Celebrating Women Authors Since 1982

Event Information

For registered attendees:

Date: March 5, 2016

Location: The Long Beach Convention Center 110 S. Pine Avenue, Long Beach, California.

Please note: Parking at the Convention Center is $10

Event Schedule

Time Event

Coffee and book browsing


Doors open for seating


Welcome and Introductions by Brooke Knowles, Chair

9:15 - 9:55


10:05 - 10:45


10:45 - 11:15

Socializing and book buying

11:15 – 11:55





11:55 – 12:30

Book buying and autographing

12:30 – 1:40

Luncheon in the ballroom

1:40 – 2:20


2:30 – 3:10


3:10 – 3:45

Time to buy books, have them autographed and visit with authors and friends.

Browse our selections for the next Festival of Authors on March 5, 2016

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, by author Karen Abbott
Karen Abbott, author of Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

Karen Abbott

Karen Abbott is the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City, American Rose, and, most recently, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, named one of the best books of 2014 by Library Journal and the Christian Science Monitor, Amazon, and Flavorwire, and optioned by Sony for a miniseries. A native of Philadelphia, she now lives in New York City, where she’s at work on her next book.

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Saint Mazie, by author Jami Attenberg
Jami Attenberg, author of Saint Mazie

Jami Attenberg

Jami Attenberg is the New York Times best selling author of five novels including The Middlesteins and Saint Mazie. She has contributed essays about sex, urban life, technology and food to numerous publications, including The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Elle. She divides her time between New Orleans and Brooklyn.

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Cold Betrayal, by author J. A. Jance
J. A. Jance, author of Cold Betrayal

J. A. Jance

J. A. JANCE is a New York Times bestselling author of over 50 books. Before becoming a published author, however, she was a school librarian, a teacher and an insurance sales woman. Jance creates characters you care about, from J.P. Beaumont, a Pacific Northwest homicide detective, to Joanna Brady, an Arizona sheriff. Her most recently released mystery is Cold Betrayal. Born in South Dakota, raised in Arizona, she now divides her time between Seattle and Tucson.

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Euphoria, by author Lily King
Lily King, author of Euphoria

Lily King

Award-winning author Lily King’s recent bestseller, Euphoria, received both the Kirkus Prize and New England Award for Fiction. Many publications listed it as a Best Book of the Year, including the New York Times Book Review. King’s brilliant novel, inspired by an incident in Margaret Mead’s life, charts the path of three anthropologists isolated in remote New Guinea as their relationship unravels due to their rivaling scientific careers and the drum beat of sexual tension between them.

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You Should Have Known, by author Jean Hanff Korelitz
Jean Hanff Korelitz, author of You Should Have Known

Jean Hanff Korelitz

Jean Hanff Korelitz is a prolific writer in several genres. Her essays have appeared in Vogue and Newsweek. One of her novels, Admission, was made into a popular movie, and she has authored novels for children as well as a book of poems. Her most recent novel, You Should Have Known, is an absorbing literary mystery. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Clare College, Cambridge, she currently lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children.

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The Sixteenth of June, by author Maya Lang
Maya Lang, author of The Sixteenth of June

Maya Lang

Written for “readers who never made it through Ulysses (or haven’t wanted to try),” The Sixteenth of June, Maya Lang’s debut novel, is a finely observed, wry social satire set in Philadelphia over the course of a single day, and a nod to James Joyce’s celebrated classic. Maya holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and was awarded the 2012 Bread Loaf-Rona Jaffe Scholarship in Fiction.

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Citizen: An American Lyric, by author Claudia Rankine
Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen: An American Lyric

Claudia Rankine

Born in Jamaica and educated at Williams College and Columbia University, Claudia Rankine is the winner of the Jackson Poets and Writers Poetry Prize, and most recently the PEN Poetry Award, for her book Citizen: An American Lyric. Stylistically, Citizen moves from verse to prose to carefully chosen visuals which collide in startling explorations of racism and intimacy, providing readers with evocative, intensely moving, witty and memorable poetry.

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