A Suspense for Our Times: A Conversation With Pretty Things Author Janelle Brown

Author Conversation With Janelle Brown
Thursday, June 18 - 7 PM
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Don’t miss this opportunity to meet best-selling suspense author Janelle Brown in conversation with Lisa Meltzer Penn, Immediate Past President of the California Writers Club. Tune in to the SMCL YouTube page, opens a new window on Thursday, June 18 at 7 PM for a live event!

Brown’s recently released book, Pretty Things, is already being developed into an Amazon TV series starring Nicole Kidman. Brown and Penn will discuss the book, the influence of social media in our times, the act of writing during shelter in place, and selected audience questions.

“Part psychological thriller and part morality tale, Janelle Brown’s Pretty Things is literary suspense at its best. Gorgeous prose, complex characters inhabiting the fascinating worlds of elite Instagram influencer and high-stakes scam artist, a thought-provoking dual narrative, a twisty plot with a shocking, never-saw-that-coming ending—this brilliant novel has it all,” says novelist Angie Kim.

“She unites themes of poverty, privilege, mental illness and the influence of social media in tight, clever ways that elevate the mystery at the heart of her book,” observes book reviewer Rebecca Munro.

As part of this event, you have the opportunity to purchase, opens a new window the book to benefit the community – proceeds will support Florey’s Books, opens a new window in Pacifica and the Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries, opens a new window. Books and signed bookplates will be shipped separately and directly to your home. We look forward to seeing you there!