Authors on the Move Information

We’re so excited for Authors on the Move on March 9, 2024 at Kimpton, The Sawyer! Please find below our preregistration form and auction item information. For more event information, please visit Authors on the Move 2024.

Authors on the Move 2024 Pre-registration

In order to decrease check-in time upon arrival, please consider preregistering your credit card and meal preference information for our auction. We will not store your credit card information beyond March 2024. Please preregister by 12 noon on March 4, 2024.

Authors on the Move Pre-Registration

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Authors on the Move 2024 Auction Items

Your generous donations support learning and reading programs as well as helping Foundation operations. Thank You! Live auction conducted by auctioneer extraordinaire Patrick Hume.

Restaurant packages do not include tax, tip, or alcohol unless otherwise noted. Vacation packages do not permit pets. All items may be retrieved until March 12, 2025.


Just in time for a summer of Olympic swimming events, Beth Ruyak and Mike McWhirter welcome you into their home for an evening with Bill George, author of Victory in the Pool. Victory in the Pool traces the careers of some of Sacramento’s greatest swimmers and Sherm Chavoor, the improbable man who coached them to Olympic gold. This personable and fun author will entertain you with his inside stories about Chavoor, the legendary coach at the Arden Hills Swimming and Tennis Club, and coach of the U.S. Olympic women’s swim team in 1968 and 1972.  Your dinner features Italian classic cuisine, wonderful wines, and irresistible desserts. Beth and Mike will even take you on a stroll through their gardens to fresh pick for your salad. Includes four copies of Victory in the Pool.  Value: $1,500. 


Tonight’s winner will have the opportunity to name a character in an upcoming children’s book by award-winning children’s author, Leticia Ordaz and live forever in a children’s classic story. Years of retelling could leave your future descendants musing about Mr. Macaw and his wild adventures, and possibly about the leadership of Ms.Ordaz herself and the path she created for all time. You could live forever within the pages of a children’s book and delight future generations to come. Value: Priceless



Please join Bobbin Mulvaney and author Benjy Egel who wrote Sacramento Eats: Recipes from the Capital Region’s Favorite Restaurants to enjoy seasonal foods, wines and an inside look at which restaurants made the list and why. While Mr. Egel talks about his book, guests will enjoy Farm – to – Fork cuisine, wines from Sobon and a relaxed atmosphere. The event will be held on Thursday, August 8 at Next Door. Come have some summer fun at Mulvaney’s and enjoy a delightful evening of famous Sacramento hospitality including a complimentary ‘girly’ drink and farm-to-fork appetizers. Each ticket includes your copy of Sacramento Eats: Recipes from the Capital Region’s Favorite Restaurants. Tickets are $125 per person.


Reading is important. It helps us reach further, try harder, to peer through a window to imagine life in another’s shoes. Refresh your home library with the 2024 Authors on the Move Collection, which is comprised of an autographed copy of each attending author’s book. To further entice you, our Foundation board  members have each chosen a favorite fiction and paired their book selection with their favorite wine. Find that cozy chair and warm fireside and plan some time to read while sipping from your new personal wine collection! Value: $1,500.


Sunday September 8th is both Sacramento’s official Literacy Day, and the official International Literacy Day.  To celebrate, our Executive Director, April and her partner Andrea will host a private and potentially international luau at their home for you and 11 of your friends. You will be entertained by live dancers from Sacramento’s local halau, the Ohana Dance Group; you will hear all about the art of Hula, from author Jasmin Iolani-Hakes; and you will enjoy Hawaiian Cuisine prepared by Chef extraordinaire Roxanne O’Brien.  Additionally, the evening will include a signature Mai Tai or Lava Flow Hawaiian cocktail and a copy of Ms.Iolani-Hakes’ Hulu. Value $2000.


Courtside seats aren’t just about proximity to the court, they’re about proximity to all the action that turns a basketball game into an entertainment event. Due to the generosity of Jeff Williams, former CEO of School Innovations and Achievement, we have two floor seats to a mutually agreed upon Sacramento Kings game in the 2024-2025 season. Your premium experience begins well before tip-off with complimentary preferred parking, access to the VIP entrance, and a seat that puts your favorite armchair to shame. Mingle with other premium members in the exclusive Lexus Lounge or enjoy in-seat beverages accompanied by renowned farm-to-fork fare so you don’t miss a second of the action happening just inches away. Value $1,800.


Bring your family and/or friends to this gorgeous Big Island Hawai’i villa and enjoy resort living in the setting of a private home! For those who want to lounge in luxury, you will have seven nights and eight days to enjoy this modern villa and all the Big Island has to offer. On any given day you can walk down to Magic Sands Beach or stay right where you are and enjoy the heated saltwater swimming pool and sweeping ocean views. In your down time, enjoy your new Nook and the writings of several of tonight’s authors. This Kailua Kona Sunset Ocean View Vacation Home has three bedrooms and two baths within 1,800 square feet and is perfect for a party of six people. Value: $3,000.


Post-pandemic, 37% of third graders were at grade-level reading and 63% were not.   The pandemic created a wider gap in reading achievement, but as important, the pandemic revealed our failure at teaching reading and that failure has been ongoing for the last 25 years. The Sacramento Literacy Foundation is all about changing this trajectory so that all kids learn to read in Sacramento County and beyond. Tonight’s fund-a-need will be dedicated to giving children – primarily TK, K, 1st grade and 2nd grade – from our highest need communities diverse, high-quality books. We will give each child five books, because we know that reading five books is enough to hold onto previously achieved reading skills. We also know that most under resourced children don’t have books in their home and rarely see their lives reflected in the books they have access to at school. Part of helping our kids read, means getting them books where they can see themselves at the center. Dr. JaNay Brown-Wood, and Leticia Ordaz, here with us tonight, write children’s books with diverse protagonists so that more children can find themselves on the pages of literature. Help us give more than 4000 kids a bag of 5 high-quality diverse books to take home and read during the Summer. Let’s help kids in Sacramento read! Goal: $100,000.


You and your 9 book club members will enjoy an evening with these remarkable hosts,  Ross Rojak and his Capital Books’ partner in crime, at their new café, the There and Back Café and games.  You will  meet author Cindy Fazzi, who will discuss her page-turning debut thriller, Multo, the first in its duology series. Join author Cindy Fazzi, a book club aficionado, in her exploration of the moral issues around deportation explored through her main character, Domingo, a Filipino-American bounty hunter. Your hosted gathering will feature items from the There and Back Café menu, adult libations and four autographed copies of Fazzi’s book Multo on a mutually agreeable date. Value $1,500.


Bring 7 of your most savvy friends to meet Georgeanne Brennan, author of Pistachio, at her French-inspired aperitif tasting room L’Apero les Trois in Winters. This is the first tasting room in California of its kind, the aperitif kind, and Georgeanne will host a once-in-a-lifetime private tasting of handcrafted aperitifs and an aperitif cocktail, paired with Pistachio appetizers “which draw inspiration from the culinary traditions of Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, North Africa, Italy, Greece, Spain, France, and the Middle East.”  Your experience can be redeemed on a Monday – Thursday on a mutually agreeable date.  This item includes 4 copies of Brennan’s newest cookbook Pistachio: Savory & Sweet Recipes Inspired by World Cuisines. Value $1,000.


For those of us who grew up in Sacramento, Humpty Dumpty greeted our visits to Fairy Tale Town. Make some memories with your children and grandchildren and join us at Fairytale Town’s Story Center on Sunday July 21, 2024 for an out-of-this-world literacy experience! Join authors Dr. JaNay Brown-Wood, Jam Too, Mackenzie Joy, Wallflowers and Leticia Ordaz Super Peanut and the Big Bully: The Power of Kindness for a story time to remember at the Story Center. Children will get to hear a reading from all three authors, ask questions about writing books, and even get their books signed! This event is sure to make a lasting memory for you and your children and bolster a love for literacy, and quality time with family.  Guests can bring 1 child (ages 3-12) per ticket and each ticket will include one copy of each book. Snacks and beverages will be provided.  Sunday, July 21, 2024. Limited to 50 tickets. $125 per person.