6996 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Cost: $35 (includes meal & wine or beer!)
About the Event
Join us as we celebrate USA Today bestselling author Renée Carlino's latest novel, Wish You Were Here, a story about a restless young waitress whose one-night stand with an enigmatic artist takes her on an unexpected, life-changing journey toward an impossible decision.
If you love a little romance, wine, and delicious food then this Happy Hour Adventure is the one for you! At one of our favorite spots in Carlsbad, Ignite Bistro, we will be treated to a spread of tasty treats like Brie & Pear pizza and stuffed baked potatoes. As we dine on Ignite's delectable heavy appetizers and sip on a glass of wine (included in your ticket!), Renée will discuss Wish You Were Here and enlighten guests on the creative process that inspired her quirky & relatable main character, Charlotte.
Your Adventure includes dinner, one glass of wine or beer, author talk, book signing, and the chance to meet the author up-close and personal in an fun and unique setting.
About the Author & Book
Renée Carlino is a screenwriter and bestselling author of contemporary women's novels and new adult fiction. Her books have been featured in national publications, including USA TODAY, Huffington Post, Latina magazine, Publisher's Weekly, Redbook, Sunset Magazine, Coastal Living and the Union Tribune. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their new puppy, John Snow Cash. When she's not at the beach with her boys or working on her next project, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate.
Wish You Were Here (Atria Books, 2017): Charlotte has spent her twenties adrift, searching for a spark to jump-start her life and give her a sense of purpose. She’s had as many jobs as she’s had bad relationships, and now she’s feeling especially lost in her less-than-glamorous gig at a pie-and-fry joint in Los Angeles, where the uniforms are bad and the tips are even worse.
Then she collides—literally—with Adam, an intriguing, handsome, and mysterious painter. Their serendipitous meeting on the street turns into a whirlwind one-night stand that has Charlotte feeling enchanted by Adam’s spontaneity and joy for life. There’s promise in both his words and actions, but in the harsh light of morning, Adam’s tune changes, leaving Charlotte to wonder if her notorious bad luck with men is really just her own bad judgment.
Months later, a new relationship with Seth, a charming baseball player, is turning into something more meaningful, but Charlotte’s still having trouble moving past her one enthralling night with Adam. Why? When she searches for answers, she finds the situation with Adam is far more complicated than she ever imagined. Faced with the decision to write a new story with Seth or finish the one started with Adam, Charlotte embarks on a life-altering journey, one that takes her across the world and back again, bringing a lifetime’s worth of pain, joy, and wisdom.
Please note that no physical tickets will be issued. Due to the special nature of this event, no refunds are available after August 13, 2017, or for no-shows. Only books pre-purchased below or at the event will be eligible for signing.
Copies of Wish You Were Here will be available at the event for purchase and signing, or pre-order an extra signed copy below to be be delivered at the event.