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We’re hosting #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Julie Murphy!

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Just in time for Pride Month,  and the release of her new YA book, Pumpkin, Julie Murphy will visit us on June 10th at 6 PM.   Pumpkin is a companion novel to  Dumplin’,  Julie’s  New York  Times bestselling novel,  now a  movie on  Netflix!

Participants in this event will be eligible for a prize drawing for a signed copy of Julie’s brand-new book.   Be sure to register with your email to receive your Zoom invitation.

Registration – Virtual Author Visit: Julie Murphy

Can’t make it to our live virtual event?  Don’t worry!  We’ll be recording the session and you will be able to view our visit with Julie for a couple of weeks after.


Waylon Russell Brewer is a fat, openly gay boy stuck in the small West Texas town of Clover City. His plan is to bide his time until he can graduate, move to Austin with his twin sister, Clementine, and finally go Full Waylon so that he can live his Julie-the-hills-are-alive-with-the-sound-of-music-Andrews truth.

Checkout some of Julie’s other books:


Sixteen-year-old Willowdean wants to prove to everyone in her small Texas town that she is more than just a fat girl, so, while grappling with her feelings for a co-worker who is clearly attracted to her, Will and some other misfits prepare to compete in the beauty pageant her mother runs.




Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since she was a little girl. Not this year. This year she has new plans to chase her secret dream of being a newscaster–and to kiss the boy she’s crushing on.



Dear Sweet Pea

“Thirteen-year-old Patricia, widely known as Sweet Pea, navigates her parents’ unconventional divorce and finds herself in the unlikely role of her town’s advice columnist”



Side Effects May Vary

Alice is ready to go out in a blaze of glory, but then she discovers she’s in remission from cancer and she must deal with all of the mistakes she’s made and the people she’s hurt.


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Fun FAQ’s:

  • Julie wrote her first book during NaNoWriMO while working in a library.
  • Her favorite food is pizza.
  • She loves low key trips, spectacular views and downtime to catch up on reading.
  • She lives for Halloween.
  • She has two cats named Rufus and Opie and a dog named Dexter.


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Cindy Beach

Cindy is the Literacy and Learning Manager, and she loves helping connect people to that next great library program to have fun, learn something new, or meet new people. When not at the library, Cindy likes to spend time with her family, play with her cat, and read YA fiction, thrillers, historical fiction and Steampunk novels.