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Book signing with local author Oct. 30

Tea resident, Julie Frank (pen name Emersyn Park), has always dreamed of becoming an author and writing a book of her own. This year her dream came true.

Frank released her first novel titled, “he LOVES me, she loves me NOT.” You may have seen this book on the shelves at Barnes and Noble, but didn’t recognize the author’s name. Frank chose to write her novel under the pen name of Emersyn Park.

Frank has lived in the Midwest for the last 25 years with her husband and two sons.

Her journey to write and publish a book is a simple one. She has always dreamed of becoming an author like her idols, Gillian Flynn, Colleen Hoover, Dianne Chamberlain, Emily Giffin and Ruth Ware. As a young child, she wrote one-act plays and short stories that her type A personality could control the ending to.

In high school her love for reading intensified, and she was often found with her nose in a work of fiction. She also became very active with her high school newspaper and yearbook staffs, where her talent and passion for writing blossomed under the wonderful direction of her journalism teacher.

As an adult, many novels crept onto paper but never fully contained Frank’s attention. Her role as a mother was her number one priority. Now that her two sons have grown and become independent, welcomed free time resurfaced.

“he LOVES me, she loves me NOT” was born during the COVID19 quarantine. Page, after page, poured out of Frank as if the words had been bottled up and were overflowing. Even though the global pandemic has completely altered our ‘normal,’ it is also credited with giving her the gift of time and opportunity to create an entertaining story that leads its readers to question the basic facts that they were led to believe — not everything is as it appears.

We all have a story to tell; whether it’s a great story depends on how you tell it.

The Tea Community Library is excited to have Emersyn Park (aka Julie Frank) at the Library Saturday, Oct 30th from 9:30-11:00 for a book signing. Her book can be purchased either at Barnes and Noble or Amazon ahead of time, and there will be copies available while she is here. Refreshments will be served.

“We hope you can join us to show support for one of our very own Tea residents,” said librarian Gayla Wipf.


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