Virtual Launch: I'm Good and Other Lies by Bev Katz Rosenbaum

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Join us as we celebrate the launch of Bev Katz Rosenbaum's new young adult novel, I'm Good and Other Lies!

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BYOM: Bring Your Own Mask!

Bev will be discussing I'm Good and Other Lies, a young adult novel that explores the mental health impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on teens, in conversation with award-winning author Angela Misri.

Then, on Saturday, Oct 2nd from 4-5:30pm, Bev will be holding an outdoor book signing at Another Story Bookshop! Safety measures will be in place to protect both the author and readers. Another Story Bookshop is located at 315 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2M6.

A recording of the event with closed captions will be made available 1-2 business days after the event on YouTube.

About the book

Is it asking too much to live a typical twelfth grade existence? Kelsey Kendler just wants to earn some money for university, hang out with friends, maybe even snag a boyfriend. But her pill-popping mom and distant dad scare off anybody she tries to bring home, making those last two things feel impossible.

Her part-time ice cream shop job’s a slog, but at least there, she can escape her parents’ constant fighting … until the COVID-19 pandemic forces a lockdown and she’s stuck at home with them 24/7.

As the lockdown takes its toll on Kelsey’s mental health, she starts to see the appeal of her mom’s pills. She hates what they do to her mom, but numbing herself to the world seems like a pretty good idea right about now. Horrified to find herself following in her mom’s footsteps, she can only hope she’ll eventually figure out some other way to cope…

About the author

Bev Katz Rosenbaum is the author of the I Was a Teenage Popsicle series, Who is Tanksy?, and most recently, I’m Good and Other Lies. She has taught creative writing at Centennial College and is an award-winning publishing industry veteran. Rosenbaum, a devoted coffee-drinker and chocoholic, spends her downtime reading, baking, and watching movies. She currently lives in Toronto, ON.

About the interviewer

Angela Misri is an author and journalist of Indian descent. She is the author of the Portia Adams Adventures series and several essays on Sherlock Holmes. She earned her BA in English Literature from the University of Calgary and her MA in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario. As a former CBC Radio digital manager and the Digital Director at The Walrus, Angela is never offline (although she prefers to write long form in notebooks). She currently lives in Toronto, ON.

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Since its founding in 1986, Cormorant Books has been publishing the best new literary writers of fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry, and translations.

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