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Fall 2018 Literary Tea Adventure

October 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm PDT

in partnership with The Westgate Hotel

About the Event

We are thrilled to announce our Fall 2018 Literary Tea Adventure featuring Kristina McMorrisNew York Times bestselling author of The Edge of Lost, The Pieces We Keep, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, and Letters from Home.  Join us as we celebrate her new novel Sold on a Monday in which, during the Great Depression, an ambitious reporter snaps a photograph of two children being sold on a farmhouse porch, leading to his big break—and the consequences more devastating than he ever imagined.

You won’t want to miss this decadent event at the historic Westgate Hotel. Over books, bubbly, and delectable tea treats like crab cakes, scones, & seasonal berries, Kristina will share the story behind the fascinating inspiration: an actual newspaper photo that stunned readers across the country.

Your Adventure includes an elegant tea in the historic heart of San Diego, book discussion, Q&A, author signing, and an opportunity to meet the author up close and personal in an intimate and luxurious setting.

Books will be available for purchase and signing during the tea, or pre-order your copy below for delivery and signing at the event.

About the Author

The scrawled sign, peddling young siblings on a farmhouse porch, captures the desperation sweeping the country in 1931. It’s an era of breadlines, bank runs, and impossible choices.For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family’s dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when the image leads to his big break, the consequences are devastating in ways he never imagined.Haunted by secrets of her own, secretary Lillian Palmer sees more in the picture than a good story and is soon drawn into the fray. Together, the two set out to right a wrongdoing and mend a fractured family, at the risk of everything they value.

Inspired by an actual newspaper photo that stunned readers across the nation, this touching novel explores the tale within the frame and behind the lens—a journey of ambition, love, and the far-reaching effects of our actions.

Kristina McMorris is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of five novels, including The Edge of Lost and Sold on a Monday (coming Sept. 2018), as well as two critically acclaimed novellas. Inspired by true historical and personal accounts, her works of fiction have garnered more than twenty national literary awards. Prior to her writing career, she hosted weekly TV shows for the WB and an ABC affiliate, beginning at age nine with an Emmy® Award-winning program, and has been named one of Portland’s “40 Under 40″ by The Business Journal. 

For Book Clubs

Are you in a book club, seeking fabulous authors who are excited and available to meet with you? Then you will be delighted to know that Kristina is one of our newest NovelNetwork authors, available to meet with book clubs 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 Kristina or any of our authors, join for free here.



October 20, 2018
2:00 pm PDT
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The Westgate Hotel
1055 Second Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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