On Tour 9/10/21-10/11/21 “Two Winters” by Lauren Emily Whalen

Release Date: September 14, 2021 

About The Book:

Two Winters is a contemporary YA retelling of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale about birth, death, Catholic school, improv comedy and the healing nature of time.

The winter of 1997 is a tragedy waiting to happen. Small-town life isn’t easy for seventeen-year-old, bisexual and closeted Paulina, especially when her best friend Mia becomes pregnant and doesn’t want to tell the baby’s father, Paulina’s other best friend, Tesla. Meanwhile, Paulina’s secret relationship with volleyball star Ani is about to go public. One fateful night, everything changes forever. 

In the winter of 2014, Perdita, bi and proud in Chicago, is weeks away from turning seventeen. She loves her two moms, but why won’t they talk about her adoption? When Perdita meets improv performer Fenton, she discovers both a kindred soul and a willing accomplice in her search for the truth. Will Perdita find what she’s looking for? 

About The Author:

Lauren Emily Whalen is the author of two books for young adults: the novel Satellite (2017) and the nonfiction book Dealing with Drama (2021). Her queer YA short story “I Saw Her Again” appears in the holiday ghost anthology Link by Link (2020). Lauren is a freelance writer, professional performer, and very amateur aerialist who graduated from Catholic school and is an unabashed devotee of the Bard. She lives in Chicago with her cat, Versace, and an apartment full of books.

Social Media: 

Website: https://www.laurenemilywrites.com/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/laurenemilywrites

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laurenemilywrites

Twitter : @laurenemilywri

Book Blurbs: 

An exceedingly clever adaptation that captures the heart of one of Shakespeare’s most complex works—and it’ll capture your heart, too. This multi-generational tale of self-discovery and the secrets we inherit needs a place on your bookshelf. -Stephanie Kate Strohm, author of Love à la Mode and It’s Not Me, It’s You

Two Winters is a breath of fresh air; a sweet, nostalgic trip back to the 1990s, when music was everything, the angst was real and lifelong friendships were forged in the struggle of emerging identities. This modern retelling of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale is a poignant and hopeful tale of love, tragedy and divided loyalties that will resonate with anyone who was ever a confused teenager. I just loved this book!

 -Lillah Lawson, author of Monarchs Under the Sassafras Tree, So Long, Bobby and The Deadrockstar Trilogy

Compelling characters leading complicated lives whose twists and turns will keep you turning pages. -Crystal Cestari, author of Super Adjacent and Happily Ever Island

Bloggers On Tour:

Sept. 10th – She Just Loves Books https://instagram.com/shejustlovesbooks

Sept. 13th – Subakka Bookstuff https://instagram.com/subakka.bookstuff

Sept. 13th- Bookish Heidi https://instagram.com/bookish.heidi

Sept. 15th – Read A Lot Write A Lot https://instagram.com/readalotwritealot

Sept 18th – Miss W Book Reviews https://instagram.com/misswbookreviews

Sept. 18th-  Plains Reading https://instagram.com/plains_reading

Sept. 20th – Rajivs Reviews https://instagram.com/rajivsreviews

Sept. 21st- Coffee Books Dogs https://instagram.com/coffeedogsbooks

Sept. 23rd -Rozier Reads and Wine https://instagram.com/rozierreadsandwine

Sept. 24th-Amy Lynn Lifestyle https://instagram.com/amylynnlifestyle

Sept. 28th – Literally Booked Solid https://instagram.com/literallybookedsolid

Oct. 4th – Sho Biz Reads https://instagram.com/shobizreads

Oct. 6th -Geaux Get Lit https://instagram.com/geauxgetlit

Oct. 7th -Books Love And Understanding https://instagram.com/booksloveandunderstanding

Oct. 10th – Lexi Java https://instagram.com/lexijava

Oct. 11th -Sealed With A Book https://instagram.com/sealedwithabook

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