Cover to Cover

The 21st Annual Cover to Cover event will bring together a full house of guests from throughout the community to celebrate women authors on Saturday, May 5 at Maderas Golf Club. The luncheon is American Association of University Women (AAUW) Poway-Peñasquitos Branch’s signature annual event, and this year will include opportunity baskets, drawings, book signings, book sales, and the main event – presentations from authors Michelle Gable, Shilpi Somaya Gowda, and Susan Carol McCarthy.

San Diego native Michelle Gable is the author of A Paris Apartment, I’ll See You in Paris, The Book of Summer, and the upcoming The Summer I Met Jack. Her latest novel is based on a true story and centers around a young Polish refugee who begins working as a maid for the Kennedys.

Shilpi Somaya Gowda was born in Toronto and now lives in San Diego with her family. She is the author of Secret Daughter – a tale following a girl’s birth and adoptive families over 20 years – and The Golden Son, about a young Indian doctor who embarks on a residency in the U.S.

Carlsbad resident Susan Carol McCarthy has published three novels – Lay That Trumpet In Our Hands, True Fires, and A Place We Knew Well – and one work of nonfiction, Boomers 101: The Definitive Collection. Her third novel, A Place We Knew Well, draws on memories of a normal Florida family during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Cover to Cover proceeds benefit STEM camps for middle school students and scholarships for local women returning to college. Learn more and find tickets at