Julia Whelan and Emily Henry for THANK YOU FOR LISTENING

Loyalty is excited to host Julia Whelan and Emily Henry for a virtual event celebrating the release of Thank You for Listening! This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event with a donation of any amount of your choice. You can also order the book below to be automatically added to the event's registration list. Donations will go to Partners in Abortion Care. There will also be an option to snag the book during the event.

ABOUT THE BOOK

From the author of My Oxford Year, Julia Whelan’s uplifting novel tells the story of a former actress turned successful audiobook narrator—who has lost sight of her dreams after a tragic accident—and her journey of self-discovery, love, and acceptance when she agrees to narrate one last romance novel.

For Sewanee Chester, being an audiobook narrator is a long way from her old dreams, but the days of being a star on film sets are long behind her. She’s found success and satisfaction from the inside of a sound booth and it allows her to care for her beloved, ailing grandmother. When she arrives in Las Vegas last-minute for a book convention, Sewanee unexpectedly spends a whirlwind night with a charming stranger.

On her return home, Sewanee discovers one of the world’s most beloved romance novelists wanted her to perform her last book—with Brock McNight, the industry’s hottest, most secretive voice. Sewanee doesn’t buy what romance novels are selling—not after her own dreams were tragically cut short—and she stopped narrating them years ago. But her admiration of the late author, and the opportunity to get her grandmother more help, makes her decision for her.

As Sewanee begins work on the book, resurrecting her old romance pseudonym, she and Brock forge a real connection, hidden behind the comfort of anonymity. Soon, she is dreaming again, but secrets are revealed, and the realities of life come crashing down around her once more.

If she can learn to risk everything for desires she has long buried, she will discover a world of intimacy and acceptance she never believed would be hers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Julia Whelan is a screenwriter, lifelong actor, and award-winning audiobook narrator of over 500 titles. Her performance of her own debut novel, the internationally bestselling My Oxford Year, garnered a Society of Voice Arts award. She is also a Grammy-nominated audiobook director, a former writing tutor, a half-decent amateur baker, and a certified tea sommelier.

ABOUT THE IN CONVERSATION PARTNER

Emily Henry is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation and Beach Read, as well as several young adult novels. She lives and writes in Cincinnati and the part of Kentucky just beneath it. Her books have been featured in Buzzfeed, Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, The Skimm, Shondaland, and more. Find her on Instagram @EmilyHenryWrites.

Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this virtual event. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 8:00pm
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Thank You for Listening: A Novel By Julia Whelan Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063095564
Availability: Not In Store - Available to Special Order
Published: Avon - August 2nd, 2022

My Oxford Year: A Novel By Julia Whelan Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9780062740649
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 24th, 2018

Book Lovers By Emily Henry Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593334836
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - May 3rd, 2022

People We Meet on Vacation By Emily Henry Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806758
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Published: Berkley - May 11th, 2021

Beach Read By Emily Henry Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806734
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Published: Berkley - May 19th, 2020