Parnassus Books is pleased to welcome Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, YA author of Friends Like These, in conversation with Alexa Donne.
This is a free event which will take place IN STORE on Tuesday, November 1st at 6:30pm Central Time. Because space will be limited, registration is required to attend this event. Please register for free by filling out the form below! (Note: If for any reason you need to cancel your registration, please call the store at 615-953-2243 at least 24 hours before the event so your space can be provided to another guest.) Masks are recommended for all attendees during this event.
About Friends Like These
Mistake number one . . .
Fun-loving Jake tells his girlfriend, Jessica, that they have to go to Tegan's end-of-summer party in their tiny California beach town. Jessica doesn't like parties, and she doesn't like Tegan, who has an obvious, obsessive crush on Jake. But she agrees to go, to make Jake happy.
Mistake number two . . .
Something awful happens at the party. Something so embarrassing that Jessica doesn't know if she can ever get over it--and Jake will do whatever it takes to earn her forgiveness. And now a girl is missing. Everyone is a suspect. And Jake seems to have a lot to hide. . . .
When a body is discovered at the beach, friends start turning on friends, and lies start piling upon lies. What happened could destroy their lives. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer? Mistake number three . . .
About Jennifer Lynn Alvarez
Jennifer Lynn Alvarez is the author of ten published novels, including the YA thriller Lies Like Wildfire and two middle-grade fantasy series, but this is not where she started. After earning her BA in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, Jennifer went into finance, of all things. It was many years and several rejected manuscripts later before she accomplished her childhood dream of becoming an author. Jennifer no longer works in finance and spends her days dreaming up stories. She also teaches creative writing classes through her local library, encouraging others to write their own stories. Jennifer divides her time between Northern California and Middle Tennessee with her husband, kids, and more than her fair share of pets. You can follow her on Instagram @jennifer_lynn_alvarez or Twitter @Jenniferdiaries. Visit her online at jenniferlynnalvarez.com.
About Alexa Donne
Alexa Donne is the author of young adult thrillers The Ivies and Pretty Dead Queens, as well as the YA sci-fi romance retellings Brightly Burning and The Stars We Steal. A graduate of Boston University, she works in TV marketing and is a long-standing mentor with the non-profit WriteGirl. Additionally, she runs one of the most popular writing advice channels on YouTube. Her next YA thriller, The Bitter End, will be published in 2024. She lives in Los Angeles and you can find her in most places @alexadonne.