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New York Times Bestselling Author Katherine Center on Her New Book “Hello Stranger”

The reigning “Queen of Comfort Reads” discusses her new projects.



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For the full hour, we're joined by New York Times bestselling author Katherine Center, who discusses the release of her new book Hello Stranger, an enduring and endearing romantic comedy set in Houston.

Center also shares details of her career and her journey to get her first book published, how we judge romance novels by the wrong standards, and the upcoming release of the film adaptation of her book Happiness for Beginners, scheduled to be released July 27, 2023, on Netflix.

Katherine Center is going on tour for her new book, Hello Stranger. Blue Willow Book Shop is hosting a book signing event tonight, July 11, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Presbyterian Church. For more information, click here. Center will also appear at Brazos Bookstore on July 12, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. For more information click here.


Katherine Center

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