Behind the Book: Author Series

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The Behind the Book author series at the North Richland Hills Library brings New York Times bestselling authors to North Richland Hills and the surrounding community! Meet your favorite authors, ask them questions, and hear them speak about their latest book.

Upcoming Authors

Jojo Moyes • Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 2:15 p.m.
Grand Hall at NRH Centre • 6000 Hawk Ave.

Join us in welcoming New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You, Jojo Moyes! Ms. Moyes will visit to release The Giver of Stars, a story of five extraordinary women in Depression-era America and their unforgettable journey delivering books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond.

A free book signing will take place immediately after her free in-conversation event, with copies of The Giver of Stars, available for purchase through Barnes & Noble.

A ticketed pre-event reception will take place at 1:15 p.m. Enjoy light lunch, time to socialize with other book lovers, reserved seating at the in-conversation event, and a chance to meet the author before the event. 

Tickets are available for $40.



More from the author:

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S.C. Gwynne • Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 1:00 p.m.
NRH Library • 9015 Grand Ave.

Behind the Book with SC GwynnePlease join us in welcoming S.C. Gwynne, Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Empire of the Summer Moon. In his latest book, Hymns of the Republic, Gwynne offers angles and insights on the Civil War that will surprise many readers and breathes new life into the epic battle between Lee and Grant. This spellbinding, epic account of the dramatic conclusion of the Civil War is popular history at its best. This is a Behind the Book event you don’t want to miss!

A ticketed pre-event reception with the author will take place at noon. Cost is $35 to attend and includes a signed copy of Hymns of the Republic. A free speaking event will take place at 1:00 p.m., with a book signing to follow. Copies of Hymns of the Republic will be available for purchase through Barnes & Noble.

Reception tickets are available at the Friends of the NRH Library website. Reserve your spot today! 



More from the author:


Empire of the Summer Moon  Rebel Yell  


Past Behind the Book Events


What to Expect at a Behind the Book Event

Each Behind the Book event is different because each author and book are different, but here's what our patrons have experienced in the past:

  • Themed decor that represents the author's book
  • An intimate look into the author's life journey
  • Unexpected party favors
  • Touching personal stories from the author
  • Delicious refreshments
  • Laugh out loud funny stories from the author
  • Writing tips and motivation
  • Lots of selfies with the author
  • New friendships made with other local book lovers
  • An indescribable yearning to read every book ever written

What People Are Saying

"If every community had a Library like this [North Richland Hills] I'm convinced there would be world peace." -Author Susan Wiggs
Quoted during her speaking event for Family Tree on 8/12/16

"Cheers: To the North Richland Hills Library's Staff and Friends of the Library for the opportunity to be with Kathleen Grissom, who spoke about her new book, Glory Over Everything, as well as her previous book, The Kitchen House. Thanks for hosting this most interesting and enjoyable event."
-Barbara J. Jones, North Richland Hills
Published in the April 16, 2016 issue of the Fort Worth Star Telegram after the Kathleen Grissom event for Glory Over Everything on 4/5/16

"North Richland Hills was the BEST event we had on the entire tour. Nobody else even came close. In fact, the other events were a waste of time compared to the great job done by NRH." -Author Joanne Fluke
Received on 3/3/16 by Library staff after the event to officially launch Joanne Fluke's book Wedding Cake Murder on 2/24/16

"Best time ever! The reception was wonderful and listening to her speak was extremely enjoyable! You have a very beautiful library." --Becky Graham
Received on 7/23/15 by Library staff after the Kathy Reichs event for Speaking in Bones on 7/22/15

"Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Kathy Reichs book talk last night. I've never read any of her books or seen the show, but I sure do want to now! She's an excellent speaker—what a sense of humor! The event was organized beautifully and I loved your library (it was my first time to see it). Thanks for a great evening!" -Ellen Ritchie
Received on 7/23/15 by Library staff after the Kathy Reichs event for Speaking in Bones on 7/22/15

"I had the pleasure of attending the Tea time with Joanne Fluke last week. We had such a marvelous time, and took in all the time and love your staff put into making this an incredible event for us "Hannah Maniacs". Other than meeting the speaker of the hour, it was also a pleasure meeting the wonderful staff. Very helpful in every way, upon arriving to your library. We are from out of town."
-Anonymous Received on 3/4/15 by Library staff after the Joanne Fluke event for Double Fudge Brownie Murder on 2/26/15