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Have you ever wanted to go behind the scenes with an author to get a glimpse of where they live and work, to learn more about the writer behind the book? Well, our curiosity got the best of us too, which inspired the launch of our new series, Inside the Author’s Studio, dedicated to exclusive and intimate private home Adventures with some of your favorite authors.
Please join us for the inaugural Inside the Author’s Studio to be held live and in-person at the private home* of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Michelle Gable! While you sip champagne and enjoy delectable sweet and savory crepes freshly made onsite courtesy of our friends at Isabelle Briens French Pastry Cafe, Michelle will chat about her latest historical novel, The Bookseller’s Secret. Here is your chance to meet the author up close and personal in an intimate and small-group encounter at her home in Encinitas, California.
And since part of any writer’s journey is ensuring that everyone has access to literacy and reading materials, we want to dedicate a portion of all book sales from the event to Traveling Stories, whose mission it is to eradicate illiteracy, one book at a time.
Your Adventure includes an exclusive invite into Michelle’s home, a glass of champagne, delicious savory and sweet french crepes, a paperback copy of The Bookseller’s Secret to be signed at the event, tax, gratuity, book discussion, Q&A, donation to Traveling Stories, and an opportunity to meet the author up close and personal in her private residence. Due to the private and intimate nature of this event, tickets are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure to register soon to guarantee admission.
Only books purchased below or at the event are eligible for signing. The event address will be emailed to Adventurers 3 days prior to the event.
*PLEASE NOTE: COVID-19 vaccination is required for attendees. By registering for this event, you are certifying that you have been COVID vaccinated, that you have not been exposed to the COVID virus, and you are not exhibiting any COVID symptoms. You WILL be asked to show your proof of vaccination at the door, so please bring it with you.
Michelle Gable is the the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of A Paris Apartment, I’ll See You In Paris, The Book of Summer, The Summer I Met Jack, and The Bookseller’s Secret. She grew up in sunny San Diego and attended The College of William & Mary, after which she pursued a career in finance, first at the now-defunct Arthur Andersen, later moving to private equity, followed by investment banking, then back to private equity, ultimately landing at software giant Ellie Mae as head of Investor Relations. In May 2016, she ended a 20-year career in finance to become a full-time writer.
Her newest work of historical fiction, The Bookseller’s Secret, takes place in 1942 London, when Nancy Mitford is worried about more than air raids and German spies. Still recovering from a devastating loss of estrangement from her husband, as well as having her allowance cut and having to give up her writing career, she is eager for distraction and desperate for income, so she jumps at the chance to manage a bookshop while the owner is away at war.
But when a mysterious French officer insists that she has a story to tell, Nancy must decide if picking up pen and paper again and revealing all is worth the price she may be forced to pay. Eighty years later, the bookshop is abuzz with the hunt for a lost wartime manuscript written by Nancy. The search will reveal not only a new side to Nancy, but an event more surprising link between the present and the past.
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Traveling Stories is a nonprofit organization based in San Diego, California that has been providing low-income children access to quality literacy support since 2010. Their mission is to empower children to achieve their dreams. Since its inception, Traveling Stories has opened eight international libraries, has empowered almost 10,000 local children in San Diego, and has trained almost 700 volunteers.
Founder Emily Moberly was inspired to start Traveling Stories after teaching English to students at a bilingual school in Honduras.
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 Michelle Gable is a member of our wonderful community of nearly 150 NovelNetwork authors available to meet with small groups via video chat.
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