Book & Cooking Club

Maryann speaking at a luncheon

Aloha Friends!

I’m currently in the process of coordinating ongoing in-person speaking engagements to coincide with the release of my upcoming novel, Lady in the Window (May 9, 2017, SelectBooks), as well as my other writing,  producing and business endeavors.

In addition, I’ll  also be speaking to groups via speakerphone and/or SKYPE during their book club meetings as well as other organizational gatherings.  How cool is that?  These “electronic engagements” will allow me more opportunity to connect with you! For speaking engagement bookings, in addition to talking about my novel, we can discuss a host of other topics (listed below).


Maryann at one of her book signings


  • Books – My novel, “Lady in the Window” (once a speaking engagement is booked, a Book Discussion Guide with sample questions and topics will be provided to your group)
  • Movies
  • Women’s issues
  • Home & Family
  • Cooking & Simply Delicious Living
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Living Aloha
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • & More!

I also invite you to cook up some recipes from Lady in the Window for our gatherings.  Just visit my blog at and navigate to  The Plumeria Café.  With enough notice, we can also  “cook” a recipe together!

Set your BOOK Conference with me TODAY.  Just Pre-order “Lady in the Window” via BARNES & NOBLE NOW (with FREE shipping), More here.

Also order on AMAZON, More here.

A Q&A with Maryann about “Living Aloha” below – a great conversation topic of how you can incorporate more ALOHA in your life!

Below are some recent slides from a National Association of Women Business Owners of Ventura County (NAWBOVC) meeting, which featured recipes from Lady in the Window prepared by NAWBOVC President Brenda Terzian.  Recipes pictured are:  “Quick and Easy Spinach Quiche Lorraine” (and another quiche with mushrooms), “Kate’s Orzo Salad” and “Pineapple Applesauce Muffins” — all recipes (and recipe print outs!) can be found on my blog by searching the recipe name and/or  The Plumeria Café.  After a book club meeting, send me your photos to post!



To book a book club engagement with your group, office, organization, or event, contact me by email at least 45 days in advance at and/or call my office at Ridini Entertainment at  (818) 884-0104 to coordinate a date and a topic.  Also sign up for my Book Club and Mailing List, here.

I will do my best to fulfill all engagement requests.


Join me on Facebook, where I interact with my community daily!

SIGN UP FOR MY FREE BOOK CLUB on my Author Page at, here (or Click Book Club Photo below!)

500JOIN ME & we’ll have  FUN talking about books, sharing recipes, conversations, discovering FREE events (in person, via SKYPE or teleconference appearances), enjoy cool giveaways & more!

JOINING the CLUB is easy, here’s how:

STEP ONE:  Visit Maryann’s Book & Cooking Club Home Page on

STEP TWO:  CLICK the “JOIN GROUP” button& follow prompts to sign up, CLICK HERE.


Thank you, mahalo and aloha,