Cat & Mouse Press and Browseabout Books are teaming up for a “Can’t Wait for Summer” beach party, at Browseabout Books, 133 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE. The event will include beach music, hot dogs, wine, prizes, and a celebration and signing party for Beach Nights, the 2016 Rehoboth Beach Reads book that won four Delaware Press Association awards. Authors Lynnette Adair and Rich Barnett will also be on hand to sign their award-winning books. During the event, all Cat & Mouse Press books will be discounted 20 percent.
Author Lynnette Adair is adding to the fun at the Can’t Wait for Summer Party by offering a special treat for purchasers of The Sea Sprite Inn, her novel about a Rehoboth Beach innkeeper that is getting rave reviews. She has prepared grab bags that each contain a mystery gift. The grab bags are free with the purchase of her book and contain prizes of varying value. One lucky recipient will grab a $50 gift certificate for Browseabout Books.
A number of the authors from Beach Nights, the anthology of winning stories from the popular Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Contest, will be available to sign their stories fromduring the event. The book recently won first place awards from Delaware Press Association for short story collection (multiple authors) and book editing, and two authors in the book placed in the category of single short story: Kathleen Martens, who received a first-place award for her story “Flight of the Songbird,” and Rich Barnett, who received second-place for “Cooking Lard and Candle Wax.”
Rich Barnett, author of Fun with Dick and James, a raucous romp set in Rehoboth, will be available to sign his book, which received a first-place award in the category of short story collection by a single author. The stories feature Dick Hunter, a Delaware blue blood who would be perfectly happy to spend his days writing obscure historical biographies, taking naps, and lying on the beach who seems to find himself in one jam after another. Fortunately, his young boyfriend, James Flores, is a natural problem-solver, even though his methods aren’t always by the book.
Weather permitting, the Can’t Wait for Summer Party will take place in the outdoor space near the entrance to Browseabout. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the event will be held in the store’s party room at the rear of the store. For more information, go to the Cat & Mouse Press website: www.catandmousepress.com.