Meet and Greet Happy Hour

Meet and Greet Happy Hour

Join Midtown Reader for our Meet and Greet Happy Hour!

Start Date

Dec. 9, 2023


03:00 pm


Midtown Reader
1123 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee FL 32303
(850) 425-2665
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Stop by to grab a drink from the Piebrary and meet authors Mickey Dubrow, Elizabeth Rosario, and David Sangiao-Parga.

About Always Agnes:

The day before Agnes Cook is going to reveal her time machine to the world, her mother Claudia dies from an apparent suicide. Agnes is convinced that if Claudia hadn’t gotten pregnant as a teenager, she would have had a better life and wouldn’t have killed herself. Agnes’ love for Claudia is so strong she’s willing to jeopardize her existence to save her mother. She uses the time machine to go back in time to the night her parents created her and stops them from having sex.

When Agnes returns to the present, she discovers that her plan didn’t work. Later that same night, Claudia hooked up with a different boy, and had a daughter named Agnes. Claudia again dies from an apparent suicide. The second Agnes goes back in time and stops Claudia from having sex with the second boy, but still later that same night Claudia hooks up with a third boy which results in a third Agnes. Each voyage in time creates a new Agnes, brings Claudia closer to her true love, and Agnes learns that there are some things you can never change.

About Mickey Dubrow:

Mickey Dubrow is the author of Always Agnes and American Judas. For over thirty years, he wrote television promos, marketing presentations, and scripts for various clients including Cartoon Network, TNT Latin America, and HGTV. His short stories and essays have appeared in Prime Number Magazine, The Good Men Project, The Signal Mountain Review, Full Grown People, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. His first novel, American Judas, was a Finalist for the 2020 Georgia Author of the Year Award in the category of First Novel. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, author Jessica Handler.

About 100 Things to Do in Tallahassee Before You Die:

Tallahassee is a city filled with beauty, history, and plenty of outdoor activities. “Tally” is a place where you can escape, enjoy the natural beauty of the Florida Panhandle, and discover places you never knew existed. Visitors and residents will be fascinated by the deep history of the area, the diversity of the local gastronomy, and the vibrant brewery scene. Rolling hills, mesmerizing canopy roads, and exquisite sunset viewings await. Whether it’s kayaking the Wacissa River, mountain biking the Lafayette Heritage trail, hiking the J.R. Alford Greenway, Fishing the St. Marks River, or driving out to St. George Island, Tallahassee will open a world of outdoor adventures that will keep you coming back for more. There’s also a rich culture with endless festivals and an emerging art scene that will enchant you year-round including concerts at The Adderley Amphitheater at Cascade Park, the Chain of Parks Art Festival, and Moon Over Maclay. Tallahassee will simply fascinate you. In 100 Things to Do in Tallahassee Before You Die, long-time Tallahassee resident and author Elizabeth Rosario reveals the hidden treasures the locals love and she knows you will too. Welcome to Tallahassee, where a new adventure awaits!

About Elizabeth Rosario:

Elizabeth Rosario, known to everyone as Ely, is a genuine, vibrant, and incredible force in her community. She holds an MBA from Colorado State University and a BS in Communications with Business from Florida State University. She is the business manager at Jackson Properties, a real estate investor, and a mother of three, Nikki, Gabe, and Emma. She is part of Leadership Tallahassee Class 35, Leadership Florida Class 39, 25 Women You Need to Know in Tallahassee, and a board member for the Tallahassee Museum and Choose Tallahassee. She is also a self-published author, a speaker, a lover of life, a seeker of adventures, and someone you can’t help but smile at when you meet her. Find Ely at www.elyrosario.com or on Instagram @elyrunslife.

About Blood In The Holler:

The world of pro wrestling is about to change. Eric “Jiggolo” Johnson can sense it, but he’s already on his way out. On the way to what he expects will be one of his last big shows, he and the wrestlers he’s traveling with come into conflict with a family of meth dealers in rural West Virginia. Suddenly Eric and the others find themselves held captive on a farm, unsure of what will happen and desperate to escape. As they are forced, one by one, to contend with just how tough they actually are, one man may be their last hope.

Brick Lamar, current company champion, is sent to find Eric and the others when they go missing. The former Marine is their best chance for survival, if he can find them. Can Brick get to Eric before it’s too late? The sun sets early in the hollers of West Virginia, and the darkness waits for no man.

About David Sangiao-Parga:

David Sangiao-Parga has been a pro wrestling “mark” since he was a small boy. He’s been to live shows, met a wide variety of the performers (From Jerry Lawler to Ric Flair to Mick Foley and John Cena), and is widely read on the ins and outs of the industry. He’s also a child of the Midwest, and has spent a great deal of time in towns just like Chimney Corner throughout his life. He is a graduate of the MFA program in creative writing from Florida International University, and currently lives with his wife and four children in Davie, Florida.


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