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Virtual Author Chat: Laekan Zea Kemp & Laura Taylor Namey (Escondido Library's Virtual Author Chat Series)

Event date: 
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 4:00pm

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Join us on Facebook for a live conversation with with authors Laekan Zea Kemp & Laura Taylor Namey.

This event is brought to you by Escondido Public Library and Mysterious Galaxy
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About the Panelists
Jessica Buck
 (she/her) is an Adult Services Librarian at the Escondido Public Library where she focuses on reference services, outreach, and programming. Jessica hosts various author chats as well as the library’s Between the Covers Romance Book Club. Follow her on twitter @mrsjgbuck and Instagram @romancelibrarian.

Laekan Zea Kemp is a writer living in Austin, Texas. She has three objectives when it comes to storytelling: to make people laugh, cry, and crave Mexican food. Her work celebrates Chicanx grit, resilience, creativity, and joy while exploring themes of identity and mental health. Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet is her debut YA contemporary novel. She invites you to visit her at or follow her on Twitter @LaekanZeaKemp.

Laura Taylor Namey is the New York Times bestselling author of Reese Witherspoon’s YA Book Club pick A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, as well as The Library of Lost Things and When We Were Them. A proud Cuban American, she can be found hunting for vintage treasures and wishing she was in London or Paris. She lives in San Diego with her husband and two children.


Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316460279
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2021

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When We Were Them Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534471276
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - November 2nd, 2021

A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534471245
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - November 10th, 2020

The Library of Lost Things Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335904461
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Inkyard Press - August 4th, 2020