Unlikely Heroes, Extraordinary Romance: An evening with Melissa Storm and Dana Becker (Avi Steinberg)

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 7:00pm

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28th Street
2660 28th Street SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Okemos - Meridian Mall
1982 Grand River Ave
Okemos, MI 48864

Step away from the stresses of daily life into an hour of romance! Melissa Storm and Dana Becker (Avi Steinberg) stop in to talk about life as romance authors and their new books. Aren’t we all looking for some Happily Ever After?



The journey of a troubled young woman on the fringes of society, a desperate search for her missing sister, and the intriguing Amish man who comes to her aid...

From the author of THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER: A MEMOIR OF AN UNLIKELY ROMANCE NOVELIST, journalist Avi Steinberg, SEARCHING FOR ROSE is a genre debut that constantly surprises, both with the innocence and gentle sweetness of the romance at its heart, and the revelation of dark truths beneath the placid surface of Amish life.

Dana Becker was born in Jerusalem and raised in Ohio, in a home where tradition and faith were everything. Dana spent many summers in the middle of western Pennsylvania Amish country, getting to know Amish neighbors and their ways. Today Dana lives in Michigan, and spends time mostly taking orders from a newborn daughter, who's eagerly awaiting the day when she's old enough to pick out her very own pet puppy.

ABOUT THE THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER: A Memoir of an Unlikely Romance Novelist

A hilariously lovelorn journalist’s grand tour of the romance industry, reading, writing, living – and finally restoring his faith in – the quest for Happily Ever After, as he willfully journeys from curious outsider to published romance novelist.

Avi Steinberg is the author of Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian, which was a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker’s Culture Desk blog. His essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Salon, The Paris Review Daily, and n+1.


USA Today bestselling author Melissa Storm reunites the members of the Sunday Potluck Club—and their adorable rescue dogs—in a heartwarming story of friendship and second chances. Bridget Moore is settling into her new Anchorage apartment and her busy life as a college student, working as a Vet tech, volunteering at the local animal shelter, and caring for her beloved dogs. But when she meets a fellow dog-lover at her weekly dog-walking group, the Sunday Potluck Club members can’t help but encourage her to add one more thing in her life to help her move on after loss.

MELISSA STORM is a USA Today bestselling author of various romance and inspirational series. She loves books so much, she married fellow author Falcon Storm. Between the two of them, there are always plenty of imaginative, awe‑inspiring stories to share. Melissa and Falcon also run a number of book‑related businesses together, including LitRing, Sweet Promise Press, Novel Publicity, Your Author Engine, and the Author Site. When she’s not reading, writing, or child‑rearing, Melissa spends time relaxing at home in the company of a seemingly unending quantity of dogs and a rescue cat named Schrödinger. Melissa maintains active memberships in Romance Writers of America (RWA), American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Novelists, Inc. (NINC), and the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). Visit her online at www.melstorm.com.

Searching for Rose Cover Image
ISBN: 9781420151886
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Published: Zebra - August 25th, 2020

The Happily Ever After: A Memoir of an Unlikely Romance Novelist Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385540254
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Published: Nan A. Talese - August 11th, 2020

Wednesday Walks & Wags: An Uplifting Womens Fiction Novel of Friendship and Rescue Dogs (The Sunday Potluck Club #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496726667
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Published: Kensington - August 25th, 2020