Lisa Kusel: The Widow on Dwyer Court

at the Venetian Soda Lounge
Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Venetian Soda Lounge
266 Pine Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Please join us at the Venetian Soda Lounge in downtown, Burlington for an evening with Lisa Kusel to celebrate the release of her novel, The Widow on Dwyer Court, a sexy psychological thriller that will leave you breathless.  Lisa  will be joined by fellow suspense author Liz Alterman for a discussion writing, books, and the dark side of suburbia.

About the book:

Thirty-six-year-old stay-at-home soccer mom Kate Burke is happily married to Matt Parsons, although their marriage looks very different behind closed doors. Kate is no longer interested in having sex with her husband. So, while they still love each other madly, they make an arrangement: Matt can have one-night stands with other women on work trips, but when he returns home, he has to tell Kate about them--every juicy detail.

Because Kate has a secret life writing erotic romance novels, and Matt's adulterous affairs are her bread and butter.

The family equilibrium is upset, however, when Annie Meyers, an eccentric young widow, moves to town with her daughter. At first Kate is smitten with this wild, witty woman, who gives her a much-needed break from the other picture-perfect suburban moms, although she's not sure how much of her secret life she's willing to share with her new friend. But it turns out Annie has secrets too--big ones that could destroy all their lives.

Born in New Jersey and raised in California, Lisa Kusel lived in various exotic locales across the globe before she made a home in Vermont with her family. She is the author of a memoir, a short story collection, and the novel Hat Trick. Learn more about her at

Liz Alterman is the author of The Perfect NeighborhoodHe'll Be Waiting, and Sad Sacked. Her work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington Post, McSweeney's, and other outlets. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and three sons where she spends most days microwaving the same cup of coffee and looking up synonyms. When Liz isn't writing, she's reading.DATE: Thursday, July 18th, 6PM eastern


LOCATION: The Venetian Soda Lounge, 266 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401

TICKETS:  Admission to this event is free and open to all. Advance registration is requested. Please register below.

BOOKS: Signed copies of The Widow on Dwyer Court will be available at the event. Can't make it to the event but still want to purchase a signed, personalized copy? Click HERE. Copies will be available after the event on July 17th. 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.