IN-PERSON: WHY I WRITE WHAT I WRITE event, with Barbara Claypole White, Marilyn Simon Rothstein, and Rochelle Weinstein


Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - Signing Line at 5:30 pm, Talk begins at 6:00 pm

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Flyleaf will offer seating for up to 50 in-person guests, with priority access given to folks who purchase the book. Masks recommended.

Three award-winning, entertaining novelists in an energetic conversation about how they found their writing voices, how they choose their subject matter (or does the subject matter choose them?), and why writing from the heart holds the key. They will also talk about the challenges of writing during tough times—whether personal or global.

Rochelle B. Weinstein is the USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of This Is Not How It Ends, Somebody’s Daughter, Where We Fall, The Mourning After, and What We Leave Behind. Rochelle spent her early years, always with a book in hand, raised by the likes of Sidney Sheldon and Judy Blume. A former entertainment industry executive, she splits her time between sunny South Florida and the mountains of North Carolina. When she’s not writing, Rochelle can be found mentoring at-risk young women through Women of Tomorrow, teaching workshops at Nova Southeastern University, hiking, reading, and finding the world’s best nachos. When We Let Go releases 5/17, and she is currently working on her sixth novel releasing Spring 2023. Please visit her at

Marilyn Simon Rothstein  is the author of Crazy to Leave You, Husbands and Other Sharp Objects, and Lift and Separate, winner of the Star Award presented by the Women’s Fiction Writers Association for Outstanding Debut. Marilyn grew up in New York City, earned a degree in journalism from New York University, began her writing career at Seventeen magazine, married a man she met in an elevator, and owned an advertising agency for more than twenty-five years. Marilyn received an MA in liberal studies from Wesleyan University and an MA in Judaic studies from the University of Connecticut. She enjoys speaking at book festivals and community events.

Barbara Claypole White was born in rural England, but writes and gardens in the woods of Orange County. Her passion for creating troubled characters inspires emotionally-charged book club fiction with complicated relationships, invisible disabilities, crazy critters … and a big ol' dollop of hope.  Her novels include: The Unfinished Garden, which won the Golden Quill for Best First Book; The In-Between Hour, a SIBA Okra Pick; The Perfect Son, a Goodreads Choice Awards Semifinalist; Echoes of Family, a WFWA Star Award Finalist; and The Promise Between Us, a Nautilus Award Winner (for books that foster positive change in the world) and an American Fiction Awards Finalist. Her agent is currently shopping novel six, The Gin Club, and she’s hard at work on number seven. To connect with Barbara, please visit


Event date: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
When We Let Go By Rochelle B. Weinstein Cover Image
ISBN: 9781662501036
Availability: Usually Available in 5-9 Days
Published: Lake Union Publishing - May 17th, 2022

Crazy to Leave You By Marilyn Simon Rothstein Cover Image
ISBN: 9781542034487
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Published: Lake Union Publishing - May 24th, 2022

The Promise Between Us By Barbara Claypole White Cover Image
ISBN: 9781542048989
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Published: Lake Union Publishing - January 16th, 2018