Amanda Eyre Ward is the author of six novels, including
How to Be Lost and The Same Sky. Her seventh novel,
The Jetsetters, will be published by Ballantine. Ward's work
has been optioned for film and television and published in fifteen
countries. Ward has been chosen twice as a Target Bookmarked pick
and has published essays in women's magazines, The New York
Times, and The Washington Post.
Jardine Libaire is the author of two novels, Here Kitty Kitty and White Fur, which was a Barnes & Noble Discovery pick, a Book of the Month Club selection, and an Amazon Best Book. She writes for women's magazines, film, and TV.
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