2020 Literary Feast Authors


We are pleased to announce our amazing line-up of 2020 Virtual Literary Feast authors! Are you interested in meeting one of these best-sellers face-to-face? Purchase your tickets now!
 

  Jeff Abbott is a New York Times best-selling, award-winning author of many mystery and suspense novels. He has been called “one of the best thriller writers in the business” (The Washington Post). His novels have been called “nail-bitingly suspenseful and totally original” (Irish Independent). Abbott is a three-time nominee for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award. Three of his novels have been optioned for film and are currently in script development. Never Ask Me is Abbott’s newest standalone psychological thriller.
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   Tasha Alexander is a New York Times best-selling author of the Lady Emily series and Elizabeth: The Golden Age. She is a self-described author of “smart historical fiction.” Alexander majored in English with a concentration in Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame. In In the Shadow of Vesuvius, Alexander takes readers on a tour of the ancient world as her characters visit the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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   Holly George-Warren, one of the most highly regarded chroniclers of American music history, is a two-time Grammy nominee and the author of Janis: Her Life and Music, longlisted for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non-Fiction. George-Warren is also the award-winning author of sixteen books, and she currently serves on the nominating committee of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  
   Adam Higginbotham conducted more than ten years of research for his latest book, Midnight in Chernobyl. The book was recently named one of The 10 Best Books of 2019 by The New York Times and is the winner for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non-Fiction. He also wrote A Thousand Pounds of Dynamite, named one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2014 and optioned as a film by Warner Brothers. His narrative nonfiction and feature writing have appeared in magazines including GQ, The New Yorker, and Wired.
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  Susie Levan, South Florida community leader, and philanthropist, writes in her new book, Getting to Forgiveness, about her kidnapping in 1988, near-death experience, and unique life journey. With a foreword by Gloria Estefan, the book shares meaningful insights and life lessons of gratitude, forgiveness, and acceptance. Levan published Balance Magazine (1999-2009) and founded the nonprofit Work-Life Balance Institute for Women.  
  Adam Platt has been a contributing editor and restaurant critic for New York Magazine since 2000. He won the James Beard Foundation Journalism Award for Restaurant Reviews in 2010. For nearly 25 years in the magazine business, Platt has written for a variety of publications. The Book of Eating is a culinary coming-of-age memoir of a voracious reader and his ascension to becoming, as he puts it, “a professional glutton.”
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Kwei Quartey is a crime fiction writer and practicing physician. Quartey made the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List in 2009 with Wife of the Gods. In his current book, The Missing American, he introduces a new series set in Ghana featuring a West African female private investigator. Formerly the Policy In Focus columnist for HuffPost, Quartey’s journalism, fiction, and advocacy work has been featured in numerous outlets, including The Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, and NPR.
William C. Rempel is a veteran investigative reporter and editor with 36 years of experience at the Los Angeles Times.  He has been recognized with numerous journalism honors and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. He was a consultant for season three of Netflix’s Narcos. The Gambler is the rags-to-riches story of one of America’s wealthiest and least-known financial giants, self-made billionaire, Kirk Kerkorian. Until now, a full account of his life has never been told.