A Day of Authors | March 30, 2019

Each spring for over 20 plus years, ALPHA has hosted A Day of Authors, where prominent authors have informed and entertained more than 550 book lovers. A sell-out crowd will come to hear some amazing authors present their literary works and share their writing processes. Aimee Bender, A. Scott Berg, Kate Anderson Bower, Marcia Clark, Elizabeth George, Julia Glass, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Craig Johnson and many others have spoken at A day of Authors.

Along with the speakers, the day includes a continental breakfast, a sit down lunch, terrific raffle prizes, opportunity ticket drawings and access to hundreds of fantastic books and book signings with all of our authors!   

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.

Do you have a business or event you would like to advertise? You may want to consider our Corporate Sponsor program to have your business or event listed in our A Day of Authors program and website! We have many levels of sponsorship with some even including free tickets to the event.

Please click here for our sponsorship form.

Any further questions 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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    Robin Benway

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    Robin Benway is the bestselling author of young adult novels including Emmy & Oliver, Going Rogue, and Audrey, Wait! Winner of the 2017 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, Far From the Tree—a beautiful interweaving story of three very different teenagers connected by blood—explores the meaning of family in all its forms, how to find it, how to keep it, and how to love it. Named a best book of the year by The New York Times, the LA Times, and The Boston Globe.

     
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    Nick Dybek

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    Nick Dybek’s When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man, is a “Powerful first novel [exploring] loyalty and morality within a crumbling family.” (The Boston Globe) When a son’s suspicions deepen, his moral compass shatters. The Verdun Affair follows a lonely young man, a beautiful widow, and the amnesiac soldier whose puzzling case binds them together as it tears them apart invoking a saga of secrets, lies, love, and betrayal. Verdun is “…a complex tale of memory, choice, and sacrifices sometimes made by doing the right thing.” (Publishers Weekly)

     
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    Jessica Knoll

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    Jessica Knoll’s wildly successful literary debut, Luckiest Girl Alive, nominated for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author, is “completely enthralling . . . devilishly dark and fun.” (Publishers Weekly) Knoll’s latest novel, The Favorite Sister, explores the duplicity of family ties and friendship in this razor-sharp, darkly comic thriller. When five hyper-successful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder.

     
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    Ralph Pezzullo

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    Ralph Pezzullo—After collaborating with a covert US intelligence operative on the best-seller, Jawbreaker, Pezzullo was contacted by DEA and FBI agents, police detectives, Special Forces soldiers, and Navy SEALs who had interesting stories to tell. His latest, Ghost: My Thirty Years as an FBI Undercover Agent with Michael McGowan, is “a thrilling insider’s view of an undercover FBI agent.” (Publisher’s Weekly) His books have been published in over twenty languages and include, Inside SEAL Team Six and Hunt the Viper (with Don Mann), Zero Footprint, and Full Battle Rattle.

     
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    Ivy Pochoda

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    Ivy Pochoda is the author of the the critically acclaimed novels Wonder Valley and Visitation StreetWonder Valley was a NPR Los Angeles Times Book of the Year. It was chosen as best novel of 2017 by The Strand Magazine and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. Visitation Street was chosen as an Amazon Best Book of 2013 and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Huffington Post, Self, andHouse & Garden. Her first novel The Art of Disappearing, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2009. She teaches creative writing at the Lamp Arts Studio in Skid Row. Ivy has a BA from Harvard College in Classical Greek and an MFA from Bennington College in fiction and was a world ranked squash player. Ivy grew up in Brooklyn, NY and currently lives in West Adams, Los Angeles with her husband Justin Nowell and their daughter Loretta.

     
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    James Rollins

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    James Rollins, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, left his veterinary practice to write action-adventure, thriller, and mystery novels. The 14 novels in the Sigma Force series unveil unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets with stunning insight. “…I’m playing with the future’s edge, looking at technology and…how technological change might pose a threat or challenge our moral values,” Rollins explains. The Demon Crown is “Bone-chilling.” (Publishers Weekly) In Crucible, the latest novel in the series, Sigma Force wrestles with the spiritual mysteries of mankind with cutting edge science, historical mystery, and pulse-pounding action.

     
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    Tatjana Soli

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    Tatjana Soli (The Lotus Eaters) returns to A Day of Authors with her new novel, The Removes, “…a narrative of the American West centered on women,…remaking the classic Western myth.” (The San Francisco Chronicle) The lives of Gen. George Custer, his wife, Libbie, and a 15-year-old Kansas farmer’s daughter converge in this historical novel about the American frontier. “A sober and memorable take on the…opportunities for men to wage war against each other, the land, and the devastation men’s ambition wrought upon women’s lives.” (Kirkus Reviews)

     
 

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2019 Agenda

8:15–9:00am Registration

9:15–10:05am James Rollins – Featured Speaker

10:05 –10:40am First Breakout Session – Author Signings – Breakout Rooms

10:40 –11:30am Book Sales & Author Signings

11:30 –12:05pm Second Breakout Session – Author signings post second breakout session in the Atrium and hallway

12:05 –12:30pm Book Sales & Author Signings

12:30 –1:15pm Lunch

1:15–2:05pm Panel Discussion with Our Breakout Authors

2:05 –2:35pm Basket Raffle and Opportunity Ticket Drawings

2:35 –3:00pm Author Signings

 

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