As part of its Project Live! series, Douglas County Libraries will welcome best-selling author Jennifer Weiner to the Highlands Ranch Mansion. …
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As part of its Project Live! series, Douglas County Libraries will welcome best-selling author Jennifer Weiner to the Highlands Ranch Mansion. Weiner, whose books include “Good in Bed” and “Little Earthquakes,” will appear March 7.
A former features writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Weiner is in the midst of working on her 10th book, which she hopes to have out in 2014. While not on tour with a new work – her last novel was published in 2011 – the Princeton graduate said she usually does about five to six speaking engagements a year.
“Some authors hate being out in public, but I really like it,” she said. “Writing fiction is very lonely work – it’s just you and your imagination – so I really enjoy being out, and wearing my grown-up clothes.”
Weiner, who had desired to be an author since abandoning her youthful dream of becoming a ballerina, plans to talk about all the trials and tribulations that go along with the profession.
“I like to tell stories,” she said, “about being a writer, about being a mother, about having a book made into a movie and about my family. So instead of just reading from one of my books, I talk about my life.
“The question-and-answer segment is always my favorite part. It’s always interesting, and surprising, to find out what readers want to know. For example, people are usually inexplicably interested in my schedule and my tools. They want to know what time of day I do my writing, and whether I use a laptop or write longhand.”
For the record, Weiner said she likes to start writing in mid-morning and works into early afternoon. Additionally, she does her work on a MacBook Pro.
Her books will be for sale at the event courtesy of The Tattered Cover and fans will have a chance to get them signed by Weiner before and after her presentation.
There will be light appetizers, a cash bar and an opportunity for guests to get to enjoy the Highlands Ranch Mansion, 9900 Ranch Road. Tickets are $30 each and available at www.douglascountylibraries.org. For more information, call 303-791-7323.
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