Author Event: Joanna Monahan
Page 158 Books is excited to welcome Joanna Monahan to celebrate the launch of her women's fiction novel, SOMETHING BETTER, out June 20.
It was only a high school reunion. What was the worst that could happen?
Corinne Fuller has regrets. Facing a stagnant marriage and an impending empty nest, she spends her days living halfway between fantasy and reality, imagining herself as the heroine in a true-love-lost fairytale. When she reluctantly agrees to accompany her best friend on a trip to their hometown, an unexpected encounter with ex-boyfriend Nick offers a tempting glimpse of what might have been (and, as Nick makes clear, what could possibly still be).
Back home, Corinne’s world is in tumult. Are the problems she’s having with her husband signs she made the wrong choice? Meanwhile, her daughter begins a serious relationship with the (literal) boy next door, and Corinne can’t help being nostalgic for the excitement and romance of first love.
Corinne must choose between pursuing “what if?” or embracing “what is” in this coming-of-(middle)-age tale of love, family, and the dangers of attending your high school reunion.
Joanna Monahan grew up in southern Michigan during the 70’s and 80’s, where the accents were flat and the hair was big. She is a mother of two and a wife of one living in Raleigh, NC. She writes happy(ish) stories about relationships, families and the intersection of past and present. She enjoys reading all genres, especially fiction, YA, and horror. Her debut Women’s Fiction novel, SOMETHING BETTER, will be released from Blue Ink Press.