David Hicks will discuss and sign his novel, White Plains ($15.00, Bower House Books). In his book, David gives us the story of Flynn Hawkins. Flynn is a graduate assistant at a prestigious university, on his way to greatness and wisdom. But in the aftermath of 9/11, Flynn leaves his unhappy marriage and beloved children, resigns his teaching position and heads west, only to get lost in his guilt and in the mountains of Colorado. When he ends up stuck overnight in a snow drift during a blizzard on the Continental Divide, he realizes he needs to remake himself into the kind of man his children need him to be.
Lauree Ostrofsky is the author of Simply Leap ($15.00) and I’m Scared and Doing it Anyway ($15.00). Lauree will discuss her memoir, where she details a series of scary moments and missteps followed, and ultimately led her to launching #hugtour, plotting routes to office buildings and coffee shops hugging people she cares about along the way.
The process teaches her that running hugs in traffic are exhilarating, and that unabashedly sharing love is more worthwhile (and sometimes scarier) than she could ever have imagined.
I'm scared & doing it anyway is a memoir about the choices you make when you feel like you don't have any...and just how far they can take you.