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Bestselling Author to have
Book Signing in Buena Vista
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From the April 13, 2022 issue
of The Journal

   New York Times bestselling author of 30 novels and one cookbook (The Beach House Cookbook), Mary Kay Andrews, will make her first-ever official public author appearance in Southwest Georgia on Sunday, May 1.
   The event will be held at 3 pm at The Town House Restaurant & Inn on Church Street in Buena Vista to celebrate the launch of Andrews's 30th novel, The Homewreckers, which St. Martin's Press will publish on May 3.
   The Town House was recently purchased and lovingly restored by South Georgia native, Clay Snider, who is an Atlanta-based interior designer. Author Mary Kay Andrews is a long-time friend and interior design client of Mr.
Snider.
   "It's appropriate that the plot of The Homewreckers involves a woman whose company restores old homes in and around Savannah, where my husband and I have restored three vintage beach houses on Tybee Island — all with design consultation from Clay," Andrews said. "I can't wait to see what my talented friend has done with this historic Inn in Buena Vista, and to

connect with new and old fans in Southwest Georgia. This will be my first book signing in the area, but hopefully not the last."
   Tickets to the event are $40 with ticket sales handled by Eagle Eye Book Shop in Decatur. Attendees will receive an autographed hardcover copy of The Homewreckers, a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with the author, a swag bag, delicious light bites care of Snider's talented team at The Town House, adult beverages courtesy of Thirteenth Colony Distillery in Americus, and a leisurely afternoon of fun at the area's buzziest establishment.
   "I'm so excited to host my friend Mary Kay Andrews and bring a book and author event to our area," said Clay Snider, who co-owns The Town House with his sister-in-law Brandee Snider. "I'm so looking forward to welcoming
her many readers and fans to The Town House. We hope folks like what they see, enjoy some delicious food and good cheer, and decide to come back and visit us again soon for a meal or an overnight stay."
   Booksellers from Eagle Eye Book Shop will be on-site with additional copies of The Homewreckers as well as some
of Andrews's recent releases and old favorites.
   "Eagle Eye Book Shop is delighted to take part in this event," said bookstore owner Diana Robinson. "We look forward to bringing books to a new region a little further afield than our normal author events. And we're eager to
check out The Town House in hopes of partnering on more events in the future."
   Attendees can purchase tickets to the May 1st event at eagleeyebooks.com.
   About the Author: With more than 6-million copies of her books sold, Mary Kay Andrews has been a fixture on the New York Times bestseller list year after year for nearly two decades running. She is the bestselling author of The Beach House Cookbook and 30 novels, including The Santa Suit, The Newcomer, Hello, and Sunset Beach. A former journalist for The Savannah Morning News and The Atlanta Journal Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, and on Tybee Island.
   About The Homewreckers: Summer begins with MKA, in this delightful summer read about flipping houses, and finding true love.Hattie Kavanaugh went to work restoring homes for Kavanaugh & Son Restorations at 18, married the boss'sson at 20, and became a widow at 25. Now, she's passionate about her work, but that's the onlypassion in her life. "Never love something that can't love you back," is advice her father-in-law gives her, but Hattiedoesn't follow it and falls head-over-heels for a money pit of a house. She's determined to make it work, butdisaster after disaster occurs, and Hattie's dream might cost Kavanaugh & Son their livelihood. Hattie needs money,and fast.
   When a slick Hollywood producer shows up in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: star in a beach house renovation reality show called "The Homewreckers," cast against a male lead who may be a love interest, or may be the ultimate antagonist. Soon, there's more at stake than bad pipes and dry rot: during the demolition, evidence comes to light that points to the mysterious disappearance of a young wife and mother years before.
   With a burned out detective investigating the case, an arsonist on the loose, two men playing with her emotions, and layers upon layers of vintage wallpaper causing havoc, it's a question of who will flip, who will flop, and if Hattie will ever get her happily-ever-after.
   About The Town House: The Town House is a circa 1905 restaurant & inn in Buena Vista, GA. The grand Main House boasts beautiful original architecture and includes a restaurant and three guest rooms, each with a private bath. The Guesthouse, which can be rented out in its entirety or room-by-room, has a full kitchen, a common room, and four bedrooms each with its own bathroom. The restaurant is open for buffet lunch Thursday through Sunday and dinner Thursday through Saturday, offering dine-in and carry-out service. With 10 years of experience cooking in the finest restaurants, Chef Sasha refuses to compromise on quality, sourcing fresh ingredients from local farmers' markets. No matter what time of year, you can be sure you're eating the best of the season.
About Thirteenth Colony Distillery: In 2009, Thirteenth Colony Distilleries opened in Americus, becoming the first legal distillery in the state since Prohibition. It began as a group of friends set out to make holiday gifts for their loved ones. What started as a few bottles became a love affair with liquor and a decade-plus long dream of creating amazing award-winning spirits to share with the world. As the original Georgia distillery, Thirteenth Colony aims to make unique southern spirits that are affordable and delicious. They source local and regional materials whenever possible, including corn from their own private farm and water from the oldest aquifer in the southeast. We strive to bring these amazing resources together to create a unique taste of the south in every bottle. Find their award-winning products on shelves throughout Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Arkansas, West Virginia, and Texas.
   About Eagle Eye Book Shop: Founded in 2003 by Doug and Diana Robinson and joined by co-owner Charles Robinson, Eagle Eye Book Shop is a general bookstore dealing in newly published books, used books and book related merchandise. We are located at the corner of Clairmont and N. Decatur Roads, less than a mile from the City of Decatur and Emory University. With about 5,000 square feet, all readers will find something to their liking. Eagle Eye hosts over 150 author events per year.