How to Include an Author in Your Book Club Meeting

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Want to jazz up your book club meeting? Why not have the author join in?

Many people thing of authors as unreachable stars. Far from it. Many authors, even quite famous ones, will make time to visit your book club, especially if it’s a virtual visit by Zoom. Being able to connect with the author of a book you love is a special experience. Checking their website is a good place to start - there’s often an email address or contact form. Most authors seem to love hearing from readers, even if they can’t make the meeting. If they can’t do meetings, they usually will say so.

At Bookship, we’re hoping to facilitate all of this. So we started a Meet the Author program, where we feature authors who are pre-confirmed to be available to join your meeting. There’s a list of them below, and you can always find the complete and up to date list in the Bookship app or website.

We’ve just added the capability for live video chat RIGHT INSIDE BOOKSHIP!!! So now you can just hit the video icon and instantly start a meeting, so you can do your author visits right inside Bookship.

Authors who will join your book club meeting:

(to see all the authors in our Meet The Author program, follow this link:

Erica Bauermeister

House Lessons

FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ERICA BAUERMEISTER COMES A MEMOIR ABOUT THE POWER OF HOME—AND THE TRANSFORMATIVE ACT OF RESTORING ONE HOUSE IN PARTICULAR. I think anyone who saves an old house has to be a caretaker at heart, a believer in underdogs, someone whose imagination is inspired by limitations, not endless options.

Richard K. Morgan

Thin Air

An atmospheric tale of corruption and abduction set on Mars, from the author of the award-winning science fiction novel Altered Carbon, now an exciting new series from Netflix. From the moment Richard K. Morgan’s dazzling debut, Altered Carbon, burst onto the scene, it was clear that a distinctive new voice had arrived to shake up science fiction.

M. J. Rose

The Last Tiara

From New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller M. J. Rose comes a provocative and moving story of a young female architect in post-World War II Manhattan, who stumbles upon a hidden treasure and begins a journey to discovering her mother’s life during the fall of the Romanovs. Sophia Moon had always been reticent about her life in Russia and when she dies, suspiciously, on a wintry New York evening, Isobelle despairs that her mother’s secrets have died with her.

Andrea Stewart

The Bone Shard Emperor

In this action-packed magical fantasy epic, a heroine at the head of a powerful empire confronts a raging battle as she’s forced to do whatever it takes to restore peace. The Emperor is Dead. Long live the Emperor. Lin Sukai finally sits on the throne she won at so much cost, but her struggles are only just beginning.

Kelly Simmons

Not My Boy

Who will you cross to protect your own? When Hannah packs up her past and moves to the cottage next-door to her sister, she hopes the luxe neighborhood and close family ties will be the perfect escape for her son and the shadows that trail them. But when a young girl goes missing days after they unload their final boxes and her son is quickly thrown under suspicion, Hannah must do whatever it takes to protect her child.

Tasha Alexander

The Dark Heart of Florence

In the next Lady Emily Mystery, The Dark Heart of Florence, critically acclaimed author Tasha Alexander transports readers to the legendary city of Florence, where Lady Emily and Colin must solve a murder with clues leading back to the time of the Medici. In 1903, tensions between Britain and Germany are starting to loom over Europe, something that has not gone unnoticed by Lady Emily and her husband, Colin Hargreaves.

Angie Kim

Miracle Creek

My husband asked me to lie. Not a big lie. He probably didn’t even consider it a lie, and neither did I, at first. size> A thrilling debut novel for fans of Liane Moriarty and Celeste Ng about how far we’ll go to protect our families, and our deepest secrets AN AMAZON EDITOR’S PICKA BOOK OF THE MONTH SELECTIONA BOOKRIOT BEST PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER FOR 2019 In rural Virginia, Young and Pak Yoo run an experimental medical treatment device known as the Miracle Submarine: a pressurized oxygen chamber that patients enter for “dives”, used as an alternative therapy for conditions including autism and infertility.

Amy Impellizzeri

I Know How This Ends

What if you finally stop running away from the story you were always meant to tell? I KNOW HOW THIS ENDS is a time-bending novel about a young reporter swept into a story about family secrets and twisted fate when time travelers collide. In the spring of 2020, an ambitious journalist, Rory Garcia, gets detoured on her way to a protest at New York City Hall, and stumbles upon the commencement ceremony of a very special class, composed completely of 37 students born to women who were pregnant on 9/11.

Adrienne Brodeur

Wild Game

A NATIONAL BESTSELLER Exquisite and harrowing. ” —New York Times Book Review “This electrifying, gorgeously written memoir will hold you captive until the last word. People NAMED A BEST FALL BOOK BY People * Refinery29 * Entertainment Weekly * BuzzFeed * NPR’s On Point * Town & Country * Real Simple * New York Post * Palm Beach Post * Toronto Star * Orange Country Register * Bustle * Bookish * BookPage * Kirkus* BBC Culture* Debutiful A daughter’s tale of living in the thrall of her magnetic, complicated mother, and the chilling consequences of her complicity.

Nancy Marie Brown

The Real Valkyrie

In the tradition of Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra, Brown lays to rest the hoary myth that Viking society was ruled by men and celebrates the dramatic lives of female Viking warriors Once again, Brown brings Viking history to vivid, unexpected life—and in the process, turns what we thought we knew about Norse culture on its head.

Molly Flatt

The Charmed Life of Alex Moore

Full of heart and humour, Molly Flatt’s The Charmed Life of Alex Moore is one woman’s adventure – with a most unexpected twist How would you feel if everything in your life suddenly started to go. right? Six months ago, Alex Moore was stuck in a dead-end job, failing to unleash one grand plan after another.

Bina Shah

Before She Sleeps

“A haunting dystopian thriller” from the acclaimed author of A Season for Martyrs— “Fans of The Handmaid’s Tale won’t want to miss this one” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). In modern, beautiful Green City, the capital of Southwest Asia, gender selection, war, and disease have brought the ratio of men to women to alarmingly low levels.

Carrie Callaghan

Salt the Snow

American journalist Milly Bennett has covered murders in San Francisco, fires in Hawaii, and a civil war in China, but 1930s Moscow presents her greatest challenge yet. When her young Russian husband is suddenly arrested by the secret police, Milly tries to get him released. But his arrest reveals both painful secrets about her marriage and hard truths about the Soviet state she has been working to serve.

Hannah Mary McKinnon

You Will Remember Me

Riveting, smart, and utterly diabolical. Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of Confessions on the 7:45 An unputdownable amnesia thriller that begs the question: how can you trust anyone when you can’t even trust yourself? Forget the truth. Remember the lies. He wakes up on a deserted beach in Maryland with a gash on his head and wearing only swim trunks.

Ann Garvin

I Thought You Said This Would Work

A road trip can drive anyone over the edge—especially two former best friends—in bestselling author Ann Garvin’s funny and poignant novel about broken bonds, messy histories, and the power of forgiveness. Widowed Samantha Arias hasn’t spoken to Holly Dunfee in forever. It’s for the best. Samantha prefers to avoid conflict.

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Her Perfect Life

The new thrilling standalone novel by USA Today bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan. Publishers Weekly PICK OF THE WEEK!BookTrib MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK!Crime Reads MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK!Goodreads BIGGEST MYSTERIES/THRILLERS OF THE YEAR! Superlative. this is a fast-paced, surprise-packed treat. “ ―Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Shocking, suspenseful, with clever twists and an abundance of secrets.

J. L. Torres


A ‘sucio’ goes to an underground clinic for therapy to end his machista ways and is accidentally transitioned. Ex-gangbangers gone straight deal with a troubled, gifted son drawn to the gangsta lifestyle promoted by an emerging music called hip hop. Dead and stuck “between somewhere and nowhere,” Roberto Clemente, the great Puerto Rican baseball icon, soon confronts the reason for his predicament.

Amy Stewart

Dear Miss Kopp

Split apart by the war effort, the indomitable Kopp sisters take on saboteurs and spies and stand up to the Army brass as they face the possibility that their life back home will never be the same. The U. S. has finally entered World War I. Constance, the oldest of the Kopp sisters, is doing intelligence work on the home front for the Bureau of Investigation while youngest sister and aspiring actress, Fleurette, travels across the country entertaining troops with song and dance.

Eliot Peper


A hacker is drawn out of hiding and into an epic geopolitical showdown in the frighteningly plausible conclusion to Eliot Peper’s critically acclaimed Analog Series. When you’ve betrayed your revolutionary cadre, an off-grid fight club on a remote tropical island is a good place to hide—or die. For notorious ex-hacker Emily Kim, the outcome of each fight makes little difference.

Sara Ackerman

Radar Girls

An extraordinary story inspired by the real Women’s Air Raid Defense, where an unlikely recruit and her sisters-in-arms forge their place in WWII history. Daisy Wilder prefers the company of horses to people, bare feet and salt water to high heels and society parties. Then, in the dizzying aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Daisy enlists in a top secret program, replacing male soldiers in a war zone for the first time.

Emma Smith-Stevens

The Australian

In her humorous and emotionally resonant debut, Emma Smith-Stevens follows the exploits and evolution of a young man - known only as “the Australian” - over the course of a dozen years, from his time posing for tourist photos as Superman to his life in New York, chasing fame and fortune. Married to a woman he barely knows and struggling to forge a relationship with his son, the Australian travels between the U.

Kalisha Buckhanon

Speaking of Summer

Speaking of Summer gives us a powerful song about what it means to survive as a woman in America. ” —Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award winner and author of Sing, Unburied, Sing “Raise[s] universal questions about mental illness, racism, and love. Fiercely astute. Tayari Jones, O, The Oprah Magazine Named a Best Book of the Summer by USA Today, O: The Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, BuzzFeed, TIME, Cosmopolitan, Minneapolis Star Tribune, New York Post, CrimeReads, Essence, Bustle and more.

Camron Wright

In Times of Rain and War

During World War II, an American soldier encounters a German woman living a secret life in bomb-blighted London. In September of 1940, during the Blitz in London, Audrey Stocking is blending in with other civilians who are trying to survive the nightly bombings, but she has a secret. She’s not British; she’s German.

Jennifer Steil

Exile Music

Based on an unexplored slice of World War II history, Exile Music is the captivating story of a young Jewish girl whose family flees refined and urbane Vienna for safe harbor in the mountains of Bolivia As a young girl growing up in Vienna in the 1930s, Orly has an idyllic childhood filled with music.

Mike Chen

We Could Be Heroes

The super hero book you need to read right now! An enjoyable, exciting, and action-packed read… at its core, just fun. –Associated Press An extraordinary and emotional adventure about unlikely friends and the power of choosing who you want to be. Jamie woke up in an empty apartment with no memory and only a few clues to his identity, but with the ability to read and erase other people’s memories—a power he uses to hold up banks to buy coffee, cat food and books.

Tori Eldridge

The Ninja’s Blade

Lily Wong―a Chinese-Norwegian modern-day ninja―has more trouble than she was bargaining for when controlling grandparents arrive in Los Angeles from Hong Kong at the same time she goes undercover in the dangerous world of youth sex trafficking. As she hunts for a kidnapped prostitution victim, a missing high school girl, and a sociopathic trafficker, the surviving members of a murderous street gang hunt for her.

Elizabeth Rosner

Survivor Café

Survivor Café takes on important issues of atrocity, trauma, and memory, rendering them all with such great clarity and intimacy that the reader will not soon forget them, or this powerful book. Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sympathizer As firsthand survivors of many of the twentieth century’s most monumental events—the Holocaust, Pearl Harbor, the Killing Fields—begin to pass away, Survivor Café addresses urgent questions: How do we carry those stories forward? How do we collectively ensure that the horrors of the past are not forgotten? Elizabeth Rosner organizes her book around three trips with her father to Buchenwald concentration camp—in 1983, in 1995, and in 2015—each journey an experience in which personal history confronts both commemoration and memorialization.

Nomi Eve

Henna House

In Yemen in 1920. Adela Damari’s parents desperately seek a future husband for their young daughter. After passage of the Orphan’s Decree, any unbetrothed Jewish child left orphaned will be instantly adopted by the local Muslim community. With her parents’ health failing, and no spousal prospects in sight, Adela’s situation looks dire until her uncle arrives from a faraway city, bringing with him a cousin and aunt who introduce Adela to the powerful rituals of henna tattooing–Amazon.

Jessica Strawser

A Million Reasons Why

A SheReads Most Anticipated Novel of 2021 Jessica Strawser’s A Million Reasons Why is “a fascinating foray into the questions we are most afraid to ask” (Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author)–the story of two women who discover a bond between them that will change both their lives forever.

Katya Cengel

From Chernobyl with Love

In the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the late twentieth century was a time of unprecedented hope for democracy and freedom in Eastern Europe. The collapse of the Soviet Union left in its wake a number of independent countries where the Scorpions’ 1990 pop ballad “Wind of Change” became a rallying cry.

Chris Mckinney

Midnight, Water City

Hawai‘i author Chris McKinney’s first entry in a brilliant new sci-fi noir trilogy explores the sordid past of a murdered scientist, deified in death, through the eyes of a man who once committed unspeakable crimes for her. Year 2142: Earth is forty years past a near-collision with the asteroid Sessho-seki.

Diana Giovinazzo

The Woman in Red

Experience the epic tale of one woman’s fight. to create the life of her dreams in this sweeping novel of Anita Garibaldi, a 19th century Brazilian revolutionary who loved as fiercely as she fought for freedom (Adriana Trigiani). Destiny toys with us all, but Anita Garibaldi is a force to be reckoned with.

Sadeqa Johnson

Yellow Wife

A fully immersive, intricately crafted story inspired by the pages of history. In Pheby, Sadeqa Johnson has created a woman whose struggle to survive and to protect the ones she loves will have readers turning the pages as fast as their fingers can fly. Simply enthralling. Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours Called wholly engrossing by New York Times bestselling author Kathleen Grissom, this harrowing story follows an enslaved woman forced to barter love and freedom while living in the most infamous slave jail in Virginia.

Tosca Lee

A Single Light

In this gripping, high-octane sequel to The Line Between, which New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava calls “everything you want in a thriller,” cult escapee Wynter Roth and ex-soldier Chase Miller emerge from their bunker to find a country ravaged by disease. Six months after vanishing into an underground silo with sixty-one others, Wynter and Chase emerge to an altered world.

Alex Bledsoe

The Fairies of Sadieville

Charming and lyrical, The Fairies of Sadieville continues Alex Bledsoe’s widely-praised contemporary fantasy series, about the song-wielding fairy descendants living in modern-day Appalachia. This is real. Three small words on a film canister found by graduate students Justin and Veronica, who discover a long-lost silent movie from more than a century ago.

Heather Webb

Meet Me in Monaco

Set in the 1950s against the backdrop of Grace Kelly’s whirlwind romance and unforgettable wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco, New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb take the reader on an evocative sun-drenched journey along the Côte d’Azur in this page-turning novel of passion, fate and second chances.

Judith Starkston

Of Kings and Griffins

“Master storyteller…fast-paced and compelling” -Anna Castle, award-winning author of Murder by Misrule A vicious king, vengeful griffins, and a scheming goddess. Can Tesha outmaneuver foes from these three different worlds? For Tesha, priestess and queen, happiness is a world she can control, made up of her family and the fractious kingdom she and her husband rule within the Great King’s empire.

Maggie Brookes

The Prisoner’s Wife

Inspired by the true story of a daring deception that plunges a courageous young woman deep into the horrors of a Nazi POW camp to be with the man she loves. In the dead of night, a Czech farm girl and a British soldier travel through the countryside. Izabela and prisoner of war Bill have secretly married and are on the run, with Izzy dressed as a man.

Con Lehane

Murder Off the Page

The third book in an amazing series that features crime à la library at America’s most famous institution of higher reading. A note from bartender Brian McNulty, Raymond Ambler’s friend, confidant, and sometimes adviser, sets the librarian sleuth off on a murder investigation, one that he pursues reluctantly until a second murder upends the world as he knows it.

Soraya M. Lane

The Secrets We Left Behind

How far will they go for family, friendship, and love? Occupied France, 1940. When the staff at a field hospital draw straws to find out who will join the evacuation from Dunkirk, Nurse Cate is left behind. But when the Nazis arrive to claim prisoners of war, she takes her chance and flees into the night, taking one patient with her.

Amy McNulty

Potions and Playing Cards

Fixated on researching ways to break her curse once and for all, jinxed witch and do-gooder Dahlia Poplar doesn’t know how well she’ll do in the upcoming Euchre Tournament, the Luna Lane Spooky Games Club’s first sponsored event. With visiting professor Cable Woodward due to depart to spend more of his sabbatical on the road, Dahlia can’t admit that he may be the reason she’s so determined to finally leave behind the cozy comforts of home.

Jaimal Yogis

Saltwater Buddha

Fed up with teenage life in the suburbs, Jaimal Yogis ran off to Hawaii with little more than a copy of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha and enough cash for a surfboard. His journey is a coming-of-age saga that takes him from communes to monasteries, from the warm Pacific to the icy New York shore. Equal parts spiritual memoir and surfer’s tale, this is a chronicle of finding meditative focus in the barrel of a wave and eternal truth in the great salty blue.

Grace Sammon

The Eves

The Eves is a multi-generational novel portraying lives lived well and lives in transition. Filled with poignancy and humor, The Eves captures the conversations we wish we had had with our parents, if we had taken the opportunity, and the lessons we would want to impart to our children, if they were ready to listen.

Robert Aquinas McNally

The Modoc War

On a cold, rainy dawn in late November 1872, Lieutenant Frazier Boutelle and a Modoc Indian nicknamed Scarface Charley leveled firearms at each other. Their duel triggered a war that capped a decades-long genocidal attack that was emblematic of the United States’ conquest of Native America’s peoples and lands.

Ted Scheinman

Camp Austen

A raucous tour through the world of Mr. Darcy imitations, tailored gowns, and tipsy ballroom dancing The son of a devoted Jane Austen scholar, Ted Scheinman spent his childhood summers eating Yorkshire pudding, singing in an Anglican choir, and watching Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy. Determined to leave his mother’s world behind, he nonetheless found himself in grad school organizing the first ever UNC-Chapel Hill Jane Austen Summer Camp, a weekend-long event that sits somewhere between an academic conference and superfan extravaganza.

Sophie Perinot

Médicis Daughter

Winter, 1564. Beautiful young Princess Margot is summoned to the court of France, where nothing is what it seems and a wrong word can lead to ruin. Known across Europe as Madame la Serpente, Margot’s intimidating mother, Queen Catherine de Médicis, is a powerful force in a country devastated by religious war.

Dr. Ian D. Brooks


Have you ever wanted to better yourself or overcome a problem but didn’t know where to start?Do you find that you have an ingrained way of approaching life that derails your ability to move forward?Or have you taken steps to move forward only to realize you are right back where you started? If you’re ready to.

Hunter Howe Cates

Oklahoma’s Atticus

An Oklahoma Bestseller Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1953: an impoverished Cherokee named Buster Youngwolfe confesses to brutally raping and murdering his eleven-year-old female relative. When Youngwolfe recants his confession, saying he was forced to confess by the authorities, his city condemns him, except for one man—public defender and Creek Indian Elliott Howe.

Veronica Chambers

Call and Response

Call and Response: The Story of Black Lives Matter is a broad and powerful exploration of the history of Black Lives Matter told through photographs, quotes, and informative text by New York Times best-selling authors Veronica Chambers and Jennifer Harlan. In 2020, the world watched history being made in the streets of America.

Brian Finney

Dangerous Conjectures

From the award-winning author of Money Matters, an explosive family drama set in the Bay Area during the early months of the pandemic: a suspenseful tale of transgressions, betrayals, and the rise of outrageous conspiracy theories. Oakland, California, 2020. Computer scientist Adam cannot understand the widespread appeal of conspiracy theories popularized by the president.

Pam Munter

Fading Fame

Munter probes the lives of Hollywood women after the lights have gone down in this debut collection of fiction and drama. …Munter writes purposefully about the systemic misogyny that has dominated Hollywood throughout its history, from predatory producers on casting couches to women being considered too old before they were out of their 30s.

Dan Petrosini

Cory’s Shift

They sent a message… …by stealing part of his daughter’s liver. Will it end Cory’s fight against the black market for organs? In a Mt. Sinai hospital room, a young boy lays dying. Learning what happened to the child, Cory decided to do something about it. The botched illegal transplants wouldn’t stop unless he shone a light on it.

A’Lelia Bundles

On Her Own Ground

Now a Netflix series starring Octavia Spencer, Self Made (formerly titled On Her Own Ground) is the first full-scale biography of “one of the great success stories of American history” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Madam C. J. Walker—the legendary African American entrepreneur and philanthropist—by her great-great-granddaughter, A’Lelia Bundles.

M. K. Tod

Paris In Ruins

Paris 1870. Raised for a life of parties and servants, Camille and Mariele have much in common, but it takes the horrors of war to bring them together to fight for the city and people they love. The story of two women whose families were caught up in the defense of Paris is deeply moving and suspenseful ~~ Margaret George, author of Splendor Before the Dark: A Novel of the Emperor Nero Tod is not only a good historian, but also an accomplished writer … a gripping, well-limned picture of a time and a place that provide universal lessons ~~ Kirkus Reviews.

Kate Moretti

The Spires

A troubled woman becomes consumed by a past she’s desperate to forget in this unsettling psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Year. Strung between two teenagers, an unemployed husband, and a tenuous career, Penelope Cox barely has her life together when the past comes knocking at her door.

Cathy Marie Buchanan

Daughter of Black Lake

In a world of pagan traditions and deeply rooted love, a girl in jeopardy must save her family and community. A transporting historical novel by New York Times–bestselling author Cathy Marie Buchanan. It’s the season of Fallow, in the era of iron. In a northern misty bog surrounded by woodlands and wheat fields, a settlement lies far beyond the reach of the Romans invading hundreds of miles to the southeast.

Aimie K. Runyan

Across the Winding River

A woman unlocks the mystery of her father’s wartime past in a moving novel about secrets, sacrifice, and the power of love by the bestselling author of Daughters of the Night Sky. Beth Cohen wants to make the most of the months she has left with her elderly father, Max. His only request of his daughter is to go through the long-forgotten box of memorabilia from his days as a medic on the western front.

Jonathan Padwe

Disturbed Forests, Fragmented Memories

In the hill country of northeast Cambodia, just a few kilometers from the Vietnam border, sits the village of Tang Kadon. This community of hill rice farmers of the Jarai ethnic minority group survived aerial bombardment and the American invasion of Cambodia during the Vietnam War, only to find themselves relocated to the “killing fields” of the Khmer Rouge regime.

Susan Bishop Crispell

Dreaming in Chocolate

Come for the life-changing chocolates and opinionated apothecary table, stay for the enchanting eight-year old and complicated secrets. ―Amy Reichert, author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake With an endless supply of magical gifts and recipes from the hot chocolate café Penelope Dalton runs alongside her mother, she is able to give her daughter almost everything she wants.

Ja-Ne de Abreu

Sassy Food

Sassy Food was created by a spark that came from Ja-ne de Abreu’s inspiration to grow food in the COVID-19 pandemic. It was such a great joy to follow this intuition for it brought much peace and calm to her 93-year old hanai mother amid the chaos. In their bubble of not allowing people inside the house and being just about completely isolated, they had positive changes every day.

Vaseem Khan

The Dying Day

‘The Da Vinci Code meets post-Independence India. I’d be surprised if I read a better book this year’ M. W. CRAVEN ‘This is a crime novel for everyone; for those who love traditional mysteries there are clues, codes and ciphers, but it also had a harder edge and a post-war darkness. Brilliant’ ANN CLEEVES A priceless manuscript.

Cassandra Lane

We Are Bridges

In this evocative memoir, Cassandra Lane deftly uses the act of imagination to reclaim her ancestors’ story as a backdrop for telling her own. The tradition of Black women’s storytelling leaps forward within these pages—into fresh, daring, and excitingly new territory. Bridgett M. Davis, author of The World According to Fannie Davis When Cassandra Lane finds herself pregnant at thirty-five, the knowledge sends her on a poignant exploration of memory to prepare for her entry into motherhood.

Nicole Baart

Everything We Didn’t Say

From the author of Little Broken Things, a “race-to-the-finish family drama” (People) following a mother who must confront the dark summer that changed her life forever in order to reclaim the daughter she left behind. Juniper Baker had just graduated from high school and was deep in the throes of a summer romance when Cal and Beth Murphy, a childless couple who lived on a neighboring farm, were brutally murdered.

Sarahlyn Bruck

Daytime Drama

Soap opera star by day, harried, single mom by night, Calliope Hart’s life is a delicate balancing act. When the network cancels her show, Callie’s world crumbles and she must decide whether it’s more important to fight to save the show or take a risk and start over from scratch. Advance Praise for DAYTIME DRAMA Compelling reading, highly recommended.

A. A. Chamberlynn

A Death of Music

The Apocalypse is nigh as the four horsewomen begin to search for the seven seals that will destroy humanity. If they can stop them from being broken, they can also stop the end of the world. But it’s not just the angels who want to bring about the Apocalypse - gods and goddesses from all corners of the earth want their share of the reaping of souls.

Amy E. Reichert

The Kindred Spirits Supper Club

Jobless and forced home to Wisconsin, journalist Sabrina Monroe can tolerate reunions with frenemies and kisses from old boyfriends, but not the literal ghosts that greet her in this heartwarming tale of the power of love and connection from acclaimed author Amy E. Reichert. For Sabrina Monroe, moving back home to the Wisconsin Dells–the self-described Waterpark Capital of the World–means returning to the Monroe family curse: the women in her family can see spirits who come to them for help with unfinished business.

Shelly King

The Moment of Everything

In the tradition of The Cookbook Collector comes a funny, romantic novel about a young woman finding her calling while saving a used bookstore. Maggie Duprès, recently “involuntarily separated from payroll” at a Silicon Valley startup, is whiling away her days in The Dragonfly’s Used Books, a Mountain View institution, waiting for the Next Big Thing to come along.

Jennifer Harlan

Call and Response

Call and Response: The Story of Black Lives Matter is a broad and powerful exploration of the history of Black Lives Matter told through photographs, quotes, and informative text by New York Times best-selling authors Veronica Chambers and Jennifer Harlan. In 2020, the world watched history being made in the streets of America.

Emily Gallo


Kate and Lawrence drive through the desert on their way home from vacation and find a young girl sitting by the side of the road. Who is she? Where is she from and where is she going? Why is she there? When and how did she get there? What can they do to help? The girl won’t speak, but that doesn’t deter them from embarking on a journey through central and southern California to find the answers.

Danielle Trussoni

The Ancestor

A lushly written, dream-like modern gothic with as many dark turns and twists as the Montebianco family tree has branches. Welcome to the family. – Paul Tremblay, bestselling author of Survivor Song After a DNA test reveals that Alberta Bert Monte is the sole heir of a wealthy noble family in the Italian Alps, she leaves New York to visit the family estate: Montebianco Castle, a centuries-old compound isolated in the mountains.

C. L. Monaghan

The Barghest

Scotland 1862 A murder, a terrifying creature, and a battle for his affections were not what Midnight Gunn expected when he journeyed to Scotland for the summer. Bodies are mysteriously disappearing from the city morgue, Midnight’s growing household is in turmoil and someone or something lurks in the shadows, watching.

Noelle Greene

Sinner’s Intuition

A Strange Gift is Wrapped in a Powerful Attraction. After a scare at 30,000 feet, Elinor Gunn suddenly has second sight. Like all superpowers, her gift comes with a price. The dark, intense man keeping her safe has secrets of his own. Even after a scorching night together, Gian Mariani refuses to give Elinor the answers she needs.

Jeff Somers

The Burning City

The sequel to THE SHATTERED GEARS containing the previously published novellas THE NEW WORLD, THE DEVIL’S BARGAIN, THE LONG SIEGE, and THE DARK HUNT. Avery Cates has his city, but being a City Lord isn’t what he thought it would be. Beset by problems, with the Archangel and his army of psionics marching inexorably towards him, he knows his one chance is to cobble together the resources to try and take Cochtopa, the secret System Security Force installation that might contain the tech and data he needs to reboot humanity and defeat the Archangel.

Bec Evans

How to Have a Happy Hustle

How to Have a Happy Hustle shares the secrets of innovation experts and startup founders to help you make your ideas happen. If you’re looking for fulfillment outside the day job, have an idea but don’t know where to start, or are held back by a lack of confidence, experience, time, or money, Bec Evans will help you get off the starting blocks with this complete guide to making your ideas happen.

Barbara Davis

The Last of the Moon Girls

An Amazon Charts bestseller. A novel of secrets, memory, family, and forgiveness by the bestselling author of When Never Comes. Lizzy Moon never wanted Moon Girl Farm. Eight years ago, she left the land that nine generations of gifted healers had tended, determined to distance herself from the whispers about her family’s strange legacy.

Gail Ward Olmsted

Landscape of a Marriage

A marriage of convenience leads to a life of passion and purpose. A shared vision transforms the American landscape forever. New York, 1858: Mary, a young widow with three children, agrees to marry her brother-in-law Frederick Law Olmsted, who is acting on his late brother’s deathbed plea to not let Mary suffer.

Kristen Lepionka

Once You Go This Far

Shamus-Award-winning author Kristen Lepionka plunges back into danger in her next exciting mystery featuring PI Roxane Weary. Junior-high school nurse Rebecca Newsome was an experienced hiker, until she plummeted to her death to the bottom of a ravine in a Columbus metro park. Her daughter, Maggie, doesn’t believe it was an accident, and Rebecca’s ex-husband is her prime suspect.

Denny S. Bryce

Wild Women and the Blues

Ambitious and stunning. ” —Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author “Vibrant…A highly entertaining read!” —Ellen Marie Wiseman New York Times Bestselling author of THE ORPHAN COLLECTOR “The music practically pours out of the pages of Denny S. Bryce’s historical novel, set among the artists and dreamers of the 1920s.

Dallas Woodburn

The Best Week That Never Happened

(Dallas has some little goodies related to her book that she’d be happy to mail out to anyone who reads it: a signed bookplate, matching bookmark, postcard and temporary tattoos related to the book!) #1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Magical Realism Fiction Winner - Best Fiction - The Young Adult Book Awards Silver Medal - Young Adult Fiction - Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards Finalist - Young Adult Fiction - International Book Awards After her parents’ bitter divorce, family vacations to the Big Island in Hawaii ceased.

Charles Fergus

A Stranger Here Below

For fans of C. J. Box’s Joe Pickett series, a fabulous historical mystery series set in early America. Deeply imagined and intricately plotted, A Stranger Here Below marries richly textured historical fiction with the urgency of a mystery novel. Fergus knows certain things, deep in the bone: horses, hunting, the folkways of rural places, and he weaves this wisdom into a stirring tale.

Peggy Lampman

The Ruby of the Sea

​From the award-winning author of The Promise Kitchen comes a riveting new story of twin sisters caught in their mother’s crosshairs on what to do about their disturbed younger sister. Lush with devastating secrets, lies, romance and psychological drama. You tell me about a family without a certain amount of dysfunction, and I’ll tell you that family is lying.

S. B. Divya


From the Hugo Award nominee S. B. Divya, Zero Dark Thirty meets The Social Network in this science fiction thriller about artificial intelligence, sentience, and labor rights in a near future dominated by the gig economy. Welga Ramirez, executive bodyguard and ex-special forces, is about to retire early when her client is killed in front of her.

Suzanne Roberts

Bad Tourist

Both a memoir in travel essays and an anti-guidebook, Bad Tourist takes us across four continents to fifteen countries, showing us what not to do when traveling. A woman learning to claim her own desires and adventures, Suzanne Roberts encounters lightning and landslides, sharks and piranha-infested waters, a nightclub drugging, burning bodies, and brief affairs as she searches for the love of her life and finally herself.

Christine Meade

The Way You Burn

When David approaches his New Hampshire cabin one cool October night to find it engulfed in flames, he knows his girlfriend Hope set the fire. At least, he’s pretty sure he knows. David first decides to upend the creature comforts of his post-collegiate life and try roughing it for a year after he inherits two acres of land and a rustic cabin from his deceased grandfather.

Jane Gilmartin

The Mirror Man

Great concept and brilliantly executed. John Marrs, international bestselling author of The One Meet Jeremiah Adams. There are two of him. The offer is too tempting: be part of a scientific breakthrough, step out of his life for a year, and be paid hugely for it. When ViMed Pharmaceutical asks Jeremiah to be part of an illegal cloning experiment, he sees it as a break from an existence he feels disconnected from.

Chaya Bhuvaneswar

White Dancing Elephants

Chaya Bhuvaneswar’s debut collection maps with great assurance the intricate outer reaches of the human heart. What a bold, smart, exciting new voice, well worth listening to; what an elegant story collection to read and savor. “-Lauren Groff, author of Florida “Stunning, evocative, electric. an exuberant collection.

Kerry Schafer

Dead Before Dying

Sidelined by an on the job injury, veteran paranormal investigator Maureen Keslyn reluctantly accepts an assignment at Shadow Valley Manor, an upscale retirement facility where someone—or something—is picking off residents and staff at a grisly clip. With her resources dwindling one death at a time and unnatural forces on the loose, Maureen’s experience fighting the supernatural provides her only hope to destroy a clever and powerful evil before everybody in the manor—and the town—winds up dead.

Alison Ragsdale

Her Last Chance

My darling girl, I watch you playing outside in the grass. Your long blonde hair sweeps back and your blue eyes are bright with joy. You are utterly perfect, I never imagined something could be so wrong and I’d be powerless to protect you… Ava’s daughter Carly is everything a ten-year-old should be: energetic, creative and the light of her parents’ lives.

Tracey Enerson Wood

The War Nurse

Any readers who enjoyed the mix of romance, intrigue, and medical accuracy of Call the Midwife will love The War Nurse. “—New York Journal of Books “[An] impeccably researched, well-drawn, based-on-a-true-story tale, written by a former RN. The War Nurse shines an important light on a woman whose story was, until now, lost to time.

Austin S. Camacho

The Wrong Kind

A distraught woman hires private investigator Hannibal Jones to track down her daughter who has run away, trying to escape the homeless shelter life her mother has come to accept. No sooner has Hannibal found Connie Blanco than he finds himself entwined in a gang war and a murder. The corpse is barely cold before a second murder follows and Hannibal finds himself entangled in a complex plot…but who is the mastermind of this twisted scheme?.

Sara E. Johnson

The Bone Track

A nature trek turns dangerous when the wilderness gives up its bones. New Zealand’s remote Milford Track seems the perfect place for forensic investigator Alexa Glock to reconnect with her brother Charlie, with whom she hasn’t spent much time since they were kids. Their backpacking trip seems ill-fated from the start, though, when she must stop on the way to examine nine skeletons―most likely M?ori tribespeople―whose graves have been unearthed by highway construction.

Renée Rosen

The Social Graces

The USA Today Bestseller! Named one of 2021’s Most Anticipated Historical Novels by Oprah Daily ∙ SheReads ∙ Frolic ∙ BookReporter ∙ and more. The author of Park Avenue Summer throws back the curtain on one of the most remarkable feuds in history: Alva Vanderbilt and the Mrs. Astor’s notorious battle for control of New York society during the Gilded Age.

Tim Leach

A Winter War

A disgraced warrior must navigate a course between honour and shame, his people and the Roman Empire, in the first of a new trilogy set in the second century AD, from the author of Smile of the Wolf. AD173. The Danube has frozen. On its far banks gather the clans of Sarmatia. Winter-starved, life ebbing away on a barren plain of ice and snow, to survive they must cross the river’s frozen waters.

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

The Little Gate-Crasher

Mace Bugen might have been an achondroplastic dwarf—forty-three inches tall with an average-sized head and a torso set on small, twisted legs—but that didn’t mean he was an idiot or a pushover. In truth, he was smarter than most; over the years, he learned to effectively turn what society in those days called a handicap into a powerful tool he could use to his advantage.

Michael Ridpath

Launch Code

‘Hugely enjoyable and thought-provoking, Launch Code brings to mind the classic thrillers of Alister Maclean and Jack Higgins. A well-crafted ingenious mystery, tightly plotted, compelling and contemporary, this could well be Michael Ridpath’s best novel yet. ‘ - Stav Sherez, author of the Carrigan & Miller seriesNovember 1983: Three hundred feet beneath the Atlantic, US submarine Lieutenant Bill Guth and his fellow officers suddenly receive the order they’ve long-dreaded - to launch their nuclear missiles in a retaliatory strike against the USSR.

Stella Oni

Deadly Sacrifice

When a child’s severed hand is found, DC Toks Ade and DS Philip Dean are put on the case. Thrown into a world of Nigerian traditional customs, ritual sacrifice, and international human trafficking, they must find the guilty parties before more children are lost and more limbs are found.

Martha Cheng

The Poke Cookbook

Poke, the traditional Hawaiian snack of raw fish seasoned with soy sauce and sesame oil, has hit the mainland. On the islands, it’s the casual dish that brings everyone together—but now you can bring these flavors into your own kitchen with 45 recipes for traditional poke, modern riffs, bases, bowls, and other local-style accompaniments.

Tyler McMahon

Dream of Another America

Winner of the Gival Press Novel Award The ‘dream’ in ‘Dream of Another America’ is both a noun and an imperative verb of hope: Tyler McMahon has written a ‘Grapes of Wrath’ for contemporary America. Like Steinbeck’s classic, ‘Dream of Another America’ urges readers to confront the costs and sacrifices of the American Dream.

Mary Mostafanezhad

Volunteer Tourism

Crossing disciplinary and chronological boundaries, Volunteer Tourism: Popular Humanitarianism in Neoliberal Times is the first full-length treatment of volunteer tourism from a longitudinal ethnographic perspective. Volunteer tourism, one of the fastest growing niche tourism markets in the world, is a type of tourism in which tourists pay to participate in conservation, humanitarian or development oriented projects.

Margaret Skea

Katharina Fortitude

Eagerly-awaited conclusion to Katharina Deliverance Runner-up in the Historical Novel Society New Novel Award 2018. ‘We are none of us perfect, and a streak of stubbornness is what is needed in dealing with a household such as yours, Kat… and with Martin. ’ Wittenberg 1525. The unexpected marriage of Martin Luther to Katharina von Bora has no fairytale ending.

Kerry Anne King

Other People’s Things

From the Amazon Charts bestselling author of Whisper Me This comes a witty, magical story about improbable connections, difficult gifts, and the unexpected events that heal us and bring us together. Jailbird. Klepto. Spectacular failure to launch. Nicole Wood’s sticky fingers have earned her many names, but it’s not that she’s stealing—some objects just need to be moved elsewhere, and the universe has chosen her to do it.

Maria Espinosa

Suburban Souls

Against the vibrant and liberated backdrop of 1970’s San Francisco, a husband and wife-both Jewish immigrants indelibly traumatized by their childhoods in Nazi Germany-face the turbulence of an increasingly sterile marriage. Saul, an emotionally withdrawn scientist, escapes into New Age mysticism with Shivaya, a self-styled clairvoyant Danish healer.

Frank M. Oliva

Walking Among the Trees

Walking Among the Trees is a gripping journey through past sins and present horrors. After notifying the bishop that a young girl possessed by an invisible demon must be exorcised immediately, Father Nathaniel Kerrigan is shocked when the bishop insists he perform the ritual. Panicked, Kerrigan calls on his old friend and trusted mentor, Monsignor Carmichael, to convince the bishop he should use another priest instead.

David Rich

The Mirrored Palace

In 1852 Richard Francis Burton, the legendary explorer and author, fell in love with a Persian woman while in the British Army. When her parents discovered the affair, they poisoned her. Devastated and vulnerable, Burton camped out in an opium den. But the British spymaster, Hodgson, needed Burton and his unique talents for a mission: pose as a Muslim on the Hajj, and when it’s over, steal a woman from a harem in Medina.

Joyce Reynolds-Ward

The Heritage of Michael Martiniere

SERIES STANDALONEI’m a young man in an old man’s body. Mike Martiniere. Clone Michael Martiniere was fated to die to keep his progenitor, Philip Martiniere, alive. Then Philip’s son Gabe rescued Mike at the age of five, whisking him off to the Double R Ranch where he learns about horses, biobots, robotics–and what it’s like to be loved by a family.

Tatjana Soli

The Removes

As the first wave of pioneers travel westward to settle the American frontier, two women discover their inner strength when their lives are irrevocably changed by the hardship of the wild west in The Removes, a historical novel from New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Tatjana Soli. Spanning the years of the first great settlement of the West, The Removes tells the intertwining stories of fifteen-year-old Anne Cummins, frontierswoman Libbie Custer, and Libbie’s husband, the Civil War hero George Armstrong Custer.

Patricia Sands

The Bridge Club

A re-release with added content to celebrate the tenth anniversary of The Bridge Club! *2010 Foreword Reviews Book Of The Year (General Fiction)* *2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (First Novel)* *2012 Indie Excellence Book Awards (Womens Fiction)* What starts as a monthly card game, turns into forty years that span a woman’s journey from youthful optimism to the challenges and opportunities presented as the years pass.

Judy Prescott Marshall

Still Crazy

A strong, loving and passionate wife discovers a handwritten note that has the power to either destroy her or make her stronger yet. Still Crazy is the story of one woman’s journey through pain, betrayal, and forgiveness as she learns to hold onto her faith and, for the first time in her life trust in herself.

Priscilla Oliveras

Anchored Hearts

A big-hearted, beautiful book about first love, second chances, and finding one’s place in the world. An exceptional getaway of a book!” —Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read “Anchored Hearts has it all: undeniable chemistry, believable roadblocks, a heartwarming world, and a lush Key West setting that leaps off the page.

Sonali Dev

Recipe for Persuasion

From the author of Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors comes another , clever, deeply layered, and heartwarming romantic comedy that follows in the Jane Austen tradition―this time, with a twist on Persuasion. Chef Ashna Raje desperately needs a new strategy. How else can she save her beloved restaurant and prove to her estranged, overachieving mother that she isn’t a complete screw up? When she’s asked to join the cast of Cooking with the Stars, the latest hit reality show teaming chefs with celebrities, it seems like just the leap of faith she needs to put her restaurant back on the map.

Julie Cantrell


[Read by Brittany Pressley] From the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Into the Free comes an unforgettable exploration of the complicated relationships between women and the constant battle we all fight against time itself. When two estranged sisters reunite for their parents’ fiftieth anniversary, a family tragedy brings unexpected lessons of hope and healing amid the flowers of their mother’s perennial garden.

Jamie Krakover


When everyone has a brain-interfacing tracking chip, one glitch threatens the entire network. Kaya Weiss is that glitch. Through thoughts and blinks, Kaya can access anyone or anything on the tracker network. But the authorities monitor everything—where Kaya goes, who she talks to, and what she searches.

Nicole Blades

Have You Met Nora?

She’s blossomed from wealthy surgeon’s beautiful daughter to elegant socialite to being the top fashion stylist in the country. And Nora Mackenzie is only days away from marrying into one of New York’s richest, most powerful families. But her fairy tale rise is rooted in an incredible deception—one scandal away from turning her perfect world to ashes.

Elizabeth St. John

Written in their Stars

London, 1649. Horrified eyewitnesses to King Charles’s bloody execution, Royalists Nan Wilmot and Frances Apsley plot to return the king’s exiled son to England’s throne, while their radical cousin Luce, the wife of king-killer John Hutchinson, rejoices in the new republic’s triumph. Nan exploits her high-ranking position as Countess of Rochester to manipulate England’s great divide, flouting Cromwell and establishing a Royalist spy network; while Frances and her husband Allen join the destitute prince in Paris’s Louvre Palace to support his restoration.