Moments Like This with Co-authors Anna Gomez and Kristoffer Polaha

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Mar 9 | 6P CST | REGISTER HERE MOMENTS LIKE THIS | Anna Gomez and Kristoffer Polaha | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees. ABOUT THE BOOK “… atmospheric romance … Gomez and Polaha’s descriptions of Hawaii are postcard worthy. The breezy […]

Confident Women: Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters with Tori Telfer

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REGISTER HERE CONFIDENT WOMEN | Tori Telfer | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees.   This is my book about actual con women, historical and current, American and international. If I do say so myself, these stories are REALLY INTERESTING! And a […]

A Conversation with Unnatural Resources Author Mindy Uhrlaub; Moderated by Amy Lehman

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REGISTER HERE UNNATURAL RESOURCES | Mindy Uhrlaub | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees.   When her Congolese village is destroyed by an invading militia group, eleven-year-old Therese is injured and outcast. Stranded with only her little brother’s best friend in a […]

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist Miguel Sancho Journeys Into the Universe of the Rare-Disease Community; Moderated by Caleb Hellerman

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Mar 16 | 6p | REGISTER FREE MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE | Miguel Sancho | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees.   A RARE DISEASE, A FAMILY IN CRISIS, AND THE CUTTING-EDGE MEDICINE THAT CURED THE INCURABLE The personally harrowing and […]

Women’s Rights and Issues Through a Sports Lens with Award-Winning Journalist Julie DiCaro; Moderated by Marya Pasciuto

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REGISTER HERE SIDELINED | Julie DiCaro | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Q&A Attendees can send pre-event questions for the author to: sidelinedquestions@gmail.com Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees. Shrill meets Brotopia in this personal and researched look at women’s rights and issues through the lens of sports, from an […]

Broke in America with Joanne Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox

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REGISTER HERE BROKE IN AMERICA | Joanne Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees.   Water. Food. Housing. The most basic and crucial needs for survival, yet 40 percent of people in the United States don’t have the […]

NYT Bestselling Author Harlan Coben Launches ‘WIN’; Moderated by Shari Lapena

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Mar 25 | 7pC | REGISTER HERE WIN | Harlan Coben | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchased from Barbara's link above with code ‘EVENT’ Presented in partnership with Aurora Public Library District, Glencoe Public Library, Highland Park Public Library, Lake Villa District Library, Northbrook Public Library, Wilmette Public Library, and Vernon Area Public […]

Stephanie Dray on Women, Duty, and Hope in ‘The Women of Chateau Lafayette’; Moderated by Lauren Margolin

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Apr 3 | 12p | REGISTER HERE THE WOMEN OF CHATEAU LAFAYETTE | Stephanie Dray | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees.   Intricately woven and beautifully told, The Women of Chateau Lafayette is a sweeping novel about duty and hope, love […]

Join Children’s Author Tara Knudson for ‘Easter Egg Day’ Story Time

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REGISTER HERE EASTER EGG DAY | Tara Knudson | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees.   It’s time for Easter eggs—yellow, green, blue, and red! In Easter Egg Day, written by Tara Knudson and illustrated by Pauline Siewert, kids will love watching how plain […]

A Discussion with Two Romance Writers Sarah Hogle and Rosie Danan; Moderated by Kini Allen

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Apr 6 | 5pC | REGISTER HERE TWICE SHY | Sarah Hogle | BUY BOOK THE INTIMACY EXPERIMENT | Rosie Danan | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees. ABOUT TWICE SHY Now Hogle returns with Twice Shy, another unconventional and laugh-out-loud romantic comedy […]

Healing Sibling Estrangement with Fern Schumer Chapman; Moderated by Dr. Ramani Durvasula

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Apr 8 | 6p | REGISTER HERE BROTHERS, SISTERS, STRANGERS | Fern Schumer Chapman | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees.   A warm, empathetic guide to understanding, coping with, and healing from the unique pain of sibling estrangement "Whenever I tell […]

An Evening with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Chicago Tribune Columnist Mary Schmich

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April 12 | 6p | REGISTER FREE EVEN THE TERRIBLE THINGS SEEM BEAUTIFUL TO ME NOW | Mary Schmich | BUY BOOK All registrants who purchase book from Barbara’s link above receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Presented in partnership with Aurora Public Library District, Glencoe Public Library, Highland Park Public Library, Lake […]

Bestseller Allen Klein Opens Eyes to the Wonder in Our Lives; Moderated by Irene O’Garden

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REGISTER HERE THE AWE FACTOR | Allen Klein | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees.   Every page of this wonder-full feast awakens life's essential glory. Trusty guide Allen Klein opens myriad gateways to awe-our natural birthright, and quite dearly needed today. […]

John Wasik Reveals Lincoln’s Untold Legacy as Builder of the Country’s Economy

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REGISTER HERE LINCOLNOMICS | John Wasik | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees.   Lincolnomics puts The Great Emancipator in his other rightful place as The Great Builder of American infrastructure, revealing Lincoln’s untold legacy as the developer of an economic ladder to […]

‘Sensational’ Female Undercover Journalists of the Gilded Age with Kim Todd; Moderated by William Souder

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REGISTER FREE SENSATIONAL | Kim Todd | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees.   SENSATIONAL: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF AMERICA’S “GIRL STUNT REPORTERS A vivid history that brings to light the “girl stunt reporters” who went undercover and into danger to expose […]

Self-Discovery ‘LifeLines’ with Melissa Bernstein, Co-founder of Doug & Melissa Toy Company; Moderated by Doug Bernstein

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REGISTER HERE LifeLines: An Inspirational Journey from Profound Darkness to Radiant Light | Melissa Bernstein | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees.   Melissa & Doug is a half-billion dollar success story, its products a cheerful presence in toy stores and on […]

Diana Butler Bass Shares How to Keep Teachings of Jesus Relevant Today; Moderated by The Reverend Robert Wright Lee IV

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Apr 20 | 8p | REGISTER FREE FREEING JESUS | Diana Butler Bass | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees.   The award-winning author of Grateful goes beyond the culture wars to offer a refreshing take on the comprehensive, multi-faceted nature of Jesus, keeping  […]

Learn to Maximize Your Metabolism with Dr. Noel Maclaren and Sunita Maclaren

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REGISTER FREE MAXIMIZE YOUR METABOLISM | Dr. Noel Maclaren and Sunita Maclaren | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees.   A revolutionary, sustainable and scientific approach to help you lose weight, regain energy, clear your mind, and prevent disease.   Like our fingerprints, […]

NYT Bestselling Author Martha Hall Kelly Launches ‘Sunflower Sisters’; Moderated by Jamie Ford

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Apr 22 | 6pC | REGISTER HERE SUNFLOWER SISTERS | Martha Hall Kelly | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees.   SUNFLOWER SISTERS TOUR VIDEO: http://https://randomhouse.app.box.com/s/t6iynx4rubvf2nrj7cv9bolql19c3rua “From Southern spies to nurses on the northern battlefields, Sunflower Sisters weaves an exquisite tapestry of women determined […]

Margaret Kimball Shares Family Bipolar Disorder in Illustrated Memoir; Moderated by Kristen Radtke

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FREE REGISTRATION AND NOW I SPILL THE FAMILY SECRETS: An Illustrated Memoir | Margaret Kimball | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees.   In the spirit of Alison Bechdel's Fun Home and Roz Chast's Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a beautifully illustrated black-and-white […]

Join the Buzz Around ‘Bee People and the Bugs They Love’ with Master Bee Keeper Frank Mortimer

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Apr 28 | 6p | REGISTER FREE BEE PEOPLE | Frank Mortimer | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees.   Informative, hilarious, stingingly honest, and honey-sweet, BEE PEOPLE AND THE BUGS THEY LOVE is one man’s journey from bee-curious to Master Beekeeper, […]

Laugh and Learn to Develop True Stories with Corey Rosen; Moderated by Louise Lamson

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REGISTER FREE YOUR STORY WELL TOLD | Corey Rosen | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees.   Your Story, Well Told is a laugh-out-loud, practical, and inspiring manual to develop true stories from concept through presentation. Storytelling champion and master teacher, Corey […]

Rebecca Phelps Explores Multiple Timelines and Realities with ‘Down World’; Moderated by Natalie Walton

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REGISTER FREE DOWN WORLD | Rebecca Phelps | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees.   Would you destroy another world to save your own? As the site of a former military base, there have always been rumors that East Township High School […]

Award-Winning War Reporter Damien Lewis Reveals Extraordinary Hunt for SS War Criminals

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REGISTER FREE CHURCHILL’S BAND OF BROTHERS | Damien Lewis | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees.   Award-winning war reporter and internationally bestselling military historian Damien Lewis explores one of WWII’s most remarkable Special Forces missions during the Normandy landings on D-Day–and […]

‘Balloons for Tiger’ Storytelling Saturday with Lori Orlinsky

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FREE REGISTRATION BALLOONS FOR TIGER | Lorii Orlinsky | BUY BOOK All registrants receive 10% off book purchase with code ‘EVENT’ Unfamiliar with using Crowdcast? Click GUIDE for new attendees.   How can children begin to heal after losing a pet? Balloons for Tiger takes an imaginative look at this tough topic as colorful balloons travel from […]