Author Events

We're excited to welcome authors to the store to share their books with you and to share their writing journey with you.  ** At this time, many events are being offered in a virtual format only, while some are being offered with limited seating, in-person options following COVID-19 guidelines for events that include wearing masks that cover both the nose and mouth, and distancing at least 6 feet between attendees.  **

Virtual Event with Amalie Jahn & Kara McDowell: August 12, 2021 at 7:00pm

Mental Heath in YA Literature

Join authors Amalie Jahn & Kara McDowell as they discuss their books, Phoebe Unfired, and One Way or Another. Register for the event HERE.

Bookstore Romance Day: August 21, 2021

Celebrate the writers, readers and books of romance fiction! Click HERE for more information!

Book Launch for Kyra Freeman: Second Life: Poems of Re-Emerging: August 28, 2021 from 3:30-5pm

In mid-life, Kyra Freeman writes passionately about re-emerging from a life of assisting others in their art to driving her own to fruition. Complete with startling black and white photographs documenting her trip, Freeman takes the reader by the hand and leads them from her front porch to the interior of her heat and mind and the secrets that make a woman--a human--matter. Join us to celebrate the launch of this book. Purchase tickets HERE.


Virtual Conversation with Fran Wilde: Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 7:00pm

Author Fran Wilde will be joining us virtually to discuss the release of her book of illustrated poetry, Clock Star Rose Spine."

Purchase tickets HERE.


Author Event with Mark Warren: Saturday, September 11, 2021

Join us in welcoming author Mark Warren to Adventure Bound Books to discuss the legendary Wyatt Earp!

After 63 years of research, author and Western historian Mark Warren reveals the true nature of Wyatt Earp and explains why he has deservedly entered the pantheon of American heroes. His trilogy entitled Wyatt Earp, An American Odyssey is a story of balance, incorporating all the known facts about the famous peace officer’s life and his perspective on the principles by which Earp lived his life—and why he sometimes veered from that credo. Join us for a study of all things Earp and the photographs that chronicle his life. 

**Purchase tickets HERE.**

Virtual Presentation by Brant Cooper: September 15, 2021 at 12:00 noon

Brant Cooper, author of Disruption Proofis the New York Times bestselling author of The Lean Entrepreneur and CEO and founder of Moves the Needle. He is a trusted adviser to startups and large enterprises around the world. He will be presenting his new book as part of a virtual book launch campaign.

Purchase tickets HERE.

Story Time with Emily & Tonja Smith: September 25, 2021 at 11:00am

Authors Emily and Tonja Smith will join us at the bookstore for story time with their new children's book, The Adventures of Bailey, Bleecker, and Banjo: Linville Gorge (The Painted Series). Register for the event HERE.


Author Event with Stacy D. Flood: September 30, 2021 at 7:00pm

Stacy D. Flood will join us at Adventure Bound Books to discuss his book, The Salt Fields. Originally from Buffalo, and currently living in Seattle, Stacy D. Flood’s work has been published nationally, and performed on stages nationwide as well as in the Puget Sound Area. Register for the event HERE.

Virtual Author Event with James Chapin: October 9, 2021 at 4:00pm

Author James Chapin will be joining us virtually to discuss the release of his book, Ride South Until the Sawgrass.

Virtual Conversation with Melanie Moyer: October 28, 2021 at 7:00pm

Join us for a virtual conversation with author Melanie Moyer to discuss the release of her novel, The Original Glitch, an adult fiction debut that retells Frankenstein in a contemporary setting featuring a grad student left to deal with his advisor's sociopathic AI creation in the aftermath of her death. 

Reader Meet Writer - A virtual series in collaboration with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA)
These are virtual events that take place online.  Seating is limited and an RSVP is required.  RSVP by emailing no later than noon the day before the event.  You will receive an email on the morning of the event with details to log in to the online event. 
 Order a copy of the book from Adventure Bound Books and receive a 15% event discount.  If you order online, mention the event in the Order Comments to have the discount applied before the transaction is finalized.

Thursday, 9/9 @ 6pm: Lisa Jewell, author of The Night She Disappeared

Saturday, 9/11 @ 11am: Torben Kuhlmann, author of Einstein: The Fantastic Journey of a Mouse Through Space and Time

Thursday, 9/16 @ 7pm: Mary Gauthier, author of Graceland, at Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache from the American South

Thursday, 9/23 @ 7pm: Wiley Cash, author of When Ghosts Come Home

Lenoir Rhyne University Visiting Writers Series
It was a great honor to join the Visiting Writers Series in 2019 and to continue to be a part of this amazing series of events each year!  You'll find us on the Lenoir Rhyne University campus the evening of author events providing books for purchase.  Be sure to check out full details at the LRU VWS website. 

Off-Site Author Events & Collaborations
We've been thrilled to support the author events of local groups and schools!
Andrew Maraniss, East McDowell Middle School
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Grace Episcopal Church
Multiple Authors, nErDcampNC
Mesha Maren, Lenoir Public Library
Judy Goldman, Hickory Public Library
Mark de Castrique, Morganton Friends of the Library

Contact the bookstore if you would like to have author books available at your upcoming author event.

Information for Authors
If you are an author interested in promoting your book through an event at our store, we welcome your interest.  We ask that self-published authors consign their books with us in exchange for scheduling an event at the store and for our energy behind promoting the event on our website, social media venues, monthly newsletters, and in-store.  We are not able to consign every book that is presented to us, but will review your request to consign books in the store.  Please mail a printed copy or email a digital copy of the book you'd like to have considered.  If your books are selected for consignment, we will also reach out to you about setting up an author event.  Please complete our Self-Published Author Consignment Request form to begin the process.

If you are a traditionally published author, please stop by, call the store, or email for additional information and next steps.  Be sure to include information about your publishing company so that we may contact them to secure books for an event.  
Publicists may contact us at to discuss setting up an author event.