Sunday, July 19 at 2PM
Award-Winning Austin Author
speaking & signing
The Kate Brady Series
Join us this evening as one of our own local authors brings us a brand new historical fiction series. Winner of the Texas Association of Authors' Historical Fiction Award for her first book, The Hat, Hughes takes us on the partially autobiographical journey of her father, a bootlegger murdered by the mafia, and her own search for the truth. The novels begins in 1931 and, in flashback, introduces Kate Brady, who has just been fired from her Depression-era job working at Shapiro’s Bakery. She has little hope of a future until she meets the magnetic, wealthy Ben Gold, who immediately identifies her as his future wife. When a charged love affair sparks between Kate and Gold’s employee, Bobby Keane, their struggle to escape the dangerous Gold sets them on a life-or-death adventure through this thrilling trilogy!
ABOUT BABETTE HUGHES
Babette Hughes, author of The Red Scarf, The Hat (winner of the Texas Association of Authors’ Historical Fiction Award 2011-2012), Lost and Found, and co-author of Why College Students Fail, is also a contributing blogger for The Huffington Post. She has also been published in theSaturday Review; been contributing editor of Cleveland Magazine; a twice-weekly columnist for the Cleveland Press; and has published articles and book reviews in the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Sunday Magazine. She has also written, produced and appeared in television documentaries and news and feature stories for Cleveland television stations WKYC-NBC and WNBK-UHF.
In addition to her writing career she has been been National Director of Women’s Political Action for Hubert Humphrey in his 1972 Presidential campaign, as well as founder and President of Discover Yourself, Inc., a motivation and self realization program for women. She has also been Director of Public Relations for Revco D.S., Inc. in Twinsburg, Ohio, and Account Executive with Frazier Associates, in Washington, DC. She and her husband live in Austin, Texas, and are the parents and step-parents of eight children.
Thank you for supporting Babette Hughes and your local independent bookstore!