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Join us for a double feature with authors Auriane Desombre and Monica Gomez-Hira presenting their new Young Adult books, I Think I Love You and Once Upon a Quinceañera. Auriane and Monica will be in conversation with Rachel Lynn Solomon.
About I Think I Love You
Arch-nemeses Emma, a die-hard romantic, and more-practical minded Sophia find themselves competing against one another for a coveted first-prize trip to a film festival in Los Angeles . . . what happens if their rivalry turns into a romance? For fans of Becky Albertalli's Leah on the Offbeat, full of laugh-out-loud humor and make-your-heart-melt moments. (Underlined)
About Once Upon a Quinceañera
Carmen Aguilar just wants to make her happily ever after come true. Except apparently "happily ever after" for Carmen involves being stuck in an unpaid summer internship. Now she has to perform as a party princess! In a ball gown. During the summer. In Miami.
Fine. Except that's only the first misfortune in what's turning out to a summer of Utter Disaster.
But if Carmen can manage dancing in the blistering heat, fending off an oh-so-unfortunately attractive ex, and stopping her spoiled cousin from ruining her own quinceañera--Carmen might just get that happily ever after--after all. (Harperteen)
Auriane Desombre is the author of I Think I Love You, and works as a middle school teacher and freelance editor. She holds an MA in English Literature and an MFA in Creative Writing for Children & Young Adults. She lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Sammy, who is a certified bad boy.
Monica Gomez-Hira is the daughter of Colombian immigrant parents, the wife of an Indian immigrant, mother to a half Latina/half Indian daughter, and the quintessential Jersey girl. After graduating from Wellesley College, Monica spent most of her professional life surrounded by books. Once Upon a Quinceañera is her first novel.
Rachel Lynn Solomon writes, tap dances, and collects red lipstick in Seattle, Washington. Her romance and YA novels include The Ex Talk, Today Tonight Tomorrow, and We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This (June 2021).After graduating from the University of Washington with a B.A. in journalism, she worked for Northwest media outlets such as The Seattle Times and KUOW Public Radio. She currently writes full time.