VIRTUAL Spring 2024 AuthorFest

We're thrilled to partner with Simon & Schuster on their Spring 2024 AuthorFest.  Authors Jackie Lau, TJ Alexander and Kaliane Bradley will appear to discuss their upcoming novels,  in conversation  moderated by bestselling authors Christina Lauren (Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings).

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*This event is free to attend, but registration is required. The event will be hosted by Simon & Schuster via Zoom and we will send you the Zoom link 24 hours before the event.

A Note About This Virtual Event:

Because this is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom, you will need access to 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.

This event will be hosted as a Zoom webinar. This means that your screen will not be visible and your microphone will be turned off, though you will be able to see and hear the author. You will have access to the comments section, where you can submit your questions for the author during the event.

Event Guidelines:

We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. However, these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider pre-ordering one (or more!) of the authors' new books from our bookshop.

Closed captioning is available as part of the webinar.

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.

When:

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 6:00 PM Central Time

About the Authors:

TJ Alexander, the critically acclaimed author of Second Chances in New Port Stephen, Chef’s Kiss, and Chef’s Choice, writes about queer love. Originally from Florida, they received their MA in writing and publishing from Emerson College in Boston. They live in New York City with their wife and various houseplants. Their upcoming novel is Triple Sec, arriving June 4, 2024.

Kaliane Bradley is a British-Cambodian writer and editor based in London. Her short fiction has appeared in Somesuch Stories, The Willowherb Review, Electric Literature, Catapult, and Extra Teeth, among others. She was the winner of the 2022 Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Prize and the 2022 V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize. Her upcoming novel is The Ministry of Time, arriving May 7, 2024.

Jackie Lau studied engineering and worked as a geophysicist before turning to her first love of writing. She is now the author of over twenty romantic comedies including Donut Fall in Love and The Stand-Up Groomsman. When she’s not writing, she enjoys gelato, gourmet donuts, cooking, hiking, and reading. She lives in Toronto with her husband. Find out more at JackieLauBooks.com. Her upcoming novel is Love, Lies, and Cherry Pie, arriving May 7, 2024.

About the Moderators:

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York Times, USA TODAY, and #1 internationally bestselling authors of the Beautiful and Wild Seasons series, AutoboyographyLove and Other Words, Roomies, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, The Unhoneymooners, The Soulmate Equation, Something Wilder, and The True Love Experiment. You can find them online at ChristinaLaurenBooks.com or @ChristinaLauren on Instagram. Their upcoming novel is The Paradise Problem, arriving May 14, 2024.

Ordering:

Payment type must be "CreditCard." Shipping will be charged if you want the book shipped to you. If you'd prefer to pick up your book, 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: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Triple Sec: A Novel By TJ Alexander Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781668021989
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - June 4th, 2024

A jaded bartender is wooed by a charmingly quirky couple in this fresh and sizzling polyamorous rom-com, set in the glamorous world of high-end cocktail bars—from the acclaimed author of the “tender, decadent, and sparklingly funny” (Lana Harper, New York Times bestselling author) Chef’s Choice.


The Ministry of Time: A Novel By Kaliane Bradley Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781668045145
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - May 7th, 2024

“If youre a fan of Outlander, spy novels, time travel books, or just really innovative and fun storytelling, The Ministry of Time is definitely for you.” —Town & Country, 45 Must-Read Books of Spring 2024

Part time travel romance, part spy thriller and 100% “multi-faceted joyride&


Love, Lies, and Cherry Pie: A Novel By Jackie Lau Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781668030769
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - May 7th, 2024

Jackie Lau, author of the “full of heart” (Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author) The Stand-Up Groomsman, returns with a charming rom-com about a young woman’s desperate attempts to fend off her meddling mother…only to find that maybe mother does know best.

Mark Chan this.


The Paradise Problem By Christina Lauren Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781668017722
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Gallery Books - May 14th, 2024

Christina Lauren, the instant New York Times bestselling and “reigning romance queens” (PopSugar), returns with a delicious new romance between the buttoned-up heir of a grocery chain and his free-spirited artist ex as they fake their relationship in order to receive a massive inheritance.

Anna Green thought she was marrying Liam “West” Weston fo