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Signatures Luncheon Connects ‘Bernadette’ Novel With Drawing Prizes

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – As is tradition, The John Cooper School’s Signatures Author Series, to be held on December 6, offers the opportunity to enter a drawing for prizes that are creatively connected to the books of the featured author. For the 15th anniversary event, and based on 2019 author Maria Semple’s bestselling novel, Where’d You Go Bernadette?, there is an amazing opportunity to go on an 11-day cruise to Antarctica.

The Antarctica cruise for two includes airfare credit up to $2,000 to Buenos Aires, a pre-cruise hotel night in either Punta Arenas, Chile or Ushuaia, Argentina. The winner will work with Andrew Butler Travel and Quark Expeditions, well known for their Antarctic expedition team. Each departure will have a marine biologist, ornithologist, photographer, historian, geologist and more on board the vessel providing group lectures and context during the excursions and sailing.

Another lucky drawing participant will win a 4-day trip to visit the sights, tastes and sounds of Seattle, the city that is also a backdrop for Semple’s book. This trip for a family of four will offer the chance to see everything the destination has to offer via a CityPASS to visit the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, Museum of Pop Culture or Woodland Park Zoo and Chihuly Garden and Glass or Pacific Science Center. 




Additional drawing possibilities include winning two kayaks or a pair of Warby Parker sunglasses signed by the author and a gift basket filled with signed copies of each of the 20 visiting authors and the keynote author, Maria Semple.

Drawing tickets can be purchased ahead of time or at the luncheon and you need not be present to win. Drawing tickets are $50 apiece or three for $100 and can be purchased at the Signatures event or by calling the Advancement Office at 281.367.0900 ext. 2441. A portion of the proceeds of the 2019 Signatures luncheon will go to the Montgomery County Memorial Library System.

The 15th Annual Signatures Author Series featuring Maria Semple will kick off the holiday season on December 6 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. Semple is an internationally recognized bestselling novelist (Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Today Will Be Different, This One Is Mine) as well as a producer and writer for such television shows as 90210, Mad About You, Saturday Night Live, Ellen, and Arrested Development.          




The much-anticipated luncheon also features a diverse array of approximately 20 visiting authors who who will be on hand to sign, sell and discuss their books that cover a wide range of genres. A VIP Reception and Book Signing will be held prior to the luncheon for upper level table sponsors.

Reservations and sponsorships are now on sale online at Sponsorships are available at $5,000, $3,500 and $2,500 levels. Individual reservations are $150 each.

Established in 1988, The John Cooper School is a Pre-K through Grade 12 independent, college preparatory school that has a current enrollment of 1,284 students.