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

An Evening with Zibby Owens & Alexandra Wilkis Wilson


March 27
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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The Books & Books Literary Foundation presents…


in conversation with

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson


Blank: A Novel

(Little A)

Wednesday, March 27th, 7:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books & Books is proud to present an evening with Zibby Owens for her novel: Blank (Little A). She will be in conversation with Alexandra Wilkis Wilson.

***Please note: This event will take place at the Books & Books in Coral Gables at 265 Aragon Ave. Tickets include a copy of BLANK, which will be handed out upon entry to the event.

About the Book:

A wife, mother, and frustrated writer faces an impossible deadline for turning her life around in a hilarious debut novel about family, friendship, success, and exhilarating self-(re)discovery.

Pippa Jones is a fortyish former literary sensation who fears she will be a one-hit wonder. After the follow-up book she was almost done writing, Podlusters, had to be tossed (it ended up sharing a plot and title with superstar author Ella Rankin’s summer blockbuster!), she couldn’t write a thing. Months of staring at a blank page made her confidence vanish like a one-night stand. When she finds out that she has only five days left to finish (or rather, start) or repay an advance she’s already spent, Pippa has a brilliantly original idea. Okay, fine, her twelve-year-old son came up with it as a joke, but Pippa and her teenage daughter approved.

Pippa’s not only going to make a bold statement, but she’ll change the book world while she’s at it! Can she pull it off? At this point, she doesn’t have a choice.

When Pippa’s publisher gets intimately involved, it unlocks a series of plot twists she never saw coming. From the courtyards of posh Beverly Hills hotels and Malibu mega-mansions to Brentwood and Santa Monica bookstores, Pippa races against time—in her used Volvo—and discovers more about her career, marriage, family, friends, and herself than she ever could have dreamed up.

“Leave it to Zibby Owens to write a novel about a lovable woman single-handedly disrupting the publishing industry. Blank explores marriage, parenting, friendship, and the competitive high jinks of the book trade with the perfect amount of wit and light-touch humor.I devoured this book in a single sitting.”Annabel Monaghan, Nora Goes Off Script and Same Time Next Summer

“Zibby Owens is a tremendous champion for writers, and it’s thrilling to see her own storytelling shine in this smart debut novel about marriage, motherhood, and finding your purpose. Blank is a romp through the publishing world and a delightful gift to book lovers.”—Carley Fortune, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Meet Me at the Lakeand Every Summer


About the Author:

ZIBBY OWENS—like Pippa—wears a lot of hats. She is the award-winning podcast host of Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books; founder and CEO of Zibby Media, which includes the publishing house, Zibby Books, online content site, Zibby Mag, Zibby’s Book Club, retreats, classes, events, and podcasts; and owner of Zibby’s Bookshop, an independent bookstore in Santa Monica. Her previous books include Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and LiteraturePrincess Charming, and two anthologies that she edited. Most of all, she is the mother of four pretty fabulous kids ages 9 to 16—and wife to Kyle.

About the Moderator:

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson is an American entrepreneur and investor who co-founded the companies the Gilt Groupe, GlamSquad, and Fitz. She is currently co-founder and Managing Partner at Clerisy, a consumer-focused growth equity fund.