Do you want to get all dressed up, but have no place to go?
Do you love OR hate reality TV shows like The Bachelor?
PUT ON YOUR PARTY PANTS, Y’ALL!! Let’s bust out our fanciest duds — the ones that have been collecting dust in the closet during quarantine — and gather on the interwebs for a cocktail hour to celebrate the launch of Kate Stayman-London’s debut novel ONE TO WATCH!
BONUS: The author has created a special wine pairing with her friend Tia, and everyone who registers for the event will get a copy via email!
EXTRA BONUS: The author has even invited some of her real-life actual friends (that all watch The Bachelor together!) to join our party online — the more the merrier — we suggest you do the same!
NOVEL AT HOME ONLINE COCKTAIL PARTY with KATE STAYMAN-LONDON, MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 7:00 PM CDT
Purchase your copy of ONE TO WATCH below, or call us at (901) 922-5526, or come see us at the store!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London
Real love . . . as seen on TV. A plus-size bachelorette brings a fresh look to a reality show in this razor-sharp, “thoroughly charming” (Hillary Clinton) debut.
“Relatable, incredibly smart . . . an extraordinary debut.”—Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Date and The Proposal.
Bea Schumacher is a devastatingly stylish plus-size fashion blogger who has amazing friends, a devoted family, legions of Insta followers—and a massively broken heart. Like the rest of America, Bea indulges in her weekly obsession: the hit reality show Main Squeeze. The fantasy dates! The kiss-off rejections! The surprising amount of guys named Chad! But Bea is sick and tired of the lack of body diversity on the show. Since when is being a size zero a prerequisite for getting engaged on television?
Just when Bea has sworn off dating altogether, she gets an intriguing call: Main Squeeze wants her to be its next star, surrounded by men vying for her affections. Bea agrees, on one condition—under no circumstances will she actually fall in love. She’s in this to supercharge her career, subvert harmful beauty standards, inspire women across America, and get a free hot air balloon ride. That’s it.
But when the cameras start rolling, Bea realizes things are more complicated than she anticipated. She’s in a whirlwind of sumptuous couture, Internet culture wars, sexy suitors, and an opportunity (or two, or five) to find messy, real-life love in the midst of a made-for-TV fairy tale. In this joyful, wickedly observant debut, Bea has to decide whether it might just be worth trusting these men—and herself—for a chance to live happily ever after.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kate Stayman-London is a novelist, screenwriter, and political strategist. She served as lead digital writer for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and has written for notable figures ranging from President Obama and Malala Yousafzai to Anna Wintour and Cher. When not writing or traveling, Kate can be found obsessively ranking Taylor Swift songs, laughing loudly with friends over really good bottles of wine, and of course, watching reality TV. She lives in Los Angeles.
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