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The Subway Girls Brunch Adventure

August 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am PDT

About the Event

Join us as we celebrate critically acclaimed author Susie Schnall‘s newest book, The Subway Girls, a charming story of two strong women, a generation apart, who find themselves up against the same eternal struggle to find an impossible balance between love, happiness, and ambition.

If you love fun, food, and literature as much as we do, you won’t want to miss this fabulous Adventure. At one of Carlsbad’s coolest wine spots, Ignite Bistro, we will feast on a delicious brunch buffet while we listen to Susie discuss new newest novel and the inspiration behind it with bestselling author Liz Fenton. And just to make it better, Ignite Bistro is offering a special $13.50 pricing for bottomless mimosas during our event (2 hour limit).

Your Adventure includes a generous brunch buffet, soft beverage, tax, gratuity, author talk, book signing, and the chance to meet the authors up-close and personal in a fun and tantalizing setting.

About the Authors

Susie Orman Schnall is the author of three novels: Her thought-provoking debut, On Grace (2014, SparkPress), is about turning 40. The Balance Project (2015, SparkPress), is about work-life balance and was inspired by The Balance Project interview series she started in 2014. And The Subway Girls (2018, St. Martin’s Press), is historical fiction about the fascinating Miss Subways advertising program.

Susie’s writing has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, POPSUGAR, Writer’s Digest, and Glamour. She is also a frequent speaker at women’s groups, corporations, and book clubs about her novels and work-life balance.

Susie grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and now lives just outside of New York City with her husband and their three sons who play ball in the house.

The Subway Girls: In 1949, dutiful and ambitious Charlotte’s dream of a career in advertising is shattered when her father demands she help out with the family business. Meanwhile, Charlotte is swept into the glamorous world of the Miss Subways beauty contest, which promises irresistible opportunities with its Park Avenue luster and local fame status. But when her new friend―the intriguing and gorgeous fellow-participant Rose―does something unforgivable, Charlotte must make a heart-wrenching decision that will change the lives of those around her forever.

Nearly 70 years later, outspoken advertising executive Olivia is pitching the NYC subways account in a last ditch effort to save her job at an advertising agency. When the charismatic boss she’s secretly in love with pits her against her misogynistic nemesis, Olivia’s urgent search for the winning strategy leads her to the historic Miss Subways campaign. As the pitch date closes in on her, Olivia finds herself dealing with a broken heart, an unlikely new love interest, and an unexpected personal connection to Miss Subways that could save her job―and her future

Liz Fenton is the author (along with best friend Lisa Steinke) of the suspense novel, The Good Widow, published by Lake Union. The dynamic duo have also published three women’s fiction novels with Simon & Schuster/Atria Books. Your Perfect Life is a hilarious and heartwarming story of two childhood best friends who switch bodies at their twenty-year high school reunion. The Status of All Things is a cautionary tale of a woman who realizes she can change the course of her entire life by what she writes in her Facebook status. And The Year We Turned Forty follows three women who get the chance to relive the year they turned forty, a year they each made decisions that altered the course of their lives.

For Book Clubs

Susie and Liz are just two of the many authors who are NovelNetwork™ members! Through this innovative new program, you and your book club can schedule a meeting with authors, in person or via video chat, in preparation for this exciting event or if you are unable to attend the event! Or, maybe you’ll remember questions after the event that you forgot to ask and need to connect with them to tie up all those loose ends! All this is possible through NovelNetwork™! Click Here for more information and to sign up (it’s FREE for book clubs to register)!

NovelNetwork™ is a global space dedicated to connecting authors with avid readers, an expanded professional network, and published peers.  NovelNetwork™ was created to help authors find more innovative ways to connect with readers and promote their books to wider audiences.



August 18, 2018
11:00 am PDT
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Ignite Bistro
6996 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92009 United States