Event with Julia Lynn Rubin

Join Julia Lynn Rubin in conversation with Sophia Gonzales on Friday June 25th at 7pm as they discuss Trouble Girls, a queer Thelma and Louise retelling for the #MeToo era.

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This road-trip thriller and queer love story about high schoolers turned fugitives is fierce, beautifully written, and thought-provoking, full of heartbreak, rage, resilience, and joy. Their search for freedom is so real, so immersive, you'll feel like you're on the road with Trixie and Lux — and believe me, you don't want to miss this getaway!

Julia Lynn Rubin lives the writer's life in Brooklyn, where she finished an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults at The New School in 2017. For three years she served as a writing mentor for Girls Write Now, New York City's premiere writing program for high school girls, and she continues to facilitate pre-K literacy programs throughout Brooklyn at libraries and family shelters.

Julia has been writing books, poems, and stories since first grade, and loves reading about everything from film analysis (she's a film nerd) to psychology and philosophy. Her short stories have appeared in publications such as the North American Review, Sierra Nevada Review, and The Lascaux Review, and she has written for a variety of online publications, including BuzzFeedThe Content StrategistFatherly, and Wetpaint Entertainment.

Julia is passionate about realism and diversity in teen literature. She hopes to one day own a French bulldog, pug, Boston terrier, or perhaps a mix of all three. She loves indie films, drag shows, and spending as much time as possible at the beach.

Sophie Gonzales writes young adult queer contemporary fiction with memorable characters, biting wit and endless heart.  She is the author of THE LAW OF INERTIA and ONLY MOSTLY DEVASTATED. PERFECT ON PAPER and IF THIS GETS OUT (co-written with Cale Dietrich) are forthcoming in Winter and Fall 2021 from Wednesday Books / Macmillan.  

When she isn’t writing, Sophie can be found ice skating, performing in musical theatre, and practicing the piano. She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia where she works as a psychologist.

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Friday, June 25, 2021 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Trouble Girls: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250757241
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wednesday Books - June 1st, 2021