We are excited to announce our partnership with the Newburyport Literary Festival and A Mighty Blaze for the launch of Beach Reads Bingo: A Virtual Adventure! If you are already familiar with our popular Southern California series that features NovelNetwork® authors, you will understand why we receive so many requests to expand the program nationwide. Pivoting to virtual events has made this not only possible, but offers up fun opportunities for exciting partnerships, participation by more of our over 125 book club favorite authors, and space to accommodate many more readers!
The launch event features New York Times bestselling authors Karen White and Sarah McCoy, bestselling author Renee Rosen, and debut novelists Nicola Harrison and Katherine St. John in conversation with A Mighty Blaze media producer Jenna Paone and Adventures by the Book® and NovelNetwork® founder Susan McBeth. As they transport you virtually to your favorite beach with their fun beach-reads books, envision yourself surrounded by azure skies, ocean-kissed breezes, and soft sand between your toes,
While this event is free, your purchase of a book(s) below (to be shipped to you within the U.S.) provides much-needed support to these authors whose book tours and events have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
Your Adventure includes a book discussion with all five authors, a virtual game of Beach Reads Bingo, Q&A, and the opportunity to meet the authors via Zoom. Books may be ordered below for shipping within the U.S. and will include a signed bookplate. See below for registration information.
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, The Night the Lights Went Out, Flight Patterns, The Sound of Glass, A Long Time Gone, and The Time Between. She is the co-author 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.
Raised in a house full of brothers, Karen’s love of books and strong female characters first began in the third grade when the local librarian issued her a library card and placed The Secret of the Old Clock, a Nancy Drew Mystery, in her hands. Karen’s roots run deep in the South where many of her novels are set. Her intricate plot lines and compelling characters charm and captivate readers with just the right mix of family drama, mystery, intrigue and romance. She grew up in London but now lives with her husband near Atlanta, Georgia.
In Dreams of Falling, Karen crafts evocative relationships in this contemporary women’s fiction novel, set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, about lifelong friends who share a devastating secret.
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Sarah McCoy is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of Marilla of Green Gables, The Mapmaker’s Children, The Baker’s Daughter, a 2012 Goodreads Choice Award Best Historical Fiction nominee, The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico, the novella “The Branch of Hazel” in Grand Central, and Le souffle des feuilles et des promesses, a French exclusive title.
Sarah’s work has been featured in Real Simple, The Millions, Your Health Monthly, Huffington Post and other publications. She has taught English writing at Old Dominion University and at the University of Texas at El Paso.The daughter of an Army officer, her family was stationed in Germany during her childhood. After a decade in El Paso, Texas, she now lives with her husband, an orthopedic sports surgeon at Wake Forest, and their dog, Gilbert, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Marilla of Green Gables is the bold, heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables…before Anne: A marvelously entertaining and moving historical novel, set in rural Prince Edward Island in the nineteenth century, that imagines the young life of spinster Marilla Cuthbert, and the choices that will open her life to the possibility of heartbreak—and unimaginable greatness.
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Renee Rosen is the bestselling author of historical fiction. Her novels include Windy City Blues, White Collar Girl, What the Lady Wants, and Dollface, as well as the young adult novel, Every Crooked Pot.
Renee is a native of Akron, Ohio, and a graduate of The American University in Washington D.C. She now lives in Chicago where she is at work on a new novel, The Social Graces, a story about Mrs. Astor and Mrs. Vanderbilt vying for control of New York society during the Gilded Age.
Mad Men meets The Devil Wears Prada as Renee Rosen draws readers into Park Avenue Summer and the glamorous New York City of 1965 and Cosmopolitan magazine, where a brazen new editor-in-chief, Helen Gurley Brown, shocks America and saves a dying publication by daring to talk to women about all things off-limits…
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Originally from Hampshire, England, Nicola Harrison moved to California when she was 14. She studied Literature at UCLA and received an MFA in creative writing at Stony Brook University. She is a member of The Writers Room and has short stories published in The Southampton Review and Glimmer Train as well as articles in Los Angeles Magazine and Orange Coast Magazine.
Nicola was also the fashion and style staff writer for Forbes and had a weekly column at Lucky Magazine, and is the founder of a personal styling business, Harrison Style. She has spent many summers in Montauk and currently lives in Manhattan with her husband, two sons and two chihuahuas.
Montauk is Nicola’s captivating debut novel that brings to life the glamour and romance of a summer by the sea with the story of a woman torn between the life she chose and the life she desires…
To schedule a book club visit with Nicola or any of our authors on NovelNetwork:
Katherine St. John is a native of Mississippi and graduate of the University of Southern California. Over the years Katherine has worked as an actress, screenwriter, director, photographer, producer, singer-songwriter, legal assistant, bartender-waitress, yoga instructor, real estate agent, and travel coordinator . . . but finds she likes writing novels best. Katherine currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.
In The Lion’s Den, her debut novel to be released on June 30, 2020, a dream vacation on a luxurious yacht turns deadly in this pulse-pounding beach read and perfect book club pick about glamour, friendship, romance, and betrayal on the Riviera. The New York Times bestselling author of The Help, Kathryn Stockett describes it as “irresistibly wicked.”
To schedule a book club visit with Katherine or any of our authors on NovelNetwork:
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, Sarah McCoy, Renee Rosen, Nicola Harrison, and Katherine St. John are all members of our wonderful community of over 125 NovelNetwork authors available to meet with small groups via video chat.
NovelNetwork is the nation’s first and only match(dot)com for authors and book clubs to find each other, so check it out today. Book clubs join for free and gain access to our database of dozens of authors, from NYT and international bestsellers, to debut authors, cookbook authors, mystery and non-fiction authors, and representing various regions of the United States, and even Alaska and Hawaii, all of whom want to meet with you!
To schedule a visit with Karen, Sarah, Renee, Nicola, Katherine or any of our authors, join FOR FREE here.
This event is free and open to the public (on a first-come, first-served basis); however, registration at this link is necessary in order to receive Zoom invite and to receive your virtual bingo card. Your purchase of a book(s) below offers support to these authors whose book tours and events have been cancelled. Book prices below include shipping within the U.S. and will include signed bookplates.
Founded by international and New York Times bestselling authors Jenna Blum and Caroline Leavitt, A Mighty Blaze has established a powerful social media initiative for authors whose tours have been canceled by Covid-19 so they can still reach their readers—and so readers have a place to go every week to find and buy new books. Your purchase of a book(s) below offers support to these authors whose book tours and events have been cancelled. Book prices below include shipping within the U.S. and will include signed bookplates.