• ew Orleans AREA BOOK EVENTS

Wednesday, Jan. 6

  • “THE STRUGGLE IS REAL —FINALLY BREAK THE DIETING CYCLE, TRANSFORM YOUR MIND AND BODY AND EVOLVE INTO THE PERSON YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Karol Brandt-Gilmartin and Robby D’Angelo discuss and sign their book. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “YEAR OF THE GOOSE” AND “THE FINE ART OF F$#KING UP”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Carly Hallman and Cate Dicharry discuss their respective books. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS — BUT FOR A PIECE OF WOOD”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Rob Chapman discusses his book about the final days of the War of 1812. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.

Monday, Jan. 11

  • “THE BONE LABYRINTH”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. James Rollins discusses and signs his book about discoveries in Croatia. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 12

  • “FLESH OF THE BLOOD”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. E.A. Channon signs the first of his three-part series about the kingdom and city-state, Brigini’i, of King Dia. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Thursday, Jan. 14

  • “SPLINTER THE SILENCE”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Val McDermid signs and discusses her book with local author Greg Herren. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

“The PeRSIMMON TRAIL and other stories”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Juyanne James shares her collection of 17 stories of Louisiana. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

  • NEW AUTHORS PANEL DISCUSSION: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Kevin Bitter Sr. (“An Emigrant’s Song”), Sol Heiman (“The Way Eye See It”), Alice Abel Kemp (“The Jury Scandal”) and Dawn Ruth Wilson (“The Night Walker’s Dream”) discuss their books, craft. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.

Saturday, Jan. 16

  • “WHERE WE BELONG — JOURNEYS THAT SHOW US THE WAY”: Hoda Kotb discusses and signs her book of inspiring stories at two area book stores. 1 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com. 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. (504) 895-2266.

Monday, Jan. 18

  • “FEVERBORN”: 9 a.m., Le Pavillon Hotel, 833 Poydras St., New Orleans. Karen Mari Moning launches her latest installment in the Fever series. Book must be purchased through Octavia Books to attend. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

“A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES COOKBOOK — Recipes from Ignatius J. Reilly’s New Orleans”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Cynthia LeJeune Nobles will discuss and sign her book. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

Wednesday, Jan. 20

  • “DARK BAYOU — INFAMOUS LOUISIANA HOMICIDES”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Alan G. Gauthreaux speaks about his collection of mysterious, bizarre and overlooked murders. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

Wednesday, Jan. 27

  • “THE SIREN”: 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Kiera Cass reads and signs her new book about a siren and her love for a human. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

Thursday, Jan. 28

  • “A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES COOKBOOK”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Cynthia Nobles discusses her book based on the culinary world of Ignatius Reilly. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.