From the Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival
What: The Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival
Where: 2201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, VA
When: Saturday, September 29 at Old Mill Park, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Who: Gwen Holsapple is an avid runner, beach bum and loving mother of three, but her shocking expertise lies in the field of crippling depression. As a graphic designer in Baltimore, she was critically hospitalized, and this turned out to be a good thing – apart from nearly dying of course. Now free to fulfill her destiny as a novelist, she honestly could not think of what to reveal in this bio without scaring people away. This is precisely what “The Cinder Pill” is about: perseverance through adversity with some heavy reality, along with a lot of insane humor and plenty of heat as well.