Author Anastasia Zadeik Discusses New Novel "Blurred Fates"
Age Group:All Ages
Coronado Public Library, in partnership with Bay Books Coronado, welcomes Anastasia Zadeik, author of Blurred Fates, in conversation with Tracy J. Jones, who co-runs the San Diego Memoir Showcase.
This event is free and first-come, first-served. A limited number of premium-view reserved seats are available for those who pre-order a copy of the book by contacting Bay Books at 619-435-0070. One reserved seat per book.
About the author, Anastasia Zadeik:
Anastasia Zadeik is an author, editor, and narrative nonfiction storyteller. Director of Operations for the San Diego Writers Festival, she also serves as a mentor and board member for the literary nonprofit So Say We All. Her work has appeared in The San Diego Decameron Project, writeordietribe.com, LitHub, and Shaking the Tree. Blurred Fates is her first novel. Find out more (and watch videos from live storytelling events) at anastasiazadeik.com or follow her on Facebook and Instagram, @anastasiazadeik.
About Tracy J. Jones:
Tracy J. Jones is a professional content writer, editor, and writing coach. She co-runs the San Diego Memoir Showcase and co-edits the Showcase anthology, Shaking the Tree: Brazen. Short. Memoir. The third volume of Shaking the Tree was published in 2021; volume four will be published in December 2022. Tracy runs several Read & Critique groups, teaches at San Diego Writers, Ink, and is the interviewer for the Warwick's + San Diego Writers Festival Book Club. She is a freelance developmental editor for Acorn Publishing.
About Blurred Fates:
Kate Whittier has it all—a loving, even-keeled husband, two great kids, and a beautiful home in Southern California. But Kate is living a lie. In a desperate attempt to create for her children the safe, happy family she never had, she has been hiding dark secrets for decades—things she’s convinced make her unworthy of her wellborn husband, Jacob, and the privileged life he has provided.
Then, one ordinary evening, always dependable Jacob confesses to a drunken sexual indiscretion he doesn’t quite remember, and Kate cracks open. Molten memories rise to the surface: hiding in the dark, her brother’s whisper in her ear; crying out, knowing no one will hear. Along with the memories, volatile emotions swirl—a sign, Kate fears, that the mental illness that took her mother has finally come for her.
Stepping in to support Kate and Jacob as their lives unravel is the guy who introduced them: Ryan McCann, a peripatetic journalist who has recently settled nearby to write his first novel. Ryan was with Jacob on the night of the indiscretion. Ryan is with Kate when Jacob leaves. And when Kate’s malevolent older brother calls with news of her father’s imminent death, it is Ryan who accompanies her as she journeys back to her childhood home looking for closure. Instead, as the past invades the present and relationships collide, Kate discovers complicated truths that could mean redemption—or destroy her entire world.