As part of our 10th annual Summer Reading Challenge, BookSparks has launched a multi-city live events tour bringing together authors, celebrities and influencers to explore the art of storytelling. This event series continued with another successful event in New York City at the Dream Midtown hotel and was headlined by PureWow Editor Jenny Jin, Grant Ginder (author of The People We Hate at the Wedding) and Hannah Orenstein (Elite Daily Editor and author of Playing With Matches). The three put on an inspiring panel talking about family, books and some of their best moments as writers. See all the action at #summerreadingpopup and @BookSparks. This event was presented in partnership with Dream Hotels, Homesick candles, Paperless Post and Una Lou Rose.

After the Summer Reading Pop-Up, BookSparks hosted a ThrillHER panel in collaboration with POPSUGAR at their annual POPSUGAR Play/Ground conference. It was a full house as authors Michele Campbell, Rachel Howzell Hall, Wendy Walker and Andrea Bartz discussed writing in the thriller genre and what it takes to create real and authentic women in their novels. The panel and book signing following the discussion were both huge hits at the woman-focused conference on Sunday, June 23rd.