15th Annual Signatures Author Series - On Sale Online July 1

Featuring Bestselling Novelist and Screenwriter Maria Semple

Author of "Today Will Be Different," "Where'd You Go, Bernadette," "This One Is Mine"
Reserve Early for Best Seats
The John Cooper School Fine Arts Council is very pleased to announce that American novelist and screenwriter Maria Semple is the keynote speaker for the 15th Annual Signatures Author Series event to be held on December 6 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.
Reservations go on sale July 1 at www.johncooper.org/signatures for this highly anticipated luncheon event in The Woodlands. Early registration for table sponsorships and individual reservations are recommended for the best seating.
Semple’s novels have been described as smart, deep and funny. Her most recent book, Today Will Be Different, was an instant international bestseller, featured on the cover of the New York Times Book Review and is currently in development as a limited TV series produced and directed by Semple, starring Julia Roberts.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette is an international bestseller that spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list, received numerous awards including the American Library Association's Alex Award and has been translated into 30 languages. The movie version, a mystery comedy-drama, debuts in theaters in mid-August 2019, starring Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Billy Crudup and Laurence Fishburne.

Semple's first novel was This One Is Mine. Prior to writing bestselling novels, she was a producer and writer for such television shows as 90210, Mad About You and Arrested Development, to name a few. Semple has also been featured on The Hollywood Reporter’s "Most Powerful Authors in Hollywood" list.
Signatures Co-chairs Lisa Hollingsworth and Malin Melin encourage everyone to add Semple’s entertaining books to this summer’s reading list. “We are very much looking forward to hearing Ms. Semple’s back stories and insight into her professional career as an author, screenwriter and producer,” Melin said.

Hollingsworth agreed, saying last year’s Signatures event sold out and encouraged people to invite friends and reserve early to attend this extremely popular annual luncheon. A portion of the proceeds from the 2019 luncheon event will be designated for a local literacy organization.