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Book Banter w/ Bethany Mangle
February 3, 2022 • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
We are excited to welcome author Bethany Mangle to Book Banter!
Book Banter is interactive so you can ask questions during the event and we will answer them in real-time.
Purchase Bethany’s books in our shop or from our website here!
The Bachelor meets Gilmore Girls in this laugh-out-loud young adult romance about a girl who joins her mother on a reality dating show for single parents–only to fall for a contestant’s son.
Cara Hawn’s life fell apart after her father cheated on her mother and got remarried to a woman Cara can’t stand. When Cara accidentally posts a rant about her father online, it goes viral–and catches the attention of the TV producers behind a new reality dating show for single parent families.
The next thing Cara and her mother know, they’ve been cast as leads on the show and are whisked away to sunny Key West where they’re asked to narrow a field of suitors and their kids down to one winning pair. All of this is outside of Cara’s comfort zone, from the meddling producers to the camera-hungry contestants, especially as Cara and her mother begin to clash on which suitors are worth keeping around. And then comes Connor.
As the son of a contestant, Connor is decidedly off-limits. Except that he doesn’t fit in with the cutthroat atmosphere in all the same ways as Cara, and she can’t get him out of her head. Now Cara must juggle her growing feelings while dodging the cameras and helping her mom pick a bachelor they both love, or else risk fracturing their family even more for the sake of ratings. Maybe there’s a reason most people don’t date on TV.
Bethany Mangle is the young adult contemporary author of Prepped and All the Right Reasons. As a Korean-American adoptee and a disabled author with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, she is passionate about incorporating diversity into her work. Although she currently resides in the Deep South, Bethany has called many different states home. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, baking questionable cakes, or spoiling her dogs.
Bethany’s short fiction has appeared in a variety of publications, including Maudlin House and The Citron Review.
Prepped was published in 2021 by Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry Books. Bethany’s second book, All the Right Reasons, releases on February 15, 2022.