A Day Of Authors - April 22, 2023

Thank you for visiting our website.  We are ALPHA – the Professional Auxiliary of the Fullerton Assistance League. Fullerton is part of the National Assistance League which has over 22,000 members in 120 chapters nationwide focused on making our communities a better place to live.  Our Fullerton Chapter supports the local communities of Fullerton, Brea, Placentia, Yorba Linda, La Habra and Buena Park.

Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community

We appreciate your continuing support of ALPHA and are happy to share that our annual A Day of Authors event is set for April 22nd, 2023 with registration starting on January 19th.  This will be our 30th year of hosting this wonderful, local event.  Click through here if you want a glimpse at last year’s fun.

We have finalized our authors for our event and know you will be as excited to hear them speak as we are to have them.  They are current NYT bestselling author, Gregg Hurwitz, who writes the acclaimed Ophan X series, Corban Addison, who writes both fiction and non-fiction, Eleanor Brown, contemporary fiction, Chris Erskine, former LA Times columnist and current writer/adventurer, Michelle Gable, historical fiction, Naomi Hirahara, mystery fiction and Salina Yoon, children’s fiction. 

This will be our 30th year of holding our A Day of Authors event.  We continue to attract authors of distinction.  Our past authors include Elizabeth George, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Craig Johnson, Laura Lippman, Lisa See and many more.  Please see the full list here.

ALPHA members both give back to our local communities and know how to have fun!  We even have our own book club!  We’d love to hear from you. Whether you are a supporter or would like to join us, please do not hesitate to communicate with us via email at alpha.fullerton@yahoo.com or on our Facebook pages, A Day of Authors or Alpha of Fullerton.   

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Registration is now open.

 

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Each spring for over 29 years, ALPHA has hosted “A Day of Authors,” where prominent authors inform and entertain more than 400 book lovers. Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, biographer A. Scott Berg, Elizabeth ... ...more

About A Day of Authors

About A Day of Authors

Each spring for over 29 years, ALPHA has hosted “A Day of Authors,” where prominent authors inform and entertain more than 400 book lovers. Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, biographer A. Scott Berg, Elizabeth George, Carol Higgins Clark, Janet Fitch, Lisa See, Amy Ephron, T. Jefferson Parker and many others have spoken to “A Day of Authors” audiences.

Proceeds from this fundraising event benefit the following community groups: St. Jude Neighborhood Health Centers, with our Tiny Togs Program, providing layettes, blankets and diapers to needy newborns as well as preschool books; Operation School Bell (a national program) providing clothes, backpacks and books for school children; McKinney – Vento providing personal care kits and birthday gift books to low-income elementary school students; Tara’s Chance providing sponsorship for equine therapy for children with disabilities; and we also provide other scholarship programs. Please see our Philanthropy tab for more information.

About A Day of Authors

 

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What We Do

What We Do

Our Communities are in Need and Together We Can Make a Difference!

Assistance League Professional Humanitarian Auxiliary (ALPHA) is a nonprofit organization that positively impacts the communities of Fullerton, Brea, Buena Park, La Habra, Placentia and Yorba Linda. ALPHA provides backpacks, books, and school clothing through Assistance League’s Operation School Bell©; scholarships to graduating seniors preparing to attend post-secondary schools; personal care kits and birthday gift books to low-income elementary school students; and baby clothes, layettes, diapers, blankets and preschool books in support of St. Jude Neighborhood Clinic.

Professional and Business Women Making a Difference.

ALPHA is comprised of professional or business women who wish to contribute to the community in a meaningful way. ALPHA volunteers commit to financially support and invest their time and varied talents in transforming lives through community programs that meet essential needs, especially those of children and youth. As essential needs are met, families are able to flourish.

Your Partnership Allows Us To Do More!

Financial support goes wholly towards providing less fortunate children, youth and adults in our communities with continued hope toward achieving a better quality of life even during such difficult times as these.

Donations are tax deductible.

ALPHA is a 501(c)(3) Corporation; Tax ID #95-6054959, and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law in your particular tax situation. If you are willing, in some way to financially support our efforts to make a difference in our communities, please make your check out to ALPHA and mail it to the above address, or you may give online.

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 2023 Authors  

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    Gregg Hurwitz (keynote)

    Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times award-winning best-selling author, is a prolific writer of 23 thrillers. Included on this list are titles from his ORPHAN X series, featuring protagonist Evan Smoak, as well as his first two young adult thrillers, The Rains and Last Chance. The Last Orphan is the eighth in the Orphan series. Hurwitz also publishes academic articles on Shakespeare and poetry, is a bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for AWA, Marvel, and DC. has taught creative writing at USC, and been a guest lecturer at UCLA and Harvard.

     
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    Corban Addison

    Corban Addison, international bestselling author of The Tears of Dark Water, which won the inaugural Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize, has degrees in engineering and law. Addison began his writing career by authoring five novels highlighting social justice concerns. His first novel, A Walk Across the Sun, plunges readers into the world of the international sex trade. His first nonfiction book, Wastelands, pits heroic local individuals from North Carolina against a large-scale, polluting hog operation destroying the community and environment. Written like an engaging legal thriller, readers follow how justice prevails over power.

     
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    Eleanor Brown

    Eleanor Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters and The Light of Paris. Her latest, Any Other Family, is an engaging book that explores the definition of family. Three sets of parents find themselves intertwined after adopting four biological siblings and committing to keep the children as connected as possible. Set across the span of a family vacation, Any Other Family is a thought-provoking and poignant look at how families shift and evolve and a portrait of motherhood in all its forms.

     
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    Chris Erskine

    Chris Erskine, nationally known humor columnist, has been chronicling life in Los Angeles for 30+ years. While writing for the LA Times, he covered sports, travel, and entertainment. Perhaps best known for his columns exploring family life, he swings from the absurd to the ordinary to the heartbreaking. He is the author of four books of essays: Surviving Suburbia, Man of the House, Daditude, and Lavender in Your Lemonade. Daditude is a collection of his favorite Times columns on fatherhood. In Lavender he tackles daily life under the restraints of a worldwide pandemic.

     
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    Michelle Gable

    New York Times bestselling author, Michelle Gable developed an early interest in writing when her parents gave her a book titled Someday You’ll Write. After a career in finance, Gable decided to try to get published. Her first novel, A Paris Apartment, was a success. The Lipstick Bureau was inspired by a real-life female spy who questioned convention to help win a war, no matter the cost. Gable writes. “Though certain world events have thrown a wrench into touring, I love to meet readers and would be thrilled to see you there!”

     
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    Naomi Hirahara

    Naomi Hirahara is an Edgar Award winning author of multiple mystery series. Eternal Lei, is the latest book in her Leilani Santiago Hawaii mystery. Her Mas Arai series, published in Japanese, Korean, and French, feature an LA gardener and Hiroshima survivor who solves crimes. Another entertaining series features Ellie Rush, a Japanese-American rookie LAPD bicycle cop. Clark and Division, her first historical mystery and a New York Times Best Mystery Novel of 2021 follows a Japanese American family’s move from Manzanar to Chicago in 1944.

     
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    Salina Yoon

    Salina Yoon is a Geisel Honor winning author, illustrator, and designer of novelty books for young children, specializing in unique interactive formats. Her beloved character Penguin has been giving love for ten years! The New Edition is the perfect gift for Penguin fans new and old. When Penguin finds Penelope, a lost baby elephant, he stays with her. As they look for a way home, Penelope and their friendship grows. They soon learn what they have in common—they both can fly—and their new perspective brings Penelope home.

     
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Agenda

8:15–9:15 am             Registration

9:15–9:30 am            Welcome & Introductions

9:35–10:20 am          A Conversation with Gregg Hurwitz

10:25 –11:05 am        First Breakout Session

11:05 –11:35 am        Book Sales & Author Signings

11:35 –12:15 pm        Second Breakout Session

12:15 –12:45 pm       Book Sales & Author Signings

12:45 –1:30 pm         Lunch

1:15 –2:10 pm            Breakout Author Panel

2:10 –2:30 pm           Basket Raffle, Silent Auction, Results, & Opportunity Ticket Drawings

2:30 –3:00 pm          Book Sales & Author Signings

 

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