A Summer to Remember: Erika Montgomery in conversation with Orly Konig

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Phoenix Zoom Channel

Join us as we  kick off summer and summer reading with novelists Erika Montgomery and Orly Konig!

Erika Montgomery's A Summer to Remember is "an unforgettable tale of love, loss and finding your place that glitters as brightly as the golden age of Hollywood."--Kristy Woodson Harvey, USA Today Bestselling author of Feels Like Falling

For thirty-year-old Frankie Simon, selling movie memorabilia in the shop she opened with her late mother on Hollywood Boulevard is more than just her livelihood—it’s an enduring connection to the only family she has ever known. But when a mysterious package arrives containing a photograph of her mother and famous movie stars Glory Cartwright and her husband at a coastal film festival the year before Frankie’s birth, her life begins to unravel in ways unimaginable.

What begins is a journey along a path revealing buried family secrets, betrayals between lovers, bonds between friends. And for Frankie, as the past unlocks the present, the chance to learn that memories define who we are, and that they can show us the meaning of home and the magic of true love. 

Experience the salty breeze of a Cape Cod summer as it sweeps through this sparkling, romantic, and timeless debut novel tinged with a love of old Hollywood.


Erika Montgomery is a card-carrying cinephile and native New Englander who lives with her family in the Mid-Atlantic where she teaches creative writing and watches an unspeakable amount of old movies.


After more than fifteen years in the corporate world as an editor and communications director, Orly Konig made the switch to fiction. She’s the author of The Distance Home and Carousel BeachOrly Konig is the founding president of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, a book coach, and a regular contributor to the Fiction University blog. If she’s not at home negotiating writing space around one of her cats, she’s writing or reading at a climbing gym, waiting on her son. 

How to register

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