Backstage at the Back Room

Did you miss a Back Room event? Subscribe to the Back Room YouTube channel or browse the videos below to enjoy excerpts from the opening sessions of all our events and find out what books our authors are recommending. As always, there are no recordings of the breakout sessions, because what’s said in the Back Room, stays in the Back Room!

2023 Events

March 05, 2023 – Bestselling Suspense with Lyn Liao Butler, Eli Cranor, Adele Parks, Shelby Van Pelt

February 19, 2023 – Thrills & Chills with Tracy Clark, Gregg Hurwitz, BA Paris, and Hank Phillippi Ryan

February 12, 2023 – Riveting Suspense with Yasmin Angoe, J.T. Ellison, Shannon Kirk, Connor Sullivan

January 29, 2023 – Way Out West with Craig Johnson, Margaret Mizushima, Téa Obreht, Marcie R. Rendon

January 15, 2023 – New for the New Year: Kimberly Belle, Damyanti Biswas, Charlie Donlea, Mary Kubica

2022 Events

December 18, 2022 – For the Dogs with Peter Abrahams, W. Bruce Cameron, Paula Munier 


December, 4 2022 – Perfect Gifts with Ann Davila Cardinal, Elle Cosimano, Adam Hamdy, Ausma Zehanat Khan 

November 20, 2023 – Series Fiction with Rhys Bowen, V.M. Burns, Glen Erik Hamilton, Simon Gervais

2021 Events

2021 Back Room Highlight Reel

July 11, 2021 with Elyssa Friedland, Nadine Matheson, Kaira Rouda, and Kate White

June 27, 2021 with Karen Dionne, Samantha Downing, Allen Eskens, and Kellye Garrett

May 23, 2021 with Taylor Adams, Tracy Clark, Andrew Grant, and Megan Miranda

May 16, 2021 with CJ Box, Mary Kubica, Mia P. Manansala, and Peter Swanson

April 25, 2021 with Ann Garvin, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Kelly Mustian, and Cynthia Swanson

April 11, 2021 with Damyanti Biswas, Julie Carrick Dalton, JT Ellison, and Riley Sager

March 21, 2021 with Tasha Alexander, Renee Rosen, Lauren Willig, and Heather Webb 

March 14 – Special Presentation with the Virginia Festival of the Book – S.A. Cosby, Chris Harding Thornton, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, and Heather Young 

March 7, 2021 – Emily Carpenter, Steph Cha, Joshilyn Jackson, and Jessica Strawser

February 28 – V.M. Burns, Ellen Byron, Abby Collette, and Daryl Wood Gerber

Hallie Ephron, Patti Callahan Henry, Caroline Leavitt, and Marjan Kamali


January 31 – Lisa Gardner, Julia Heaberlin, Joe Ide, and John McMahon 


January 24 – Amy Sue Nathan, Kelly Simmons, Lori Nelson Spielman, and Wade Rouse


January 10 – James Benn, Fiona Davis, Deanna Raybourn, Lauren Willig with host Hank Phillippi Ryan


2020 Events

 Dec. 20 – Joseph Finder, Heather Gudenkauf, Lisa Unger, and David Heska Wanbli Weiden


Dec. 6 – Lori Rader-Day, Samantha Downing, Stephen Mack Jones, and Gary Phillips with host Karen Dionne


Nov. 22 – Finola Austin, Melanie Benjamin, Greer Macallister, and Kristina McMorris


November 15 – Lucy Burdette, Jennifer J. Chow, Alexia Gordon, and Jenn McKinlay


October 29 – Brian Andrews, William Kent Krueger, Paula Munier, and Julia Spencer-Fleming


October 18 – Ausma Zehanat Khan, Angie Kim, Christina McDonald, and Hannah Mary McKinnon


October 13 – Michele Campbell, Megan Collins, Rachel Howzell Hall, and Hank Phillippi Ryan


October 4 – Liv Constantine, Edwin Hill, Jon Land, and Sarah Stewart Taylor


September 27 – Karen Dionne, Tori Eldridge, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Wendy Walker