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Author Signing with Laura Wiltse Prior, Author of The Beach Dilemma

Submitted by elmstreetbooks on Wed, 06/28/2023 - 3:41pm

Join us on Saturday, September 9th from 12-2pm at Elm Street Books for an author signing with Laura Wiltse Prior, author of The Beach Dilemma.


Even though her family calls her Emma Bemma, seven year-old Emma knows she is really just medium. That’s because she’s the middle kid between her two brothers, who everyone calls Big and Little. Big thinks he's the coolest kid on the planet now that he's 10. That means he doesn’t want to play Legos, or anything else, with Emma anymore. And everyone thinks Little is just adorable even when he picks his nose and eats it! Ugh. What’s a middle child to do? Sometimes Emma feels like the only one who understands her is her Japanese fighting fish, Star, whose tank is stuck in the middle of his two brothers. And now, Emma has to ride in the middle seat as her family embarks on a weeklong beach vacation with friends, where being just medium will only get worse! Then Emma has an idea. What if she could get out of being in the middle  by taking on a new role?  What if she acted big? Or even bigger than that? Will things go as planned? Or will she have a huge dilEmma?

Laura Wiltse Prior went from creating tales starring "Laura the Great" in her dad's studio office, to crafting short stories when she was supposed to be working in a business office, to writing books for kids in her very own office (well, one she shares with her son's Xbox). She loves reading anything and everything, sneaking cookie dough from the mixing bowl and playing tennis. When she isn't writing, Laura's ferrying her kids around, hiking with her dog Cody, or hanging with Casper the cat. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and three kids, the inspiration for her stories.


Event date: 
Saturday, September 9, 2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Event address: 
Elm Street Books
35 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
The Beach Dilemma By Laura Wiltse Prior, Marta Kissi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laura Wiltse Prior, Marta Kissi (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781947159600
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Red Chair Press - August 1st, 2023