives that inspire us.

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

 

Sarah McCoy is the New York TimesUSA Today, and international bestselling author of the (forthcoming from HarperCollins in 2022) novel MustiqueMarilla of Green Gables, The Mapmaker’s Children, The Baker’s Daughter, a 2012 Goodreads Choice Award Best Historical Fiction nominee, the novella “The Branch of Hazel” in Grand Central, The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico, and Le souffle des feuilles et des promesses(Pride and Providence).

Her work has been featured in Real Simple, The Millions, Your Health Monthly, Huffington PostRead It ForwardWriter Unboxed, and other publications. She was the host of the NPR WSNC Radio monthly program “Bookmarked with Sarah McCoy” from 2018-2019 and is a Board Member for the literary nonprofit Bookmarks. Sarah taught English writing at Old Dominion University and at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Her latest novel, Marilla of Green Gables, is a bold, heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables… before Anne. Marilla of Green Gables is a marvelously entertaining and moving historical novel, set in rural Prince Edward Island in the nineteenth century, that imagines the young life of spinster Marilla Cuthbert, and the choices that will open her life to the possibility of heartbreak and unimaginable greatness.

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

 

Sally Cole-Misch is a writer, author and environmental communicator who advocates for the natural world through work and play. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree in environmental education and international water policy from the University of Michigan. Throughout her career, she’s communicated about our essential connections with nature, how our lifestyles impact the planet we live on, and the role we can play to restore and protect our water, land and air. 

Sally took a crazy leap into fiction through Stanford University’s writing certificate program in fiction, where her wonderful professors and fellow students helped her to complete the first draft of The Best Part of Us. She resides in the Great Lakes region with her husband and son, although her year isn’t complete without a trip to mountains to ski. She also enjoys hiking, kayaking, sailing, gardening, a hearty laugh with friends, the wonder of surprise, and the optimism that nature’s beauty always provides.

The Best Part of Us, Sally’s latest novel, showcases exquisite descriptions of the Canadian lake, forest country and the Ojibway life rooted there, while expertly weaving together the elements of those differing cultures. The Best Part of Us immerses readers in a breathtaking natural world, a fresh perspective on loyalty, and an exquisite ode to the essential roles that family, nature and place hold in all of our lives.

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

 

For Book Clubs or Author Live Chats

Are you in a book club, library reading group, 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 Sara Ackerman, Georgie Blalock, Eldonna Edwards, Tosca Lee, Sarah McCoy, and Sally Cole-Misch are all members of our wonderful community of nearly 150 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 Sara, Georgie, Eldonna, Tosca, Sarah, and Sally or any of our authors, join FOR FREE  here.

Event Registration

This event is free and open to the public (on a first-come, first-served basis); however, registration below is necessary in order to receive your Zoom invite and your virtual bingo card.

While the 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.

Please note that only one registration per email address is offered, so if you have friends or family who also wish to play book bingo with us, make sure to have them register with their own email address so they won’t miss out on the fun!

 

 

 

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