When You Read This | Mary Adkins


Iris Massey loves being a personal assistant to PR wizard Smith Simonyi. After Iris passes on from terminal cancer Smith finds a blog with funny and whimsical takes on life, love, and dying. Smith wants it published, but must get past Iris’s grieving, highly strung sister, Jade. A funny and slightly heartbreaking look at life, love, and dying.

Georgette Coan is the manager of Barbara's Bookstore at Woodfield Mall in Schaumberg, IL. She began working for Barbara's in 2010 and was the manager at Barbara's in Burr Ridge, IL. Georgette believes that people still buy paper books because they long for the feel of a physical volume in their hands, actual books on their bookshelves at home, a way to have an actual library (you can't wrap an E-reader!) to pass onto their families. "Books harken back to a more nostalgic era. This new technology isn't for everyone; physical copies of books still offer another choice to those who don't care for the newfangled technology known as E-books and E-readers."