You're invited to join us for a fun-filled gathering as we celebrate the launch of James Brandon's debut Young Adult novel, ZIGGY, STARDUST & ME. The evening includes a wine reception with light hors d'oeuvres. A short reading and conversation with the author will be followed by a book signing. ____________________________________________________________________________________ About the book and Advance Praise for ZIGGY: Published by Penguin Random House, the story is set against the tumultuous backdrop of life in 1973, when homosexuality is still treated as a mental illness. Two boys defy all the odds and fall in love. "One of the biggest and best YA books of the summer." ~Entertainment Weekly "This YA debut set in 1973 is a love letter to self-acceptance...(a) deeply impactful book (that) presents historical attitudes and policies with a chilling accuracy." ~Publisher's Weekly "A stunning debut. This beautifully written novel made me sob and reminded me of first love in a way no other book has in many years. Read it. Now." —Bill Konigsberg, award-winning author of The Music of What Happens ___________________________________________________________________________________ The event is free, but reservations are required as capacity at the gallery is limited. Please share this link to invite your friends. A limited number of books will be available at the event, but it is highly recommended you preorder from Pilgrims Way, River House Books, or online retailers, and pick up your copy before the event. Being new to Carmel, and a new novelist, I am grateful for your support and look forward to seeing you there!