Bestselling Author Maddie Dawson

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 7:00 pm

Event Details

Set in 1982, the already-bestselling Let’s Pretend This Will Work is a quirky love story about Mimi, a thirty-something woman who has been on far too many dates and is longing for love. So when Ren, a handsome, divorced, fellow drama teacher, falls in love with her and proposes, she’s sure this is at last the good news her psychic had predicted. Soon after proposing, Ren’s ex is in a debilitating car accident and he needs to temporarily move back to his family home in New Haven to care for her and his daughters. At his urging, Mimi packs up her life and follows him. There, she rents an apartment above a daycare cooperative, filled with unruly toddlers, even unrulier parents, and a whole new chaotic lifestyle brimming with drama and laughter and tears. As time goes by, Ren’s estranged family slowly seems to be reuniting, and the daycare starts taking all of her time, leading Mimi to figure out what she’s willing to fight for and what she needs to let go of.

Sandi Shelton is the author of eleven bestselling novels—most of them written under her pen name, Maddie Dawson—and three non-fiction humor books about parenting. She was a reporter and humor columnist for the New Haven Register for many years, but since she had absolutely no nose for news, she always had a novel in the drawer she was working on. After seventeen years, that novel was published—and since then, she can be seen staring into space and scrawling down things people say in public. (This is fair warning.) She writes character-driven novels about love and life and trouble, with mostly happy endings. She’ll be happy to tell you why she chose Maddie for her pen name.

Copies of Let’s Pretend This Will Work will be available for purchase and signing.

This program is free and open to all.

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