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Katherine Reay Signs Books at ALA | Alive Literary

Katherine Reay Signs Books at ALA


Chicago, IL—June 29, 2013—Alive Author, Katherine Reay, signed advanced copies of her novel Dear Mr. Knightley, which releases this November, at the annual American Library Association (ALA) conference in Chicago.

“Katherine’s debut novel is already receiving early acclaim,” said Alive agent Andrea Heinecke. The protagonist, Samantha Moore has always hidden behind the words of others—namely her favorite characters in literature. But life for this twenty-three-year-old becomes stranger than fiction, when an anonymous benefactor (calling himself “Mr. Knightley”) offers to put Sam through the prestigious Medill School of Journalism.

The ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users. – AH

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