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Riane Konc - Build Your Own Christmas Movie Romance

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The Book Loft of German Village

631 South 3rd Street

Columbus, OH 43206

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In-Conversation Event with Brooke Preston – author of New Erotica For Feminists: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust, and Equal Pay

"Riane Konc is one of the funniest writers alive and she’s probably funnier than all the dead ones, too, because how funny were old timey people, really? Buy her book!" - Simon Rich (author of Hits and Misses, Spoiled Brats, The Last Girlfriend on Earth, Free-Range Chickens, and more)

"This book isn't just hilarious, it's also great exercise! I went down 3 pant sizes furiously flipping through each adventure! Laughs and cardio!" - Megan Amram (author of Science ... for Her! and writer for The Good Place, Parks and Recreation, Silicon Valley, The Simpsons, Kroll Show, and more)

Create the Christmas Romance of Your Dreams Scene by Scene, Twist by Charmingly Predictable Twist

Slip on your favorite Christmas sweater, cozy up to a crackling fire, sip some spiced eggnog, and prepare to experience the ultimate holiday love story. But instead of watching it on some cheesy cable channel, open this book and put yourself in the director’s chair.

First, decide your heroine's problem. Was she just fired from her big city business job? Avoiding going home for Christmas? Or did she just realize the man who proposed to her maybe isn't Mr. Right? Then it's time to meet the man--should your heroine end up with the big city business exec, the small town hunk or someone totally unexpected (but still hunky)? Each choice will take you down a totally different path that all somehow end up making for a perfect made-for-TV romance.

Will your Christmas activity montage include baking cookies, walking through a holiday festival, or skating on a picturesque frozen lake? Will you choose to include a generically bearded old man who perhaps could maybe be Santa Claus? Choice by hilarious choice, you’ll make your way closer and closer to the big payoff--the picture perfect, most romantic final kiss ever.

And when you’ve savored that last bit of snowy, romantic goodness, don’t be glum. Turn back to page one and start a new love story. With hundreds of possible stories the happily-ever-afters never stop happening.

Riane Konc is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker who, along with teaching at Second City, has also written humor for the New York Times, McSweeney's, Mad Magazine, Parents Magazine, Paste, National Lampoon, American Bystander, Reductress, Cafe, The Rumpus' Funny Women, and more.

Brooke Preston is a writer and teacher of comedy and satire. Her work has been featured in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Reductress, Funny or Die, The Huffington Post, Men's Health and others. She is a faculty member at The Second City.

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