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The Beachside Author Series

This spring Seabrook kicks off its first annual Beachside Author Series. Join us for literary weekends May through October featuring Best Selling and Award Winning authors of all genres. Experience author meet and greets, readings, book signings, writing workshops, and more.

Rotating restaurants and bars will offer literary themed specialty food and drink items, and attendees will take home a commemorative Seabrook bookmark. 

2023 BEACHSIDE AUTHOR SERIES CALENDAR

MAY
Saturday, May 27th
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The Belfry At Seabrook

Join beloved children’s book authors for a reading, Q&A, and book signing. The doors open at noon, come by early to get books and refreshments. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

Martha Brockenbrough – Award winning author of more than twenty books for young readers, including YA fiction and nonfiction, picture books, a middle grade mystery, and a chapter book series. To Catch a Thief (based on a discombobulated Seabrook) launches in May!

Donna Barba Higuera – Newbery Medalist and author of The Last Cuentista and El Cucuy Is Scared Too.

Mark Macijewski – Author of the I Am Fartacus series.

Elana K Arnold – Author of critically acclaimed and award-winning young adult novels and children’s books, including the Printz Honor winner Damsel, the National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made Of, and Global Read Aloud selection A Boy Called Bat and its sequels.


JUNE
Saturday, June 24th
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
The Belfry At Seabrook

Join bestselling pop culture author for reading, Q&A, and book signing. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

Chuck Klosterman – New York Times bestselling pop culture author of 12 books including The Nineties


JULY
Saturday, July 15th
1:00 PM
Growler’s Alley

Join bestselling children’s author for reading, Q&A, and book signing. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

Kobi Yamada – Multiple New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning: What Do You Do With An Idea?, What Do You Do With A Problem?, Maybe, Feeling Grateful, Because I Had a Teacher, and more.

Friday, July 28th
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Vista Bakeshop

Join the Writers Workshop in Vista Bakeshop’s expanded space.

From Idea Spark to Writing Ready 

Three bestselling, multi-published authors, Rachel Linden, Katherine Reay, and Marie Bostwick explain the three essential elements that will help you put flesh on the bones of an idea for a novel, memoir, or nonfiction book and set you up for writing success.

Saturday, July 29th
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Growler’s Alley
Food And Drinks Are Available For Purchase

1:00pm – Speed Date With Your Next Great Read

Meet bestselling authors Marie Bostwick, Rachel Linden, and Katherine Reay for an hour of rapid fire recommendations of some really terrific books they’re sure you’ll love. Meet and greet and book signing to follow. 

2:00 – 2:30 PM Book Signing

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM  – Under the Covers: 3 Bestselling Authors Share the Stories Behind Their Stories (plus stuff you never knew about the world of publishing)

Katherine Reay, Marie Bostwick, and Rachel Linden will share their personal stories of the road from writing wannabees to bestselling authors, plus the inspiration and backstories of their latest books, and give you a backstage peek at the publishing world.

Marie Bostwick – A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nineteen uplifting works of historical and contemporary fiction, Marie’s books are beloved by readers across the globe. Her new book Esme Cahill Fails Spectacularly comes out May 30th.

Rachel Linden – Bestselling author of The Enlightenment of Bees, Becoming the Talbot Sisters, and Ascension of Larks.

Katherine Reay – National bestselling and award-winning author of twelve novels. Her new book, A Shadow in Moscow, comes out June 13.


AUGUST

Saturday, August 26th
1:00 PM
Growler’s Alley

Join in for a reading, Q&A session, and book signing.

Tae Keller – Newbery award winning and New York Times bestselling author of Jennifer Chan is Not Alone, When You Trap a Tiger, and The Science of Breakable Things.


SEPTEMBER
Saturday, September 16th
10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
The Belfry At Seabrook

Come to The Belfry at 10:00 AM for a special hands on comic drawing workshop.

Join beloved children’s/young adult graphic novel author for a Q&A, and book signing at 2:00 PM. Refreshments provided.

Kayla Miller – Author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Click graphic novel series and co-author of its spin-off series Besties.


OCTOBER
Saturday, October 14th
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
The Belfry At Seabrook (Town Hall)

Join historical fiction author for a Q&A, game of trivia, and book signing. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

Elise Hooper – Acclaimed author of Angels of the Pacific, Fast Girls, and The Other Alcott.

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