Local author Carolyn Menke will be at the Penguin Bookshop for an author talk and book signing on Wednesday, September 30 at 6:30pm, featuring her new novel, Return to Me.
About the Book: Eighteen-year-old Sadie Stark, raised by the governor of Pennsylvania, has the world on a string. She doesn't need the mother who left her any more than she needs the fiance who promises to change. What she needs is to finish college, and keep her wits about her. When war-bound James Pasko returns her stolen clutch, and shows her what's missing in her life, she gains the courage to search for the truth about her past. What Sadie uncovers rattles her to the core. But James' steadfast love gives her hope for the future--for the first time--even as the war tears them apart. When James disappears over enemy lines and Sadie makes a startling discovery, she must decide to follow in the footsteps of the mother who gave her away, or face a life of hardship like she's never known.
About the Author: Carolyn Menke earned a bachelor’s degree in professional writing from Carnegie Mellon University and a master’s degree in marketing communications from Duquesne University. She is a member of Pennwriters and two writing critique groups. Ms. Menke was awarded the Golden Quill Award, Civic Journalism for “GenExodus,” which aired on WDUQ 90.5 National Public Radio. She is a member of the National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication, Kappa Tau Alpha. A storyteller with an entrepreneurial spirit, Ms. Menke started a marketing communications business with clients ranging from local start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. For more information, please visit her website at: www.carolynmenke.com.