A Day of Authors 2016 | April 2, 2016

Welcome to A Day of Authors

Each spring for over 20 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, Jane Smiley, Janet Fitch, Lisa See, John Lescroart, Aimee Bender, J.A. Jance, Anne Cherian, T. Jefferson Parker and many others have spoken at A Day of Authors.

Along with speakers, the day includes a continental breakfast, a delicious served lunch, terrific raffle prizes, some wonderful items in a silent auction, 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’” Tiny Togs Program, providing clothing to children from infancy through age 3; Operation School Bell (a national program) readying needy children for school--ALPHA contributes backpacks, hygiene kits and chooses, selects and purchases the reading books for this program; Santa’s Closet,

supporting Assistance league-Fullerton with funding for grocery store gift cards to low income families with children for the holidays; McKinney-Vento Toiletry Project, donating needed toiletries to homeless families with children; and Special Families – Emergency Needs, which provides services, furniture, and equipment to special needs children and their families.

A Day of Authors is a great day for authors, attendees, and ALPHA members. We invite you to join us. Mark it in your calendars. Registration begins on the A Day of Authors’ website the third week of January. Stay informed on event happenings by ‘Liking’ our Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you there!

A Day of Authors 2016 is scheduled to be held April 2, 2016. Stay informed on event happenings by ‘Liking’ our Facebook page.

To support us, please email alpha.fullerton@yahoo.com to donate.

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Each spring for over 20 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 20 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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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 ... ...more

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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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2016 Speaker Information

Books will be available for purchase on the day of the event. Day of Authors will earn a percentage of the sales. Please sign up for the breakout sessions so you can talk with your favorite authors and get your books signed.
Author Cover Image Elizabeth George
 
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Author Cover Image Marie Lu
 
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Author Cover Image Thomas Perry
 
Author Cover Image Aline Ohanesian
 
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  • American author, Elizabeth George, is The New York Times bestselling author of 20 novels of psychological suspense set in Great Britain. She combines a talent for twisting plots with ethical, agonizing, and sardonic humor. 11 of the novels featuring Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, were adapted for television by the BBC. “When it comes to spellbinding suspense and page-turning excitement, Elizabeth George always delivers.” (Chicago Tribune)

     
  • Andrea Mays’ The Millionaire and the Bard, a literary detective story, is the tale of two mysterious men…separated by space and time. Mays “…resurrects an affluent,rapacious eccentric who became wholly consumed with the acquisition of a priceless bonanza of Shakespeare’s folios.” (Kirkus Reviews) “Riveting–Engaging–An American love story.” (The New York Times Book Review) A “page–turning detective story (that) speaks to anyone with a love of literary history.” (Publisher’s Weekly)

     
  • Marie Lu, author of The New York Times bestselling novels Legend, Prodigy, Champion, and The Young Elites, as well as The Rose Garden, “(weaves) the strands of science fiction dystopia, police procedural, and coming-of-age…with touches of superhero and wild frontier traditions. (The) narrative’s … action is kinetic and the emotional development is beautifully paced.” (Publisher’s Weekly) Lu’s world of diverse characters, high tension, and political intrigue is gripping. If you enjoyed The Hunger Games, you’ll love these books.

     
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    Michael Hiltzik

    http://michaelhiltzik.com

    Big Science “…captures the wonder of nuclear physics without flying off into a physics Neverland (and) is an excellent summary of how physics became nuclear and changed the world.” (Cleveland Plain-Dealer) More than eighty years ago in Berkeley, CA, Ernest O. Lawrence, a … young scientist with a talent for physics … pondered his new invention, the cyclotron. “A fascinating biography of a physicist who transformed how science is done.” (Kirkus Reviews)

     
  • Thomas Perry’s latest novel, Forty Thieves, is propulsive and humorous. Known as an incisive writer of psychological crime stories, “Thomas Perry is, quite simply, brilliant.” (Robert Parker) “Thriller fans know what they want — clever protagonists, cunning killers, white-knuckle action, and endlessly inventive variations on deadly cat-and-mouse game strategies–and they are not to be trifled with.” (The New York Times) “Perry is the best suspense writer in the business.” (The Boston Globe)

     
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    Aline Ohanesian

    www.alineohanesian.com

    Ohran’s Inheritance, Aline Ohanesian’s debut novel, moves between 1915 and the 1990s telling the story of a significant chapter of history when Armenians were forcibly deported from their homeland, present-day Turkey. She was inspired by a story her grandmother told her when she was 9 years old. “My cousins and I were watching The Sound of Music, and she called me into her bedroom, saying she needed to tell me something, that she had a story too.”

     
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    Taylor Jenkins Reid

    www.taylorjenkinsreid.com

    Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Maybe in Another Life, her latest novel, is about a young woman whose fate hinges on a choice. After meeting an old flame, two possible scenarios unfold–in alternating chapters—with very different results. “(This novel) tackles the big riddle of life: What if? What if I went home with this man? What if I went home with my friends instead? The novel weaves together two threads as a woman finds love and her way in the world.” (Huffington Post)

     
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    Amy Stewart

    www.amystewart.com

    Based on an actual newspaper headline, Amy Stewart’s Girl Waits with Gun, is compelling. In 1914, in Paterson, N.J., the unsavory son of a wealthy plant owner, smashed his automobile into the horse-drawn buggy occupied by the three sisters. When they asked for $50 for repairs, he and his goons begin a campaign of intimidation and extortion, fixating on the younger sister’s prettiness with plans of abduction and white slavery. (The Guardian) “…an entertaining…novel of how far one woman will go to protect her family,” (The Washington Post)

     
 

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2016 Agenda

8:15 – 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions with Sue Bedell, ALPHA Chair
9:15 – 10:05 a.m. Author Elizabeth George
10:05 – 10:40 a.m. First Breakout Session – Author signings in breakout room
10:40 – 11:30 a.m. Book Sales and Author Signings
11:30 – 12:05 p.m. Second Breakout Session – Author signings in Atrium and hallway
12:05 – 12:30 p.m. Book Sales and Author Signings
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Basket Raffle
1:30 – 2:20 p.m. Author Andrea Mays
2:20 – 3:00 p.m. Author Signings

 

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