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.

We wanted to thank  everyone who attended our 2022 A Day of Authors.  We had such an amazing crowd this year and plenty of fun for book lovers of all ages!  During the event, we had the opportunity to enjoy the company and stories of some very inspiring authors.  The very talented Laura Dave, was our morning main speaker and we closed out our day with an informative discussion with Kate Quinn.  Along with all of our wonderful speakers, Walter Borneman, Lee Hollis, Rachel Howzell Hall, Jean Reagan, Christopher Reich and Steven Rowley, we had some really great raffle prizes and access to hundreds of fantastic books! 

Thank you to all of our amazing authors and to all of our attendees, you truly made it another spectacular day!

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. Stay informed on event happenings by ‘Liking’ our Facebook page. 

Thank you to all who filled out the Alpha Day of Authors survey!!!  Our winner was Clarice Armstrong! She has been sent a $100 Amazon gift card!  Looking forward to seeing you all next year! 

 

 

 

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Each spring for over 28 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 28 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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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, ... ...more

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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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 2022 Authors  

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    Laura Dave (Keynote)

    Laura Dave is a New York Times bestselling author of six novels. Five of her novels, including her latest, The Last Thing He Told Me, have been optioned for film and television. “A spouse’s disappearance and the discovery of a secret self … rank high on the list of worn plot devices. Dave makes this conceit feel fresh [by using] … her skill at … remembering that people and relationships must drive the narrative.” — New York Times The novel is a heartfelt thriller with breakneck pacing, plot twists, and an evocative family drama.

     
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    Kate Quinn (Keynote)

    Kate Quinn is a New York Times’ bestselling historical fiction author. She wrote novels set in Rome and in the Italian Renaissance before turning to the 20th century with The Alice Network, The Huntress, The Rose Code, and her latest, The Diamond Eye. Based on a true story, The Diamond Eye is a World War II story of a quiet librarian who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper—a haunting novel of heroism born of desperation, and of a mother who becomes a soldier.

     
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    Walter R. Borneman

    Walter Borneman’s Brothers Down: Pearl Harbor and the Fate of the Many Brothers Aboard the USS Arizona is a deeply personal and never before told account of one of America’s darkest days, December 7, 1941. The battleship fleet was crippled, thousands died, and the US was propelled into war. In an era when family members serving together was accepted and encouraged, 63 of the Arizona’s 1,177 dead were brothers. “A fresh account of a well-documented historical event … Borneman’s extensive research, … broad knowledge, and sensitive touch make it an entirely worthwhile experience.” ― Kirkus Reviews

     
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    Lee Hollis

    Lee Hollis is the pen name for a brother and sister writing team. Rick Copp is a film and television writer/producer and author of two other mystery novel series. Sister Holly Simason is an award-winning food and cocktail columnist. He writes mysteries. She writes recipes. Combine the two and the cozy series Hayley Powell Food & Cocktails Mysteries was born. Death of an Italian Chef is the fourteenth in the series and is … “an enjoyably twisty mystery laced with the heroine’s equally entertaining food centric newspaper columns.” — Kirkus Reviews

     
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    Rachel Howzell Hall

    ALPHA’s A Day of Authors welcomes Rachel Howzell Hall with her latest book, These Toxic Things. “A mystery and coming-of-age story you won’t be able to put down until the final revelation.” — Kirkus Reviews Hall’s protagonist, Mickie Lambert, preserves people’s memories by turning their personal objects into a digital scrapbook. She’s doing just that when curiosities shop owner and client Nadia Denham is murdered. “This cleverly plotted … novel offers well-drawn and original characters, lively dialogue, and a refreshing take on the serial killer theme. Hall continues to impress.” — Publishers Weekly

     
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    Jean Reagan

    Jean Reagan is the author of an excellent series of children’s how-to books including How to Babysit a Grandma, a sleepover story, and How to Babysit a Grandpa, a humorous picture book about a little boy and his grandpa. Both are New York Times and Indie bestsellers. Her latest book, How to Welcome a New Baby, is a fun and adorable picture book about welcoming a new baby into your family. In the summers, Reagan and her husband serve as backcountry volunteers in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

     
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    Christopher Reich

    New York Times bestselling author Christopher Reich is an expert at creating thrillers with nonstop action and nail-biting suspense. He’s the author of two series: the Jonathon Ransom series (“ … a masterful performance by one of the genre’s elite” — Publisher’s Weekly) and the Simon Riske series (“ … with turbo-charged plots … ” — New York Times). Once a Thief, fourth in the Simon Riske series, finds Riske facing enemies across Europe to find the truth behind a mysterious investor. It’s an international spy thriller featuring Riske: one part James Bond, one part Jack Reacher.

     
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    Steve Rowley

    Steven Rowley, author of the bestselling Lily and the Octopus, provides readers in The Guncle, with “…a novel of real depth beneath all its witty froth.” — Kirkus Reviews “[His] comedic dialogue that would make Neil Simon jealous gives way to a warmth that will make readers smile.” — Library Journal The novel follows a former gay television star who takes in his young niece and nephew after a tragic accident, introducing them to his reclusive world, outsized life, and unique wisdom. “Rowley hits the sweet spot between hilarity and heart in this endearing charmer.” — Christian Science Monitor

     
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    Steven Rowley

    Steven Rowley, author of the bestselling Lily and the Octopus, provides readers in The Guncle, with “…a novel of real depth beneath all its witty froth.” — Kirkus Reviews “[His] comedic dialogue that would make Neil Simon jealous gives way to a warmth that will make readers smile.” — Library Journal The novel follows a former gay television star who takes in his young niece and nephew after a tragic accident, introducing them to his reclusive world, outsized life, and unique wisdom. “Rowley hits the sweet spot between hilarity and heart in this endearing charmer.” — Christian Science Monitor

     
 
 

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