28th Annual Celebrity Authors’ Luncheon
March 8, 2014
Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort and Hotel

Program

10:00am  Meet the Authors – Books available for purchase and signing

11:45am  Lunch is served

12:45pm  Author Interview Program

2:00pm   Additional book purchasing and signing.

Tickets

Individual tickets are $150.

Sponsorships

Pulitzer Prize: $10,000
  • Recognition in the program, the CALM website, newsletter and annual report
  • Personal thank you during event
  • On-site presence (recognition on screen)
  • Ten opportunity drawing tickets
  • One complete set of autographed books from interviewed authors
  • Invitation to Private Authors’ Cocktail Party
  • Exclusive table of ten with premier seating at luncheon

Bestseller: $5,000
  • Recognition in the program, the CALM website, newsletter and annual report
  • Personal thank you during event
  • On-site presence (recognition on screen)
  • Five opportunity drawing tickets
  • One complete set of autographed books from interviewed authors
  • Invitation to Private Authors’ Cocktail Party
  • Exclusive table of ten with premier seating at luncheon

First Edition: $3,500
  • Recognition in the program, the CALM website, newsletter and annual report
  • On-site presence (recognition on screen)
  • Three opportunity drawing tickets
  • Exclusive table of ten with premier seating at luncheon

Poet Laureate: $1,000
  • Recognition in the program, the CALM website, newsletter and annual report
  • Two patron event tickets

Please send reservations and donations the CALM Auxiliary at:
P.O. Box 30058
Santa Barbara, CA 93130.

Please direct questions to Laura Barella at (805) 969-5590.

2014 Featured Authors

Tim Conway
What’s So Funny? My Hilarious Life

Seven-time Emmy Award-winning comedian Tim Conway, best known for his roles with Carol Burnett and in McHale’s Navy, recently published his first major book, a memoir entitled What’s So Funny? My Hilarious Life. Conway’s often-improvised humor, razor-sharp timing, and hilarious characters have made him one of the funniest and most authentic performers to grace the stage and studio in the last forty years. In 1989, Conway received his much-deserved star on Hollywood’s “Walk of Fame,” and in 2002, he and Harvey Korman were inducted into the Academy of Television Arts, & Sciences’ Hall of Fame. In 2005, the duo joined the rest of the Carol Burnett cast in receiving TV Land’s Legend Award, and in 2008, Conway received his 7th Emmy Award for his Guest Appearance on 30 Rock. Conway currently resides in Encino, CA with his wife of thirty years. He has seven children and two grandchildren.

Lian Dolan
Elizabeth the First Wife

Lian Dolan, author of Elizabeth the First Wife, is a writer, producer, talk show host, podcast pioneer and social media consultant. She writes the blog and produces the weekly podcast called “The Chaos Chronicles,” a humorous look at modern motherhood. She writes for Oprah.com as a parenting expert. A decade ago, Lian created Satellite Sisters, an award-winning talk show, blog, and website, with her four real sisters. Her writing has appeared in many national magazines, including O, The Oprah Magazine and Working Mother and essays in such anthologies as Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul. She is a popular speaker for groups and corporations, always using humor as her hook. Her previous books include Helen of Pasadena and Satellite Sisters’ Uncommon Senses. Lian graduated from Pomona College with a degree in Classics. She is married and lives in Pasadena, CA with her husband and two sons.

Meg Gardiner
The Shadow Tracer

Edgar Award-winning thriller writer, Meg Gardiner, grew up in Santa Barbara, CA. After graduating from both Stanford University and Stanford Law School, she practiced law in Los Angeles and taught writing at UCSB. She is a former collegiate cross country runner and three-time Jeopardy! Champion. Gardiner has written eleven novels, including five in the Evan Delaney series, four in the Jo Beckett series, as well as Ransom River and her latest novel, The Shadow Tracer. She has won multiple awards for her novels, including the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for China Lake, the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for The Dirty Secrets Club, the Audie Award for Thriller/Suspense audiobook of the year for The Nightmare Thief, and The Shadow Tracer was recently named one of Kirkus Reviews’ “Best Books of 2013.” Meg currently lives in Austin, TX.

Margrit Biever Mondavi
Margrit Mondavi’s Sketchbook: Reflections on Wine, Food, Art, Family, Romance and Life

A native of Appenzell Switzerland, Margrit Biever Mondavi is Vice President of Cultural Affairs at Robert Mondavi Winery and the wife of the late Robert Mondavi. A pioneering woman of the modern-day California wine industry, she joined the winery in 1967, pursuing a life-long interest in uniting wine with fine arts, music, and culinary artistry. Recently, Margrit created a collection of personal stories and sketches based on diary entries and reflections about her life with Mr. Mondavi at their winery. Reflecting on her long and fulfilling life in the Napa Valley, Margrit’s book shares personal and defining stories from her life, providing a deep look inside the rich history of the winery. A number of Margrit’s close friends helped compile her memoir, including a forward by renowned chef Thomas Keller, and Janet Fletcher’s writing contributions.

Guest Authors

M. Catherine Berg, Discovering April
Ken Boehs, The Tilted Truth
Polly Bookwalter, The Keeper of Butterfly Beach
James Botting, River Bottom Run, A Collection of Stories
Dallas Clark and Alicia St. John, Andria’s Harborside, Secret Recipes of A Santa Barbara Icon
Valerie Hobbs, Wolf
Nadine Kassity-Krich, First, Heal Thyself
Karen Keskinen, Blood Orange
Leslie Lehr, What A Mother Knows
Glenna Luschei, Leaving It All Behind
Gina Shapiro, Wild & The Adventures of Goldie
Teddy Steinkellner, Trash Can Days: A Middle School Saga
Ken Waxman, MD, Ajak’s Song

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