Book Your Lunch with North Carolina author Therese Fowler on Thursday, May 12th from 12-2 pm at The Lazy Goat in downtown Greenville. Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased in advance at http://www.bookyourlunch.com or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540. Each Book Your Lunch event includes a 20-minute reading or talk by the author, a Q&A session with the audience, a delicious lunch, and an onsite booksigning session. Books may be purchased from Fiction Addiction at or prior to the event. North Carolina author Therese Fowler’s new novel, Exposure (Ballantine, hardcover, $25.00, releases 5/3/11), deals with an intense teenage love and a nightmarish legal maelstrom that threatens to destroy two families. Amelia Wilkes’ strict father does not allow her to date, but that doesn’t stop the talented, winsome high school senior from carrying on a secret romance with her classmate, Anthony Winter. Desperately in love, the two envision a life together and plan to tell Amelia’s parents when she turns eighteen and is legally an adult. Anthony’s mother, Kim Winter, who teaches at their school, knows–and keeps–their secret. But the couple’s passion is exposed sooner than planned: Amelia’s father, Harlan, is shocked and infuriated to find naked pictures of Anthony on his daughter’s computer. Just hours later, Anthony is arrested. Despite Amelia’s frantic protests, Harlan uses his wealth and influence with local law enforcement and the media to label Anthony a deviant who preyed on his innocent daughter. Spearheaded by a zealous prosecutor anxious to turn the case into a public crusade against “sexting”, the investigation soon takes a more disturbing and destructive turn. As events spiral wildly out of control and the scandalous story makes national news, Amelia and Anthony risk everything in a bold and dangerous plan to clear their names and end the madness once and for all. If you enjoy the works of Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain, you will love Exposure. About the author: Therese Fowler has believed in the magic of a good story since she learned to read at the age of four. At age thirty, as a newly single parent, she put herself through college, earning a degree in sociology before deciding to scratch her longtime fiction-writing itch. That led to an MFA in creative writing, and the composition of stories that explore the nature of our families, our culture, our mistakes, and our desires. Therese is the author of two previous novels, Souvenir and Reunion, which have been published internationally, in nine languages and more than twenty-eight countries to date. She lives in Wake Forest, NC, with her supportive husband and sons, and four indifferent but agreeable cats. Those who cannot make the event can reserve a personalized copy of any of Ms. Fowler's books by contacting Fiction Addiction in advance at 864-675-0540 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. (fictionaddiction-sc)
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