What we're about

Adventures by the Book was created for readers and authors who are looking to connect on a more intimate basis than thru a traditional brick & mortar lecture event. Each event is an experience with an author that will transport you to a place and/or time inspired by the featured author, whether it is a local luncheon event in San Diego, a weekend getaway, or travels to exotic destinations around the world. Come join us to meet some amazing authors and fellow book lovers!

Upcoming events (4+)

A Touch of Darkness: a virtual Fireside Adventure

Needs a location

More info and registration: https://adventuresbythebook.com/event/scarlett-st-clair-5-25-22/

In mythology and literature, she is known as the dreaded Persephone, queen of the Underworld, and goddess of death. Now, a dark and enthralling reimagining of the Persephone and Hades Greek myth comes forth from bestselling author Scarlett St. Clair.

So grab a glass of wine, curl up in your favorite chair, and get ready to chat live with Scarlett, in conversation with Laura Thalassa, to discuss Scarlett’s latest book, A Game of Retribution, ask questions, and converse live “on stage” with the authors.

To join our virtual event on the exciting new storytelling platform, Fireside, simply purchase a book(s) or register below and we will send you a private VIP link to attend the virtual event. If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can be part of the virtual audience to chat live with Scarlett and Laura. With other devices, you can still listen live here to the broadcast.

Your Adventure includes a paperback copy of A Game of Retribution and/or Death, tax, shipping within the U.S., a live Fireside chat with Scarlett and Laura, and Q&A.

Tales of Al the Water Rescue Dog: a Live and In-Person Adventure

Needs a location

More info and registration: https://adventuresbythebook.com/event/lynne-cox-5-26-22/

For anyone who has ever loved a dog (or even if you haven’t had the pleasure), you won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet New York Times bestselling author and long-distance swimmer Lynne Cox at the La Jolla/Riford Library, as she discusses her heartfelt book, Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog.

This event is free and open to the public. Copies of Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog will be available for purchase and signing at the event or preorder a copy to be delivered to the event for signing.

Book Bingo: a Virtual June Pride Month Celebration

Needs a location

More info and registration: https://adventuresbythebook.com/event/pride-bingo-6-9-22/

We are pleased to announce another fun Book Bingo (June Pride Month Celebration): A Virtual Adventure, this month in partnership with the Jefferson County Public Library.

If you are already familiar with our popular Southern California series, you will understand why we receive so many requests to expand the program nationwide. Pivoting to virtual events has made this not only possible, but offers up fun opportunities for exciting partnerships, participation by more of our over 150 book club favorite authors, and space to accommodate many more readers!

Be you. Do you. Celebrate you…And celebrate Pride Month by playing book bingo with six book club favorite authors: Ann Aguirre, Annabeth Albert, Kim Taylor Blakemore, Timothy Janovsky, Joshua Moehling, and Katrina Monroe. Enjoy presentations by the authors, while playing an interactive virtual game of bingo, including fun prizes. All you have to do is show up (and why not invite your book club friends and fellow readers to join in as well) to learn about these great new reads!

While this event is free, your purchase of a book(s) below (to be shipped to you within the U.S.) provides much-needed support to these authors.
Your Adventure includes a book discussion with all six authors, an interactive virtual game of Book Bingo, Q&A, prizes, and the opportunity to meet the authors via Zoom. Books may be ordered below for shipping within the U.S. and will include a signed bookplate. See below for registration information.

The School for German Brides: a virtual Zoom Adventure

Needs a location

More info and registration: https://adventuresbythebook.com/event/aimie-runyan-6-16-22/

Enter the sinister, gilded world of 1930’s Berlin, a world of young ladies, wooing suitors, satin dresses, and proper etiquette. A world where secret acts of feminine resistance flare beneath the surface. . .

Daring and compelling, historical fiction author Aimie Runyan offers a fascinating deep dive into the German home front during World War II with her forthcoming book, The School for German Brides.

Join us for an incredible opportunity to hear from Aimie, as she discusses her new book The School for German Brides, in a moderated conversation with historical fiction author Jennifer Coburn. Your Adventure includes a paperback copy of The School for German Brides (with signed bookplate), tax, shipping within the U.S., and a virtual Zoom chat with Aimie Runyan in conversation with Jennifer Coburn, and Q&A.

As an added bonus, if you also pre-order a copy of Jennifer’s book, Cradles of the Reich, you will receive an extra 30 minute Power Point presentation with Jennifer about the Nazi’s infamous Lebensborn program, and a discount on the two book bundle. Jennifer’s book will be personally autographed and shipped to you upon publication in October.


### Event Registration

For event admission, simply purchase a copy of The School for German Brides below and we will send you a Zoom link a few days prior to the event to access the virtual session.

Past events (288)

Mother County: a virtual Fireside Adventure

Needs a location

Photos (1,484)