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Summer Fun with Historical Fiction

July 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Author Elise Hooper will moderate a special panel with bestselling authors Sara Ackerman, Yangsze Choo, Kate Quinn, and Noelle Salazar as they discuss historical fiction, the writing process, their favorite summer reads, and more. At this virtual program, they’ll share behind-the-scenes tidbits on what it’s like to be an author.

Through a special partnership with Orinda Books (OrindaBooks.com), a book purchase includes an autographed bookplate and an opportunity for a virtual chat with the authors immediately following the program.

Hooper, the author of Fast Girls, is a native New Englander. She spent several years writing for television and online news outlets before earing an MA and teaching high school history and  literature. Hooper now lives in Seattle with her husband and two daughters.

Ackerman is the bestselling author of Red Sky Over Hawaii, among other published books. Born and raised in Hawaii, she studied journalism and earned graduate degrees in psychology and Chinese medicine. She currently lives on the Big Island with her boyfriend and a houseful of animals.

Choo is the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Tiger. She loves to eat and read, and often does both at the same time. Neither of her two published books would have been possible without large quantities of dark chocolate.

Quinn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several works of historical fiction, including The Huntress. She lives in San Diego with her two rescue dogs.

Salazar is the USA Today bestselling author of The Flight Girls, her debut novel. She is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest and lives with her husband, two children, and old man cat in Washington State.

Program sponsors are Friends of the Walnut Creek Library, East Bay Times, and Minuteman Press Lafayette. 



July 20, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Walnut Creek Library Foundation

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