Ashley Winstead | Fool Me Once

What:

Ashley Winstead will appear in conversation with Ruby Barrett to celebrate Ashley's new novel Fool Me Once.

  • This event is free to attend, but registration is required. You can register for the event here. Once you register, you will receive an invitation to join the event.
  • NOTE: Because this is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom, you will need access a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet at a sufficient bandwidth. If you have not used Zoom before, don't worry: It's easy! Here's a quick reference guide to help you get oriented: Getting Started with Zoom

When:

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 7:00 PM Central Time

We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of Fool Me Once from our bookshop. Because Ashley is local to Houston, she will come in to sign and personaize books! If you would like your book personalized, please note that in the comments section at check out. Your support is critical to keeping us here and offering events like this, and we hope to do that for many years to come! 

Blue Willow Bookshop expects all participants to maintain an atmosphere of respect and fairness. Any comments or questions that violate this standard of behavior including any form of harassment, may, at the discretion of the organizers, be immediately removed.

About the Creator and Conversational Partner:

Ashley Winstead is an academic turned novelist with a PhD in contemporary American literature. She lives in Houston with her husband, two cats, and beloved wine fridge. You can find her at www.ashleywinstead.com.

Ruby Barrett writes steamy romances about big feelings, featuring but not limited to: soft boys, angry girls who are secretly soft, and hot sex. Ruby is inspired by the intimate details of everyday life and always being the thirstiest friend in the group chat. Mutual pleasure, pining, and healing are common themes in her romances. Before she was a romance author, Ruby worked as a groom on a horse farm, a cigarette package warning label researcher for the Canadian Cancer Society, an essayist for a millennial parenting website, and a matchmaker where she was really good at meeting new clients but terrible at creating matches. When she's not writing, Ruby can be found at the gym, lifting heavy things and battling toxic masculinity one gym bro at a time. And, of course, she is always reading romance. She is a bi woman who lives in Ottawa, Canada where she gets her own happily ever after with her husband and daughter.

Ordering:

Payment type must be "CreditCard." Shipping will be charged if you want the book shipped to you. If you'd prefer to use our curbside pickup program, we ask that you please collect your book(s) within one month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

International shipping can run from $25-50US in addition to the cost of the book and can take up to 3 months to reach its destination. Additionally, we can only ship to certain regions and countries. If you'd like to pursue international shipping, please email cathy@bluewillowbookshop.com.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 7:00pm
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Fool Me Once By Ashley Winstead Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781525899744
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graydon House - April 5th, 2022

"A simmering slow burn bursting with banter... This is a romance for anyone who's ever felt too messy to be loved."

--ROSIE DANAN, author of The Roommate

In this fierce and funny battle of the exes, Ashley Winstead's Fool Me Once explores the chaos of wanting something you used to have.


The Romance Recipe: An LGBTQ+ Romcom By Ruby Barrett Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781335506917
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Carina Adores - July 12th, 2022

"The feelings in this one are dialed up so high you almost can't look at them directly: It would be like staring into the sun. ...] Like Rosie Danan or Kate Clayborn, Barrett has a way of making palpable the full journey of a relationship .]" -New York Times

"Simply put, The Romance Recipe is a treat." -USA TODAY