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AViD Presents: Sarah Penner at the DSM Book Festival

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Author Visits

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Adults, All Ages
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Best-selling novelist Sarah Penner kicks off the 2023 Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) series as headlining author of the DSM Book Festival. Penner’s beloved debut novel, The Lost Apothecary, was an instant New York Times bestseller and remained on bestseller lists for more than three months and has been translated into more than 40 languages. Her much-anticipated follow-up novel, The London Séance Society, will be released March 7. The book is a feminist gothic whodunit story steeped in mystery and suspense, set in 1870s Europe, about two women on the hunt for justice who embrace the art of conjuring the dead.

Penner spent thirteen years in corporate finance and now writes full-time. She and her husband live in Florida.