“The fact that I was a girl never damaged my ambitions to be a pope or an emperor.” –
In honor of Women’s History Month, we are pleased to announce another fun Book Bingo (Women in History Celebration): 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 our over 130 book club favorite authors, and space to accommodate many more readers!
Dive into the stories of stories by and about women by playing book bingo with six New York Times bestselling and book club favorite authors: Stephanie Dray, Alix Rickloff, Gill Paul, Rebecca Rosenberg, Janis Robinson Daly, and Logan Steiner. Enjoy presentations by the authors, while playing an interactive virtual game of bingo, including fun prizes. 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 these great reads!
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.
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.
Stephanie Dray is is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of historical women’s fiction. Her award-winning work has been translated into eight languages and tops lists for the most anticipated reads of the year. Now she lives in Maryland with her husband, cats, and history books.
Her latest novel, Becoming Madam Secretary, is the captivating and richly dramatic story of Frances Perkins, one of the greatest political figures of the twentieth century, and an unsung heroine whose legacy is woven into the fabric of every American life.
To schedule a book club visit with Stephanie or any of our authors on NovelNetwork:
Critically acclaimed author of historical fiction, Alix Rickloff’s family tree includes a knight who fought during the Wars of the Roses (his brass rubbing hangs in her dining room) and a soldier who sided with Charles I during the English Civil War (hence the family’s hasty emigration to America). With inspiration like that, what else could she do but start writing her own stories?
Her latest novel, The Girls in Navy Blue, is a gripping and compelling dual timeline novel about three women who joined the Navy during WWI to become yeomanettes and the impact their choices have on one of their descendants in 1968.
To schedule a book club visit with Alix or any of our authors on NovelNetwork:
Gill Paul is the bestselling author of twelve historical novels, many of them about real women from the past whom she thinks have been marginalized or misjudged by historians. Her novels have reached the top of the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Toronto Globe & Mail charts, and have been translated into twenty-two languages.
Her latest novel, A Beautiful Rival, reveals the infamous rivalry of cosmetic titans Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein. They could have been allies: two self-made millionaires who invented a global industry, in an era when wife and mother were supposed to be any woman’s highest goal, yet they became locked in a feud spanning three continents, two world wars, and the Great Depression.
To schedule a book club visit with Gill or any of our authors on NovelNetwork:
Rebecca Rosenberg is a lavender farmer, champagne geek, and award-winning author of four books. She fell in love with méthode champenoise in Sonoma, California, where she lives on a lavender farm with her family. Since then, she has pursued decades of delicious research in the wine caves and cellars of France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Argentina and California. She is a champagne historian, tour guide and champagne cocktail creator for Breathless Wines.
In her new book, Madame Pommery is surprised with a newborn at forty years old in 1860 Champagne, France. After she is suddenly widowed and must support her family, she starts a champagne house with no experience and invents brut champagne, breaking society and patriarchal rules.
To schedule a book club visit with Rebecca or any of our authors on NovelNetwork:
Intrigued by the discovery that an ancestor was a founder of the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Janis Robinson Daly found her next career direction: unearthing the stories of women whose lives have remained in the shadows. With a love of history, she balances a need for authenticity and details with a fictional flair to create deeper emotional connections to characters than what biographies provide. A graduate of Wheaton College, MA, with a B.A. in Psychology, Daly explores female-centric issues and the power of supportive relationships developed among women.
The Unlocked Path presents and embraces a “New Woman” of the early 20th century: educated, career-minded, independent. In 1897 Philadelphia, after witnessing her aunt’s suicide, Eliza Edwards vows to find ways to help and heal. Rejecting her mother’s wishes for her society debut, Eliza enters medical college at a time when only five percent of doctors are female. With the support of a circle of women and driven by a determination to conquer curriculum demands, battle sexism, and overcome doubts, Eliza charts a new life course. Combining science and sympathy, can she triumph to heal others and herself?
To schedule a book club visit with Janis or any of our authors on NovelNetwork:
Logan Steiner a lawyer by day and a writer by baby bedtime. Her writing explores motherhood and the creative life. Her debut novel, After Anne, was released on May 30, 2023 by HarperCollins. For fans of Anne of Green Gables and for anyone who loves learning about the real lives of authors responsible for creating our most enduring characters, the novel tells the life story of the author Lucy Maud Montgomery.
As a young woman, Maud had dreams bigger than the whole of Prince Edward Island. Her exuberant spirit had always drawn frowns from her grandmother and their neighbors, but she knew she was meant to create, to capture and share the way she saw the world. And the young girl in Maud’s mind became more and more persistent: Here is my story, she said. Here is how my name should be spelled—Anne with an “e.” Beautiful and moving, After Anne reveals Maud’s hidden personal challenges while celebrating what was timeless about her life and art—the importance of tenacity and the peaceful refuge found in imagination.
To schedule a book club visit with Logan or any of our authors on NovelNetwork:
Are you in a book club, library reading group, or are your group of friends, colleagues, and family members seeking fabulous authors who are excited and available to meet with you? Then you will be delighted to know that most, if not all, of the featured authors are members of our wonderful community of over 145 NovelNetwork authors available to meet with small groups via video chat.
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