Parnassus is pleased to welcome Brian D. Kennedy, YA author of A Little Bit Country, in conversation with Erica Waters.
Monday, June 6th at 6:00 pm Central.
You can watch live on either the Parnassus Books Facebook page or the Parnassus Books YouTube channel. After the live talk has ended, the video will remain archived to watch later on both Facebook and YouTube.
About the Book
Emmett Maguire wants to be country music's biggest gay superstar--a far reach when you're seventeen and living in Illinois. But for now, he's happy to do the next best thing: Stay with his aunt in Jackson Hollow, Tennessee, for the summer and perform at the amusement park owned by his idol, country legend Wanda Jean Stubbs.
Luke Barnes hates country music. As the grandson of Verna Rose, the disgraced singer who had a famous falling out with Wanda Jean, Luke knows how much pain country music has brought his family. But when his mom's medical bills start piling up, he takes a job at the last place he wants: a restaurant at Wanda World.
Neither boy is looking for romance, but sparks fly when they meet--and soon they're inseparable. Until a long-lost secret about Verna and Wanda comes to light, threatening to unravel everything.
Will Emmett and Luke be able get past the truths they discover...or will their relationship go down in history as just another Sad Country Love Song?
About Brian D. Kennedy
Brian D. Kennedy was born and raised in Minnesota and now lives in New York City with his husband and their miniature Schnauzer. When not writing, he can be found working at an LGBTQ nonprofit. His slightly unhealthy obsessions include: seeing as many Broadway shows as possible, buying weird trinkets off eBay, and all things Dolly Parton. A Little Bit Country is his debut novel. You can visit Brian online at www.briandkennedybooks.com.
About Erica Waters
Erica Waters grew up in the pine woods of rural Florida, though she now resides in Nashville, Tennessee. She has a Master's degree in English and works as a university writing tutor. When she's not writing books, you can find her hanging out with her two dogs, Nutmeg and Luna, and forgetting to practice her banjo. She is the author of the YA novels, Ghost Wood Song and The River Has Teeth.