Author of THE MOMENT OF EVERYTHING
(Grand Central Publishing/Hachette, September 2, 2014)
Shelly King is a native Southerner who packed her bags and moved to Silicon Valley at the beginning of the Internet boom. She’s worked for a long line of high tech companies in a number of different jobs, most recently as a social media strategist and information architect. Her stories have been published in the GW Review, Epiphany, Slow Trains, the Dos Passos Review, and the Coe Review. She lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains with her husband, two big dogs, and a disapproving cat. Her first novel, THE MOMENT OF EVERYTHING (Grand Central Publishing/Hachette) is out September 2, 2014!
About THE MOMENT OF EVERYTHING
Maggie Duprès, recently “involuntarily separated from payroll” at a Silicon Valley start-up, is whiling away her days in The Dragonfly’s Used Books, a Mountain View institution, waiting for the Next Big Thing to come along.
When the opportunity arises for her to network at a Bay Area book club, she jumps at the chance — even if it means having to read Lady Chatterley’s Lover, a book she hasn’t encountered since college, in an evening. But the edition she finds at the bookstore is no Penguin Classics Chatterley — it’s an ancient hardcover with notes in the margins between two besotted lovers of long ago. What Maggie finds in her search for the lovers and their fate, and what she learns about herself in the process, will surprise and move readers.