Candice Carty-Williams and Jamise Harper for PEOPLE PERSON *In-Person!*

Loyalty is overjoyed to welcome Candice Carty-Williams and Jamise Harper for a LIVE and IN-PERSON event celebrating People Person! Join us at Jackie Lee's at 7 PM on Thursday, September 15th for an author chat, followed by a meet + greet & book signing! 

This is a ticketed event taking place at Jackie Lee's at 116 Kennedy St. NW, Washington DC 20011—grab your tickets using the button below! There are several ticket options: one includes a copy of People Person, one includes a copy of People Person PLUS one drink ticket for a specialty themed cocktail or mocktail, one includes a drink ticket, and one is a free general admission ticket. Additional copies of the book will be available for sale at the event. Proof of vaccination will be required, as well as a temperature check at the doorPlease email with any questions.


The author of the “brazenly hilarious, tell-it-like-it-is first novel” (Oprah DailyQueenie returns with another witty and insightful novel about the power of family—even when they seem like strangers.

If you could choose your wouldn’t choose the Penningtons.

Dimple Pennington knows of her half siblings, but she doesn’t really know them. Five people who don’t have anything in common except for faint memories of being driven through Brixton in their dad’s gold jeep, and some pretty complex abandonment issues. Dimple has bigger things to think about.

She’s thirty, and her life isn’t really going anywhere. An aspiring lifestyle influencer with a terrible and wayward boyfriend, Dimple’s life has shrunk to the size of a phone screen. And despite a small but loyal following, she’s never felt more alone in her life. That is, until a dramatic event brings her half siblings Nikisha, Danny, Lizzie, and Prynce crashing back into her life. And when they’re all forced to reconnect with Cyril Pennington, the absent father they never really knew, things get even more complicated.

From an author with “a flair for storytelling that appears effortlessly authentic” (Time), People Person is a vibrant and charming celebration of discovering family as an adult.


Candice Carty-Williams is a writer and the author of the Sunday Times (London) bestselling Queenie, which has been shortlisted by Waterstones, Foyles, and Goodreads for book of the year, 2019, as well as selected as the Blackwell’s Debut of the Year. In 2016, Candice created and launched the Guardian 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize, the first inclusive ini­tiative of its kind in book publishing. Candice has written for The Guardiani-DVogue, every itera­tion of The Sunday Times (London), BEAT magazine, Black Ballad, and more. She will probably always live in South London.


Jamise Harper is an avid reader, wine enthusiast, influencer, and champion for amplifying marginalized voices. A passion for reading diverse books led her to create the #diversespines hashtag and Diverse Spines® book community on social media, which highlights literature by Black women and women of color. She is the co-author (with Jane Mount) of Bibliophile: Diverse Spines (Chronicle Books, 2021), and the creator of Spines & Vines®, a blog dedicated to book and wine pairings. She is also the host of Literary Wine Down, a book + wine conversational series on Instagram Live featuring debut and bestselling authors. Jamise is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and lives in the Washington, DC metro area. 

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

Event date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Jackie Lee's
116 Kennedy St. NW
Washington, DC 20011
People Person By Candice Carty-Williams Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501196041
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - September 13th, 2022

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Queenie By Candice Carty-Williams Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501196027
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - November 5th, 2019

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Bibliophile: Diverse Spines By Jamise Harper, Jane Mount, Jane Mount (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jamise Harper, Jane Mount, Jane Mount (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781797211916
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 2nd, 2021