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Virtual Event: Fundraiser in honor of Kristin Harmel

Benefit for Susan G. Komen Foundation: a Virtual Breast Cancer Fundraising Adventure in honor of NYT and international bestselling author Kristin Harmel

March 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST

FINDING THE STRENGTH WITHIN US ALL: A Benefit for Susan G. Komen Foundation: A Virtual Breast Cancer Fundraising Adventure in honor of NYT bestselling author, Kristin Harmel.

As some of you might have seen, my co-host Kristin Harmel has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She credits a yearly mammogram for saving her life and she is encouraging everyone to schedule their own. I, too, can attest to the truth that a mammogram saved my life – catching an early breast cancer that was treatable. Kristin is going through treatment right now, and a group of authors have gathered together with Adventures by The Book to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

You can find all the information HERE.

Special guest appearances by more than 50 all-star authors including:

Mary Kay Andrews Lisa Barr Marie Benedict Ali Brady Jamie Brenner Janet Skeslien Charles Meg Waite Clayton Karen Cleveland Megan Crane Laura Dave Fiona Davis Elin Hilderbrand Liz Fenton Hazel Gaynor Linda Gerber Jane Green Alison Hammer Kristin Harmel Kristy Woodson Harvey Patti Callahan Henry Sally Hepworth Elin Hilderbrand Alice Hoffman Brenda Janowitz Pam Jenoff Nancy Johnson Sadeqa Johnson Martha Hall Kelly Christina Lauren Tembi Locke Debbie Macomber Madeline Martin Susan Meissner Brenda Novak Kristina McMorris Mary Alice Monroe Alyson Noël Colleen Oakley Zibby Owens Sarah Penner Louise Penny Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai Susan Elizabeth Phillips Jane Porter Nita Prose Kate Quinn Jennifer Robson Jennifer Rosner Wade Rouse (writes as Viola Shipman) Lisa Scottoline Emily Wing Smith Lisa Steinke Kelli Stuart Wendy Toliver Adriana Trigiani Allison Van Diepen Roxanne Veletzos Heather Webb Laura Zigman

About the Virtual Event

NOTE: Due to the overwhelming response we have received for this event, the first 500 people to RSVP will receive a Zoom link and will be able to interact in real time during the event, with comments in the chat visible to the authors and event hosts. All other attendees will receive a link to watch the event live on YouTube, where select comments will be read during the event. We will be unable to respond to individual inquiries about whether you are in the first 500 grouping. Three days prior to the event, we will email you an event link (either Zoom or YouTube). Make sure to check your spam file if you can’t find it then. We will also resend the link the morning of the event. Only one Zoom invite per email address. If you have friends who wish to join us, make sure they register with their own email address.

Adventures by the Book was founded twelve years ago with the goal of connecting people and communities, one book at a time. In a world that is often divided and disconnected, this is our way of bringing people together in unique, interesting, and adventurous ways through the power and magic of books.

So when we heard that our dear friend, New York Times bestselling author Kristin Harmel, was diagnosed with breast cancer, we knew we had to unite our literary friends to help. But this is more than just an event to raise funds for breast cancer research. It’s an opportunity for the literary community to come together in a celebration of the strength we can all find within ourselves in difficult times.

And since March is Women’s History Month, this is the perfect time to flex our collective female spirit in support of women like Kristin who are struggling with breast cancer. Let’s raise much-needed funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and unite in our support for breast cancer awareness. Kristin’s cancer was caught early only because she went in for an annual mammogram; we want to remind every single one of you about the power of early detection, too.

Join Kristin at this very special event, along with virtual and/or live appearances by an all-star cast of more than 40 international and New York Times bestselling authors, to show Kristin we are there for her in her time of need!

The Susan G. Komen Foundation has invested more than $3.3 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 60 countries to prevent and cure breast cancer. Their efforts have helped reduce deaths from breast cancer in the United States by 42 percent since 1989, but as long as women like Kristin are affected, we need to band together to help.

How can I help? DONATE Today:

(1) Donate to Kristin’s Susan G. Komen Foundation fundraiser HERE right now. Let’s help Kristin reach (or exceed) her goal of $40,000 to improve research, outreach, and eradication of breast cancer! All donations through Kristin’s page will be split equally between funding research and funding mammograms for the uninsured and underinsured.

(2) Pre-purchase Kristin’s new book (below)–or any of our guest author’s books (BOOK ORDER FORM). Kristin’s The Paris Daughter releases on June 6, 2023, and though she is planning to tour in June, her recovery will limit the number of appearances she’ll be able to make. Kristin has given selflessly of her time every week since Covid began through her Friends & Fiction appearances, and even while undergoing chemo, she is still selflessly advocating for women to schedule mammograms and raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Adventures by the Book will donate 20% of book sale pre-orders to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Kristin’s honor.

(3) For the first 100 people who purchase The Paris Daughter, shipping will be free for any other book(s) you order from the event’s featured authors–so the more you order, the more you’ll save, and the more you’ll help. Adventures by the Book will donate 20% of all book sales to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Kristin’s honor. And, for every book sold through the event (up to 250), Kristin will donate a book to cancer centers for patients to read as they’re undergoing treatment.

If you purchase The Paris Daughter plus any other book(s) from the event’s featured authors, Kristin will cover your shipping charges–so the more you order, the more you’ll save, and the more you’ll help. Adventures by the Book will donate 20% of book sale pre-orders to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Kristin’s honor. And, for every book sold through the event (BOOK ORDER FORM) Kristin will donate a book to cancer centers (in San Diego and Florida).

(4) Want to join Kristin and Adventures by the Book in making even more of a difference for patients currently in treatment? You can also purchase any of our guest authors’ titles (book order form coming soon), for women to take home or to read during or after their cancer treatments. And yes, Adventures by the Book will also donate 20% of these book sales to the Susan G. Komen Foundation as well, in Kristin’s honor.

FOUR ways to help. DONATE because Adventurers are changing the world, one story at a time!

Order Books:

Use this BOOK ORDER FORM to select which books you want to purchase. Then, in order to place a book order, please email Amber at with the book(s) title(s), the number of copies you wish to purchase, and a phone number. We will call you to process your order.

Event Registration:

Admission to the virtual event is FREE (although registration is required below to obtain Zoom invite) for those who commit to scheduling their own mammogram or encouraging a loved one to also do so.

About the Author and Book

Kristin Harmel is the New York Times bestselling, USA Today bestselling, and #1 international bestselling author of The Forest of Vanishing Stars, The Book of Lost Names, The Winemaker’s Wife, and a dozen other novels that have been translated into more than 30 languages and are sold all over the world.

Her forthcoming book, The Paris Daughter, is a historical novel about two mothers who must make unthinkable choices in the face of the Nazi occupation. Paris, 1939: Young mothers Elise and Juliette become fast friends the day they meet in the beautiful Bois de Boulogne. Though the shadow of war creeps across Europe, neither woman suspects that their lives are about to change irrevocably.

When Elise becomes a target of the German occupation, she entrusts Juliette with the most precious thing in her life-her young daughter, Mathilde, playmate to Juliette’s own little girl. But nowhere is safe in war, not even a quiet little bookshop like Juliette’s Librairie des Rêves, and when a bomb falls on their neighborhood, Juliette’s world is destroyed along with it. More than a year later, with the war finally ending, Elise returns to reunite with her daughter, only to find her friend’s bookstore reduced to rubble-and Juliette nowhere to be found. What happened to Mathilde in those last, terrible moments? Juliette has seemingly vanished without a trace, taking all the answers with her. Elise’s desperate search leads her to New York-and to Juliette-one final, fateful time.

Like Kristin herself, Elise, Juliette, and their friend Ruth must face the most difficult battles of their lives and find the strength within themselves to carry on. That’s what we are celebrating in this very special Adventures by the Book fundraising adventure: the capacity we all have to dig deep and find light in the darkness in our most difficult hours. Kristin’s books–and the novels featured by more than 40 authors joining her–remind us of that message.

We are all stronger than we know–and that’s worth celebrating.

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