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 Crowdcast. 

  • Meet other fans of the books you’ve read
  • Ask the author your most pressing questions
  • Purchase the book or bring yours in to have it signed by the author

Authors on tour

Will Chesney | July 21 | Register
Meet Will Chesney, author of No Ordinary Dog in conversation with James Scott, archivist for the Special Collections of the Sacramento Public Library. Two dozen Navy SEALs descended on Osama bin Laden’s compound in May 2011. After the mission, only one name was made public: Cairo, a Belgian Malinois and military working dog. In his book No Ordinary Dog: My Partner from the SEAL Teams to the Bin Laden Raid, it's about Cairo's story, and that of his handler, author Chesney, a member of a SEAL Team whose life would be irrevocably tied to Cairo's.
Signed copies are available through our official book seller, Face In a Book.

Karen Rose | August 18 | Register
Rose is the award-winning, international bestselling author of some twenty novels, including the bestselling Baltimore and Cincinnati series. She has been translated into twenty-three languages, and her books have placed on the New York Times, the Sunday Times (UK), and Germany's der Spiegel bestseller lists. Say No More, is the second novel in her gripping Sacramento series.
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Nancy Pearl | September 22 | Register 
Bestselling author, librarian and literary critic Pearl, along with playwright Jeff Schwager, wrote about today's living literary legends in, 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.
Support local businesses and buy a signed copy from our official book seller, Face In a Book.

Watch it again

Adrienne Bankert | June 24, 2020

Adrienne Bankert is Good Morning America correspondent, anchor and author of Your Hidden SuperpowerWatch Bankert in conversation with ABC10 Keristen Holmes. Signed copies of her book are available through Face in a Book.

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright | May 13, 2020
Meet six-time New York Times bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in conversation with CapRadio's Donna Apidone about Albright’s latest memoir, Hell and Other Destinations, her life and world view. Signed copies of  her book are available through Face In a Book

About Madeleine Albright
America’s first female Secretary of State and six-time New York Times bestselling author and former Secretary Albright—one of the world’s most admired and tireless public servants—reflects on the final stages of one’s career and working productively into your later decades in this revealing, funny and inspiring memoir.

Hell and Other Destinations reveals this remarkable figure at her bluntest, most intimate and most serious. It’s the tale of our times anchored in lessons for all time, narrated by an extraordinary woman with a matchless zest for life.

Hear their words

Listen to our Authors Uncovered podcast and enjoy conversations with our local and touring authors.

Good Morning America correspondent, anchor and author Adrienne Bankert discusses Your Hidden Superpower in a recent episode of the Authors Uncovered podcast.

Author and cartoonist Brian Fies discusses A Fire Story in a recent episode of the Authors Uncovered podcast.


Read their work
Have Questions?
Will I have time to speak one-on-one with the author?

Yes, but very briefly. When you reach the signing table, you’ll have a brief interaction with the author while they sign your book. It's up to the author if photos will be allowed.

Who sells the books?

We partner with various local book stores, from Avid Reader to Barnes & Noble.

How can I stay informed on upcoming author visits?

We send regular announcements about authors visiting the library as part of their book tours. Sign up for our newsletter to get your favorite authors on your calendar.

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