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Author Talk - Allie Larkin - Swimming for Sunlight - June 20
Swimming For Sunlight by Allie Larkin
Lost and uprooted, Katie brings her faithful, but nervous service dog, Barkimedes, home to Florida to rebuild her life after a divorce. But when grandmother Nan shows Katie photos of her dancing underwater as a mermaid performer in a roadside attraction show, (based on the real Weeki Wacheei mermaids) Katie turns her attention to reuniting the mermaids and producing a reunion show. When an old love reenters her life, Katie struggles to balance her hopes with her anxieties and realizes how much Barkimedes’ fears are connected to her own. In addition to discussing Swimming For Sunlight, Ms. Larkin will share her experiences as a writer, focusing on the lessons she’s learned in achieving a successful writing career.
Emotional and heartwarming, Larkin's touching story is complete with romance, nostalgia and genuine friendship.- Publishers Weekly
Allie Larkin is the internationally best selling author of the novels, Stay and Why Can’t I Be You. Her short fiction has been published in the Summerset Review and Slice and nonfiction in the anthologies, I’m Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship and Author in Progress. Visit her website: https://allielarkinwrites.com/
Allie lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Jeremy, and their faithful German Shepherd, Stella.
This event is sponsored by Benicia Literary Arts (BenLit) and Bookshop Benicia.