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 Behind the Book Events

Behind the Book with Nelson DeMille

Thursday, October 27 | 1:00 PM


Join us in welcoming New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille to the North Richland Hills Library to celebrate the release of his latest book, The Maze. Inspired by, and based on the actual and still unsolved Gilgo Beach murders, The Maze takes the reader on a dangerous hunt for an apparent serial killer with all the signature humor, investigative skills, and shocking plot twists that are the trademark of Nelson DeMille. 

The Friends of the NRH Library will host a ticketed reception from noon to 1 PM. The free public speaking event and book signing will immediately follow. Please call 817-427-6800 for more information.

Nelson DeMille's portrait next to his new book "The Maze"

About the Author

Nelson DeMille is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one novels, six of which were #1 New York Times bestsellers. His novels include The Deserter (written with Alex DeMille), The Cuban Affair, Word of Honor, Plum Island, The Gold Coast, and The General’s Daughter, which was made into a major motion picture, starring John Travolta and Madeleine Stowe. Nelson DeMille is a combat-decorated US Army veteran, a member of Mensa, Poets & Writers, and the Authors Guild, and past president of the Mystery Writers of America.



       

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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