Group Author Event: Allison Ashley, Jenny Howe, Courtney Kae & Torie Jean

What:

Authors Allison Ashley, Jenny Howe, Courtney Kae & Torie Jean will appear to celebrate their upcoming books.

  • 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:

Thursday, August 25, 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 the authors' books from our bookshop. 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 Creators:

Allison Ashley is a science geek who enjoys coffee, craft beer, baking, and love stories. When she's not working at her day job as a clinical oncology pharmacist, she pens contemporary romances, usually with a medical twist. She lives in Oklahoma with her family and beloved rescue dog.

Courtney Kae is the author of sweet and steamy romance novels that give her bi little heart great joy. She lives in Southern California with her husband, child, and growing hoard of plants. Find her on Twitter and Instagram at @court_kae and online at CourtneyKaeBooks.com.

Jenny L. Howe first started scribbling stories into black-and-white composition notebooks with neon pink pens when she was in junior high and never really stopped. In college, she decided to turn her love of books into a career by pursuing a Ph.D. in literature, where she spent the next few years studying bizarre and entertaining medieval romances. Now, as a professor, she teaches courses in college writing, literature, and children's media. The Make-Up Test is her debut novel.

Torie Jean's favorite memory growing up is the way her Memere's fingers flew over the keys of her two-tier electric organ, playing songs like Singin' in the Rain, I've Got Rhythm, and What a Wonderful World. Her undying love and affection for the magic and charm of Gene Kelly and Audrey Hepburn followed her from childhood, to a seventh grade book report on a Gene Kelly biography, to studying abroad in Paris and finding the den of thinking men. Torie is married to her high school sweetheart and is blessed with the best gaggle of nieces and nephews she could ask for. She has had endometriosis for over half of her life now, and hopes to raise more awareness of the disease with her writing, while providing the happily ever afters people with endo deserve.

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: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Would You Rather By Allison Ashley Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780778386490
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mira Books - August 23rd, 2022

"Pitch-perfect...gives me all the feels, and I love every one of them "--Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis

"Ashley makes favorite rom-com tropes feel new again with a pitch-perfect friends-to-lovers story." --Publishers Weekly starred review


In the Event of Love: A Delightful Second Chance Romance (Fern Falls #1) By Courtney Kae Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781496738950
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kensington - August 30th, 2022

“Exactly the slow-burn, second-chance, friends-to-lovers romance I was craving.” —Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis

“Perfect for the holidays!”—Helen Hoang, New York Times bestselling author of The Kiss Quotient


The Make-Up Test: A Novel By Jenny L. Howe Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250837868
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 13th, 2022

In this smart, swoony, rom-com debut from Jenny L. Howe The Make-Up Test, two college exes find themselves battling against each other—and their unresolved feelings—for a spot in a prestigious literature Ph.D. program.


Finding Gene Kelly By Torie Jean Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780578380766
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Sunset and Camden Creative - September 20th, 2022