A San Diego woman has created a new way to connect authors with local readers and book clubs.
The idea is that authors sign up, and local readers and book clubs can search for writers in a database. They can then invite the authors to discuss their books at meetings.
Susan McBeth, of Tierrasanta, will officially launch Novel Network on June 10 after dedicating time to the development of the project for the last three years.
McBeth was inspired to start Novel Network after meeting with New York Times best-selling author Jenna Blum.
"She was telling me when she published her first book, she had no way of spreading the word," McBeth recalled. "Her mom...