The Guilded Leaf Book and Author Luncheon
Thursday, October 24, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This ninth annual fundraising event sponsored by Guggenheim Life and Annuity benefits the Carmel Clay Public Library! The Guilded Leaf Book and Author Luncheon is pleased to present the following authors at this year's event. Hank Phillippi Ryan is an Emmy award-winning (28 in all!) investigative reporter on the air at Boston's NBC affiliate. Her work has resulted in new laws, people sent to prison, homes removed from foreclosure, and millions of dollars paid in restitution. Ryan also won the Agatha, Anthony and Macavity awards and is the recipient of the Mystery Writers of America's prestigious 2013 Mary Higgins Clark Award for "The Other Woman." She was named to the Boston Globe 2012 Crime Fiction Top Ten. Ryan's newest book is "Nonstop suspense. Riveting!" according to New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottlini. Ryan's book "The Wrong Girl" will be published on September 10, 2013. W. Bruce Cameron is a New York Times bestselling author of "A Dog's Journey," "Emory's Gift," "A Dog's Purpose," "How to Remodel a Man," "8 Simple Rules for Marrying My Daughter," and "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter," which was adapted into the hit ABC series. In 2006, Cameron won the Robert Benchley Award for humor and in 2011 he was named Columnist of the Year by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. He has written the screenplay for "A Dog's Purpose" which is in development at Dreamworks. Cameron's new book "The Dogs of Christmas" will be published on October 15, 2013. Michael Shelden is the author of five biographies, including "Mark Twain: Man in White," which was chosen as one of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2010 by the Christian Science Monitor and Library Journal. A popular speaker, he has recorded three sets of audio lectures for Recorded Books, including "The Lost Generation: American Writers in Paris in the 1920s" (2011), which Audiophile magazine praised for its "bittersweet imagery...wry wit, passion, and humor." His "Orwell: The Authorized Biography" was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and a New York Times Notable Book. Shelden's Book "Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill" was released in March 2013. Kristine Barnett, mother of a 14-year-old son who may be smarter than Einstein, has written an extraordinary memoir of a mother's love, commitment, and nurturing, which allowed her son to flourish into a universally recognized genius. Her book shares how any parent can help their child find their spark. Jacob was diagnosed at 2 as autistic and today is a graduate student, on his way to earning a PhD in quantum physics. At Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, he is just another student with his name appearing in articles like "Five Kids Who Are Smarter Than Albert Einstein." Barnett's book "The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing Genius" was published in April 2013. Rebecca Emberley is an author and illustrator who has created more than 40 books for children, including a bestselling bi-lingual series. She comes from a family of artists, including her Caldecott award-winning father, Ed Emberley, with whom she frequently collaborates. When not creating more books for children she also dabbles in graphic design, and everything from silk screening to music production. She currently lives in Maine with her husband, but will soon be traveling to observe, write and look for new and exciting ideas, as well as opportunities to work with her family. Emberley's book "The Crocodile and the Scorpion" will be published on October 29, 2013. Andrew Sean Greer is the critically acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller "The Confessions of Max Tivoli," a Today show Book Club selection, and has received a California Book Award. "The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells" is a rapturously romantic story of a woman who finds herself transported to the "other lives" she might have lived. It is 1985 and Greta Wells is a woman at a low point in her life: her twin brother is dead and her lover has left her. Over three months, Greta cycles through versions of her life, first as a woman in 1918 and then in 1941, navigating each with its different problems and rewards. "The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells" was published in June 2013. J. Andy Murphy will once again moderate The Guilded Leaf Book and Author Luncheon this year. Reserve your tickets now! For sponsorships or reservations, please call the Carmel Clay Public Library Foundation office at (317) 814-3905 or visit www.carmel.lib.in.us/foundation. Individual tickets are $70 and a corporate table of 10 is $1,200. Please respond by October 14, 2013. Order of events: 9:30 a.m. - Doors open. Books available for purchase and signing. The raffle and silent auction begins. 11:10 a.m. - The raffle and silent auction closes. 11:15 a.m. - Luncheon. 11:45 a.m. - Program. 2:00 p.m. - Book sales and signings continue. 3:00 p.m. - Event ends. The Guilded Leaf Book and Author Luncheon will take place at Ritz Charles, 12156 North Meridian Street, Carmel, Indiana. Print Sponsor for the program is Printing Partners. Media Sponsor is Indianapolis Monthly. Favor Sponsor is Vera Bradley.