It’s kickoff time (yes, we are back live and in-person this year)! No, we aren’t talking about Super Bowl weekend; we are talking about Super Book III, and you are invited!! Purchase your ticket soon to take advantage of special early bird rates, or to give as a perfect holiday gift this season for the literary lover in your life.
Join our team of 20 renowned authors who will give book enthusiasts and reading fans the experience of a lifetime, complete with national anthem, special half-time presentation, four quarters of excitement, and crowd-pleasing food, scheduled to take place in the beautiful Special Events Room of the San Diego Central Library, overlooking San Diego Bay, on Saturday, February 26, 2022. And of course, no Adventure by the Book would be complete without lots of excitement and fun. Your ticket includes:
*To reserve your discounted room(s) at Hotel Indigo, click on this link or call 1-888-465-4329 and ask for the Adventures by the Book discounted group rate. Limited availability so reserve soon.
Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event or preorder copies through The Library Shop at the San Diego Central Library for delivery and signing at the event. And to pre-order books that publish after Super Book, see tickets below or preorder copies here.
Only books purchased at the event or pre-purchased through The Library Shop will be eligible for signing at the event.
Cara Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 19 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, which is set in Paris. Her riveting novel, Murder at the Porte de Versailles, is the 20th installment of the Aimée Leduc series and entangles Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc in a dangerous web of international spycraft and terrorist threats in Paris’s 15th arrondissement.
Jeffrey Blount is the award-winning author of 3 novels and an Emmy award-winning television director. In his latest novel, The Emancipation of Evan Walls, it is June 1968 and the Civil Rights movement is winding down after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. Evan is ten years old and, in the jargon of the times, young, gifted and black. In the presence of his parents and a summer porch gathering of their friends, he makes a startling declaration. From that moment on, the central question of his life is born. Is he black enough?
Marie Bostwick is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 19 uplifting works of historical and contemporary fiction. Her latest novel, The Restoration of Celia Fairchild, is an unforgettable novel of secrets revealed, laughter released, creativity rediscovered, and waves of wisdom. Evvie Drake Starts Over meets The Friday Night Knitting Club in this wise and witty novel about a fired advice columnist who discovers lost and found family members in Charleston.
Jennifer Coburn is a USA Today bestselling author. Her latest novel, Cradles of the Reich, is a historical novel about three very different women living at a Nazi Lebensborn breeding home at the start of World War ll, inspired by the true and largely untold stories of the Lebensborn program, Himmler’s state-supported homes housing young women whose sole purpose was to give birth to pure-blooded Aryan children, to be raised by SS families as future leaders of new Nazi Germany.
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Diana Giovinazzo is an author and the co-creator of Wine, Women and Words, a weekly literary podcast, and she is also active as the vice president of the Los Angeles chapter of the Women’s National Book Association. Bursting with intrigue, adventure, and romance, Antoinette’s Sister expertly brings to life one of history’s most formidable European monarchs: a woman who upended societal conventions for the betterment of her people as Queen of Naples, and who courageously lived—and loved—on her own terms.
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Nancy Goldstone has a passion for medieval history and old and rare books. She is the author most recently of three works of non-fiction examining the role of high-born women in the Middle Ages: The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc, Four Queens, and The Lady Queen. Her latest novel, In the Shadow of the Empress: The Defiant Lives of Maria Theresa, Mother of Marie Antoinette, and Her Daughters is the vibrant, sprawling saga of Empress Maria Theresa—one of the most renowned women rulers in history—and three of her extraordinary daughters, including Marie Antoinette, the doomed queen of France.
Karen Grassle is an author and American actress, known for her role as Caroline Ingalls in the NBC television drama series Little House on the Prairie. In her candid memoir Bright Lights, Prairie Dust, Grassle reveals her journey to succeed as an actress even as she struggles to overcome depression, combat her own dependence on alcohol, and find true love. With humor and hard-won wisdom, Grassle takes readers on an inspiring journey through the political turmoil on ’60s campuses, on to studies with some of the most celebrated artists at the famed London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and ultimately behind the curtains of Broadway stages and storied Hollywood sets.
Gervais Hagerty worked as a news reporter and producer for both radio and television broadcasts. In 2013, she earned her M.B.A. from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and soon after became a professor teaching Leadership Communications. Gervais’s compelling debut novel, In Polite Company, allows readers a fascinating glimpse into an elite Southern society trying to hold onto age-old traditions and values in a rapidly changing world.
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Naomi Hirahara is an Edgar Award-winning author of multiple traditional mystery series and noir short stories. Set in 1944 Chicago, Naomi’s eye-opening and poignant new mystery, Clark and Division, is the story of a young woman searching for the truth about her revered older sister’s death. This story brings to focus the struggles of one Japanese American family released from mass incarceration at Manzanar during World War II.
Elise Hooper spent several years writing for television and online news outlets before getting a MA and teaching high-school literature and history. Inspired by the extraordinary true stories of World War II’s American Army nurses famously known as the Angels of Bataan and the unsung contributions of Filipinas of the resistance, her latest novel Angels of the Pacific transports readers to a remarkable era of hope, bravery, perseverance, and ultimately victory.
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Alka Joshi has a BA from Stanford University and an MFA from California College of the Arts. She ran her own advertising and PR agency for 30 years. Her first novel, The Henna Artist, was a Reese Witherspoon book club selection and is currently in development for a Netflix series. In New York Times bestselling author Alka Joshi’s intriguing new novel, The Secret Keeper of Jaipur, henna artist Lakshmi arranges for her protégé, Malik, to intern at the Jaipur Palace in this tale rich in character, atmosphere, and lavish storytelling.
Susan Meissner is a USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction with more than three-quarters of a million books in print in eighteen languages. In her novel, The Nature of Fragile Things, it’s April 18, 1906: A massive earthquake rocks San Francisco just before daybreak, igniting a devouring inferno. Lives are lost, lives are shattered, but some rise from the ashes forever changed. This gripping novel is about the bonds of friendship and mother love, and the power of female solidarity.
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Jacquelyn Mitchard is the New York Times bestselling author of 22 novels for adults and teenagers, and was the first author ever featured on Oprah’s Book Club. Her gripping, emotionally charged novel, The Good Son, is about a mother who must help her son after he is convicted of a devastating murder. Three years later, he’s released to a world that refuses to let him move on. If there is so much she never knew about her own son, what other secrets has she yet to uncover—especially about the night Belinda died?
Kate Quinn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. She attended Boston University where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Voice. Her latest novel, The Diamond Eye, is an unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet librarian who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper. In the snowbound city of Kiev, wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son until Hitler’s invasion of Russia sends her on a different path.
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Rebecca Rosenberg is an award-winning novelist, champagne geek, and lavender farmer. In her novel, Champagne Widows, based on the true story of Veuve (the widow) Cliquot, 20-year-old Barbe-Nicole inherited Le Nez (an uncanny sense of smell) from her great-grandfather, a renowned champagne maker. Her parents see Le Nez as a curse and try to marry her off to an unsuspecting suitor. But Barbe-Nicole is determined to use Le Nez to make great champagne.
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Bryn Turnbull is a writer of historical fiction and holds a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the University of St. Andrews and a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from McGill University. Her sweeping novel, The Last Grand Duchess, takes readers behind palace walls to see the end of Imperial Russia through the eyes of Olga Nikolaevna Romanov, the first daughter of the last tsar.
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Heather Webb is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of 7 historical novels, including Rodin’s Lover, a Goodread’s Top Pick, and the award-winning Last Christmas in Paris. Heather’s new solo novel, The Next Ship Home, is inspired by true events and reveals the dark secrets of Ellis Island as two unlikely friends challenge a corrupt system, altering their fate and the lives of the immigrants that come after them.
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Karen White is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 29 books, including the beloved Tradd Street series. In her blockbuster historical novel, The Last Night in London, Karen weaves a captivating story of friendship, love, and betrayal that moves between war-torn London during the Blitz and the present day. Filled with intrigue, spies, secrets, romance, friendships, and betrayals, The Last Night in London will captivate you right up until the last page.
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Beatriz Williams is the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author of Our Woman in Moscow, and several other works of historical fiction, including 3 novels in collaboration with fellow bestselling authors Karen White and Lauren Willig. In her novel, The Wicked Widow, Gin Kelly, the wicked redhead, is back! What ugly secrets lurk in the opulent enclaves—and bank accounts–of America’s richest families? And can two determined women from two different generations thwart the murderous legacy of the demon liquor?
Tracey Enerson Wood is a USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction including The Engineer’s Wife, a novel of the Brooklyn Bridge. While working as a Registered Nurse, starting her own Interior Design company, raising two children, and bouncing around the world as a military wife, she indulged in her passion as a playwright, screenwriter and novelist. In The War Nurse, based on the true story of pioneering WWI nurse Julia Stimson, readers are transported to early 20th century France, where a band of medical professionals struggles to meet the ever-changing demands of a war zone.
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