Join us for our semi-annual Literary Tea Salon! April 29, 2018

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Acclaimed authors Kyra Davis, Sherri L. Smith and CB Lee will share their novels during an afternoon of delicious tea sandwiches, desserts, and more!

Where: Joan Jackson Residence in Brentwood
When: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm

There is limited seating! Please reserve your spot early!

Costs: $10 (+ $1 fee) for members – $15 (+$1 fee) for non members/guests

Books available for purchase courtesy of The Lev Bookstore

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Kyra Davis is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Just One Night, Pure Sin and Sophie Katz series as well as So Much For My Happy Ending. Just One Night has been optioned for television by Anonymous (the producers of True Detective).

CB Lee is a bisexual Chinese-Vietnamese American writer whose novels include the Sidekick Squad series, a young adult science fiction adventure that follows queer teens who take on a corrupt government superhero agency, and also the fantasy Seven Tears At High Tide.

Sherri L. Smith is the award-winning author of YA novels Lucy the Giant, Sparrow, Hot Sour Salty Sweet, Flygirl and Orleans. Her bestselling novel, The Toymaker’s Apprentice  is the Southern California Booksellers Association Award winner for Middle Grade. Her books have been listed as Amelia Bloomer, American Library Association Best Books for Young People, and Junior Library Guild Selections.


Agent Pitch Session: May 26, 2018 

If you are working on a book and looking to connect with agents that have represented many amazing authors then this event is for you. Join WNBA for a panel of experts in the literary industry that will discuss what it takes to get representation, be a successful author and how to be able to market yourself and sell your books.

During this event, also present, will be Television Executive Laura Hockridge, President of Clover Hill Productions, who will share how to pitch your book to television and film companies.

Laura is a 20-year veteran of the entertainment, sports and news industry.  She started her career at Orion Pictures where she assisted with licensing and ancillary rights of their motion picture library. She later joined Tennis Channel in 2003.

In her role as Executive Producer and head of original programming, she built the department from scratch, developing and producing more than 50 travel, sports, lifestyle, news, fitness and entertainment shows on six continents in more than 25 countries, and helped grow the network into the leading sports and lifestyle network it is today.

Costs: $30 for members – $60 for non members/guests:

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Americans Celebrate Women

We are celebrating the newly released Women in the Literary Landscape produced by WNBA members. The book is now available on amazon.com

Mothers, sisters, daughters, and historical figures alike who fought, often into obscurity, for justice and equality. Women have risked their lives to secure the rights of children, workers, for our nation and fellow women.

Thanks to the work of progressive female writers, women earned some of the fundamental rights given to men and many began taking note of their talent instead of their gender.

Female writers have given us some of the greatest novels, short stories, poems, films and essays ever written. In centuries past, Female writers struggled to get their work noticed, so a few resorted to various forms of concealment. Some used male pen names, initials or remained anonymous so that their work wouldn’t be discounted because they were women.