A Thousand Steps: a Fireside Virtual 1970’s Adventure
January 5, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST$5.00 – $31.50
About the Event
Step back in time with us into the Age of Aquarius, where peace, love, and enlightenment, as well as hippies, drugs, and war defined an era. Our Thousand Steps 1970’s Virtual Adventure features New York Times bestselling and three-time Edgar award-winning author T. Jefferson Parker in an exciting pre-launch event on the new storytelling platform Fireside, where you can converse live on our virtual stage with Jeff about his beguiling thriller and coming-of-age novel, A Thousand Steps.
To join our virtual event on the exciting new storytelling platform, Fireside, simply purchase a book below and we will send you a private VIP link to attend the virtual event. If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can be part of the virtual audience to chat live with Patti. With other devices, you can still listen live to the broadcast.
Your Adventure includes a hardcover copy of A Thousand Steps, tax, shipping within the U.S. and Canada, a live Fireside chat with T. Jefferson Parker, and Q&A.
About the Author and Book
T. Jefferson Parker is the bestselling author of 23 crime novels, including Edgar Award-winners Silent Joe and California Girl. Jeff was born in L.A. and grew up in Southern California. He studied English at UC Irvine and worked as a newspaper reporter for five years while writing his first book, Laguna Heat, on evenings and weekends. HBO made Laguna Heat into one of its first original television movies in 1987.
Although the “T” is part of his legal name it does not stand for a name. It is a decorative initial put there by his parents, who once told him they thought T. Jefferson Parker would look good on the White House door. Parker lives in north San Diego County, and enjoys fishing, hiking, and just about anything outdoors.
His latest novel, A Thousand Steps, is set in Laguna Beach, California, in 1968. The Age of Aquarius is in full swing. Timothy Leary is a rock star. LSD is God. Folks from all over are flocking to Laguna, seeking peace, love, and enlightenment. Matt Antony is just trying to get by. Matt is sixteen, broke, and never sure where his next meal is coming from. Mom’s a stoner, his deadbeat dad is a no-show, his brother’s fighting in Nam . . . and his big sister Jazz has just gone missing. The cops figure she’s just another runaway hippie chick, enjoying a summer of love, but Matt doesn’t believe it. Not after another missing girl turns up dead on the beach.
All Matt really wants to do is get his driver’s license and ask out the girl he’s been crushing on since fourth grade, yet it’s up to him to find his sister. But in a town where the cops don’t trust the hippies and the hippies don’t trust the cops, uncovering what’s really happened to Jazz is going to force him to grow up fast. If it’s not already too late…
We are thrilled to announce that Adventures by the Book has been invited to host a literary series on Fireside which will include book discussions, author talks, book clubs, special presentations, and much more. 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!
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.