Thursday, February 23, 2023

Spotlight and Giveaway: In the Event of Death

Today we are pleased to feature Kimberly Young's thought-provoking debut novel, In the Event of Death. Thanks to Emi Battaglia PR, we have THREE copies to give away!

When the Recession crushes their splashy event business in Silicon Valley, Liz Becker and Gabbi Rossi realize that parties are on hold—but funerals must go on.

Planning a memorial with flowers, music, and food isn’t that different from a wedding, right? But Liz has had a crippling fear of death since losing her younger sister in a childhood tragedy. Knowing her husband and twin sons depend on her income, she reluctantly agrees to produce end-of-life events. As Gabbi promised, the money starts rolling in. When an old real estate tycoon hires them to plan his “after party,” Liz finds an unlikely mentor. Just as things are looking up, she learns that someone she loves has a serious illness. Death planning gets personal. (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

“In this poignant story, Kimberly Young explores one woman’s struggle to come to terms with a childhood trauma that threatens to cripple her just when her family needs her the most. In the Event of Death will challenge the way you think about death, and make you laugh and cry while you rejoice in a family’s resilience.”
—Tracey Lange, New York Times bestselling author of We Are the Brennans

In the Event of Death is that rare novel that is both hilarious and heartbreaking. Young perfectly captures the angst of middle age in this beautifully written story where one woman—sandwiched between her unpredictable teenagers and ailing parents—realizes she can’t hold everything together and might as well embrace the messiness of life.” 
 Malena Watrous, author of If You Follow Me

Kimberly Young began her career as an advertising copywriter and marketing consultant and worked with clients ranging from startups to Apple. She received her MFA from Stanford University, where she was a Wallace Stegner Creative Writing Fellow. Born in the Midwest and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she has three grown children and now splits her time between California and the mountains of Idaho with her husband. In the Event of Death is her first novel, dedicated in loving memory of her mother.     

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Giveaway ends February 28th at midnight EST.

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Marta Suárez Mazaira said...

Queen Elizabeth II, for all the pomp and circumstance, and being such an important part of European history

Annmarie Weeks said...

I usually don't pay too much attention to celebrities. So none of their deaths have meant much to me personally. But hearing of Tom Petty's & Prince's deaths made me sad.

traveler said...

Leonard Cohen. An exceptional man whose creativity was amazing and brilliant.

diannekc said...

Queen Elizabeth II

Emily Catan said...

Mother Teresa was such a wise and down to earth person. I can't have enough of her words of wisdom.

Mary Preston said...

Queen Elizabeth II - I became quite emotional.

bn100 said...

not sure

Xia Lee said...

Queen Elizabeth II

Lelandlee said...

Queen Elizabeth II

Lisa D said...

Queen Elizabeth II

Tatum Rangel said...

I don't pay attention to celebrity stories that much, but I admit I was a little bummed when Layne Staley of Alice In Chains died in 2002. He was my favorite singer when I was in high school.