Meet the Author: Jennifer Hartmann - CATCH THE SUN

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Jennifer Hartmann discusses her newest book, CATCH THE SUN. She will be in conversation with Laura Nowlin, author of the viral TikTok book IF HE HAD BEEN WITH ME.  

This is a ticketed event. You can purchase tickets HERE! Tickets include a copy of CATCH THE SUN with gorgeous sprayed edges!

This event will take place at Spencer Road Library on Friday, July 19th at 7:00pm.

Jennifer will sign any books purchased at the event from Main Street Books, including your ticket copy of CATCH THE SUN, as well as two (2) additional books from home. 



At seven years old, Ella Sunbury and Max Manning were inseparable--until life scattered them in different directions, forcing Ella to abruptly leave town. A decade later, she returns for their senior year of high school, moving in across the street from her childhood best friend.

But she's not the same girl Max once knew.

She now lives in the shadow of her brother: a notorious felon on death row, convicted of a crime that shook the nation. Reeling from the fallout and shunned by her peers, all Ella wants is to fade into the background.

Max has little room for distractions, juggling responsibilities for a disabled father and a distant twin brother. But Ella's return reignites something within him. He wants to be close to her again, to understand her...and to turn their friendship into more.

But as their relationship blossoms, new tragedy strikes, and darkness threatens to tip their delicate balance. In order to find the light, they'll have to navigate the shadows.

And to catch the sun...they must first endure the flames.

Image of a young blond woman standing next to a brick wall.


About Jennifer Hartmann:

Jennifer Hartmann resides in northern Illinois with her own personal romance hero and three children. When she is not writing angsty love stories, she is likely pondering all the ways she can break your heart and piece it back together again. She enjoys sunsets (because mornings are hard), bike riding, traveling, bingeing Buffy the Vampire Slayer reruns, and that time of day when coffee gets replaced by wine. She loves tacos. She also really, really wants to pet your dog.

The left side is an image of the book If He Had Been With Me, it shows a young woman kneeling down over a puddle. The right side of the image is an image of the author, a young woman with dark hair wearing a red shirt and standing in front of a brick wall.

About Laura Nowlin:

Laura Nowlin holds a B.A. in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from Missouri State University. . In addition to being ambitious writer Laura is also an avid reader who believes that books allow her to live many lives in one lifetime. When she isn’t at home agonizing over her own novels Laura works at the public library where the patrons give her plenty of inspiration for her writing. She lives in St. Louis with her musician husband, neurotic dog, and psychotic cat.

Huge thanks to Main Street Books for being an amazing partner on this event! 

To find more books by Jennifer Hartmann check our catalog HERE

To find more books by Laura Nowlin check our catalog HERE.



If you need accommodations for this class, please contact the Library as soon as you are able.