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Hosted Event - Winter Book Club

with Deborah Royce And Karen White

A Teapot And A Plate Of Food On A Table

January 10 - 12, 2024 January 10, 2024 January 12, 2024 Old Edwards Hospitality Group

This special hosted event is a winter book club featuring Deborah Royce and Karen White. 

Complimentary Events for Hotel Guests:

  • Social Hour Wednesday, January 10 from 5-6 pm hosted by authors Deborah Royce and Karen White, featuring a short presentation from Deborah Royce on the Gift of Hospitality in the Woodland View Room.
  • Writers Round Table Thursday, January 11 from 3-4:30 pm featuring Deborah Royce and Karen White. Dinner specials available from the Half-Mile Farm kitchen with ghost stories starting at 8 pm in the Woodland View Room. Grown-up s’mores and hot toddies for dessert! 
  • Breakfast from 8-10:30am each day will include recipes from the Ocean House, Watch Hill, Rhode Island in the Woodland View Room. 
  • Books available throughout the hosted event for purchase and signing. 

About Deborah Royce - Deborah Goodrich Royce’s thrillers examine puzzles of identity. Reef Road hit Publishers Weekly’s Bestseller list, Good Morning America’s Top 15 list, and was an Indie Next pick by the American Bookseller’s Association for January 2023. Ruby Falls won the Zibby Award for Best Plot Twist in 2021 and Finding Mrs. Ford was hailed by Forbes, Book Riot, and Good Morning America’s “best of” lists in 2019­.

She began as an actress on All My Children and in multiple films, before transitioning to the role of story editor at Miramax Films, developing Emma and early versions of Chicago and A Wrinkle in Time. With her husband, Chuck, Deborah restored the Avon Theatre, Ocean House Hotel, Deer Mountain Inn, United Theatre, Savoy Bookstore, and numerous Main Street revitalization projects in Rhode Island and the Catskills. She serves on the governing and/or advisory boards of the American Film Institute, Avon Theatre, Greenwich International Film Festival, New York Botanical Garden, Greenwich Historical Society, the Preservation Society of Newport, the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, and the PRASAD Project.

About Karen White - With almost two million books in print in fifteen different languages, Karen White is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 34 novels.

Not entirely convinced she wanted to be a writer, Karen first pursued a career in business and graduated cum laude with a BS in Management from Tulane University. Ten years later, in a weak moment, she wrote her first book.  Her books—referred to as “grit lit” (Southern Women’s Fiction)—have since been nominated for numerous national contests including the SIBA (Southeastern Booksellers Alliance) Fiction Book of the Year.

Karen’s latest releases include The House on Prytania (May 2023) an instant NYT bestseller, The Lost Summers of Newport (May 2022), a collaboration with bestselling authors Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig. 

When not writing, Karen spends her time reading, singing, and avoiding cooking. Karen and her husband have two grown children and a spoiled Havanese dog, Sophie, and she divides her time between Atlanta, Georgia and the northwest Florida coast.

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