Behind the Book Events

Upcoming Events

C.J. Box Author Event: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.: Join us as we welcome New York Times Bestselling author C.J. Box! Mr. Box will visit to release his newest book The Disappeared. A ticketed reception will be held from 12:00-12:45 p.m. and a free speaking event will take place at 1:00 p.m. A free book signing will immediately follow and copies of Mr. Box’s latest book will be available for purchase. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the North Richland Hills Library.

What Can You Expect at a Behind the Book Event?

Each Behind the Book event is different because each author and book are different, but here’s what our patrons have experienced in the past:

  • Themed decor that represents the author’s book
  • An intimate look into the author’s life journey
  • Unexpected party favors
  • Touching personal stories from the author
  • Delicious refreshments
  • Laugh out loud funny stories from the author
  • Writing tips and motivation
  • Lots of selfies with the author
  • New friendships made with other local book lovers
  • An indescribable yearning to read every book ever written

What Are People Saying About Our Behind the Book Events?

“If every community had a Library like this [North Richland Hills] I’m convinced there would be world peace.”
-Author Susan Wiggs
Quoted during her speaking event for Family Tree on 8/12/16

“Cheers: To the North Richland Hills Library’s Staff and Friends of the Library for the opportunity to be with Kathleen Grissom, who spoke about her new book, Glory Over Everything, as well as her previous book, The Kitchen House. Thanks for hosting this most interesting and enjoyable event.”
-Barbara J. Jones, North Richland Hills
Published in the April 16, 2016 issue of the Fort Worth Star Telegram after the Kathleen Grissom event for Glory Over Everything on 4/5/16

“North Richland Hills was the BEST event we had on the entire tour. Nobody else even came close. In fact, the other events were a waste of time compared to the great job done by NRH.” -Author Joanne Fluke
Received on 3/3/16 by Library staff after the event to officially launch Joanne Fluke’s book Wedding Cake Murder on 2/24/16

“Best time ever! Reception was wonderful and listening to her speak was extremely enjoyable! You have a very beautiful library.” –Becky Graham
Received on 7/23/15 by Library staff after the Kathy Reichs event for Speaking in Bones on 7/22/15

“Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Kathy Reichs book talk last night. I’ve never read any of her books or seen the show, but I sure do want to now! She’s an excellent speaker—what a sense of humor! The event was organized beautifully and I loved your library (it was my first time to see it). Thanks for a great evening!” -Ellen Ritchie

Received on 7/23/15 by Library staff after the Kathy Reichs event for Speaking in Bones on 7/22/15

“I had the pleasure of attending the Tea time with Joanne Fluke last week. We had such a marvelous time, and took in all the time and love your staff put into making this an incredible event for us “Hannah Maniacs”. Other than meeting the speaker of the hour, it was also a pleasure meeting the wonderful staff. Very helpful in every way, upon arriving to your library. We are from out of town.”
Received on 3/4/15 by Library staff after the Joanne Fluke event for Double Fudge Brownie Murder on 2/26/15

Past Behind the Book Author Events

The North Richland Hills Library has had the honor of hosting the authors listed below for their book signings and speaking events. Click on each author’s name to see photos from the event.




Dr. Kathy Reichs Bones Never Lie 10/1/2014
Amanda Eyre Ward The Same Sky 1/29/2015
Joanne Fluke Double Fudge Brownie Murder  2/26/2015
Randy Wayne White Cuba Straits 3/25/2015
Dr. Kathy Reichs Speaking in Bones 7/22/2015
Paula McLain Circling the Sun 8/12/2015
Joanne Fluke Wedding Cake Murder 2/24/2016
Kathleen Grissom Glory Over Everything 4/5/2016
Lisa Lillien/Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry 4/25/2016
Susan Wiggs Family Tree 8/12/2016
Karin Slaughter The Kept Woman 9/23/2016
Will Schwalbe Books for Living 2/3/2017
Joanne Fluke Banana Cream Pie Murder 3/4/2017
Lisa See The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane 3/20/2017
Nancy Thayer Secrets in Summer 5/18/2017
Tess Gerritsen I Know a Secret 9/7/2017
Gretchen Rubin The Four Tendencies 9/15/2017
Alice Hoffman The Rules of Magic 10/11/2017
Melanie Benjamin The Girls in the Picture 1/19/18
Lea Berman Treating People Well 1/26/18
Lisa Gardner Look for Me 2/8/18
C.J. Box The Disappeared 4/3/18