The Audacity of Sara Grayson

Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) presents an Author Talk with Joani Elliott on June 15 at 7:00 p.m. on the library’s Zoom platform.

Mystery, romance and humor abound in Joani Elliott’s humorous contemporary fiction debut, which brilliantly follows an insecure writer’s journey of self-discovery as she struggles to fill the void left behind by her mother—a best-selling literary icon who dies before she finished the final book in her best-selling series. It is the story about what happens when she leaves that book in the hands of her unstable, neurotic daughter Sara who swears she’s not a writer. But in a bold move that surprises even herself, Sara takes it on. Against an impossible deadline and a publisher intent on sabotaging her every move, Sara discovers that stepping into her mother’s shoes means stumbling on family secrets she was never meant to find—secrets that threaten her mother’s legacy—and the very book she’s trying to create.

Elliott will talk to RHPL about her debut contemporary fiction novel, The Audacity of Sara Grayson. A former middle school English teacher, Elliott has taught writing at Brigham Young University and the University of Maryland.

This program runs from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., is open to the public, and requires registration to join the live Zoom presentation.

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