The Book Cellar
Please join us at The Book Cellar for a conversation between Lauren Whalen and Stephanie Strohm as they discuss Lauren's new book, Satellite.
Carefree sixteen-year-old Levon and contemplative seventeen-year-old Harmony are best friends and family: his DJ dad and her yogi father have been in love for years, and they all live together in Chicago's vibrant Boystown neighborhood. So what if the dads have been arguing more lately, Levon's latest girlfriend just had a pregnancy scare, and two summers ago, Levon and Harmony's relationship crossed a very important line? They don't need anyone but each other--until one September afternoon when Levon returns home to a half-empty apartment. Harmony and her father have moved to Los Angeles, where Harmony discovers a new side of herself.
Lauren Emily Whalen is a writer, theater critic and performer who lives in Chicago with her cat, Versace, and an apartment full of books. Like her characters Levon and Harmony, she loves ballet and Creedence Clearwater Revival, and has called Boystown home for a very long time. Satellite is her first novel. Say hello at laurenemilywrites.com.
Stephanie Kate Strohm is the author of It's Not Me, It's You; The Taming of the Drew; Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink; Confederates Don't Wear Couture, The Date to Save and Prince in Disguise. She grew up on the Connecticut coast, where a steady diet of Little House on the Prairie turned her into a history nerd at an early age. After graduating with a joint major in theater and history from Middlebury College, she acted her way around the country, performing in more than 25 states. Although she was born in New York, she currently lives in Chicago, and doesn't discriminate against any type of pizza. When she's not writing, she loves baking, walking her dog Lorelei, taking dance cardio classes too seriously, and playing board games with her husband.