A Day of Authors | April 4, 2020

We are so excited to introduce our 2020 Day of Authors lineup! We will update the site as more information is available!! Can’t wait to hear from all our wonderful speakers!!

Lisa See - Historical Fiction

Dr. Lori Gottlieb - Non-Fiction

Rachel Howzell Hall - Mystery/Crime

Christina Lauren  - Contemporary Romance

Kate Quinn - Historical Fiction

Keith Scribner - Fiction

Lynn Vincent - Non-Fiction

Salina Yoon - Children's 

Proceeds from this fundraising event benefit the following community groups: St. Jude Medical Center's "Healthy Beginnings" with our Tiny Togs Program, providing needed layettes and diapers to needy newborns; Operation School Bell (a national program) providing clothes, backpacks and books for school children; Santa's Closet, which supplies grocery store gift cards to low income families with children for the holidays, and lastly, McKinney-Vento program which is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending and succeeding in school.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please email alpha.fullerton@yahoo.com.

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Each spring for over 25 years, ALPHA has hosted “A Day of Authors,” where prominent authors inform and entertain more than 550 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 25 years, ALPHA has hosted “A Day of Authors,” where prominent authors inform and entertain more than 550 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 Medical Center’s “Healthy Beginnings” with our Tiny Togs Program, providing needed layettes and diapers to needy newborns; Operation School Bell (a national program) providing clothes, backpacks and books for school children; Santa’s Closet, which supplies grocery store gift cards to low income families with children for the holidays and Special Families – Emergency Needs, which provides services and equipment to special needs children and their families.

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About ALPHA

Assistance League Professional Humanitarian Auxiliary is the professional women’s auxiliary of the Assistance League of Fullerton. It is known as ALPHA to members of the Assistance League and its auxiliaries. Assistance League Professional Humanitarian Auxiliary is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to serve the immediate community. The auxiliary was organized in 1989 and received its charter in 1990. Members are professional or business women who wish to contribute to the community in a meaningful way. Currently, there are 35 active and 16 non-voting members who donate over 3,000 hours of volunteer time annually.

How We Help

Funds raised by Assistance League Professional Humanitarian Auxiliary’s “Day of Authors” support Assistance League of Fullerton’s Professional Humanitarian Auxiliary’s philanthropic projects:

The Tiny Togs philanthropic program of Assistance League Professional Humanitarian Auxiliary supplies St. Jude Medical Center’s Healthy Beginnings Program with baby layettes and its Pediatric Mobile Health Vans with reading books.

Special Family Emergency Needs through Family Support Network is a program that supplies furniture and clothing for special needs children such as special cribs, strollers and high chairs.

Operation School Bell® is a philanthropic program of Assistance League that provides needy children with clothing, shoes, and supplies for school. ALPHA contributes the backpacks and school supplies for this program in conjunction with Assistance League of Fullerton.

Santa’s Closet is a seasonal philanthropic program of Assistance League of Fullerton that distributes practical household items and personal clothing to needy families.

For a downloadable PDF of our philanthropic budget for 2014 and 2015, CLICK HERE.

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  • Ms. See is the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird LaneSnow Flower and the Secret FanPeony in LoveShanghai GirlsChina Dolls, and Dreams of Joy, which debuted at #1. She is also the author of On Gold Mountain, which tells the story of her Chinese American family’s settlement in Los Angeles. Ms. See has also written a mystery series that takes place in China. Her books have been published in 39 languages.  See was the recipient of the Golden Spike Award from the Chinese Historical Association of Southern California and the History Maker’s Award from the Chinese American Museum. She was also named National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women.  Her latest novel is Island of the Sea Women.

    Ms. See lives in Los Angeles.

     
  • Lori Gottlieb

    https://lorigottlieb.com

    Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which is being adapted as a television series with Eva Longoria. In addition to her clinical practice, she writes The Atlantic’s weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column and contributes to The New York Times and many other publications. A member of the Advisory Council for Bring Change to Mind and a contributing editor for the Atlantic, she has written hundreds of articles related to psychology and culture, many of which have become viral sensations. She is a sought-after expert on relationships, parenting, and hot-button mental health topics in media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, CNN, and NPR’s “Fresh Air.

     
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    Rachel Howzell Hall

    http://rachelhowzell.com

    In 2002, her debut novel, A QUIET STORM, was published to great notice, including reviews from O Magazine and Publishers Weekly, with a starred review from Library Journal and also chosen as a “Rory’s Book Club” selection, the must-read book list for fictional television character Rory Gilmore of The Gilmore Girls. In 2014, the first novel in the Detective Elouise Norton series was published, the critically acclaimed LAND OF SHADOWS, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and included on LA Times’ ‘143 Books to Read This Summer’ and the UK Telegraph’s ‘Top Ten Crime Books for Summer.’ In 2015, she followed up with the second in the series, SKIES OF ASH. New York Times called Lou Norton “someone you want on your side.” Rachel was also a featured writer on NPR Crime in the City. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Mystery Writers of America.  Rachel lives with her husband and daughter in Los Angeles.  Her featured book is her latest, They All Fall Down.

     
  • Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The #1 international bestselling coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fifteen New York Times bestselling novels.  They have received multiple starred reviews, won both the Seal of Excellence and Book of the Year from RT Magazine, been inducted into the Library Reads Hall of Fame, named Amazon and Audible Romance of the Year, a Lambda Literary Award finalist and been nominated for several Goodreads Choice Awards. They have been featured in publications such as ForbesThe Atlantic, The Washington PostTimeEntertainment Weekly, People, O Magazine and more. Their third YA novel, Autoboyography was released in 2017 to critical acclaim, followed by RoomiesLove and Other WordsJosh and Hazel’s Guide to Not DatingMy Favorite Half-Night Stand, and the Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus, and Library Journal starred The Unhoneymooners, out May 2019.  Before our 2020 event they will have 2 new adult books including Twice in a Blue Moonand The Honey Don’t List. 

     
  • Kate Quinn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. A native of southern California, she attended Boston University where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Voice. She has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga, and two books in the Italian Renaissance, before turning to the 20th century with The Alice Network and The Huntress. Kate and her husband now live in San Diego with two rescue dogs named Caesar and Calpurnia, and her interests include opera, action movies, cooking, and the Boston Red Sox.

     
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    Keith Scribner

    http://keithscribner.com

    Keith Scribner’s fourth novel Old Newgate Road was released on January 8, 2019.  The Oregon Experiment was released in 2011. His two previous novels are The GoodLife and Miracle GirlThe GoodLife was selected for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers series, and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

    Scribner received his BA from Vassar College and MFA from the University of Montana. He was awarded Wallace Stegner and John L’Heureux Fellowships in Fiction at Stanford University, where he went on to teach in the Creative Writing Program as a Jones Lecturer. He currently lives in Oregon with his wife, the poet Jennifer Richter, and their children. He teaches in Oregon State University’s MFA program.  He is a colleague of last year’s author, Nick Dybek.

     
  • Lynn Vincent is the #1 New York Times best-selling writer of eleven nonfiction books with more than 16 million copies in print.  Her latest book, INDIANAPOLIS: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Navy History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Manwas an instant New York Times bestseller, debuting at #5 on the list. INDIANAPOLIS was chosen by Amazon editors as the Best History Book of 2018 and the #3 best book of the year overall. The book was also selected as one of the Best of 2018 by Barnes and Noble, Kirkus Reviews, Military Times, and NPR.

    Among Lynn’s other books are Same Kind of Different as Me (with Ron Hall and Denver Moore) and Heaven is for Real (with Todd Burpo.) Heaven spent more than 200 consecutive weeks on the NYT bestseller list, with 77 weeks at #1. In 2014, the book became a Sony major motion picture.  The book has sold more than 12 million copies, and in 2015 became one of the top 20 bestselling books in Amazon.com’s 20-year history.  Same Kind of Different as Me spent three years on the NYT list with more than 1 million copies sold, reaching #1 in October 2017 when Paramount released the major motion picture. Directed by Michael Carney, the film stars Greg Kinnear, Oscar winner Renee Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou and Oscar winner Jon Voight.  Lynn lives in the mountains east of San Diego with Danny, her husband of 30 years (and counting), and their three Labrador retrievers, Riggs, Abby and Treasure.

     
  • Salina was born as Yoon, Ah in Busan, Korea and was raised in a small rural town.  There was no television.  Her grandmother would flash beams of sunlight making them dance with two mirrors against a wall.  She came to the US in 1976 at age 4 and was given the name of Salina.  She is an author, illustrator and format designer of nearly two hundred innovative novelty books for young children, specializing in formats that are unique and interactive.  Many of her books have flaps, tabs, die-cuts and wheels.  Some are spinning, sparkly, bumpy, soft, squishy and some are simply square.  Her latest collaboration is with Marie Kondo.  Their new book, Kiki and Jax, is due out in November.  She works out of her home studio, in San Diego, where she lives with her husband and their two sons.

     
 

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