Authors Uncovered

Access to books and the authors who wrote them

The only thing greater than reading a book is hearing from the person who wrote it. At Authors Uncovered, you’re offered a front-row seat to the minds of those who’ve put great stories and research onto the page. Currently, all author events will be broadcasted on Zoom. 

  • Purchase their book
  • Ask the author your most pressing questions
  • Hear from other fans of the books you’ve read

Authors Uncovered featuring Jasmine Guillory in conversation with Alisha Rai | June 23, 2021 at 4:45 p.m.

Meet New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory on June 23 at 4:45 p.m. during a virtual Authors Uncovered event on Zoom. The event will offer an early access peek into Jasmine Guillory’s sixth romance novel, While We Were Dating to be released in July. 

Praised by media far and wide including NPR, The Washington Post, and Entertainment Weekly; Guillory has truly made a name for herself. Her charismatic presence and unflagging support for a large spectrum of books and genres have propelled her beyond the realm of a romance author and into culture tastemaker. Guillory will be in conversation with fellow author Alisha Rai, who pens award-winning contemporary romances. Her novels have been featured on the IndieNext and the LibraryReads lists and been named the Best Books of the Year by the Washington Post, NPR, New York Public Library, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Reader’s Digest, Kirkus, “O” the Oprah Magazine and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Advance registration for this virtual event on Zoom is required.

Authors Uncovered featuring Ben Philippe | July 14, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
On July 14 at 5:00 p.m. meet Ben Philippe, author of Sure I’ll Be Your Black Friend: Notes from the Other Side of the Fist Bump during a virtual Authors Uncovered event on Zoom. 

Ben Philippe is a New York-based writer and screenwriter. Born in Haiti and raised in Montreal, Canada, he has written two young adult novels: Field Guide to the North American Teenager, winner of the 2020 William C. Morris Award, and Charming as a VerbSure, I’ll Be Your Black Friend is his first book of adult nonfiction. In this collection of essays Philippe recounts memories of his immigrant childhood, teenage years, following into his college years during the age of Obama, and continuing into his adulthood during the Trump adminstration. Humorous, candid, and disarming, Sure, I’ll Be Your Black Friend is a powerful account of being Black in America today and how white people can do better.

Advance registration for this virtual event on Zoom is required.       

Authors Uncovered Podcast

Listen to our Authors Uncovered podcast and enjoy conversations with our local and touring authors including our latest with author Jasmine Guillory discussing her book While We Were Dating.


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You can watch recordings of our Authors Uncovered conversations on YouTube.   
Janet Skeslien Charles | March 14

Meet Janet Skeslien Charles, author of The Paris Library in conversation with CapRadio's Donna Apidone. The Paris Library is based on the true story of the heroic librarians at the American Library in Paris. This is an unforgettable story of friendship, family and the power of literature to bring us together. Janet Skeslien Charles is the award-winning author of Moonlight in Odessa. Janet first became interested in the incredible true story of the librarians who stood up to Nazi "Book Protector" when she worked as the program manager at the American Library in Paris. She divides her time between Montana and Paris. Signed copies of The Paris Library are available for purchase at Underground Books. 

Ellis Cose | October 28 

Cose is the author of several books, including the bestselling The Rage of a Privileged Class. A former contributing editor for Newsweek magazine, his writing has appeared in the Chicago Sun-TimesTime magazine, USA Today, the Washington Post, and the New York Daily News, among other publications. Cose offers an eye-opening wholly original examination of the state of free speech in America today, litigating ideas that touch on every American’s life in his new book, The Short Life & Curious Death of Free Speech in America.
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Nancy Pearl | September 22
Meet bestselling author, librarian and literary critic Nancy Pearl to discuss her new book, The Writer’s Library. In this Authors Uncovered event hosted by CapRadio’s Donna Apidone, Pearl will discuss the books that made them think, brought them joy and changed their lives in this intimate, moving insightful collection that celebrates the power of literature and how reading connects us all. Signed copies of her book are available through Face in a Book.



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Will I have time to speak one-on-one with the author?

During our virtual events, you may ask your questions to the author in the chat and our host will pose them to the author at the end of the program.

Who sells the books?

We partner with various local book stores including Underground Books and Face in a Book.

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