Jodi Picoult

a spark of light book tour… Fall 2018!

A powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis.

I LOVE to meet my fans! Please join me at one of my A SPARK OF LIGHT tour book signings / appearances.
  xoxo —Jodi

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US
Sept. 28–Oct. 23

a spark of light
US book tour

Hardcover editions of A SPARK OF LIGHT will be pre-signed by Jodi, and a professional photographer will be taking photos (using your phone or camera) for guests following the program. Jodi will be in conversation with a special guest at each event, discussing her writing career and A SPARK OF LIGHT.

Wednesday, September 26, Manchester Center, VT – 6:00 pm
An Evening with Jodi Picoult at the Maple Street School
322 Maple St. 05255
to benefit Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE)
in partnership with the Northshire Bookstore.
Jodi will be interviewed by Vermont author Chris Bohjalian.
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Friday, September 28, Norwich, VT – 6:00 pm
An Evening with Jodi Picoult at the Norwich Congregational Church
15 Church St. Norwich, VT 05055
to benefit Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE)
in partnership with the Norwich Bookstore.
Jodi will be interviewed by PPNNE President & CEO Meagan Gallagher.
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Saturday, September 29, Boston, MA – 7:00 pm
Harvard Bookstore at First Parish Church Meeting House
3 Church Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Moderator: Celeste Ng
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Sunday, September 30, Hartford, CT – 7:00 pm
Mark Twain House at the Immanuel Congregational Church
10 Woodland St, Hartford, CT 06105
Moderator: Ann Leary
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Monday, October 1, New York, NY – 6:30 pm
An Evening with Jodi Picoult at Random House
1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
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Tuesday, October 2, Long Island, NY – 7:30 pm
Long Island LitFest Presents Jodi Picoult
Landmark on Main Street
232 Main Street, Port Washington, NY
Moderator: Meg Wolitzer
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Wednesday, October 3, Washington, DC – 6:45 pm
Smithsonian Associates at The Museum of Natural History
10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560
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Thursday, October 4, Pittsboro, NC – 12:00 pm
McIntyre’s at The Fearrington Barn
500 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312
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Thursday, October 4, Raleigh, NC – 7:00 pm
Quail Ridge at Meredith College
3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607
Moderator: John Grisham
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Friday, October 5, Atlanta, GA – 7:00 pm
A Cappella Books at SCADshow
173 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Moderator: Emily Giffin
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Saturday, October 6, Houston, TX – 7:30 pm
Brazos Bookstore’s at Palmer Memorial Episcopal
6221 S. Main St, Houston, TX 77030
Jen Hatmaker will join Jodi in conversation
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Sunday, October 7, Dallas, TX – 2:00 pm
The Adolphus Hotel in partnership with Interabang Books
1321 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX 75202
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Monday, October 8, Tulsa, OK – 7:00 pm
Booksmart at All Souls Unitarian Church
2952 S. Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK 74114
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Tuesday, October 9, Phoenix, AZ – 7:00 pm
Changing Hands Books at Phoenix College Bulpitt Auditorium
1202 W Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013
Moderator: Diana Gabaldon
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Wednesday, October 10, San Diego, CA – 7:00 pm
Warwick’s at University of San Diego’s Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110
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Monday, October 15, Manhattan Beach, CA – 7:00 pm
Pages Books at Hermosa Beach Playhouse
710 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Tuesday, October 16, San Francisco, CA – 12:00 pm
Rakestraw at Danville Congregational Church
989 San Ramon Valley Blvd, Danville, CA 94526
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Tuesday, October 16, Santa Cruz, CA – 7:00 pm
Book Shop Santa Cruz at Peace United Church of Christ
900 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Wednesday, October 17, Seattle, WA – 7:00 pm
University Bookstore at University Temple Methodist Church
1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98105
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Sunday, October 21, Milwaukee, WI – 3:00 pm
Boswell Book Company at Sharon Lynne Wilson Center
19805 W Capitol Dr, Brookfield, WI 53045
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Monday, October 22, Chicago, IL – 7:00 pm
Anderson’s Bookshop at Wentz Concert Hall, North Central College
171 E Chicago Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
Moderator: Kelly Corrigan
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Tuesday, October 23, Cleveland, OH – 7:00 pm
Cuyahoga Public Library
2121 Snow Road, Parma, OH 44134
Moderator: Paula McLain
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Please contact the hosting bookstore/venue for information on tickets, reservations, and cost. Also, all rules, price and ticket policies are set by the individual venues or stores, not Ballantine/Random House or me. Tour details are subject to change as we finalize events, so check back often for updates.

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US EVENT ORGANIZERS:
Find out about booking requests, and event publicity .


CA
Oct. 18-19, Nov. 5

a spark of light
Canada book tour

Thursday, October 18, Victoria, BC – 7:30 pm
Bolen Books at Alix Goolden Performance Hall
907 Pandora Ave., Victoria, BC
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Friday, October 19, Vancouver, BC – 7:30 pm
The Vancouver Writers Fest at The Norman Rothstein Theatre
950 West 41st Ave (at Oak Street)
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7
in conversation with Marsha Lederman
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Monday, November 5, Toronto, ON – 7:00 pm
The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
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Please contact the hosting bookstore/venue for information on tickets, reservations, and cost. Also, all rules, price and ticket policies are set by the individual venues or stores, not Ballantine/Random House or me. Tour details are subject to change as we finalize events, so check back often for updates.

A-Spark-of-Light hardcover

CA EVENT ORGANIZERS:
Find out about booking requests, and event publicity .


UK
Oct. 27–Nov. 1

a spark of light
UK book tour

Saturday, October 27, London, UK – 12:30 pm
Foyles / Ctrl Alt Delete Podcast event
Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DT
Tickets: £16.99 (includes a signed copy of A Spark of Light)
Sunday, October 28, Henley, UK – 11:00 am
Henley Literary Festival
Hurley House, Henley Road, Hurley SL6 5LH
Tickets: £18 including a signed book, or call 01491 575948
Sunday, October 28, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK – 7:00 pm
Stratford Literary Festival
Stratford ArtsHouse, 14 Rother St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LU
Tickets: £20 (includes a signed copy of A Spark of Light)
Monday, October 29, Oswetry, UK – 12:30 pm
Booka Bookshop
Wynnstay Hotel, Church St, Oswestry SY11 2SZ
Tickets: £18 including a signed book or call the bookshop on 01691 662244
Monday, October 29, Chester, UK – 7:30 pm
Chester Literature Festival
Storyhouse, Hunter St, Chester CH1 2AR
Tickets: £20 including a signed book, or call 01244 409 113
Tuesday, October 30, Lytham St Anne’s, UK – 12:30 pm
Plackitt & Booth Booksellers
Gusto, 5 Dicconson Terrace, Lytham Saint Annes FY8 5JY
Tickets: £30 (includes a welcome drink, two-course course lunch and a signed hardback copy of A Spark of Light). Available from Plackitt & Booth, 87c Clifton Street, Lytham FY8 5ER; email: [email protected] or call 01253 796 958.
Tuesday, October 30, Sheffield, UK – 7:00 pm
Off the Shelf Festival of Words
Pennine Theatre, Owen Building, Howard Street, Sheffield S1 1WB
Tickets: £18/17 concession (includes a signed copy of A Spark of Light) or call 0114 2233 777
Wednesday, October 31, Nottingham, UK – 12:00 pm
Book Case
St. Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Lowdham, Notts NG14 7BQ
Tickets £15 (includes refreshments and a signed copy of A Spark of Light) 0115 966 3219
Wednesday, October 31, Norwich, UK – 6:30 pm
Jarrold
OPEN, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich, NR2 4SF
Tickets:: £17 (includes a signed copy of A Spark of Light) or call 01603 660661
Thursday, November 1, London, UK – 11:45 am
The Junction, Christ Church, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG
Tickets £25 (includes a sandwich buffet lunch a FREE pre-signed copy of A Spark of Light)
         
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All events are book and ticket, anddirectly you should contact the venues / stores to confirm, purchase tickets or get more information. Also, all rules, price and ticket policies are set by the individual venues or stores, not Ballantine/Random House or me. Tour details are subject to change as we finalize events, so check back often for updates.

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UK EVENT ORGANIZERS:
Find out about booking requests, and event publicity .


Booking and publicity requests & event information

Booking requests / speaking engagements

Interested in having Jodi speak at your school, business, or women’s group? Contact Miriam Feuerle to learn about fees and availability.

Why do many events charge admission?

Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on the way you look at it, I’ve got so many terrific fans who come out to see me that the events can get pretty crowded. It’s really hard to enjoy yourself when you are standing with 350 other people in a space that can accommodate 50. For this reason, most bookstores have to move the event offsite. Sometimes this means they have to pay for the venue, too. It’s up to the bookstore to decide whether they’d like to pass that cost along to consumers.

In some cases, it’s a couple of dollars for a seat. In others, they prefer that you buy the book from them (instead of from Costco, or amazon) when you come to the event. Why? Because right now, bookstores are having a really hard time making ends meet. You might be able to get a book cheaper at amazon, but you won’t be able to hear the author speak or get the book signed. Bookstores usually provide that service through reading series - they’re the ones who organize the events and make sure you are having a good time, and in return, some feel it’s only fair that you buy the book at their business establishment. It’s sort of hard to argue with that theory! Some venues are offering discounts to students or kids; we have tried to ask for that accommodation wherever possible.

But ultimately the decision to charge or not to charge is the bookstore’s. It might interest you to know that in other countries - the UK and Australia, for example, book events are NEVER free! So - although I truly hope that anyone who wants to hear me speak can do so - I also know that it’s not fun for anyone to be packed into a crowd of people, and I promise you that if you do have to pay for an event, you’ll be comfortable, you’ll be able to hear and see, and you’ll have a great time.

Publicity requests

  • Contact Susan Corcoran
  • VP, Director of Publicity
  • Ballantine Bantam Dell
  • Random House Publishing
  • 212 782 9425