Cocktails & Convos

A Dog-Eared Books Author Series

Meet the authors of exciting new books through our Cocktails & Conversations Author Series! Each Cocktails & Conversation event will include an author reading, a Q&A with time for audience questions, and a book signing. To add to the fun, customers can purchase a signature cocktail that matches the book.

To attend a Cocktails & Conversations, you’ll need to purchase a ticket for the event using the buttons below. The ticket price will include both a signed book and an evening of interaction with the author. If a family member would like to attend but does not need a book, additional tickets can be purchased at a nominal cost as an add-on to the base ticket. 

Below you’ll find a list of our upcoming Cocktails & Conversation events:

Theodore Wheeler & The War Begins in Paris

This historical fiction novel brings noir vibes to 1938 Paris. Shy pacifist and shunned Mennonite Mielle meets the brash American Journalist Jane, who will soon become a fascist propagandist in the second world war. As this recklessness devolves into militarism and an utter lack of humanity, Mielle is seized by a series of visions that show her an inescapable truth: Jane Anderson must die, and Mielle must be the one to kill her.

Date: Thursday, Jan 18                                                                   Time: 7 PM

Debra Marquart & Gratitude with Dogs under Stars

Beginning with the new poems, the collection travels back through Marquart’s illustrious career. Long-time fans and newcomers alike can track the trajectory of this poet laureate’s poetic life thus far—the quiet serenity of walking dogs under a starry sky, the horrors of fracking, the beginnings of a tender relationship at a firing range, reflecting on the follies of a youthful life lived carefree.

Date: February 21                                                                      Time: 7 PM

Bennett Sims & Other Minds and Other Stories

These darkly humorous short stories expertly guide readers through the paranoia and obsession of everyday horrors, not least the horrors of overthinking what other people might be thinking. In this cerebral and eerie collection, a man lends his phone to a stranger in the mall, setting off an uncanny series of Unknown calls that come to haunt his relationship with jealousy and dread, and a private detective is hired to investigate a posthumous message that a widower has seemingly received from his dead wife, leading him into a foggy landscape of lost memories, shifting identities, and strange doublings. 

Date: TBA                                                                   Time: 7 PM

 Tracey Garvis Graves & The Trail of Lost Hearts

This contemporary romance follows forty-four-year-old Wren Waters who wants to put two recent life-altering blows behind her. No one is more surprised than Wren when she discovers that geocaching—the outdoor activity of using GPS to look for hidden objects—is the only thing getting her out of bed and out of her head. While on a geocaching trip, she meets a psychologist struggling with his own life-altering events, and what begins as a platonic road trip gradually blossoms into something deeper.

Date: Thurs, April  4                                                                    Time: 7 PM

Heather Gudenkauf & Every One Is Watching

Five contestants have been chosen to compete for ten million dollars on the game show One Lucky Winner. The catch? None of them knows what (or who) to expect, and it will be live streamed all over the world. When long-kept secrets begin to rise to the surface, the contestants realize this is no longer just a reality show—someone is out for blood. And the game can’t end until the world knows who the contestants really are…

Date: Thurs, April 11                                                                                    Time: 7 PM