Author Talk  & Book Signing
Thursday, October 10
7:00 p.m. 
Books & Company


Please join us in welcoming back local author Kathie Giorgio for her newest novel If You Tame Me!   


On the morning of her 55th birthday, Audrey takes stock of her life and finds it lacking. While she's done well, she's missing something important - a mate. She is also rocked by the 2016 election and wonders if it's possible to be a feminist in the current political environment. In a fit of desperation, she ponders adopting a cat...but comes home with an iguana named Newt instead. Newt is destined to change Audrey's life. Next door, Frank, a widow, lives with his six parakeets. He develops a crush on Audrey, but is at a loss as to how to approach her. He's shocked when his first wife, who he divorced, shows up on his doorstep to offer help, but he's gobsmacked when his second wife, who died three years prior, shows up as a ghost to be his dating coach. Birds, a lizard, a man, a woman...what happens is magic.


Kathie Giorgio is the critically acclaimed author of five novels, two short story collections, an essay collection and two poetry chapbooks. Her work has appeared in hundreds of literary magazines and anthologies. Giorgio is the director/founder of AllWriters' Workplace & Workshop. She lives in Waukesha, Wisconsin, with her husband, writer Michael Giorgio, her daughter Olivia, a dog named after Ursula LeGuin, a large cat named Edgar Allen Paw, and a teeny cat named Muse.


Event date: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1039 Summit Ave
Oconomowoc, WI 53066-4457
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