Kickstart your summer of FUN with new Author Talks!
The month of June brings fun and amazing new virtual author talks from a cutting-edge scientist and thought leader, an New York Times bestselling author, and an award-winning author and screenwriter! Each talk features the opportunity to participate in author Q&A or pre-submit questions during registration! Read on for details on how to register for these and other upcoming talks.
Mike Rucker, Ph.D.
Wednesday, June 7, 4 p.m.
Doesn’t it seem that the more we seek happiness, the more elusive it becomes? There is an easy fix, hiding in plain sight. Fun is an action you can take here and now, practically anywhere, anytime. Through research and science, we know fun is enormously beneficial to our physical and psychological well-being, yet fun’s absence from our modern lives is striking. The Fun Habit: How the Disciplined Pursuit of Joy and Wonder Can Change Your Life is the ultimate guide to reap fun’s profound benefits. Grounded in current research, accessible science, and practical recommendations, Dr. Rucker will use The Fun Habit strategies to teach you how to build having fun into an actionable and effortless habit and why doing so will help you become a healthier, more joyful, more productive person.
Thursday, June 15, 2 p.m.
Join New York Times bestselling author and award-winning photographer Jamie Beck as she talks about her book An American in Provence: Art, Life, and Photography. An American in Provence is a beautiful collection of exquisite portrait, scenic, and still-life photography. Looking to slow down from her fast-paced life in New York City, Beck embarked on a one-year getaway to Provence. One year, turning into five, Beck moved to the French countryside, documenting her life as “An American in Provence.” Equal parts art book, travel diary, memoir, and cookbook, An American in Provence transports you to the South of France.
Wednesday, June 28, 8 p.m.
Please join us for a gripping chat with Tananarive Due about her body of work. Due’s prolific body of work cements the author as a leading voice in black speculative fiction for more than 20 years. Due is an award-winning writer, educator, and producer. Her work includes sixteen books, including Blood Colony, The Living Blood, The Good House, Joplin’s Ghost and the forthcoming The Reformatory. In addition, she is a contributing author of Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda and Black Panther: Sins of the King. Collaborating with her partner Steven Barnes, she also co-wrote “A Small Town” for Season 2 of Jordan Peele’s “The Twilight Zone” on Paramount Plus and two segments of Shudder’s anthology film Horror Noire.
We look forward to you joining us for exciting author talks this month!
Meet the Author is sponsored by Friends of the Fauquier Library and made possible through the Library Speaker’s Consortium. Two to three programs are offered each month.
Register to receive log-on details. All programs are available for on-demand viewing following the event.