Sara Farizan, Katie Cotugno, and Sarah Enni

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First Draft Episode #207: Sara Farizan, Katie Cotugno and Sarah Enni at Trident Booksellers and Cafe in Boston

I was thrilled to do an event with Sara Farizan--author of Here to Stay, Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel, and If You Could Be Mine--and Katie Cotugno--New York Times bestselling author of How to Love, 99 Days, Top Ten, and Fireworks. We met at Trident Booksellers and Cafe, Sara and Katie’s local bookstore in Boston, to discuss sexy first responders for all your needs, writing humor in contemporary stories, and letting characters make mistakes.

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