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A Star Is Bored & The Editor

Byron Lane & Steven Rowley

Warwick’s presents
Byron Lane & Steven Rowley
in conversation with Jeniffer Thompson

A Star Is Bored & The Editor

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 6:00pm PDT

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On Thursday, October 8th at 6:00pm PDT Warwick's will host Byron Lane and Steven Rowley as they discuss their books, A Star Is Bored and The Editor. Byron Lane is the author of A Star Is Bored, a debut novel People Magazine named a Best Book of Summer and The New York Times hails as “wildly funny.” Lane is also an acclaimed playwright and screenwriter. He’s previously worked as a journalist and assistant to celebrities including Carrie Fisher. He’s originally from New Orleans and lives in Palm Springs with his partner, Steven Rowley, and their dog, Tilda. Steven Rowley is the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus, a Washington Post Notable Book of 2016, and The Editor, named by NPR and Esquire Magazine as one of the Best Books of 2019. Both novels are in development as feature films and his fiction has been published in nineteen languages. Rowley has worked as a freelance writer, newspaper columnist and screenwriter. Originally from Portland, Maine, he is a graduate of Emerson College and currently resides in Palm Springs with his partner, Byron Lane.

About A Star Is Bored: Charlie Besson is tense and sweating as he prepares for a wild job interview. His car is idling, like his life, outside the Hollywood mansion of Kathi Kannon, star of stage and screen and People magazine's Worst Dressed list. She's an actress in need of assistance, and he's adrift and in need of a lifeline.

Kathi is an icon, bestselling author, and award-winning movie star, most known for her role as Priestess Talara in a blockbuster sci-fi film. She's also known in another role: Outrageous Hollywood royalty. Admittedly so. Famously so. Chaotically so, as Charlie quickly discovers.

Charlie gets the job, and his three-year odyssey is filled with late-night shopping sprees, last-minute trips to see the aurora borealis, and an initiation to that most sacred of Hollywood tribes: the personal assistant. But Kathi becomes much more than a boss, and as their friendship grows Charlie must make a choice. Will he always be on the sidelines of life, assisting the great forces that be, or can he step into his own life's leading role?

About The Editor: After years of trying to make it as a writer in 1990s New York City, James Smale finally sells his novel to an editor at a major publishing house: none other than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Jackie - or Mrs. Onassis, as she's known in the office - has fallen in love with James's candidly autobiographical novel, one that exposes his own dysfunctional family. But when the book's forthcoming publication threatens to unravel already fragile relationships, both within his family and with his partner, James finds that he can't bring himself to finish the manuscript.

Jackie and James develop an unexpected friendship, and she pushes him to write an authentic ending, encouraging him to head home to confront the truth about his relationship with his mother. Then a long-held family secret is revealed, and he realizes his editor may have had a larger plan that goes beyond the page...

Jeniffer Thompson is an author branding expert, digital marketing strategist, and host of The Premise podcast. She is an author and speaker who delivers strategy-rich content and actionable tools that educate and empower authors. She is the founder and principal at Monkey C Media, an award-winning design firm specializing in book packaging, author websites, and digital marketing strategies.

A Star Is Bored: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250266491
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Please contact store to confirm availability)
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - July 28th, 2020

The Editor Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525537984
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Please contact store to confirm availability)
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 30th, 2020