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Announcing the Backstory Book Club

Calling all book clubs! 

Join Jennifer Chiaverini's #BackstoryBookClub and win free books by New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer Chiaverini and other prizes—including an autographed Advance Reader’s Edition of her forthcoming novel, Fates and Traitors: A Novel of John Wilkes Booth and an opportunity to Skype with the author!

1. Register your book club by writing to Be sure to include the following required information:
• Your book club’s name, location, and a brief description of what makes your book club unique.
• The name, email address, and mailing address of a contact person for your club. All prizes will be shipped to this address.
• A photo (jpg or png) of your book club enjoying one of your meetings. Please note that this photo will be used for promotional purposes including social media, newsletters, and winner announcements. By submitting a photo, you are granting Jennifer, Dutton, and Penguin Random House permission to do so.
• Your club’s top three picks for which of Jennifer’s novels you will win. (NOTE: The choice of novel will be determined by Jennifer Chiaverini or her representative based upon availability. In the event that none of the club’s top three picks are available, another novel will be substituted.)

2. Beginning June 15, 2016, every month one book club chosen at random will win:
• 12 autographed paperback editions of one of Jennifer Chiaverini’s novels.
• A personal letter to your book club from Jennifer telling you about her inspiration for that novel and other behind-the-scenes details—the novel’s Backstory.
• A Reading Group Guide for the novel.
• One autographed Advance Reader’s Edition of Jennifer’s forthcoming novel, Fates and Traitors: A Novel of John Wilkes Booth for your club to share.
• The opportunity to Skype with Jennifer when your club discusses her book.*

3. Once your club is registered, you will automatically be entered to win each month’s drawing—until you win, of course! We want to spread the fun around, so only one prize package is         available per club.

4. As a special bonus, every book club that registers is eligible to arrange a Skype chat with Jennifer Chiaverini, even if you don’t win a monthly drawing! All you have to do is to choose Fates and Traitors for your book club selection between October 1, 2016-July 31, 2017, and Jennifer will join your discussion via Skype!*

*The duration of the Skype chat will be approximately one hour and will take place at a mutually agreed upon date and time. The book club is responsible for providing their own computer or other compatible device, an internet condition, and Skype membership.


The Backstory Book Club selection for June is...Sonoma Rose!

"Chiaverini has an impressive ability to bring a time and place alive, showcasing the effects of Prohibition on farmers in Sonoma Valley. " —Romantic Times

"[An] emotionally compelling tale." —Chicago Tribune

"Chiaverini does an excellent job of describing the lush landscapes of California wine country, while simultaneously painting a touching portrait of the difficulties faced by farming families who must tend to one another, as well as the earth." —Publishers Weekly

Join the Backstory Book Club by registering via today! Use hashtag #backstorybookclub and tag @JenniferChiaveriniAuthor on Facebook and @jchiaverini on Twitter to share posts.

C&T Spring Fling Sale

Friday, March 11, 2016 | Book News
Loyal Union Sampler from Elm Creek Quilts

This weekend—March 11-13, 2016—C&T Publishing is holding a Spring Fling Sale, with selected books and merchandize up to 75% off. My most recent pattern book, The Loyal Union Sampler from Elm Creek Quilts, is on sale now for only $10! Pick up your copy today while you can enjoy this special pricing.


Sunday, November 08, 2015 | Announcements, Book News, Press
Christmas Bells

Tomorrow morning—that's Monday, November 9, at 11:00 AM Central Time—I'll be on The Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss Christmas Bells with host Larry Meiller. Click here for a list of radio stations, or click here listen online.

Happy Book Birthday to CHRISTMAS BELLS!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | Announcements, Book News, Event News
Christmas Bells

I'm thrilled to announce that today is the official publication day of my twenty-fifth novel, Christmas Bells! “[Jennifer Chiaverini] hits all the right emotional notes in this heartwarming story,” writes Booklist, while Kirkus praises the novel as “A gentle exploration of tragedy, hope, the power of Christmas, and the possibility of miracles.” 

I'll be kicking off a regional book tour at the West Towne Barnes & Noble in Madison, Wisconsin tonight at 7 PM, and I'll be visiting four other towns over the next two months. Please see the Events page for more details.

I hope you'll enjoy Christmas Bells—a novel that celebrates Christmases past and present.

Do You Need a Little Christmas Right This Very Minute?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | Book News, Cover Art, Fabrics & Patterns
Christmas Bells

It feels like Christmas here, because I've received my first copy of Christmas Bells!


I couldn't be happier with the gorgeous cover, and I love the beautiful endpapers, featuring one of the designs from my forthcoming "Christmas Bells Collection" from Red Rooster Fabrics.

You can get your own copy of Christmas Bells one week from today, on October 27!

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