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Hi authors: Jen's book is launching today and she's throwing a party. There will be wine, game and prizes, a reading and a group tribute to Michelle Obama. Please stop by if you're in the neighborhood!

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Posted by Jennifer Worick
APR17
Tue 7:00 PM PDTSecret Garden BooksSeattle, WA
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Aspiring authors: Jen has a new book out and we'd love for you to celebrate with her. Seattle's Secret Garden Books is throwing a launch party on April 17 for What's Your M.O.?: Live Your Best Life, the Michelle Obama Way. The party will include wine, snacks, a trivia contest, and readings about all the ways we want to be like Michelle. I hope you can swing by (and feel free to spread the word). Write on!

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