The Penguin Bookshop Writers Series will host author Jessica Strawser to celebrate the launch of her latest novel, A Million Reasons Why! Jessica will be joined by fellow author Kristin Bair to discuss A Million Reasons Why, the writing process, and everything in between. The conversation should last approximately one hour, and will conclude with a Q&A from the audience. This event will be held virtually via Zoom.

This is a ticketed event, and advance registration through EVENTBRITE is required. Tickets include a copy of A Million Reasons Why along with a signed bookplate. Tickets range $28-33.

Lara Ehrlich’s video series AUTHOR MOTHER MONSTER

Writer Mother Monster is a conversation series devoted to dismantling the myth of having it all and offering writer-moms solidarity, support, and advice as we make space for creative endeavors.

WHERE TO WATCH: The episodes below will be be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube, then archived right here as a video, audio podcast, and transcript.

First Chapter Fun with Hank Phillippi Ryan and Hannah Mary McKinnon
A Live Event on Facebook and Instagram (Hank & Hannah will be reading the first chapter of Agatha Arch is Afraid of Everything. We’ll be giving away one copy of the book!)

The Novel Idea: Talk with Kristin Bair
Chester Library
Chester, NJ
Virtual Event via Zoom

Local Author Talk
Memorial Hall Library
Virtual Event via Zoom
Order a signed copy of the book through Andover Bookstore

Author interview with John B. Valeri
Central Booking

Andover Mums Facebook Group
In conversation with Johanna Buoncontri
Livestream to Andover Mums Facebook and Instagram feeds

Hey It’s Carly-Rae Book Hour on YouTube
Author interview with social media influencer and book blogger

In Conversation with Virginia Pye
Belmont Books
Belmont, MA

In Conversation with Suzanne Leopold of Suzy Approved Book Tours
Fairfield (CT) Bookstore
Virtual Event streaming live on Facebook

In Conversation with Jessica Strawser, followed by a Q&A with the audience
Penguin Bookshop
Virtual Event via Zoom

In Conversation with Sara DiVello
A Mighty Blaze
Virtual Event via Zoom

A Mighty Blaze


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