October 18, 7 PM EST

It’s a night of stars! The legendary Lee Child and brother/coauthor Andrew Child join NYT bestsellers Lisa Unger and Lee Goldberg for book talk and fun at 7:00 p.m. EST Monday, Oct 18th. It’s all free—plus you can win a drawing for Lisa’s hot new suspense novel, Last Girl Ghosted! Emcee is our very own Jenny Milchman.

Come eat, drink, & ask questions! Authors will share insider stories, writerly tips, and dish the latest on their new books.

Following a brief introduction each of our guests will talk about their work, and then read for about three minutes followed by Q&A.

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The first 100 who sign up to be in the virtual room will have the chance to ask questions live. Once registered you will be sent a link to use to log in. Everyone else can catch the event by clicking on Facebook Live, where you can ask questions via comments. The Rogues will be monitoring the chat throughout the evening, so come prepared.

As a special treat, each of our guests has paired a favorite snack with their favorite drink providing a recipe for an enjoyable evening. Drinking will commence at the start of the show!

Lee Child had an eighteen-year career as a presentation director during British TV’s “golden age.” Fired at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring, he saw an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars’ worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book, Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series, which would go onto become a worldwide global phenomenon, resulting in tens of millions of books sold, a film franchise starring Tom Cruise—and an upcoming Amazon series—not to mention a hero as iconic as the Lone Ranger.

Andrew (Grant) Child worked in the telecommunications industry, carrying out a variety of roles—including a number covered by the UK Official Secrets Act—after which he established himself as the author of multiple critically-acclaimed novels. Andrew is married to novelist Tasha Alexander, and lives on a wildlife preserve in Wyoming.

Better Off Dead, October 26

Digging graves had not been part of my plans when I woke up that morning.

Reacher goes where he wants, when he wants. That morning he was heading west, walking under the merciless desert sun—until he comes upon a curious scene. A Jeep has crashed into the only tree for miles around. A woman is slumped over the wheel.

Michaela Fenton is an army veteran turned FBI agent trying to find her twin brother, who might be mixed up with some dangerous people. Most of them would rather die than betray their leader, who has burrowed deep into the nearby border town, a backwater that has seen better days. The mysterious Dendoncker rules from the shadows, out of sight and under the radar, keeping his dealings in the dark.

Reacher is good at finding people who don’t want to be found. But to bring Dendoncker down will be the riskiest job of Reacher’s life. Failure is not an option, because in this kind of game, the loser is always better off dead.

Drink, Snack: Black coffee, peach pie, of course

Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of nineteen novels, including her latest, Last Girl Ghosted. With millions of readers worldwide and books published in twenty-six languages, Unger is widely regarded as a master of suspense. Her critically acclaimed books have been voted “Best of the Year” and chosen as top picks by the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, Amazon, IndieBound and others. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Travel+Leisure. She lives on the west coast of Florida with her family.

Last Girl Ghosted, October 5

Think twice before you swipe.

She met him through a dating app. An intriguing picture on a screen, a date at a downtown bar. What she thought might be a quick hookup became much more. She fell for him—hard. It happens sometimes, a powerful connection with a perfect stranger takes you by surprise.

Just as things were getting real, he stood her up. Then he disappeared—profiles deleted, phone disconnected. She was ghosted.

Maybe it was her fault. She shared too much, too fast. But isn’t that always what women think—that they’re the ones to blame? Soon she learns there were others. Girls who thought they were in love. Girls who later went missing. She had been looking for a connection, but now she’s looking for answers. Chasing a digital trail into his dark past—and hers—she finds herself on a dangerous hunt. And she’s not sure whether she’s the predator—or the prey.

Drink: A Cosmopolitan

Lee Goldberg is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over thirty novels, including five Fox & O’Hare adventures co-written with Janet Evanovich, and the new thriller Gated Prey. He’s written and/or produced TV shows, including Diagnosis Murder, SeaQuest, Monk, The Glades, and co-created the hit Hallmark series Mystery 101. He’s also the co-founder of Brash Books, which has published over 100 crime novels & thrillers.

Gated Prey, October 26

A simple sting operation takes a violent and unexpected turn for Detective Eve Ronin in this 3rd in the series.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detective Eve Ronin and her soon-to-retire partner, Duncan Pavone, are running a 24-7 sting in a guard-gated enclave of palatial homes in Calabasas. Their luxury McMansion is a honey trap, set to lure in the violent home invaders terrorizing the community. The trap works, leaving three intruders dead, a body count that nearly includes Eve and Duncan.

Eve’s bosses are eager to declare the case closed, but there are too many unanswered questions. Was the trap actually for her, bloody payback for Eve’s very public takedown of a clique of corrupt deputies? Or is there an even deadlier secret lurking behind those opulent gates? Eve’s refusal to back down and her relentless quest for the truth make her both the hunter…and the prey.

Drink & Snack: A Diet Coke and an In-and-Out Burger. Also microwaved chicken pot pies.

Our MC:

Jenny Milchman is the Mary Higgins Clark award winning and PEN/Faulkner nominated author of five novels of suspense. Her work has been praised by the New York Times, chosen as Indie Next Picks, received starred reviews from PWBooklist, and Library Journal, selected for numerous Best Of’s including Suspense MagazinePure Wow and Popsugar, and appeared on the USA Today bestsellers list (once, but we authors like to name these things). In 2013, Jenny rented out her house, traded in two cars for an SUV that could handle Denver in February, and pulled her kids out of 1st and 3rd grades to “car-school” them on what Shelf Awareness called the world’s longest book tour. Jenny now speaks nationally on the literal and figurative road to a dream.

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