Authors Luncheon 2019 - Supporting Kidney Health - Nov 16th - JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa

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Adriana Trigiani: Emcee

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Beloved by millions of readers around the world for her “dazzling” novels (USA Today), Adriana Trigiani is the New York Times bestselling author of 18 books in fiction and non-fiction. She is an award-winning playwright, television writer/producer, and filmmaker. She wrote and directed the major motion picture Big Stone Gap based on her debut novel. In 2018, her epic novel of the big band era (Trigiani wrote the lyrics) Tony’s Wife was released, and she directed the feature film Then Came You in the Highlands of Scotland. Her screen adaptation of her bestselling novel Very Valentine premiered on Lifetime television in June 2019. Adriana lives in Greenwich Village with her family.

John Grisham

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John Grisham is the author of thirty novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and six novels for young readers. Jake Brigance is back in A Time For Mercy! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that showcases #1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham at the height of his storytelling powers. Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake’s fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line. In what may be the most personal and accomplished legal thriller of John Grisham’s storied career, we deepen our acquaintance with the iconic Southern town of Clanton and the vivid cast of characters that so many readers know and cherish. The result is a richly rewarding novel that is both timely and timeless, full of wit, drama, and—most of all—heart. Bursting with all the courthouse scheming, small-town intrigue, and stunning plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy is John Grisham’s most powerful courtroom drama yet. There is a time to kill and a time for justice. Now comes A Time for Mercy.

Click here to order your copy of A Time for Mercy (with a signed insert) from our literary partner, The Poisoned Pen Bookstore. A portion of the book sale proceeds will be donated to the Arizona Women’s Board.



41st Annual
Friends of Erma Bombeck

postponed until Twenty Twenty One

Saturday, November 6th, 2021
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa

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Schedule of Events:

Authors Dinner
Friday November 5th, 2021

6:00 pm: Location to be Announced ($5,000 + Patrons)

41st Annual Authors Luncheon
Saturday, November 6th, 2021

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
10:30 am: VIP Book Signing
11:00 am: General Authors Signing Event
12:00 pm: Luncheon & Program
2:00 pm: Additional Book Sales & Signing

Literary Partner

The Poisoned Pen Bookstore, founded by Barbara Peters in 1989, is a full-service independent bookstore specializing in fiction, located in Old Town Scottsdale’s Art District. We are known for our busy schedule of author and literary events. We stock current and classic works of mystery, thrillers, historical and literary fiction, romance and science fiction.

In addition we have a selection of NYT bestsellers, as well as, a selection of history, biography, classics, cookbooks, children’s books, and more.

We are your neighborhood bookstore and proud to support the Arizona Women’s Board.

Thank you,
Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 North Goldwater Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-947-2974
sales@poisonedpen.com

Thank you to our 2019 Lead Patrons:

Alexandra O. Bjorklund

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Bombeck Family

Julie Bowe

Mrs. Lee Bowman

Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation

Discount Tire

Dye Family Foundation

Juanita and Philip Francis

Ingrid Haas M.D.

Brenda Howard

Sandy Katzman

Amy Louis

National Kidney Foundation of Arizona

Sue Selig

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Legacy

Wells Fargo Bank

Advertising Opportunities

Advertising your business in the high-quality Authors Luncheon program ensures that it will reach a targeted market of over 1,100 community supporters. Your advertising dollars will benefit you while supporting Arizona kidney patients. Premier advertisers’ logos will also appear on our website.

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Grants & Donations

The Arizona Women’s Board is committed to the prevention of kidney disease through awareness, education and research and to improve the quality of life for Arizonans with kidney disease. Funds are raised through the annual Friends of Erma Bombeck Authors Luncheon and used exclusively for Arizona patients.

Aware of the many needs of kidney patients in Arizona, the Arizona Women’s Board provides funds for patient services ranging from transportation to and from dialysis treatments to kidney transplants, medications, dental care or a rent payment and food for the patient and family.

Last Year's Grant Recipients

40 Stories of Impact

In celebration of our Annual Authors Luncheon, we are sharing 40 stories of individuals and families impacted by kidney disease. Click on the link below to read them. We thank you for being part of our story. Together, we are writing a brighter future for Arizona kidney patients.

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2019 Photo Album



About the Arizona Women's Board

The Arizona Women’s Board is committed to the prevention of kidney disease through awareness, education and research, and to the improvement of the quality of life for Arizonans with kidney disease.

Aware of the many needs of kidney patients in Arizona, the Arizona Women’s Board makes grants to organizations that provide patient services ranging from transportation to and from dialysis, kidney transplants, medications, dental care or a mortgage payment, food for the patient and family, and kidney disease research.

The Board received its 501(c)(3) status in 2010.

Contact Us

Tel: 480.951.2950
5921 East Indian Bend Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
contact@azwomensboard.org