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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

Author Lineup

2022 - 2023 FALL WINTER FESTIVAL

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!

Did you miss our last event? Watch the #EpigraphLitFest Recap as we share highlights!

Add more books to your TBR!

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

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

Author Lineup

2022 spring summer festival

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!

Did you miss our last event?  Watch clips from the authors who shared their books!

Add more books to your TBR!

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