Virtual Event
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:00PM

by Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz

in conversation with KATE MINER

Five Feet Apart meets Tell Me Three Things in this YA contemporary novel about two sisters, one summer, and a diagnosis that changes everything.

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Abby needs to escape a life that she no longer recognizes as her own. Her old life--the one where she was a high school volleyball star with a textbook-perfect future--has been ripped away. Abby and her sister, Brooke, have received a letter from their estranged dad informing them he has Huntington's disease, a fatal, degenerative disorder that you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy. And when the sisters agree to genetic testing, one of them tests positive.


Fleeing to Catalina Island for the summer, Abby is relieved to be in a place where no one knows her tragic history. But when she meets aspiring documentary filmmaker Ben--tall, outdoorsy, easygoing, with eyes that don't miss a thing--she's thrown off her game. Ben's the kind of guy who loves to figure out people's stories. What if he learns hers?

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Jessica Koosed Etting & Alyssa Embree Schwartz


Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz met on their first day of college and have informally shared a brain ever since. They’ve written in television and film for over a decade and expanded into Young Adult fiction with the four-book series, Georgetown Academy, and the thriller The Lost Causes (September 2017). Their newest book, Fade into the Bright, will be released in April 2021.

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in conversation

Kate Miner is an American actress, model, and musician. Notable film credits include Fifty Shades of Black, The Campaign, Fired Up, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, and A Leading Man. Miner is a main cast member in seasons 9-11 of the U.S. series Shameless.