Please join Zibby Owens for an in-person luncheon at Wee Burn Country Club on March 1 to celebrate the release of her new book, Blank.
— an announcement from Barrett Bookstore
If You’re Going …
The event takes place from 11:20 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2024 at Wee Burn Country Club, 410 Hollow Tree Ridge Road, Darien.
Tickets cost $76.54 and are on sale now. Register here.
Your ticket includes a signed paperback copy of Blank, lunch, and author discussion.
A wife, mother, and frustrated writer faces an impossible deadline for turning her life around in a hilarious debut novel about family, friendship, success, and exhilarating self-(re)discovery.
Pippa Jones is a fortyish former literary sensation who fears she will be a one-hit wonder. After the follow-up book she was almost done writing, Podlusters, had to be tossed (it ended up sharing a plot and title with superstar author Ella Rankin’s summer blockbuster!), she couldn’t write a thing.
Months of staring at a blank page made her confidence vanish like a one-night stand. When she finds out that she has only five days left to finish (or rather, start) or repay an advance she’s already spent, Pippa has a brilliantly original idea. Okay, fine, her twelve-year-old son came up with it as a joke, but Pippa and her teenage daughter approved.
Pippa’s not only going to make a bold statement, but she’ll change the book world while she’s at it! Can she pull it off? At this point, she doesn’t have a choice.
When Pippa’s publisher gets intimately involved, it unlocks a series of plot twists she never saw coming. From the courtyards of posh Beverly Hills hotels and Malibu mega-mansions to Brentwood and Santa Monica bookstores, Pippa races against time — in her used Volvo — and discovers more about her career, marriage, family, friends, and herself than she ever could have dreamed up.
About Zibby Owens
Zibby Owens — like Pippa Jones — wears a lot of hats. She is the award-winning podcast host of Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books; founder and CEO of Zibby Media, which includes the publishing house Zibby Books, an online magazine, a book club, retreats, classes, and events; and is the proud owner of Zibby’s Bookshop, an independent bookstore in Santa Monica.
Her previous books include Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature, children’s book Princess Charming, and two anthologies that she edited.
A frequent contributor to Good Morning America, Katie Couric Media, and other outlets, she is — most of all! — the mother of four fabulous kids ages 9 to 16 — and wife to Kyle Owens, founder of Morning Moon Productions.