Teen Happy Hour: Ingrid Palmer & Jessie Hilb

Calling all teens! We have two talented authors coming -- Ingrid Palmer, author of All Out of Pretty, and Jessie Hilb, author of The Calculus of Change. You don't want to miss this event! They'll be discussing their books, lives, and writing process. Bring your questions! Also, just for you, we're taking 1/2 off all cafe drinks for the event.

Even better, this event is moderated by BookBar BookWorm Lily!

About the authors and their books:

Ingrid Palmer is a young adult author who writes stories about family dynamics, the nuances of friendship, and all the emotions that accompany the brave act of growing up. Originally from Ohio, she now lives in a Colorado mountain town with her husband and two sons, surrounded by herds of elk, an occasional black bear, and endless evergreen trees. Ingrid has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the Denver Publishing Institute. All Out of Pretty is her debut novel.

At 16, straight-laced, straight-A student Andrea Hathaway is whisked from the safety of her Gram's home and dropped into the backwoods of Ohio. Thrust into a dangerous new life with her estranged, drug-addicted mother and her mother’s controlling dealer/boyfriend, Andrea learns to keep her head down and her mouth shut. But soon she realizes that surviving isn’t enough; she must use her smarts to plan an escape–even if it means betraying her best friends and leaving her mother behind. All Out of Pretty explores the complexities of self-preservation as well as the pain, and beauty, of letting go.


Jessie Hilb holds a Masters in Social Work and lives in Boulder, Colorado with her family and ever-loyal herding dog. She constantly reinvents herself. Calculus of Change is her first novel.

Aden isn't looking for love in her senior year. She's much more focused on things like getting a solo gig at Ike's and keeping her brother from illegal herbal recreation. But when Tate walks into Calculus class wearing a yarmulke and a grin, Aden's heart is gone in an instant.

The two are swept up in a tantalizingly warm friendship, complete with long drives with epic soundtracks and deep talks about life, love, and spirituality. With Tate, Aden feels closer to her mom—and her mom's faith—than she has since her mother died years ago. Everyone else—even Aden's brother and her best friend—can see their connection, but does Tate?

Navigating uncertain romance and the crises of those she loves, Aden must decide how she chooses to see herself and how to honor her mom’s memory.


Meet in BookBar's lounge at 4!


Event date: 
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 4:00pm
The Calculus of Change Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544953338
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - February 27th, 2018

All Out of Pretty Cover Image
ISBN: 9781939547484
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Creston Books - April 3rd, 2018