Oblong Online: Summer Romance Reads with authors Amanda Elliot, Kwana Jackson & Ashley Poston

Event date: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
EST via Zoom

Free. RSVP Requested.


Are you a fan of romance? We've got three great books to add to your Summer reading list. Meet authors Amanda Elliot (SADIE ON A PLATE) Kwana Jackson (KNOT AGAIN) and Ashley Poston (THE DEAD ROMANTICS) who will talk about their new romance novels with Oblong's Nicole Brinkley.

Amanda Elliot, SADIE ON A PLATE; Kwana Jackson, KNOT AGAIN & Ashley Poston, THE DEAD ROMANTICS









Amanda Elliot's SADIE ON A PLATE is one of Parade's Favorite Books of Spring! Sadie is a rising star in the trendy Seattle restaurant scene. Her dream is to create unique, modern, and mouthwatering takes on traditional Jewish recipes. But after a public breakup with her boss, a famous chef, she is sure her career is over—until she lands a coveted spot on the next season of her favorite TV show, Chef Supreme. Amanda Elliot is the author of young adult and middle-grade books as Amanda Panitch. Sadie on a Plate is her first adult novel. She lives in New York City, where she owns way too many cookbooks for her tiny kitchen.

KNOT AGAIN is the second book in Kwana Jackson's REAL MEN KNIT series. Hoping to attract more customers to his family’s knitting shop, Lucas Strong participated in an FDNY charity calendar and accidentally became a local celebrity. The only place he can find solace is Scrubs—a 24/7 laundromat where he can disappear for a couple of hours. But Lucas’s soapy sanctuary is shaken by an inquisitive little girl with a late-night interest in knitting, whose mother is his old school crush. A native New Yorker, Kwana Jackson had two dreams: (1) to be a fashion designer and (2) to be a writer. After studying fashion design and graduating from FIT, she spent ten years designing for various fashion houses. But after having twins and juggling both them and fashion, Kwana took a leap of faith and decided to pursue her other dream of being a writer. Since then she's won RWA NYC's Golden Apple Author of the Year Award and is a daily advocate for #WeNeedDiverseRomance.

Ashley Poston's THE DEAD ROMANTICS is a New York Times Bestseller and Good Morning America Book Club Pick!  Florence Day is the ghostwriter for one of the most prolific romance authors in the industry, and she has a problem—after a terrible breakup, she no longer believes in love. It’s as good as dead. When her new editor, a too-handsome mountain of a man, won't give her an extension on her book deadline, Florence prepares to kiss her career goodbye. But then she gets a phone call she never wanted to receive, and she must return home for the first time in a decade to help her family bury her beloved father. A native of South Carolina, Ashley Poston now lives in a small grey house with her sassy cat and too many books. You can find her on the internet, somewhere, watching cat videos and reading fan-fiction.

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Sadie on a Plate By Amanda Elliot Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593335710
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - March 15th, 2022

Knot Again (Real Men Knit series #2) By Kwana Jackson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984806529
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - July 26th, 2022

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The Dead Romantics By Ashley Poston Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593336489
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - June 28th, 2022