Pepperdine Alumna Kristina McMorris to Discuss Latest Novel

Guest Post by Shea McCollum, Library Marketing Assistant.

Please join us on Thursday, March 28th as former Pepperdine student and New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris gives an author talk in the Payson Library Surfboard Room. From 4 to 5 PM, McMorris will have an informal conversation with students and from 5 to 6 PM she will talk about her unlikely journey to success as a novelist and sign copies of her book.

Still of Kristina McMorris's novel Sold on a Monday and the black and white photograph of four children sitting by a for sale sign.
Kristina McMorris’s novel Sold on a Monday and the newspaper photograph that inspired it.

In her lecture, McMorris will talk about how some obscure bits of history and her grandparents WWII love letters led her write Sold on a Monday, a novel that launched her career as an award-winning author and has more than half a million copies in print. Inspired by the true story of newspaper photograph depicting two children being sold on a farmhouse porch, the novel follows the life of the journalist who photographed these two children and the devastating, unexpected consequences that it had.

Kristina McMorris and her novel The Edge of Lost

Kristina McMorris is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of five historical novels, including Sold on a Monday and The Edge of Lost. Together, her works of fiction have garnered her more than two dozen prestigious literary awards, including the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, RWA’s RITA Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction. Join us to learn more about McMorris’s career as a novelist and the unexpected journey that her career has taken.

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Pepperdine Alumna Kristina McMorris to Discuss Latest Novel
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