Amy Klinger: In Light of Recent Events

Virtual Book Launch & Author Q&A Hosted by Benjamin Roesch
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Phoenix Zoom Channel

Please join us for an evening with Vermont author Amy Klinger to celebrate the release of her debut novel, In Light of Recent Events. Amy will be in conversation with fellow Vermont author Benjamin Roesch. 


In the 1990s American workplace, survival of the fittest is sometimes less about clawing your way to the top than developing good camouflage. And Audrey Rohmer is doing her very best to blend in as an undistinguished middle manager. Uninspired by her job and uneasy about her father's new marriage, Audrey coasts through the work week leaning on her "partner in apathy" - an admin assistant named Pooter - to keep her relationship with the married head of her department from becoming water cooler gossip. But when an old family friend-turned-Hollywood-superstar crashes on her doorstep in the midst of a publicity crisis, Audrey's under-the-radar status quo gets upended, and the writing may literally be on the bathroom wall that secrets will find a way out. Equally acerbic and heartfelt, In Light of Recent Events is both an endlessly engaging piece of storytelling and a fascinating commentary on workplaces, families, and fame.

Amy Klinger is a novelist, freelance writer, and communications professional. She has an MFA from the University of Utah and lives in Vermont.

Benjamin Roesch is a novelist, essayist, and podcaster based in Burlington, Vermont. His debut novel, Blowin My Mind Like a Summer Breeze, which will be available in the summer of 2022. His writing has appeared in Brilliant Corners, Word Riot, Seven Days, Kids VT, Monkey Bicycle, among others.

How to register:  Registration is free, but book purchases are welcomed and appreciated--thank you for supporting our author! You must register on this page to attend the event. The event will stream on Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom link after registering. If you don't receive a confirmation email after registering today, contact us right away so we can check for problems.

Purchase a signed, personalized copy of In Light of Recent Events from our website HERE.   Copies will be available a few days after event.  If you ordered a book for store pick up, we will contact you as soon as it's ready.  If you ordered a book with shipping, please allow an additional 7-10 days for delivery via USPS Media Mail.

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