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Karen White, Reception: April 9, 2018

Westerville Public Library

Monday, April 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Karen White, Reception: April 9, 2018

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Reception & Presentation
This ticket includes admission to the reception at The Wine Bistro and the presentation and book signing at 7pm at Riley Auditorium. (For handicap-accessible seating or other accommodations, PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS and then call 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or email programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.)
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This fundraiser is presented by The Westerville Library Foundation in support of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library which mails a free book to every registered child in the Westerville City School District each month until their 5th birthday.

Enjoy appetizers, drinks and conversation with Karen White. Author of the Southern women's fiction series The House on Tradd Street, Karen loves to write what she refers to as "grit lit", and has recently expanded her genre horizons to include mysteries set in Charleston, South Carolina.

This exclusive experience will be held in the casual and cozy private banquet room at The Wine Bistro in Westerville. A paperback copy of The Night the Lights Went Out, included in the ticket price, will be provided upon check in. 

Following the reception, make the short drive to Otterbein University's Riley Auditorium to hear Karen White speak, answer audience questions, and sign books.

Note: For tickets to the presentation only, visit this page.

 



 

ABOUT THE RECEPTION & PRESENTATION

Monday, April 9, 2018

 

Cost: Tickets are $65 per person (includes a copy of the book, access to the book signing, and admission to both the reception at The Wine Bistro and the evening presentation at Riley Auditorium)

 

4:30pm | Check in begins

 

Location: The Wine Bistro
Address: 925 N. State St, Westerville, OH 43082

 

5pm | Reception begins

 

Includes: Appetizers and glass of wine, soft drinks or coffee, paperback copy of the book

 

6:00pm | Drive to Otterbein University's Riley Auditorium for presentation and book signing

 

Location: Otterbein University, Battelle Fine Arts Center: Riley Auditorium 
Address: 170 West Park Street, Westerville, OH, 43081

All tickets are general admission. Seating is not assigned. First come, first served.

 

7pm | Author talk

 

Follow along with the Meet the Authors series, hashtag #wplauthors.

 

7:45pm | Audience Q&A

 

8pm | Book signing & sale

 

Limit of 3 books per person.

Please note that book signings take time. These are large events and the author is given the opportunity to interact with guests as they choose. Staff are trained to keep the line moving as efficiently as possible. Restrictions for signing are subject to the author, their management or event circumstances. 

 

Accommodations can be made in advance for guests with disabilities and dietary restrictions. For more information, contact the Program Office at 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.


ABOUT THE BOOK

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street series comes a stunning new novel about a young single mother who discovers that the nature of friendship is never what it seems...

Recently divorced, Merilee Talbot Dunlap moves with her two children to the Atlanta suburb of Sweet Apple, Georgia. It’s not her first time starting over, but her efforts at a new beginning aren’t helped by an anonymous local blog that dishes about the scandalous events that caused her marriage to fail.

Merilee finds some measure of peace in the cottage she is renting from town matriarch Sugar Prescott. Though stubborn and irascible, Sugar sees something of herself in Merilee—something that allows her to open up about her own colorful past.

Sugar’s stories give Merilee a different perspective on the town and its wealthy school moms in their tennis whites and shiny SUVs, and even on her new friendship with Heather Blackford. Merilee is charmed by the glamorous young mother’s seemingly perfect life and finds herself drawn into Heather's world.

In a town like Sweet Apple, where sins and secrets are as likely to be found behind the walls of gated mansions as in the dark woods surrounding Merilee’s house, appearance is everything. But just how dangerous that deception can be will shock all three women.... 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

After playing hooky one day in the seventh grade to read Gone With the Wind, Karen White knew she wanted to be a writer—or become Scarlett O'Hara. In spite of these aspirations, Karen pursued a degree in business and graduated cum laude with a BS in Management from Tulane University. Ten years later, after leaving the business world, she fulfilled her dream of becoming a writer and wrote her first book. In the Shadow of the Moon was published in August, 2000. Her books have since been nominated for numerous national contests including the SIBA (Southeastern Booksellers Alliance) Fiction Book of the Year, and has twice won the National Readers’ Choice Award.

Karen hails from a long line of Southerners but spent most of her growing up years in London, England and is a graduate of the American School in London. When not writing, she spends her time reading, scrapbooking, playing piano, and avoiding cooking. She currently lives near Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two children, and two spoiled Havanese dogs.

 

ABOUT THE SERIES

To inspire readers and writers and to encourage the love of reading, the Westerville Public Library (often in partnership with the Westerville Library Foundation) has committed to bringing engaging and inspiring authors to the Westerville and Central Ohio community.

View highlights from past events via the slideshow below or read more about the series.

 


 

FAQs

Which books will be available for purchase?

Copies of The House on Tradd Street, The Sound of Glass, The Beach Trees, On Folly Beach, and The Night the Lights Went Out will be available for purchase and signing. While supplies last.

 

Is there a limit to the number of tickets I can order?

Yes, you can order 10 tickets per order/transaction.

If you would like help ordering tickets for a book group, please call 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or email programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.


Can I get a ticket at the door? 

If the event is not yet full, you may get a ticket onsite. Please know that there are a limited number of seats and that ticket availability may be limited. No entry is allowed without a ticket.

 

Can I choose my seat? 

No. Seating is general admission. First come, first served.

 

Can accommodations be made for guests with disabilities?

Yes. Contact the Program Office to request tickets with handicap-accessible seating or to request any other necessary accommodations: 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.

 

I plan to attend this event with my child. Should I order a ticket for both of us?

You must order a ticket for any child occupying a seat in the auditorium. However, you may attend with one child under 2 years old in your lap without acquiring an extra ticket.


My plans have changed and I can no longer attend this event. What should I do?

Please let us know by contacting us at 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You must show either a printed ticket or your ticket on a mobile device.


What time does seating begin?

Doors open and seating begins at 6:00pm. 

 

How does the book signing work?

Everyone will have the opportunity to participate in the book signing. Guests will be released by row, continuing from front to back. 

Books will be available at a sale hosted by the Westerville Library Foundation. Guests are also welcome to bring personal copies for signing. Limit of 3 books per guest.

"Action" photos of you having your book signed by the author are welcome. If time allows, posed photos may be requested after the book signing is completed.

Please note that book signings take time. These are large events and the author is given the opportunity to interact with guests as they choose. Staff are trained to keep the line moving as efficiently as possible. Restrictions for signing are subject to the author, their management or event circumstances. 

 

Can I get my book signed without purchasing a ticket?

No. To be eligible for the book signing, you must have a ticket to the event.

 

When and where can I purchase books and what forms of payment will be accepted?

The book sale hosted by the Westerville Library Foundation will be located just outside Riley Auditorium. Credit card, check and cash payments are accepted. The book sale will remain open during the presentation and will continue afterward based upon demand and book availability. The book sale is a fundraiser for the Westerville Library Foundation.

At the conclusion of the author's presentation, feel free to make book purchases. Or, once you are released for the book signing, let a staff member know you'd like to purchase a book and we'll hold your spot in line.

Please note that the number of books for sale is limited, and the Foundation may sell out. If you wish to ensure that you have a copy of the book for signing, you are welcome to bring your personal copy.


Does this event have an official hashtag?

Yes! Follow along or share your experiences with the Meet the Authors series, hashtag: #wplauthors.

 

Does the library host other author events?

Yes! To inspire readers and writers and to encourage the love of reading, the Westerville Public Library (often in partnership with the Westerville Library Foundation) has committed to bringing engaging and inspiring authors to the Westerville and Central Ohio community via the Meet the Authors series. Learn more.

 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact the Program Office at 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or programoffice@westervillelibrary.org.

 

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Westerville, OH 43082

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