16th Annual Lunch with the Authors


Friday, May 5, 2017

11am – 3pm


Held at beautiful Fiddler's Elbow Country Club in Bedminster Township, New Jersey (about an hour west of NYC), this year our signature event will feature three nationally acclaimed authors who will share their remarks, answer questions from the audience, and sign books both before and after the luncheon. Attendees can also enjoy a fabulous basket raffle and silent auction!

Over the years, Lunch with the Authors has not only been a literary celebration featuring some of the most popular authors of our time, but has helped to support the mission of The Junior League of Morristown and the impact that it makes in the community through its program and partner agencies. To date it has raised over $215,000 for the Volunteer Scholarship Program helping to propel the next generation of community leaders, as well as funding hands-on community projects that help improve the lives of women and children at risk in the Morris County area.

Announcing our 2017 Featured Authors!

We are honored and thrilled to host this year's featured authors:  Marie Benedict, Alex Berenson, and Beatriz Williams.

Marie Benedict


Writing as Heather Terrell, Marie Benedict is also the author of The Chrysalis, The Map Thief, and Brigid of Kildare.  The author is a graduate of Boston College and of the Boston University School of Law.  She lives in Pittsburgh with her family.  You can find more information about Marie Benedict here.

Alex Berenson

Alex Berenson was a New York Times reporter who covered topics ranging from the occupation of Iraq - where he was stationed for three months - to the flooding of New Orleans to the world pharmaceutical industry to the financial crimes of Bernard Madoff.  His debut novel, The Faithful Spy, won the 2007 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.  Berenson graduated from Yale University in 1994 with degrees in history and economics.  He lives in New York.  You can find more information about Alex Berenson here.

Beatriz Williams

A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia, Beatriz spent several years in New York and London hiding her early attempts at fiction, first on company laptops as a communications strategy consultant, and then as an at-home producer of small persons before her career as a writer took off.  She lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore.  You can find more information about Beatriz Williams here.