Join us on Zoom for an evening with Vermont author Benjamin Roesch to celebrate the release of his new young adult novel, Blowin' My Mind Like a Summer Breeze. Benjamin will be in conversation with fellow Vermont author Amy Klinger.
"If you love music, quirky girls searching for themselves, oh, and loads of swoon, this is your next book. A great summer read. Impossibly fresh, funny, and full of humanity, Benjamin Roesch's debut will stay with you long after you close the last page." --A.K. Small, author of Bright Burning Stars
Fifteen-year-old Rainey Cobb never thought meeting someone could actually change her life. But, then again, she's never met anyone like Juliet.
It's 1995 and The Cobb Family Band, led by Rainey's rock star parents, has arrived for a week-long gig at the Midwestern resort owned by Juliet's family. Dazzled by Juliet's carpe diem attitude, DIY tattoos, and passion for grunge, Rainey falls hard. And when Juliet gives Rainey a mixtape that unlocks her heart's secret yearnings, Rainey starts seeing herself-and her vagabond, show-biz life-through new eyes.
If Rainey quits the band, her parents' fading career might never recover. But if she doesn't leap now, she might be stuck forever in a life she didn't choose...and always wonder who she could have been.
Benjamin Roesch has an MFA from Lesley University and is a writer, musician, podcaster, and award-winning essayist. For twelve glorious, exhausting years, he was a high school English teacher, and is now a full-time writer based in Burlington, VT, where he lives with his family. Oh, and his name is pronounced “Rush,” like the band from Canada.
Amy Klinger is a novelist, freelance writer, and communications professional. She has an MFA from the University of Utah and lives in Vermont. Her first novel, In Light of Recent Events was published in 2022.
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.
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