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Write On! A Taste of Heavenwith Meg Tilly

Hosted by Meagan Black

Write On! A Taste of Heavenwith Meg Tilly

Hosted by Meagan Black
Sunnyside OPL
1049 Bank Street
Meg Tilly - Photo by Caitlin Gronenberg

Join us for a reading and conversation with renowned actress and author Meg Tilly. Her first novel,   A Taste of Heaven,  is the comic (and sometimes melodramatic!) story about the bonds of friendship and growing up. 


Madison Stokes leads a pretty average life: average mom and dad, average looks, average grades—well maybe her sister is MUCH brattier than average, but nothing out of the ordinary. All that changes when Alyssa Hawkins moves to town. When Madison takes Alyssa under her wing, the two girls quickly bond over chocolate-chip cookies and become best friends


But there are some things Alyssa won’t share. Why won’t she talk about her family? And why is she reluctant to have Madison over to her house? Alyssa has a secret that she doesn’t want anyone to know. And when Madison finds out by accident, she would love to tell it. But if she does, she risks losing the best friend she’s ever had…


In her new novel, Behind the Scenes , readers get to spend more time with BFFs Alyssa and Madison, this time in in Hollywood! Madison is devastated when her new best friend Alyssa's mother announces they are moving back to Hollywood. But there is a silver lining-Madison is invited to spend some time over the summer in Los Angeles. Madison is overjoyed to be with Alyssa, but she doesn't count on being homesick or having to deal with her fear of dogs. But the chance to meet Alyssa's recently discovered father and an opportunity to go behind the scenes of lives of the rich and famous give the best friends plenty of distractions-and show them both that they have much more strength than they ever realized.


Behind the Scenes offers young readers a glimpse of the so-called glamourous Hollywood lifestyle, of which Meg Tilly has firsthand knowledge.




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