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Author Elizabeth Rosner in Lincolnshire
By Laura Stewart | Daily Herald Staff
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Published: 10/5/2010 4:15 PM

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• Best-selling author Elizabeth Rosner will be at a luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, to discuss and sign copies of her newest novel, "Blue Nude," at the Vernon Area Public Library District, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. The light luncheon is free. Books will be available for purchase. Registration is required. Call (847) 634-3650, or register online at http://bit.ly/erosner10-8. For library information, go to vapld.info.

• Best-selling author Michael Connelly reads from and signs copies of his newest book, "The Reversal," at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665.

• Blogger and author Rachel Singer Gordon presents two programs discussing her book "Point, Click and Save: Mashup Mom's Guide to Saving and Making Money Online" on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights. From 10 to 11:30 a.m., Singer Gordon will discuss online ways to save money, and from 1 to 2:30 her topic will be ways to earn money. Copies of her book will be available for purchase. (847) 392-0100 or ahml.info.

• Children's book author Jennifer Fosberry signs copies of her new picture book "My Name Is Not Isabella" at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880.

• "Ape House" author Sara Gruen reads from and signs copies of her book at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Borders Books and Music, 1500 16th St., Oak Brook. (630) 574-0800.

• "Luck Be a Lady" author Cathie Linz reads from and signs copies of her new romance book at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665.

• Photographer and author David Plowden signs copies of his latest book, "Requiem for Steam: The Railroad Photographs of David Plowden," at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880.

• Actress and author Jenny McCarthy discusses and signs copies of her new book "Love, Lust and Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies and True Romance" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at Borders Books and Music, 1500 16th St., Oak Brook. (630) 574-0800.

• Meet author Cinda Williams Chima as she reads from and signs copies of her new fantasy adventure book "The Exiled Queen" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at Anderson's Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove. (630) 963-2665.

• Peter Geye reads from and signs copies of his debut novel "Safe From the Sea" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665.

• "Ninth Ward" author Jewel Parker Rhodes reads from and signs copies of her new book for young readers at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Anderson's Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove. (630) 963-2665.

• Sports writer Steve Delsohn reads from and signs copies of his new book about the Chicago Bears, "Da Bears: How the 1985 Monsters of the Midway Became The Greatest Team in NFL History," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 355-2665. Delsohn will also sign copies at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. Call (847) 446-8880.

• Meet author Lauren Kate as she reads from and signs copies of "Torment," book two in her "Fallen" series, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 355-2665. Kate will also sign copies of "Torment" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Borders Books and Music, 1540 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg. Call (847) 330-0031.

• Elizabeth Bettina discusses and signs copies of her book "It Happened in Italy" at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1450, Chicago. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase. Reservations are required. Call (312) 822-9545, Ext. 198, or send e-mail to iicchicago@esteri.it.

• British author Sharon Dogar reads from and signs copies of her new historical fiction book for teens, "Annexed," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665.

• Cookbook author Dorie Greenspan reads from and signs copies of her new cookbook "Around My French Table" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665.