It’s almost kickoff time! No, we aren’t talking about Super Bowl; we are talking about our second annual Super Book Adventure and you are invited!! By popular demand, our Super Book Adventure is back, and we think you will be excited by what we have planned for this year’s virtual Adventure. It’s time for three great teams of twelve superstar authors, captained by three superstar bookstagramers, to give book enthusiasts and reading fans the experience of a lifetime. Mark your calendar for Game Day on Saturday, February 6, 2021.
General Admission (1 Book): To receive General Admission to one particular panel, simply purchase a minimum of ONE of the featured author’s books below. Included in this admission is ONE book of your choice (hardcover or paperback), autographed bookplate for U.S. based authors, shipping within the U.S., admission to that author’s panel, AND admission to our “Author’s Got Talent” half-time show (Zoom invite will be emailed to you 3 days prior to the event.)
NOTE: with this option, you just need purchase the book of your choice.
Super Fan admission (3 Books): To receive Super Fan admission, choose the “Super Fan Admission” option below for $75. Included in this admission are THREE books of your choice (a maximum of one hardcover), autographed bookplates for U.S. based authors, shipping within the U.S., AND admission to all three Team panels (Zoom invites will be emailed to you 3 days prior to the event), AND admission to our “Author’s Got Talent” half-time show, AND a $10 Grub Hub e-gift certificate you may use to order lunch to enjoy during the Adventure.
NOTE: with this option, you will use the “Super Fan Admission” option below only, and list your 3 selected books in the “memo” section of your order.
MVP admission (6 Books): To receive MVP admission, choose the “MVP Admission” option below for $145. Included in this admission are SIX books of your choice (a maximum of two hardcovers), autographed bookplates for U.S. based authors, shipping within the U.S., AND admission to all three Team panels (Zoom invites will be emailed to you 3 days prior to the event), AND admission to our “Author’s Got Talent” half-time show, AND a $20 Grub Hub e-gift certificate you may use to order lunch to enjoy during the Adventure.
NOTE: with this option, you will use the “MVP Admission” option below only, and list your 6 selected books in the “memo” section of your order.
Championship admission (12 Books): To receive Championship admission, choose the “Championship Admission” option below for $286. Included in this admission are a bundle of all TWELVE books, autographed bookplates for U.S. based authors, shipping within the U.S., AND admission to all three Team panels (Zoom invites will be emailed to you 3 days prior to the event), AND admission to our “Author’s Got Talent” half-time show, AND a $25 Grub Hub e-gift certificate you may use to order lunch to enjoy during the Adventure.
NOTE: with this option, you will use the “Championship Admission” option below only which will automatically include all 12 books in your order.
To attend the Team ABTB Europe panel, simply purchase one or more of the featured authors’ books below and we will send you a Zoom invite for this panel three days prior to the event.
Jane Green is the author of 20 novels, including 17 New York Times bestsellers. She has over ten million books in print, is published in over 25 languages, and has several books in development for film and tv. She currently lives in London.
Her most recent book, The Friends We Keep, is about how despite disappointments we’ve had or mistakes we’ve made, it’s never too late to find a place to call home. Evvie, Maggie, and Topher have known one another since college. Their friendship was something they swore would last forever. Now, years have passed, the friends have drifted apart, and they never found the lives they wanted—the lives they dreamed of when they were young and everything seemed possible.
Evvie starved herself to become a supermodel but derailed her career by sleeping with a married man. Maggie married Ben, the boy she fell in love with in college, never imagining the heartbreak his drinking would cause. Topher became a successful actor, but the shame of a childhood secret shut him off from real intimacy. By their thirtieth reunion, these old friends have lost touch with one another and with the people they dreamed of becoming. Together again, they have a second chance at happiness…until a dark secret is revealed that changes everything.
Jean Kwok is the award-winning, New York Times and international bestselling author of Searching for Sylvie Lee, Girl in Translation, and Mambo in Chinatown. Her work has been published in 20 countries and has been taught in universities, colleges and high schools across the world. Jean immigrated from Hong Kong to Brooklyn when she was five and worked in a Chinatown clothing factory for much of her childhood. She received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard and her MFA in fiction at Columbia University.
Her most recent novel, Searching for Sylvie Lee, now out in paperback, was inspired by her beloved brother Kwan, who passed away in a tragic plane accident. The book was an instant New York Times bestseller, and was selected for the Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club and featured in The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, CNN, The New York Post, The Washington Post, O Magazine, People, Entertainment Weekly and more.
Searching for Sylvie Lee is a suspenseful family drama about long-buried family secrets that tie together three women – a mother and her two daughters – and what happens in this Chinese immigrant family when the gifted, dazzling eldest daughter disappears on a trip to the Netherlands and the younger, timid, shy daughter has to pull herself together and follow the tracks of her beloved older sister to try to figure out what happened to her. It’s an exploration of passionate love, the love between mothers and daughters, and how the limits of culture and language can stop us from truly knowing the people we love most in the world.
Christina McDonald is the USA Today bestselling author of Do No Harm, Behind Every Lie and The Night Olivia Fell, which has been optioned for television by a major Hollywood studio. She lives in London, England with her husband, two sons, and their dog, Tango.
Do No Harm is Christina’s unforgettable new novel about the lengths one woman will go to save her son. Even good people get addicted to bad things. Emma loves her life. She’s the mother to a precocious kindergartener, married to her soulmate—a loyal and loving detective—and has a rewarding career as a doctor at the local hospital.
But everything comes crashing down when her son, Josh, is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Determined to save Josh, Emma makes the risky decision to sell opioids to fund the life-saving treatment he needs. But when somebody ends up dead, a lethal game of cat and mouse ensues, her own husband leading the chase. With her son’s life hanging in the balance, Emma is dragged into the dark world of drugs, lies, and murder. Will the truth catch up to her before she can save Josh?
Cate Quinn is a bestselling historical thriller novelist in the UK under the name C.S. Quinn—her Charlie Tuesday series for Thomas & Mercer UK sold over 350,000 copies across four books, and 35,000 ebooks in the U.S. She is also a travel and lifestyle journalist for The Times, The Guardian, and The Mirror, alongside many magazines. She lives in London.
Black Widows is a bombshell of a suspense novel and her first novel as Cate Quinn. The story unfolds through three sister-wives married to the same man, and each woman is unique, fascinating, and full of surprises. The only thing that they had in common was Blake. Until all three are accused of his murder.
When Blake is found dead under the desert sun, all three wives become suspect—not only to the police, but to each other. As the investigation draws them closer, each wife must decide who can be trusted. With stories surfacing of a notorious cult tucked away in the hills, whispers flying about a fourth wife, and evidence that can’t quite explain what had been keeping Blake busy, the three widows face a reckoning that might shatter all they know to be true.They say his wife killed him. If so… which one?
To attend the Team ABTB East panel, simply purchase one or more of the featured authors’ books below and we will send you a Zoom invite for this panel three days prior to the event.
Janet Skelsian Charles is the award-winning author of Moonlight in Odessa and The Paris Library. Her shorter work has appeared in revues such as Slice and Montana Noir. She learned about the history of the American Library in Paris while working there as the programs manager. She divides her time between Montana and Paris.
The wit, empathy, and meticulous research that brings her new novel, The Paris Library, to life also brings to light a cast of lively real-life characters and a little-known chapter of World War II history: the story of the American librarian, Miss Reeder, who created the Soldiers’ Service to deliver books to servicemen, and who later faced the Nazi ‘Library Protector’ in order to keep her library open. She and her colleagues defied the Bibliotheksschutz by delivering books to Jewish readers after they were forbidden from entering the library.
Paris, 1939. Odile Souchet is obsessed with books and the Dewey Decimal System, which makes order out of chaos. She soon has it all – a handsome police officer beau, an English best friend, and a job at the American Library in Paris, a thriving community of students, writers, diplomats, and book lovers. Yet when war is declared, there’s also a war on words. Montana, 1983. Widowed and alone, Odile suffers the solitary confinement of small-town life. Though most adults are cowed by her, the neighbor girl will not let her be. Lily, a lonely teenager yearning to break free of Froid, is obsessed by the French woman who lives next door. As the two become friends, Odile sees herself in Lily – the same love of language, the same longings, the same lethal jealousy. The Paris Library’s dual narratives explore the relationships that make us who we are – family and friends, first loves and favorite authors.
Jennifer Dupee is the eldest of a set of fraternal triplets, and she grew up seeking any quiet corner of the house so that she could read, write, and work on puzzles. She’s a keen observer of human life and writes in an imagistic and prosaic style infused with an impish sense of humor and tender moments. Her goal with her writing is to make you laugh, cry, and think a little more deeply about the world and the people around you.
Jennifer is a graduate of Brown University, where she received her honors in Creative Writing. She is an active member of the Grub Street writing community in Boston and has published in The Feminist Press. She was a semi-finalist for the 2016 James Jones First Novel Competition and a semi-finalist for the 2016 Faulkner-Wisdom competition. Jennifer lives in a historic house just outside of Boston with her family and is currently at work on her next two novels.
Her life-long passion for old houses inspired Elmhurst, the grand home featured in her debut novel, The Little French Bridal Shop (publication: March 2021). When Larisa Pearl returns to her small seaside hometown in Massachusetts to manage her beloved great aunt’s estate, she’s a bit of an emotional mess. When she passes by the window of The Little French Bridal Shop, a beautiful ivory satin wedding gown catches her eye… Now, to the delight of everyone in town, Larisa is planning her wedding. The only thing missing is the groom. How did this happen? All she did was try on a dress and let her fantasy take flight. Lost in a web of her own lies, Larisa must first face some difficult truths, including her mother’s fragile future, before she can embrace her family, straighten out her life, and open her heart to finding love.
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 Jennifer Dupee is a member of our wonderful community of over 125 NovelNetwork authors available to meet with small groups via video chat. To schedule a book club visit with Jennifer or any of our authors, visit NovelNetwork.
Greer Macallister’s debut novel The Magician’s Lie was a USA Today bestseller, an Indie Next pick, and a Target Book Club selection. Her novels Girls in Disguise and Woman 99 were inspired by pioneering 19th-century private detective Kate Warne and fearless journalist Nellie Bly, respectively. A regular contributor to Writer Unboxed and the Chicago Review of Books, Greer lives with her family in Washington, DC.
Her new book, The Arctic Fury, named an Indie Next and Library Reads pick, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, is set against the unforgiving backdrop of one of the world’s most inhospitable locations, and uses the true story of Lady Jane Franklin’s tireless attempts to find her husband’s lost expedition as a jumping-off point to spin a tale of bravery, intrigue, perseverance and hope.
Eccentric Lady Jane Franklin makes an outlandish offer to adventurer Virginia Reeve: take a dozen women, trek into the Arctic, and find her husband’s lost expedition. Four parties have failed to find him, and Lady Franklin wants a radical new approach: put the women in charge. A year later, Virginia stands trial for murder. Survivors of the expedition willing to publicly support her sit in the front row. There are only five. What happened out there on the ice?
Karen White is the New York Times bestselling author of 27 books, with almost two million books in print in fifteen different languages, including the Tradd Street series, Dreams of Falling, The Night the Lights Went Out, Flight Patterns, The Sound of Glass, A Long Time Gone, and The Time Between. She is the coauthor of All the Ways We Said Goodbye, The Glass Ocean and The Forgotten Room with New York Times bestselling authors Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig.
She grew up in London but now lives with her husband near Atlanta, Georgia. When not writing, Karen spends her time reading, singing, and avoiding cooking.
In her next book, The Last Night in London, to be released in April 2021, Karen weaves a captivating story of friendship, love, and betrayal that moves between war-torn London during the Blitz and the present day.
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 Karen White is a member of our wonderful community of over 125 NovelNetwork authors available to meet with small groups via video chat. To schedule a book club visit with Karen or any of our authors, visit NovelNetwork.
To attend the Half-Time Show, simply purchase one of the event options below, and we will send you a Zoom invite for the applicable author panel and “Author’s Got Talent” half-time show three days prior to the event.
We know “Authors Got Talent.” We see it everyday on the pages of their books. But did you know that these incredibly talented writers also have “hidden” talents that you may not necessarily know about? Did you know that one of our featured authors used to be a competitive ballroom dancer? Did you know that a few of them are incredible singers? Since this wouldn’t be a “Super Book” Adventure without a half-time show, we have recruited a handful of authors to briefly perform for their adoring fans. You won’t want to miss this fun opportunity to get to know some of your favorite authors in an entirely different light!
To attend the Team ABTB Europe West, simply purchase one or more of the featured authors’ books below and we will send you a Zoom invite for this panel three days prior to the event.
Pam Jenoff is the author of numerous books, including The Kommandant’s Girl, which was an international bestseller and nominated for a Quill award. She attended George Washington University and Cambridge University in England, after which she accepted an appointment as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, allowing her to help the families of Pan Am Flight 103 victims.
Following her work at the Pentagon, Pam moved to the State Department, developing expertise in Polish-Jewish relations and the Holocaust. Pam left the Foreign Service in 1998 to attend law school and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and three children.
In her most recent novel, The Lost Girls of Paris, set in 1946 Manhattan, Grace Healey is rebuilding her life after losing her husband. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal, she finds an abandoned suitcase. Unable to resist her curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs – each of a different woman. Grace impulsively takes the suitcase and learns that it belonged to the leader of a ring of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself on a daring mission overseas.
Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of six novels, including The Good Girl, Pretty Baby, Don’t You Cry, Every Last Lie, and When the Lights Go Out. A former high school history teacher, Mary lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children.
Her first novel was an Indie Next pick in August of 2014, received a Strand Critics Nomination for Best First Novel and was a nominee in the Goodreads Choice Awards in Debut Goodreads Author and in Mystery & Thriller for 2014. Mary’s novels have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold over two million copies worldwide.
In her most recent novel, The Other Mrs., Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to small-town Maine when their neighbor, Morgan Baines, is found dead in her home. The murder rocks their tiny coastal island, but no one is more shaken than Sadie, who is terrified by the thought of a killer in her very own backyard. As the eyes of suspicion turn toward the new family in town, Sadie is drawn deeper into the mystery of Morgan’s death. But Sadie must be careful, for the more she discovers about Mrs. Baines, the more she begins to realize just how much she has to lose if the truth ever comes to light.
Susan Meissner is a USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction with more than half a million books in print in 15 languages. She is an author, speaker and writing workshop leader with a background in community journalism.
Her novels include The Last Year of the War, named to Real Simple magazine’s list of best books for 2019; As Bright as Heaven, which earned a starred review in Library Journal; Secrets of Charmed Life, a Goodreads finalist for Best Historical Fiction 2015; and A Fall of Marigolds, named to Booklist’s Top Ten Women’s Fiction titles for 2014. A California native, she lives in San Diego.
Her new novel, The Nature of Fragile Things, coming on February 8, 2021, explores the bonds of friendship and mother love, and the power of female solidarity. 1905 – Sophie Whalen is a young Irish immigrant so anxious to get out of a Manhattan tenement that she answers a San Francisco widower’s mail-order bride ad. Sophie quickly develops deep affection for Kat, his silent five-year-old daughter. Even so, something about her hastily manufactured happiness isn’t right. Then one early-spring evening a year later, a stranger at the door sets in motion a transforming chain of events. Sophie discovers hidden ties to two other women. The fates of these three women intertwine on the eve of the devastating earthquake, thrusting them onto a perilous journey that will test their resiliency and resolve and, ultimately, their belief that love can overcome fear.
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 Susan Meissner is a member of our wonderful community of over 125 NovelNetwork authors available to meet with small groups via video chat. To schedule a book club visit with Susan or any of our authors, visit NovelNetwork.
Mark Sullivan is the acclaimed author of 18 novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Private series, which he writes with James Patterson. Mark has received numerous awards for his writing, including the WHSmith Fresh Talent Award, and his works have been named a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. He grew up in Medfield, Massachusetts, and worked as a volunteer in the Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa. An avid skier and adventurer, he lives with his wife in Bozeman, Montana, where he remains grateful for the miracle of every moment.
His #1 bestselling Beneath a Scarlet Sky is based on the true story of a forgotten hero, the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours. Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager, but when his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.
In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier—a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich’s most mysterious and powerful commanders. Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share.
Every team needs great cheerleaders, and our three featured teams are lucky to have the support of three superstar bookstagramers! Michelle, Lisa and Jaymi love all things book-related, so who better to rally readers to attend Super Book II, create buzz around our event and their team of authors, and stand on the sidelines and do what they do best: get people excited about books! Meet our Team Cheerleaders below, and make sure to follow them on social media to get all the latest book news!
The ABTB Europe bookstagram cheerleader is Michelle. Michelle is the dynamic cheerleader for authors and books. She is a neuroscience nurse and educator by day, and a book bragger by night. She loves talking and making noise about the books she enjoys, and loves nothing more than connecting readers to their perfect read.
Follow her at @nurse_bookie.
The Team ABTB East bookstagram cheerleader is Lisa, a special needs school bus driver and a lifelong book lover. She is passionate about helping authors and publishers promote their books and loves to create beautiful book photos. Lisa and her husband, Jeff, have his and hers libraries in their tiny house and love to visit indie bookstores together. Some of her favorite genres are historical mysteries, romantic comedies, and thrillers.
Follow her at @booksloveandunderstanding.
The Team ABTB West bookstagram cheerleader is Jaymi, a book blogger and Little Free Library steward. She loves meeting authors and other readers and going to bookish events. Her passion is supporting authors by reading and reviewing newly released titles and connecting book lovers around the world. Some of her favorite genres are nonfiction, historical fiction, romance and suspense thrillers.
Follow her at @theocbookgirl.