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Thursday, June 21, 2012
rgz NYC HOST: Melissa Walker celebrates UNBREAK MY HEART!
Oh my goodness, rgz! I meant to post about this closer to the date, but now we get to prolong Diva Melissa's launch for Unbreak My Heart!
“A super cute love story! Melissa Walker will inspire readers to never stop believing in true love.” —SUSANE COLASANTI, author of When It Happens and Keep Holding On
On Sunday, June 10th, readers, writers, bloggers and friends gathered at Book Court, Brooklyn -- a super-cool indie bookstore that does a great job promoting local writers, by the way! -- to fete Melissa's latest release. Writers in attendance included Marianna Baer, Barry Lyga, David Levithan, and more, and everyone enjoyed Melissa's reading, and Unbreak cookies! Here's a shot of Melissa with Katie Sise, author of the forthcoming Boyfriend App (2013). Note Melissa prominently displaying the book cookie. Yum!