Boldly Bookish Tour
Featuring Tara Altebrando, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, and Tiffany Schmidt The Leaving, The Long Game, and Break Me Like a Promise
Saturday • June 11 • 5pm
U District store
Discussion & Book Signing
From illegal businesses to unsolved mysteries, the young women at the center of the latest novels by Tara Altebrando, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, and Tiffany Schmidt live in worlds defined by secrets. In The Leaving, the return of five teens years after they went missing only leaves more questions for the sister of the one teen still unaccounted for. The younger sister of D.C.'s #1 fixer, Tess Kendrick finds herself in the midst of a high school election poised to reveal life-shattering secrets far beyond its walls. And when Magnolia Vickers' family trade in illegal organs is complicated by new laws, she finds herself blackmailed by a sick young man who she begins falling for. As The Leaving, The Long Game, and Break Me Like a Promise hit shelves, join us for this discussion and signing with their authors just days after their release.
Jennifer Lynn Barnes has written more than a dozen young adult novels, including The Fixer, the Raised by Wolves series, and the Naturals series. She has advanced degrees in psychology, psychiatry, and cognitive science. She received her PhD from Yale University and is now a professor of psychology and writing.
Tiffany Schmidt is the author of Hold Me Like a Breath, Send Me a Sign, and Bright Before Sunrise. She's found her happily ever after in Pennsylvania with her saintly husband, impish twin boys, and a pair of mischievous puggles.
Tara Altebrando is the author of several middle grade and teen novels, including Roomies, an ALA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, co-written with Sara Zarr. She lives in New York City with her family.