IN PERSON: Katherine Center | The Bodyguard

ONLINE SALES ARE NOW CLOSED. We have a limited number of books remaining and you can purchase one at the event this evening. Doors open at 6:30 and we look forward to seeing you there!


Katherine Center will appear in person for the launch of her new novel The Bodyguard. We encourage all event attendees to wear a mask. We have surgical masks on hand if you find yourself without one. 

In order to go through the signing line and meet Katherine Center for book personalization, please purchase The Bodyguard from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be picked up at the event.

NOTE: If you cannot attend the event, or live out of town, you can order a personalized copy on this page as well. Simply include your personalization request in the comments section. If you leave it blank, Katherine will sign the book to you with no personalization. Katherine's working on some fun swag that each person will receive, so follow her social media accounts for details!


Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 7:00 PM Central Time


The Outreach Center of West Houston, 725 Bateswood Dr, Houston, TX 77079. Doors will open at 6:30. If the parking lot at the Outreach Center is full, you can park in the lot for Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, which is off Bateswood

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:

Katherine Center is the New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including How to Walk AwayThings You Save in a Fire, and her newest, What You Wish For. Katherine writes laugh-and-cry books about how life knocks us down—and how we get back up. She’s been compared to both Jane Austen and Nora Ephron, and the Dallas Morning News calls her stories, “satisfying in the most soul-nourishing way.” Her books have made countless Best-Of lists, including RealSimple’s Best Books of 2020, Amazon's Top 100 Books of 2019, Goodreads' Best Books of the Year, and many more. Bestselling author Emily Henry calls her summer 2022 book, The Bodyguard, “a shot of pure joy.” The movie adaptation of Katherine’s novel The Lost Husband (starring Josh Duhamel) hit #1 on Netflix, and her novel Happiness for Beginners is in production now as a Netflix original starring Ellie Kemper. Katherine lives in her hometown of Houston, Texas, with her husband, two kids, and their fluffy-but-fierce dog.


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

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Outreach Center of West Houston
725 Bateswood Drive
Houston, TX 77079