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The Other Side of Nothing

Anastasia Zadeik

Warwick’s presents
Anastasia Zadeik
in conversation with Marni Freedman

The Other Side of Nothing

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 7:30pm PDT

7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
The Other Side of Nothing

This event is free and open to the public; free seating is subject to available space on a first-come, first-served basis.

On Wednesday, May 29th at 7:30pm Warwick’s will host Anastasia Zadeik as she discusses and signs her new book, The Other Side of Nothing, with Marni Freedman. Anastasia Zadeik is a writer, editor, and storyteller. After graduating from Smith College, she had an international career in neuropsychological research while raising her children. She now serves as Director of Communications for the San Diego Writers Festival, as a coproducer of the San Diego Memoir Showcase, and as a mentor for the literary nonprofit So Say We All. She also sits on the board of the International Memoir Writers Association. A frequent performer of narrative non-fiction in a hushed bar or on a stage, her work has appeared in the San Diego Decameron Project, LitHub,, and the award-winning anthology Shaking the Tree: Short. Brazen. Memoir. Her debut novel, Blurred Fates, won the 2023 Sarton Award for Contemporary Fiction and the 2023 National Indie Excellence Award for Contemporary Fiction. She lives in San Diego with her husband and their empty-nest rescue dog, Charlie.

Reserved Seating is available when The Other Side of Nothing is pre-ordered from Warwick's through the linked green "Reserve Seats Here" button above. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

The day after her eighteenth birthday, Julia Reeves checks herself into a psychiatric facility, longing to find a way out of the grief and guilt that have engulfed her since her father's untimely death. What she finds is fellow suicide attempt survivor Sam Lorenzo, a brilliant twenty-three-year-old photographer. Sam brings beauty and light back into Julia's life, so when he asks her to escape with him on a cross-country odyssey, she agrees.

Before Julia can process what she's done, the two young lovers are on the run.

When Julia's mother, Laura, learns Julia has disappeared and authorities will do nothing to help find her, Laura forms an uneasy alliance with the sole person who has as much to lose as she does: Sam's mother, Arabella. Armed with only a handful of clues, the two mothers embark on a journey of their own, desperately hoping to save their children before they are lost forever.

A moving exploration of family, friendship, and how far we are willing to go for the ones we love, The Other Side of Nothing is a powerful read about loss, self-determination, and second chances.

Marni Freedman is an award-winning writer and a licensed therapist for artists. After graduating from USC, Marni began her career writing the play, Two Goldsteins on Acid, which was made into the film Playing Mona Lisa, produced by Disney. Marni is the co-founder and Programming Director for the San Diego Writers Festival as well as the programming director for the International Memoir Association, which produces a yearly theatrical Memoir Showcase. Marni is the co-editor of the award-winning anthology Shaking the Tree: brazen. short. memoir. Her play, A Jewish Joke, about the 1950’s Blacklist, recently appeared Off-Broadway. She runs the Memoir Certificate Program at Writers, Ink and teaches workshops at UCSD, SoCal conferences, and retreats. Marni’s award-winning books include Permission to Roar: For Female Thought Leaders Ready to Write and 7 Essential Writing Tools: That Will Absolutely Make Your Writing Better (And Enliven the Soul). Her next book, How to Unblock and Become a Creative Force of Nature, will be released in the Winter of 2025.  She lives in San Diego with her talkative husband, son, and three cats.

The Other Side of Nothing By Anastasia Zadeik Cover Image
ISBN: 9781647426682
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: She Writes Press - May 28th, 2024