Danielle Valentine & Ashley Winstead - SOLD OUT

October 22 @ 2 PM

Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove
5112 Main St, Downers Grove

Join Anderson’s Bookshop for an in-person event and signing line with authors Danielle Valentine & Ashley Winstead, to celebrate the releases of Delicate Condition and Midnight is the Darkest Hour, on Sunday, October 22nd in our Downers Grove Store. This event will be moderated by author Mary Kubica. They will have a conversation, followed by an audience Q&A. After, they will have a signing line where they will personalize and take photos with attendees, if they wish!

This event will be held in our Downers Grove store location (5112 Main Street), and pre-registration is required as space is limited.  





More about Delicate Condition

A chilling upmarket thriller called "the feminist update to Rosemary's Baby we all needed" 

Anna Alcott is desperate to be pregnant. But as she tries to balance her increasingly public life with a grueling IVF journey, she starts to suspect that someone is going to great lengths to make sure her pregnancy never happens. Crucial medicines are lost. Appointments get swapped without her knowledge. And when she finally manages to get pregnant, not even her husband is willing to believe that someone’s playing a twisted game with her. 

When the increasingly cryptic threats drive her out of her Brooklyn brownstone and into hiding in the cold, gray ghost town that is the Hamptons in the depths of winter, Anna is almost at the end of her rope. 

Then her doctor tells her she’s had a miscarriage—except Anna’s convinced she’s still pregnant, despite everything the grave-faced men around her claim. Could it be that her mind is playing tricks on her? Or is something more sinister at play? As her symptoms become ever more horrifying and the sense of danger ever more present, Anna can’t help but wonder what exactly she’s carrying inside of her…and why no one will listen when she says something is horribly, painfully wrong. 


More About Midnight is the Darkest Hour:

What do you fear most in the dark? The Low Man...or yourself? 

In a small bayou town in Louisiana, people fear God's wrath and local superstitions – like the story of the Low Man, a vampiric figure who steals into sinners’ homes to kill them on moonless nights. The daughter of the town’s fire-and-brimstone preacher is not immune to the fear. But when a skull found deep in the swamp reunites her with a man from her past with a dark reputation, she’ll do whatever it takes to protect her town from evil: not the horrors rumored to dwell in the swamp, but the real evil that walks among them. 

Midnight Is the Darkest Hour is a powerful and chilling examination of obsessive love, the way stories shape us, and what happens when the best choice we can make is to unleash our own dark beasts. 


About the Authors: 
Danielle Valentine is a pseudonym for the young adult novelist Danielle Vega. Her work, which includes The Merciless series, has been optioned for film and television by Lionsgate and Warner Bros, and has been translated into dozens of languages worldwide. Danielle lives outside of New York city with her husband, daughter, and two ornery cats. Delicate Condition is her first adult novel. 

Ashley Winstead is an academic turned novelist with a Ph.D. in contemporary American literature. She lives in Houston with her husband, two cats, and beloved wine fridge. She is the author of In My Dreams I Hold a Knife and The Last Housewife. You can find her at www.ashleywinstead.com 

Mary Kubica (Moderator) is a New York Times bestselling author of suspense thrillers including The Good Girl, The Other Mrs., and Local Woman Missing. Her books have been translated into over thirty languages and have sold over two million copies worldwide. She’s been described as “a helluva storyteller” (Kirkus) and “a writer of vice-like control” (Chicago Tribune), and her novels have been praised as “hypnotic” (People) and “thrilling and illuminating” (L.A. Times). She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and children.