Live Online Event to Feature Gist’s Latest Release It Happened at the Fair
Deeanne Gist will be hosting a webcast on May 22, 2013 at 8:00 PM EST, where she will be introducing readers to her latest release, It Happened at the Fair (Howard Books, April 20, 2013). During the live online event, Gist will be discussing her inspiration for the story, sharing interesting facts from her research on the fair, and answering reader questions. During the course of the evening, a number of prizes will be given away to those participating in the discussion.
The webcast will be hosted on Gist’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/deesfriends. Leading up to the webcast, readers can RSVP for the event and sign up to receive an email reminder. In coordination with the It Happened at the Fair blog tour, a drawing is also being held for an iPad Mini. Fans can also enter the contest via Gist’s Facebook page, and the winner will be announced at the end of the webcast.
About It Happened at the Fair:
The 1893 Chicago World’s Fair overflowed with the latest innovations welcomed by a throng of people from all around the globe. This setting replete with history, intrigue and wonder is the backdrop for It Happened at the Fair.
Gambling everything, including the family farm, young inventor Cullen McNamara is determined to make his family proud—and earn his father’s entry money to the Fair Expo back—by selling his design for an automatic sprinkler system inspired by his mother’s death in a mill fire. Struggling with hearing loss from his previous life on the farm, McNamara finds it difficult to communicate with potential buyers over the din in the Fair’s Machinery Building. In an act of desperation, he hires attractive Della Wentworth, a teacher of the deaf, to tutor him in the art of lip-reading.
Much like the newly invented Ferris Wheel, Cullen is caught in a whirl between his girl back home, his dreams as an inventor, and his unexpected attraction to his new tutor. Can he keep his feet on the ground or will he be carried away?
Gist’s unique blend of romance and historical fiction brings the past alive for her readers through her extensive period research. Readers will find themselves not only caught up with the exciting backdrop of the fair, but the blossoming love story between Cullen and Della. They will also encounter President Grover Cleveland, Alexander Graham Bell, Helen Keller, and Ann Sullivan, actually attendees of the legendary fair.
About the Deeanne Gist:
Deeanne Gist—known to her family, friends, and fans as Dee—has rocketed up the bestseller lists and captivated readers everywhere with her original historical and contemporary novels. A favorite among readers and reviewers alike, her popular titles include A Bride Most Begrudging, A Bride in the Bargain, and Maid to Match. It Happened at the Fair, is her ninth published novel.