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June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An Evening with Cris Ascunce, Bethan Marlow, and Carolina Vasquez


June 27
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Books & Books presents…


in conversation with

Bethan Marlow and Carolina Vasquez


My Best Plan

Thursday, June 27th, 7 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books & Books is proud to present an evening with Cris Ascsunce presenting her new book, My Best Plan. She will be in conversation with Bethan Marlow and Carolina Vasquez.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About the Book:

Architect Gene López-Pérez has everything she’s ever wanted: her daughter Susana, a flourishing career, and Isa—the love of her life and Susana’s biological mother. But when a receptionist denies Gene entry to a hospital emergency room because Susana is not biologically hers, the harsh reality of her situation begins to sink in.Meanwhile, Isa, a trailblazing biomedical engineer, juggles her hidden family life and a career threatened by homophobia in a male-dominated field. She doesn’t dare risk losing the funding for the critical medical research that she’s doing.When Spain legalizes same-sex marriage, Gene proposes a bold solution—move to Spain, marry, and secure the parental rights she’s never known. But Isa’s refusal sparks a rift, pushing Gene to a daring decision for her family’s future.As Gene contemplates a groundbreaking legal battle for parental rights in Florida and Isa’s career teeters on the edge, their love faces the ultimate test. Can they bridge the divide between them, or will their dreams and duties force them apart?

About the Author:

A Miami native born to Cuban immigrants, Cris Ascunce is the author of the novel “My Best Plan.” She’s an LGBTQ rights advocate and hopes to enlighten readers about the community’s history. As a graphic designer, she once designed collateral with catchy headlines to lure visitors to Miami; now, she writes about it in her prose. A lover of travel, reading, and animals, Cris lives in Miami with her wife of twenty years.

About the Moderators:

Bethan Marlow is an award-winning writer from Wales who gives voice to female, working-class, and LGBTQ+ stories. Carolina Vasquez is a content creator and community manager. Bethan and Carolina are married and live in Spain with their two children.