Jenny Milchman Visits Vero Beach Book Center

July 5, 2014 Author Event, books, Jenny Milchman, Vero Beach Book Center 8

One of my favorite things to do is attending author events.  With no Indie book stores in my town or even in Orlando which is only 30-45 minutes from me, it’s been challenging to find something.  Book festivals are great but are bigger and often don’t allow for personal contact with an author.

About a year and a half ago I started making the 85 mile drive to Vero Beach Book Center.  Yes it’s a trek, but honestly what I’ve gained is immeasurable.  Beyond the authors I’ve made friends with the friendly and knowledgeable team at Vero Books.  I’ve met  Stephanie Evanovich, Beatriz Williams, and Jane Green to name a few authors.

Vero Beach Book Center

This past Monday night Jenny Milchman visited Vero Beach Book Center for the second time.  I met Jenny when she was on tour with her first novel Cover of Snow.  Jenny is now on her second “worlds longest book tour”, promoting her new book Ruin Falls.  Jenny is a wonderful speaker, sharing her road to publishing, tales from the book tour, and taking questions about her book and other topics.

Ruin Falls

Here’s a publisher’s summary: Liz Daniels has every reason to be happy about setting off on a rare family vacation, leaving behind her remote home in the Adirondack Mountains for a while. Instead, she feels uneasy. Her children, eight-year-old Reid and six-year-old Ally, have met their paternal grandparents only a handful of times. But Liz’s husband, Paul, has decided that, despite a strained relationship with his mother and father, they should visit the farm in western New York where he spent his childhood.

On their way to the farm, the family stops at a hotel for the night. In the morning, when Liz goes to check on her sleeping children, all her anxiety comes roaring back: Ally and Reed are nowhere to be found. Blind panic slides into ice-cold terror as the hours tick by without anyone finding a trace of the kids. Soon, Paul and Liz are being interviewed by police, an Amber Alert is issued, and detectives are called in.

Frantic worry and helplessness threaten to overtake Liz’s mind—but in a sudden, gut-wrenching instant she realizes that it was no stranger who slipped into the hotel room that night. Someone she trusted completely has betrayed her. Though she knows that Ally and Reid are safe, Liz will stop at nothing to find them and get them back. From her guarded in-laws’ unwelcoming farmhouse to the deep woods of her own hometown, Liz follows the threads of a terrible secret to uncover a hidden world created from dreams and haunted by nightmares.

Sounds great!!  I was able to take Rebecca from Love at First Book with me, we had a wonderful night, and below are some photos I took.

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Thanks to Cynthia and all the staff at Vero Beach Book, and Jenny for a fun night!!

8 Responses to “Jenny Milchman Visits Vero Beach Book Center”

  1. Sandy

    We met Jenny at the SIBA in Naples, and she is adorable. She brought her family with her, which just made her all the more likable. We had such high hopes for her after hearing about all her literary inspirations (Tana French!) but Heather and Jill really did not like the book, so I skipped it. I am glad she kept at it, and has another book though. I wish her lots of success. That place in Vero Beach looks so cute. It drives me crazy that we have NOTHING over here in the way of indie bookstores. What is wrong with people? I swear if I had money laying around, I’d open one.

    • Anita

      Sandy, Chris Bohjalian will be in Vero Beach on 7/16. It’s going to be a great night, maybe you’d like to grab some other readers and road trip it down?

  2. Rebecca Scaglione - Love at First Book

    It was so good to visit the bookstore for the first time (our closest indie to where we live???? which is just crazy) but it was fabulous and much larger than expected. And also loved that not only does Vero Beach Book Center host great authors, but that I got to go with you and meet Jenny Milchman! Can’t wait to read Ruin Falls – it’s high on my list!

  3. Beth Hoffman

    I love Vero Beach Book Center! Even though it’s a long drive for you, I can understand why you’re willing to make the trek. They host wonderful author events.

  4. JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing

    What a great event!! Wish we had something like that around here… I hope to spend more time in Florida this winter. I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for evenings like this.

  5. Rita @ My Home of Books

    Wow, that’s great about meeting those authors, I’m jealous! I read and loved Cover of Snow and Ruin Falls, and I see you mention Chris Bohjalian coming too, how nice! I like him too.
    I used to live in FL for many years, on the east and the west coast. Now I live in So. Cal though, or I would have gone with you.
    Enjoy your treks there–I would so do that also if I was in your shoes 🙂

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