CLAIRE SWINARSKI- Book Release Party

Book Release Party
Tuesday, January 10th
6:00 p.m. 
Books & Company 

Join us for a party celebrating the release of Claire Swinarski's book What Happened to Rachel Riley an engrossing and inventive contemporary middle grade novel that's Where'd You Go Bernadette? with a #MeToo message, an eighth grader uses social media posts, passed notes, and other clues to find out why a formerly popular girl is now the pariah of her new school. Please register for this free event so we have a headcount for seating! 


Anna Hunt may be the new girl at East Middle School, but she can already tell there's something off about her eighth-grade class. Rachel Riley, who just last year was one of the most popular girls in school, has become a social outcast. But no one, including Rachel Riley herself, will tell Anna why.

As a die-hard podcast enthusiast, Anna knows there's always more to a story than meets the eye. So she decides to put her fact-seeking skills to the test and create her own podcast around the question that won't stop running through her head: What happened to Rachel Riley?

With the entire eighth grade working against her, Anna dives headfirst into the evidence. Clue after clue, the mystery widens, painting an even more complex story than Anna could have anticipated. But there's one thing she's certain of: If you're going to ask a complicated question, you better be prepared for the fallout that may come with the answer.



Claire Swinarski was born and raised in Wisconsin, where she still lives with her husband and two kids. Her work has appeared in the Washington PostSeventeenGood Housekeeping, and many other publications. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is probably either wandering through a library or sitting by a lake at this very moment. To learn more about Claire, visit her online at



Event date: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
1039 Summit Ave
Oconomowoc, WI 53066-4457
What Happened to Rachel Riley? By Claire Swinarski Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063213098
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - January 10th, 2023

The Kate In Between By Claire Swinarski Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062912718
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - May 17th, 2022

What Happens Next By Claire Swinarski Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062912688
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - April 27th, 2021