Friday, January 3, 2014

Big Book Getaway Features Dr. Ruth, Debbie Macomber, PJ O'Rourke


  



Enjoy a literary escape to with other book lovers and meet celebrated authors at the Big Book Getaway at Mohegan Sun Resort Feb. 21-22, presented by The Mark Twain House and Museum. 

Hear presentations by Debbie Macomber, Sarah Addison Allen, P.J. O'Rourke, Pete Hamill, Eloisa James, Charlotte Rogan and Dr. Ruth Westheimer. 

Enjoy panel discussions on genres including romance, biography, military, fiction, theater, travel, cooking, memoir, spiritualism, history and many other topics. Come and enjoy fun experiences including gaming, virtual travel, spa services, nightlife, shopping, and dining. The Big Book Getaway has something for everyone.

   
Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Admission for the Friday night, Feb. 21, program only is $45. There are only 200 seats available for Opening Night and it is expected to sell out. Admission for the Saturday, Feb. 22, program only is $65.

General Admission for the full two day event is $100 for the entire program. Go to the Big Book Club Getaway website,www.thebigbookclub.org  to register, and to get expanded information on the program, the authors, the panels, accommodations and activities.

The Big Book Getaway is sponsored by The New London Day, Hallmark Channel, History Press, Essex Books, Reading Group Choices, LymeLine.com, ValleyNewsNow.com and RJ Julia Booksellers.
 
Some of the panels include:

Steamy Stories - Bestselling Romance and Erotica featuring Eloisa James, Shannon Stacey, Cathy Maxwell and Lisa Gabriele

A Hero's Tale - Military Memoirs and Biographies featuring Artis Henderson, Jason "Jay" Redman, Jim DeFelice and Captain Glenn Sulmasy

P. J. O'Rourke
Novel Ideas - Male Authors in Journalism and Fiction
 featuringNorb Vonnegut, Pete Hamill, and David Handler

Magical Fiction - Spirits, Mystery & Wonderment featuring Sarah Addison Allen and Suzanne Palmieri (Hayes)

The Way We Were - Historical Fiction featuring Charlotte Rogan, Stephanie Lehman, and Heather Webb
Reflections in the Light - Christian Writing featuring Tessa Afshar, Carol Barnier, allia Zobel Noland and Lucinda Secrest McDowell 

Kiss and Tell - Harlequin Romance Authors featuring Kristan Higgins, Shannon Stacey, Natalie Charles and Kristine Rolofson

Telling My Truth - Memoir and the Self  featuring Brando Skyhorse, Karen Dietrich, Mellini Kantayya and Diane Smith

Delicious Writing - Books with Food featuring Giulia Melucci, Jessica Soffer and Suzan Colón

On Water and Relationships - River Journeys featuring David "Bugsy" Morine, Joseph Monninger and Dr. Cindy Lovell

For more information, visit the Big Book Getaway website at www.thebigbookclub.org.

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