Pour a glass of your favorite beverage or try one of our custom-designed Back Room cocktails and settle into your most comfortable chair for an evening of relaxed conversation with bestselling authors.
Each online event starts with a short introduction to a panel of 4 authors. The audience is then divided into 4 breakout rooms where they remain for the rest of the program while the authors visit each room in turn. Everyone’s video is turned on and their mics are unmuted, allowing for informal, face-to-face discussion. What’s more, breakout sessions are never recorded. What’s said in The Back Room stays in The Back Room!
Registration is free, but space is limited, so sign up, sit back, take a sip, and enjoy the conversation!
2020/21 Winter Season
December 6, 7 PM ET – Mystery & Thriller panel with Lori Rader-Day, Samantha Downing, Stephen Mack Jones, and Gary Phillips with host Karen Dionne.
December 20, 1 PM ET – Thriller panel with Joseph Finder, Heather Gudenkauf, Lisa Unger, and David Heska Wanbli Weiden with host Hank Phillippi Ryan.
January 10, 1 PM ET – Historical fiction panel with James Benn, Fiona Davis, Deanna Raybourn, and Lauren Willig with host Hank Phillippi Ryan.
January 24, 7 PM ET – Women’s fiction panel with Amy Sue Nathan, Kelly Simmons, Lori Nelson Spielman, and Wade Rouse (writing as Viola Shipman) with host Karen Dionne.
January 31, 7 PM ET – Thrillers/Detective fiction panel with Lisa Gardner, Julia Heaberlin, Joe Ide, and John McMahon with host Karen Dionne.
February 7, 7 PM ET – Literary fiction panel with Hallie Ephron, Patti Callahan Henry, Caroline Leavitt, and Marjan Kamali with host Hank Phillippi Ryan.
February 28, 7 PM ET – Cozy Mystery panel with V.M. Burns, Ellen Bryon (writing as Maria DiRico), Abby Collette, and Daryl Wood Gerber with host Karen Dionne.