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Author Lineup

2023 - 2024 FALL WINTER FESTIVAL

Victoria is the creator behind BiblioLifestyle, host of The Reader's Couch podcast and the event organizer for the Epigraph Literary Festival.

Speaker Lineup

Martina is a Self-Love Coach, Course Creator, Author and Founder of the Self-Love Maven Magazine. She empowers women to accept and respect their bodies at any size.

Didi is an avid reader, a book club leader (Normandy Book Club and The Read Soul Lit Book Club) blogger and podcaster.

Lisa is the Co-Host of The Friends and Fiction Official book club and a correspondent for nicegirlstv.com.

Brenda Gardner is co-host of the Friends & Fiction Official Book Club and has been a lover of books and libraries since childhood.

Francine, aka the Organised Crafterbrain, is a crafter and bookworm who lives in France with her husband and son.

meet LISA
meet DIDI
meet martina
meet victoria
MEET FRANCINE
MEET BRENDA

Heather is the owner and editor of Book Club Chat. She combines her love for fiction and journalism to write book club questions, reviews, book lists and author Q&As. 

Kaylee is a Florida reader, mother of small girls (send help), proud PenGwyns and breast cancer rocker!

Amanda is an avid reader of literary fiction, memoirs, true crime, and maybe one romance. She spends her time freezing in a hockey rink watching her three boys play.

meet HEATHER
MEET amanda
MEET KAYLEE

2023 - 2024 FALL WINTER FESTIVAL

Leighellen is a photographer, philanthropist, and mom known in the bookworld as Momma Leighellens Book Nook and host of @bookfriendsbookclub.

Missy is an army spouse and mom who you can usually find with with a book, paintbrush or camera in her hand. She is a blogger and cohosts the popular online book club @bookfriendsbookclub 

Kelly is a bookstagrammer, cohost of the Chapters and Chats Book Club + guest on the Thoughts From A Page Podcast. She has 3 young boys and firmly believes that naptime is for novels.

meet kelly
MEET missy
MEET LEIGHELLEN

Sherri is the marketing director at Zibby Books. She loves talking about her personal book recommendations on Bookstagram and currently lives in Virginia with her husband and daughters. 

MEET SHERRI

Festival Day 1

Season's Readings: Unwrapping Books Set in the Holidays

06:00 - 07:00 PM ET

THURS. SEPT 21ST

Join Lisa and Brenda as they chat about some of their favorite holiday-themed books that will get you in the festive spirit, with pop-ins from authors Mary Kay Andrews & Annie England Noblin.

CHARACTER DRIVEN
LITERARY FICTION BOOKS

07:00 - 07:45 PM ET

THURS. SEPT 21ST

Meet authors Jean Kwok, Jardine Libaire, Lola Akinmade Åkerström, Eliza Clark, Lauryn Chamberlain, Michelle Wildgen and Daniel Sweren-Becker, and learn about their new books!

IT'S A Spooky & Witchy happy hour

08:00 - 09:30 PM ET

THURS. SEPT 21ST

Join Amanda and Kaylee with a cocktail or mocktail, and let's talk about some spooky and witchy books. Join the fun, get recommendations, and vote for which books they'll read next.

Festival Day 2

Unlock total body freedom with the Self-Love Maven Movement

06:00 - 07:00 PM ET

fri. SEPT 22ND

Join Martina as she guides you through the 7 key elements of cultivating a life that embraces and celebrates your body just as it is in this moment. Happiness is not found within a number on the scale. Join the Self-Love Maven Movement!

immersing ourselves in HISTORICAL FICTION

07:00 - 07:45 PM ET

FRI. SEPT 22ND

Meet authors AJ Pearce, Asha Lemmie, Katherine Vaz, Margaret Meyer, Christine Wells, Alice Sherman Simpson and Heather Morris, and learn about their books!

Hidden Gems
Happy Hour

08:00 - 09:30 PM ET

FRI. SEPT 22ND

Grab the drink of your choice and join Kelly & Sherri as they share under-the-radar books that are true reading treasures, with pop-ins from authors Jane Delury & Meg Tady.

Festival Day 3

ALL ABOUT MYSTERIES, SUSPENSE & THRILLERS

10:00 - 10:45 AM ET

SAT. SEPT 23RD

Meet authors Nina Simon, Nishita Parekh, Amber and Danielle Brown, Wendy Walker, Gytha Lodge, Halley Sutton, Lucy Clarke, Caz Frear and learn about their books!

Making Holiday Joy: Decorating, Entertaining, and Gifting with Crafts

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 23RD

Francine will share how to get prepared for the Holidays (from Halloween to New Year's Eve) with checklists, planners etc, plus crafty ideas for things to make and give. 

IT'S A Bestsellers and Buzzy Books BRUNCH: The Ones Worth Your Time

12:00 - 01:00 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 23RD

Join Heather with a cocktail or mocktail for a fun bookish brunch discussion about bestsellers, buzzy books and the ones that are worth your time.

captivating & page-turning nonfiction & memoirs

01:00 pM - 01:45 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 23RD

Meet authors Sarah Brown, Nikki Vargas, Paula Ramón, Eli Rallo, Rosa Lowinger, Raj Tawney and learn about their new books!

Cheers to New Beginnings: A Discussion on Debut Works

02:00 - 03:00 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 23RD

Join Didi for a lively discussion to delve into some captivating debut novels that she would highly recommend.  From emerging and established authors, discover some great debut works.

FALLING INTO
ROMANCE books

03:00 - 3:45 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 23RD

Meet authors Sarah Hawley, Bethany Turner, Holly Cassidy, Julie Tieu, Erin La Rosa, Dylan Newton and learn about their new books!

Book Friends Book Club winter wonderland Happy Hour

04:00 - 05:30 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 23RD

Join Missy and Leighellen with a cocktail or mocktail as they chat about books that capture the magic of winter, from snow-covered landscapes to festive cheer with pop-ins from authors Patti Callahan Henry & Ethan Joella.

Book Lists

We hosted our 2023 - 2024 Fall Winter event from Thursday, September 21st, to Saturday, September 23rd, 2023.  These are all the books from the authors who participated at the festival.

2023 - 2024 FALL WINTER FESTIVAL

BOOKSHOP LIST

AMAZON LIST

Author Lineup

2023 SPRING SUMMER FESTIVAL

Victoria is the creator behind BiblioLifestyle and the event organizer for the Epigraph Literary Festival.

Speaker Lineup

Laura is a voracious romance reader and new audiobook listener. She hosts the What to Read Next Podcast, a daily show full of book recommendations.

 Becca is the author of The Clarity Journal. She helps readers get back in touch with what they want from their life and reclaim their unique path.

Becky is an avid reader and an obsessive coffee drinker. She is the creative force behind the Bookcase and Coffee Blog, and Buzzing about Romance Podcast.

Chelsea is a life long lover of of mysteries and thrillers. She is the founder of Thrillers by the Bookclub and hosts a thriller podcast.

Olivia is a long-time lover of thrillers, mysteries, and true crime stories. She is the co-host for Thrillers by the Bookclub Podcast.

meet becky
meet becca
meet LAURA
meet victoria
MEET olivia
MEET chelsea

Lauren inspires women to reinvent their passion for the home, have fun in the kitchen, and feel at ease while entertaining.

Amanda is an avid reader of literary fiction, memoirs, true crime, and maybe one romance. She spends her time freezing in a hockey rink watching her three boys play.

Kaylee is a Florida reader, mother of small girls (send help), proud PenGwyns and breast cancer rocker!

meet lauren
MEET KAYLEE
MEET amanda

2023 SPRING SUMMER FESTIVAL

Peta-Gay is the creator of the #AJournalMood challenge - that encourages everyone to start journaling daily using one word.

Heather is the owner and editor of Book Club Chat. She combines her love for fiction and journalism to write book club questions, reviews, book lists and author Q&As. 

Jenna is the co-founder of Be Courageous, that helps individuals and organizations step into their courage all while owning their calm.

Leighellen is a photographer, philanthropist, and mom known in the bookworld as Momma Leighellens Book Nook and host of @bookfriendsbookclub.

Missy is an Army spouse and mom. She is an avid reader and creative spirit. She is a blogger and book club host.

MEET LEIGHELLEN
meet jenna
meet HEATHER
MEET PETA-GAY
MEET MISSY

Festival Day 1

ALL THINGS AUDIOBOOKS
& SELF-CARE

06:00 - 07:00 PM ET

THURS. APRIL 27TH

Laura, Becca and Becky will discuss all things audiobooks and self-care, incorporating audiobooks into your life, plus recommendations and resources for free to low-cost audiobooks.

CHARACTER DRIVEN
LITERARY FICTION BOOKS

07:00 - 07:45 PM ET

THURS. APRIL 27TH

Meet authors Ling Ling Huang, Wiz Wharton, Sarah Cypher, Susie Luo, Haley Jakobson and learn about their new books!

The Best Thrillers You've Never Heard Of happy hour

08:00 - 09:30 PM ET

THURS. APRIL 27TH

Join Chelsea and Olivia hosts of the Thrillers by the Bookclub Podcast to talk all things thrillers and get excellent book recommendations with pop ins from special guests.

Festival Day 2

Recipes and Entertaining Ideas from THE MODERN HIPPIE TABLe

06:00 - 07:00 PM ET

fri. april 28th

Lauren will teach us how to have fun in the kitchen and feel at ease while entertaining, plus share recipes and menu ideas that would be great for book club, girl's night in, family visiting, and memorial weekend.

immersing ourselves in HISTORICAL FICTION

07:00 - 07:45 PM ET

FRI. APRIL 28TH

Meet authors Natasha Lester, Gabriella Saab, Emily France, Katherine A. Sherbrooke, Celia Bell, Bryn Turnbull, Monica Chenault-Kilgore, Annie Lyons, Vanessa Riley and learn about their books!

Spring into Summer Happy Happy Hour

08:00 - 09:30 PM ET

FRI. APRIL 28TH

Join Amanda and Kaylee with a cocktail or mocktail, and let's have a fun bookish battle!  Get recommendations and vote for which books they'll read next.

Festival Day 3

ALL ABOUT
MYSTERIES, SUSPENSE & THRILLERS

10:00 - 10:45 AM ET

SAT. APRIL 29TH

Meet authors Kat Rosenfield, Lexie Elliott, Amulya Malladi, Allison Brennan, Seraphina Nova Glass, Polly Stewart, Katie Garner and learn about their books!

Creative ways
to Journal

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

SAT. APRIL 29TH

Peta-Gay will be teaching a class on journaling, why it's important, different methods, journal prompts and ideas, and how to start daily journaling.

Book Club
Brunch Party

12:00 - 01:00 PM ET

SAT. APRIL 29TH

Join Heather with a cocktail or mocktail for a fun discussion about what makes a good book club book and get recommendations with pop-ins from special guests.

captivating & page-turning nonfiction & memoirs

01:00 pM - 01:45 PM ET

SAT. APRIL 29TH

Meet authors Dr. Renee Alsarraf, Alisha Fernandez Miranda, Sarah Levy, Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton and learn about their books!

How to Move from Chaos to Calm with Jenna Hermans

02:00 - 03:00 PM ET

SAT. APRIL 29TH

Join Jenna to learn about the core principles of efficiency, habits, communication, community, and self-care to guide them toward finding calm in their day-to-day lives.

FALLING
INTO ROMANCE

03:00 - 3:45 PM ET

SAT. APRIL 29TH

Meet authors Becky Chalsen, Taj McCoy, Kristyn J. Miller, Melissa Ferguson, Jenn McKinlay, Jennifer Dugan, Elle Everhart, Rachel Lynn Solomon and learn about their new books!

Book Friends Book Club Happy Hour

04:00 - 05:30 PM ET

SAT. APRIL 29TH

Join Missy and Leighellen with a cocktail or mocktail as they chat about their favorite books this year and the upcoming books they are psyched about reading with pop-ins from special guests.

Book Lists

We hosted our 2023Spring Summer event from Thursday, April 27th, to Saturday, April 29th, 2023.  These are all the books from the authors who participated at the festival.

2023 SPRING SUMMER FESTIVAL

BOOKSHOP LIST

AMAZON LIST

Author Lineup

2022 - 2023 FALL WINTER FESTIVAL

Victoria is the creator behind BiblioLifestyle and the event organizer for the Epigraph Literary Festival.

Speaker Lineup

Olivia is a crafter and romance reader, sharing book reviews and bookish crafts @randomolive on Instagram.

Peta-Gay is the creator of the #AJournalMood challenge - that encourages everyone to start journaling daily using one word.

Alana was born and raised in San Diego, California and the beach is her happy place. She runs the @wellred.bookclub.

KT lives in beautiful San Francisco, California, compares everything to Gone Girl and prefers ebooks to “real” pages.

Amanda is a Mainer, mom of 3 and lover of memoirs, true crime and the literary fiction everyone else hates.

meet alana
meet peta-gay
meet olivia
meet victoria
MEET AMANDA
MEET kt

Kaylee is a Florida reader, mother of small girls (send help), proud PenGwyns and  breast cancer rocker!

Kristin is an avid reader, primarily of thrillers, suspense and historical novels. She is a blogger and book club leader. 

Missy is an Army spouse and mom.  She is an avid reader and creative spirit. She is a blogger and book club host.

meet kaylee
MEET missy
MEET kristin

2022 - 2023 FALL WINTER FESTIVAL

Leighellen is a photographer, philanthropist, and mom known in the bookworld as Momma Leighellens Book Nook and host of @bookfriendsbookclub.

Francine, aka the Organised Crafterbrain, is a crafter and bookworm who lives in France with her husband and son.

Joanna is the Director for the International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club. She is also a writer and artist living in Southern California.

Lisa is the Co-Host of The Friends and Fiction Official book club and a correspondent for nicegirlstv.com.

Brenda Gardner is co-host of the Friends & Fiction Official Book Club and has been a lover of books and libraries since childhood.

Becky is a comedy writer, performer and host of Too Stupid to Live, a podcast that reviews romance novels $5 and under.

meet lisa
meet joanna
meet francine
meet leighellen
MEET BECKY
MEET brenda

Kelly Reynolds is a long-time lover of romance novels, donuts, and yoga pants. She is the host of the Boobies & Noobies podcast.

Allie is a middle school teacher who is a lover of books, history, coffee and Bravo TV.

meet kelly
MEET allie

Festival Day 1

NOVELS WITH THEMES OF FAMILY AND FRIENDSHIP

06:00 - 06:30 PM ET

THURS. SEPT 22ND

Meet authors Rita Cameron, Gretchen Anthony, Jeannie Zusy, Holly Bourne, Vanessa Miller and Kyla Zhao, and learn more about their new books!

HOW TO:MAKE YOUR OWN BOOKMARKS & BOOK LABELS WITH OLIVIA @RANDOMOLIVE

06:30 - 07:00 PM ET

THURS. SEPT 22ND

Olivia will teach a workshop on how to fold and make your corner bookmarks and print your own book labels. Printables will be provided.

FALLING FOR
ROMANCE (PART 1)

07:00 - 07:30 PM ET

THURS. SEPT 22ND

Meet authors Jenny L. Howe, RaeAnne Thayne, Jenny Bayliss, Meryl Wilsner, Pepper Basham, and Sophie Sullivan and learn about their new books!

ALL ABOUT COZY MYSTERIES (PART 1)

07:30 - 08:00 PM ET

THURS. SEPT 22ND

Meet authors Gretchen Rue, Dorothy Howell, Christina Romeril, Raquel V. Reyes, Christin Brecher, and Ann Claire and learn more about their new books!

RED WINE AND THRILLER TIME HAPPY HOUR

08:00 - 09:30 PM ET

THURS. SEPT 22ND

If you love red wine plus mystery and thriller novels, join Alana and KT from WellRed Book Club and special guests Megan Goldin and Ashley Winstead!

Festival Day 2

DIVING INTO LITERARY FICTION & PAGE-TURNING MEMOIRS

06:00 - 06:30 PM ET

FRI. SEPT 23RD

Meet authors Laura Warrell, E.M. Tran, Rebecca Woolf and Jessi Hempel, and learn more about their new books!

JOURNALING FOR BEGINNERS WITH PETA-GAY FROM @COMFYCOZYUP

06:30 - 07:00 PM ET

FRI. SEPT 23RD

Peta-Gay Allen will be teaching a class on journaling, why it's important, different methods, journal prompts and ideas, and how to start daily journaling.

exploring science fiction & fantasy books

07:00 - 07:30 PM ET

FRI. SEPT 23RD

Meet authors Megan Bannen, Andrea Hairston, Laura Anne Gilman, Olivie Blake, and Paige Crutcher and learn about their new books!

Historical
BOOK Hangover

07:30 - 08:30 PM ET

FRI. SEPT 23RD

Leighellen, Kristin, and Missy will discuss the historical fiction books that gave them a book hangover with special guests Kristin Beck and Susan Meissner.

Best of Summer bookish HAPPY HOUR

08:30 - 09:30 PM ET

FRI. SEPT 23RD

Join Amanda and Kaylee with a cocktail or mocktail, and let's talk about all the best books you read this summer!

Festival Day 3

BOOK COLLECTING FOR BEGINNERS WITH VICTORIA WOOD

10:00 - 10:30 AM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

In this session, you will learn practical tips on how to get started in book collecting, from finding books to buying them to taking care of them!

ALL ABOUT
MYSTERIES AND THRILLERS

10:30 - 11:00 AM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

Meet authors Jilly Gagnon, Katherine St. John, Wanda M. Morris, Lisa Unger, and Kimberly Belle, and learn about their new books!

HOW TO: CREATE HANDMADE HOLIDAY/ CHRISTMAS CRAFTS

11:00 - 11:45 AM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

Francine from The Organised Crafterbrain will share some easy DIYs, crafting ideas, and tips for the upcoming holiday season.

it's a book besties
saturday brunch

12:00 pM - 01:00 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

Join Brenda and Lisa with a cocktail or mocktail for a fun discussion about books with special guest author 
Kristina McMorris. 

ALL ABOUT
HISTORICAL FICTION

01:00 - 01:30 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

Meet authors Catherine Adel West, Kristin Beck, Rita Woods, Bárbara Mujica, Ariel Lawhon, Kristina McMorris, Susan Meissner, and Amita Parikh.

ALL ABOUT
YOUNG ADULT FICTION

01:30 - 2:00 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

Meet authors Tanvi Berwah, Suzanne Park, Lynn Painter, Sophie Gonzales, and Jumata Emill and learn about their new books!

Letter Writing: the Comeback of a Classic

02:00 - 02:30 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

Join Joanna of the International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club to talk about the resurgence of letter writing. Let's chat about why and how to get started!

FALLING FOR ROMANCE
(PART 2)

02:30 - 03:00 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

Meet authors Denise Williams, Suzanne Enoch, Therese Beharrie, Jane Igharo, Alexa Martin, and Audrey Burges and learn more about their new books!

LET'S TALK ABOUT
"Hot Romance in the City"

03:00 - 04:00 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

Join romance podcasters Becky Feldman and Kelly Reynolds to talk about romance novels that are set in big cities with special guest Cat Wynn.

ALL ABOUT COZY MYSTERIES (PART 2)

04:00 - 04:30 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

Meet authors Colleen Cambridge, Dorothy St. James, Emily J. Edwards, T.G. Herren, and Valona Jones and learn more about their new books!

HOSTING, ENTERTAINING & MAKING PLATES, BOARDS, & SPREADS

04:30 - 05:00 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

Victoria shares some stress-free entertaining ideas and tips for your book club and the upcoming holiday season. Plus plate and board demonstrations.

IT'S AN EVERYTHING BOOKS AND BRAVO HAPPY HOUR

05:00 - 06:30 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

Join Allie and Victoria and special guest Dave Quinn, entertainment journalist, "Housewives Whisperer" and author of Not All Diamonds and Rosé. Plus Bravo fan and author Alexa Martin!

Book Lists

We hosted our 2022 - 2023 Fall Winter event from Thursday, September 22nd, to Saturday, September 24th, 2022.  These are all the books from the authors who participated at the festival.

2022 - 2023 FALL WINTER FESTIVAL

BOOKSHOP LIST

LIBRO.FM PLAYLIST

AMAZON LIST

Author Lineup

2022 spring summer festival

Emily is the co-founder of Italic Type, a platform that provides a simple way to track your books and get recommendations.

Speaker Lineup

We hosted our inaugural event from Thursday, April 21st, to Saturday, April 23rd, 2022. The event would not have been possible without our amazing speakers and authors. 

Lisa is the Co-Host of The Friends and Fiction Official book club and a correspondent for nicegirlstv.com.

Brenda Gardner is co-host of the Friends & Fiction Official Book Club and has been a lover of books and libraries since childhood.

Victoria is the creator behind BiblioLifestyle and the event organizer for the Epigraph Literary Festival.

Leighellen is a photographer, philanthropist, and mom of 3 known in the bookworld as Momma Leighellens Book Nook and host of @bookfriendsbookclub.

Amanda is a Mainer, mom of 3 and lover of memoirs, true crime and the literary fiction everyone else hates.

meet victoria
meet brenda
meet lisa
Learn more
MEET AMANDA
MEET LEIGHELLEN

Kaylee is a Florida reader, mother of small girls (send help), proud PenGwyns and  breast cancer rocker!

Alana was born and raised in San Diego, California and the beach is her happy place.  She runs the @wellred.bookclub.

KT lives in beautiful San Francisco, California, compares everything to Gone Girl and prefers ebooks to “real” pages.

meet kaylee
MEET KT
MEET ALANA

2022 spring summer festival

Didi is an avid reader, a book club leader (Normandy Book Club and The Read Soul Lit Book Club) blogger and podcaster.

Francine, aka the Organised Crafterbrain, is a crafter and bookworm who lives in France with her husband and son.

Joanna is the Director for the International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club. She is also a writer and artist living in Southern California.

Peta-Gay is the creator of the #AJournalMood challenge - that encourages everyone to start journaling daily using one word.

Bree is an unapologetic reader and lover of romance novels. She is one of the hosts on The Categorically Romance Podcast.

Becky is a comedy writer, performer and host of Too Stupid to Live, a podcast that reviews romance novels $5 and under.

meet peta-gay
meet joanna
meet francine
meet didi
MEET BECKY
MEET bree

Kelly Reynolds is a long-time lover of romance novels, donuts, and yoga pants. She is the host of the Boobies & Noobies podcast.

Laura Yamin, a voracious reader who reads mostly romance. She is the host of the What to Read Next podcast.

meet kelly
MEET laura

Festival Day 1

NOVELS WITH THEMES OF FAMILY AND FRIENDSHIP (PART 1)

06:00 - 06:30 PM ET

THURS. APRIL 21ST

Meet authors Alex Kiester, Ali Brady, Camille Pagán, and Christine Simon, and learn more about their books!

TRACKING YOUR READING
WITH
EMILY ACHLER 

06:30 - 07:00 PM ET

THURS. APRIL 21ST

Emily is the co-founder of Italic Type, a platform that provides a simple way to track your books!

FALLING FOR
ROMANCE (PART 1)

07:00 - 07:30 PM ET

THURS. APRIL 21ST

Meet authors Ashley M. Coleman, Ashley Winstead, Courtney Kae, and Martha Waters, and learn about their books!

ALL ABOUT
COZY MYSTERIES

07:30 - 08:00 PM ET

THURS. APRIL 21ST

Meet authors Frank Anthony Polito and Emmeline Duncan, and learn more about their new books!

BOOK CLUB BESTIES HAPPY HOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

08:00 - 09:30 PM ET

THURS. APRIL 21ST

Join Brenda and Lisa plus their special guests with a cocktail or mocktail and join a fun discussion about book covers!

Festival Day 2

NOVELS WITH THEMES OF FAMILY AND FRIENDSHIP (PART 2)

06:00 - 06:30 PM ET

FRI. APRIL 22ND

Meet authors Jendella Benson, Kimberla Lawson Roby, Lian Dolan, Matt Cain, and Meg Mitchell Moore, and learn about their new books!

BOOK COLLECTING FOR BEGINNERS WITH VICTORIA WOOD

06:30 - 07:00 PM ET

FRI. APRIL 22ND

In this session, you will learn practical tips on how to get started in book collecting, from finding books to buying them to taking care of them!

ALL ABOUT
HISTORICAL FICTION

07:00 - 07:30 PM ET

FRI. APRIL 22ND

Meet authors Amanda Skenandore, Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, Eliza Knight, Louise Hare, Madeline Martin, and Ruth Druart, and learn about their books!

LET'S GO BACK IN HISTORY
WITH LEIGHELLEN LANDSKOV

07:30 - 08:00 PM ET

FRI. APRIL 22ND

Leighellen will share what she looks for in a good historical fiction book, and she chats about her favorite books!

ALL ABOUT
YOUNG ADULT FICTION

08:00 - 08:30 PM ET

FRI. APRIL 22ND

Meet authors Estelle Laure and Lillie Vale, and learn more about their new books!

WHAT ARE YOU READING? HAPPY HOUR

08:30 - 09:30 PM ET

FRI. APRIL 22ND

Join Amanda and Kaylee with a cocktail or mocktail, and talk about what you're reading or planning to read this weekend!

Festival Day 3

ALL ABOUT
MYSTERIES AND THRILLERS

10:00 - 10:30 AM ET

SAT. APRIL 23RD

Meet authors Catherine McKenzie, Elizabeth Day, Niko Wolf, and Tarryn Fisher, and learn about their new books!

RED WINE
AND THRILLER TIME

10:30 - 11:00 AM ET

SAT. APRIL 23RD

If you love red wine and mystery and thriller novels, come and join the conversation with Alana and KT from WellRed Book Club!  

LET'S TALK
ALL ABOUT BOOK CLUBS

11:00 - 11:30 AM ET

SAT. APRIL 23RD

Didi Borie from the Read Soul Lit Book Club will be discussing everything about starting, participating, and keeping up with book clubs.

CRAFT, READ, & KNOW THINGS: BECOME A CRAFTY NERD!

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET

SAT. APRIL 23RD

Francine from The Organised Crafterbrain will discuss crafting, easy DIYs, and organizational tips.

DIVING INTO
LITERARY FICTION AND MEMOIR

01:00 - 01:30 PM ET

SAT. APRIL 23RD

Meet authors Christine Kandic-Torres, Lisa Bird-Wilson, Nina LaCour, and Sutanya Dacres, and learn about their new books!

TANGIBLE CONNECTIONS IN A DIGITAL AGE

01:30 - 2:00 PM ET

SAT. APRIL 23RD

Joanna of the International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club discusses the joys of snail mail, the benefits of having a pen pal from another part of the world.

HOW TO START DAILY JOURNALING

02:00 - 02:30 PM ET

SAT. APRIL 23RD

Peta-Gay Allen from Comfy Cozy Up discusses why journaling is important, different methods, journal prompts and ideas, and how to start daily journaling.


FALLING FOR ROMANCE
(PART 2)

02:30 - 03:00 PM ET

SAT. APRIL 23RD

Meet authors Sharon C. Cooper, Sonya Singh, Susie Dumond, and Yamile Saied Méndez and learn more about their new books!

LET'S TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING IN ROMANCE BOOKS TODAY

03:00 - 04:00 PM ET

SAT. APRIL 23RD

If you love everything romance, come and join the conversation with romance podcasters Bree Hill, Laura Yamin, Kelly Reynolds, and Becky Feldman.

GET LIT
WITH BOOK CLUB BESTIES HAPPY HOUR

04:00 - 06:00 PM ET

SAT. APRIL 23RD

Join Brenda and Lisa with a cocktail or mocktail, for a fun discussion about book clubs and online reading challenges! Special guests Ron Block, Dana Ridenour and Kimberly Brock!

Book Lists

We hosted our inaugural event from Thursday, April 21st, to Saturday, April 23rd, 2022.  These are all the books from the authors who participated at the festival.

2022 spring summer festival

BOOKSHOP LIST

LIBRO.FM PLAYLIST

AMAZON LIST

FESTIVAL REPLAYS

introducing...

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The 2024 Winter Reading Guide has twenty-one new releases organized across six categories. You’ll also find some fun things to do at home, along with some winter-themed recipes, plus more.

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