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Meet the Author: Erin Bartels

Meet the Author: Erin Bartels
  • When May 07, 2024 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM (US/Eastern / UTC-400)
  • Where Buchanan District Library
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  • Contact Phone 2696953681
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Buchanan District Library is part of the Michigan Notable Books Author Tour this year! Join us as we welcome Erin Bartels, author of Everything Is Just Beginning, a story of two lonely souls who have exactly what the other one needs—if they could simply turn their focus from what is ending to what is just beginning. Extra copies are available at the library so you can read this award-winning book before the event. No registration is required.


It was just one of those nights.
One of those crazy, impossible nights that change your life.
When guitarist Michael Sullivan gets kicked out of his band (and his apartment), landing a record deal seems an impossible dream. And nothing about Michael’s prospects points toward a better future. Until the invitation for a swanky New Year’s Eve party shows up in the mailbox. It’s addressed to his uncle, with whom he shares both name and living space, but his uncle is going out of town . . .
On the effervescent night of December 31, 1989—as the Berlin Wall is coming down, the Soviet Union is falling apart, and anything seems possible—Michael will cross paths with the accomplished and enigmatic young heir to a fading musical dynasty, forever altering both of their futures.
Award-winning novelist Erin Bartels enchants with this story of two lonely souls who have exactly what the other one needs—if they could simply turn their focus from what is ending to what is just beginning.
ERIN BARTELS writes character-driven fiction for curious people. Her readers know to expect that each of her novels will tell a unique story about fallible characters so tangible that it’s hard to believe they are not real people. Whether urban, rural, or somewhere in between, her settings come alive with carefully crafted details that engage all the senses and transport the reader to a singular time and place. And her themes of reckoning with the past, improving the present, and looking with hope to the future leave her readers with a sense of peace and possibility.
Erin is the award-winning author of We Hope for Better Things, The Words between Us, All That We Carried, The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water, Everything Is Just Beginning, and The Lady with the Dark Hair. A two-time Christy finalist and winner of two WFWA Star Awards and two Michigan Notable Book Awards, Erin has been a publishing professional for more than twenty years. After eighteen years in Michigan's capital city, she now lives with her family in Mason, MI. You can find her on Facebook @ErinBartelsAuthor and on Instagram @erinbartelswrites.