During the course of WWII, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt instituted a series of “fireside chats” on the radio, as a way to regularly communicate self-assurance and calm during times of despair and uncertainty in our country. While once a thing of the past, thanks to the brilliant collaboration of billionaire entrepreneur and Shark Tank TV star, Mark Cuban, and Falon Fatemi, former CEO and Founder of Node.ai, Fireside Chats are back, bigger and better than ever, and in a technological format that allows YOU to actively participate!
We are excited to continue our brand new Adventures by the Book series on Fireside Chat than with New York Times bestselling author Kristin Harmel as she celebrates the VIP pre-launch of her much-heralded WWII historical novel, The Forest of Vanishing Stars. Join us for our exclusive Fireside Chat where you can chat live with Kristin to discuss her new book, ask questions, and converse with her “on stage.”
*Admission to this event is unique, as Fireside is open by invite only. Simply purchase a book below and we will send you a private VIP link to attend the virtual event. Chat live with Kristin in the virtual audience with an iPhone or iPad or listen via live broadcast on all other devices. Event access is provided via instructions emailed to you three days prior to the event.
Your Adventure includes a hardcover copy of The Forest of Vanishing Stars (with signed bookplate), tax, shipping within the U.S. and Canada, a live Fireside Chat discussion with Kristin, Q&A, and the opportunity to be one of only 100 people invited to celebrate Kristins first event to celebrate the publication of The Forest of Vanishing Stars.
Kristin Harmel is the New York Times bestselling, USA Today bestselling, and #1 international bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names, The Winemaker’s Wife, and a dozen other novels that have been translated into twenty-nine languages and are sold all over the world.
A former reporter for PEOPLE magazine, Kristin has been writing professionally since the age of 16, when she began her career as a sportswriter, covering Major League Baseball and NHL hockey for a local magazine in Tampa Bay, Florida in the late 1990s. After stints covering health and lifestyle for American Baby, Men’s Health, and Woman’s Day, she became a reporter for PEOPLE magazine while still in college and spent more than a decade working for the publication, covering everything from the Super Bowl to high-profile murders to celebrity interviews. Her favorite stories at PEOPLE, however, were the “Heroes Among Us” features—tales of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
In addition to a long magazine writing career (which also included articles published in Travel + Leisure, Glamour, Ladies’ Home Journal, Every Day with Rachael Ray, and more), Kristin was also a frequent contributor to the national television morning show The Daily Buzz and has appeared on Good Morning America and numerous local television morning shows. She is also the co-founder and co-host of the weekly web show and podcast Friends & Fiction.
Her new historical novel, The Forest of Vanishing Stars, based partially on incredible true stories of survival against staggering odds, is an evocative coming-of-age World War II story about a young woman who uses her knowledge of the wilderness to help Jewish refugees escape the Nazis—until a secret from her past threatens everything.
After being stolen from her wealthy German parents and raised in the unforgiving wilderness of eastern Europe, a young woman finds herself alone in 1941 after her kidnapper dies. Her solitary existence is interrupted, however, when she happens upon a group of Jews fleeing the Nazi terror. Stunned to learn what’s happening in the outside world, she vows to teach the group all she can about surviving in the forest—and in turn, they teach her some surprising lessons about opening her heart after years of isolation. But when she is betrayed and escapes into a German-occupied village, her past and present come together in a shocking collision that could change everything.
We are thrilled to announce that Adventures by the Book has been invited to host a literary series on Fireside Chat which will include book discussions, author talks, book clubs, special presentations, and much more.
Fireside Chat is the exclusive, invite-only new podcast platform for the next generation – a socially responsible space for us to come together in real-time to collaborate and create meaningful conversations. Together, we will engage in discussion, debate, and discourse in a public forum and make it a thing of celebration and beauty. We are ready to share our microphone with you and hope you’ll join us as we collaborate in the world’s most dynamic auditorium.