Book Bingo (Celebrating Women’s History): a virtual Adventure featuring Piper Huguley, Christina Lynch, Sarah McCraw Crow, Janis Robinson Daly, Aimie K. Runyan, and Kate Thompson
March 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDTFree – $110.91
About the Virtual (Zoom) Event
In recognition of Women’s History Month, when we commemorate and encourage the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in history, we are pleased to share stories of women as told by six award-winning, bestselling, and book club favorite authors: Piper Huguley, Christina Lynch, Sarah McCraw Crow, Janis Robinson Daly, Aimie K. Runyan, and Kate Thompson.
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!
This free event features book club favorite historical fiction authors: Piper Huguley, Christina Lynch, Sarah McCraw Crow, Janis Robinson Daly, Aimie K. Runyan, and Kate Thompson, an interactive virtual game of bingo, and 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 new 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 whose book tours and events have been curtailed 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
Named in 2015 as a top ten historical romance novelist in Publisher’s Weekly, Piper Huguley is the author of the Reconstruction era “Home to Milford College” series. She is a 2013 & 2014 Golden Heart finalist for two novels in the “Migrations of the Heart” series about the Bledsoe sisters and set in the early twentieth century.
Piper’s biographical historical fiction, By Her Own Design: a novel of Ann Lowe, Fashion Designer to the Social Register 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.
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Christina Lynch’s picaresque journey includes chapters in Chicago and at Harvard, where she was an editor on the Harvard Lampoon. She was the Milan correspondent for W magazine and Women’s Wear Daily, and disappeared for four years in Tuscany. In L.A. she was on the writing staff of Unhappily Ever After; Encore, Encore; The Dead Zone and Wildfire. She now lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. She is the co-author of two novels under the pen name Magnus Flyte. She teaches at College of the Sequoias. The Italian Party was her debut novel.
Christina’s new novel, Sally Brady’s Italian Adventure (June 13, 2023, St. Martin’s Press), is set in Hollywood and Italy in 1931-1947. Follow effervescent Sally Brady as she goes from Dust Bowl refugee to glamorous gossip columnist in Rome, then gets stranded in Fascist-era Tuscany.
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Sarah McCraw Crow is the author of the novel The Wrong Kind of Woman. She is a longtime magazine writer, editor, and book reviewer, and her articles, essays, and reviews have run in BookPage, The Christian Science Monitor, Prime Number, Family Circle, Ladies’ Home Journal, Parents, Parenting, American Baby, Baby Talk, and Working Mother, among others. Her short fiction has won prizes from So to Speak and Good Housekeeping, and her stories have been honored as contest finalists by Press 53, New Letters, Yemasee, and Stanford Alumni Magazine.
She is a graduate of Dartmouth College (AB, history), Stanford University (MA, journalism), and Vermont College of Fine Arts (MFA in writing), and she’s a member of Grub Street, Boston, and the National Book Critics Circle.
Told through alternating perspectives, The Wrong Kind of Woman is an engrossing story of grief and renewal, of shedding old identities and finding new ways to belong, beautifully woven against the backdrop of the rapid changes of the early Seventies.
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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. Daly, her husband, and rescue pup reside on Cape Cod, MA.
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?
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Aimie K. Runyan is a multi-published and international bestselling author of historical fiction. She has been nominated for a Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer of the Year award and two Colorado Book Awards. She lives in Colorado with her wonderful husband and two (usually) adorable children.
In this intriguing historical novel, a young woman who is sent to a horrific “bride school” to be molded into the perfect Nazi wife finds her life forever intertwined with a young Jewish woman about to give birth. A moving and memorable tale of sisterhood, strength, and survival, The School for German Brides will resonate deeply with readers of historical fiction.
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Kate Thompson worked as a journalist for twenty years on women’s magazines and national newspapers. She now lives in Sunbury with her husband, two sons and a Lurcher called Ted. After ghost writing five memoirs, Kate moved into fiction. Kate’s first non-fiction social history documenting the forgotten histories of East End matriarchy, The Stepney Doorstep Society, was published in 2018. Kate is passionate about uncovering the stories she considers missing from the history books. Stories of clandestine matriarchal communities pitting their wits against war, violence and poverty. Tales of enormous camaraderie and tight-knit communities who are the beating heart of East London.
Her latest novel, The Little Wartime Library, is based on the remarkable true story of Bethnal Green Underground’s shelter library in WW2. Founded in the chaos of the Blitz, the pioneering underground library provided the solace, sanctuary and escapism of books in London’s darkest hour.
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For Book Clubs
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 Piper Huguley, Christina Lynch, Sarah McCraw Crow, Janis Robinson Daly, Aimie K. Runyan, and Kate Thompson are all members of our wonderful community of over 130 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!
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