Monday, June 24, 2024 - 6:30pm
Brazos Bookstore --
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005-1451
United States


Brazos Bookstore welcomes Katherine Center in-store on Monday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Entry is $29.00 per person and entry purchase is required to attend. Each entry purchase includes one (1) entry into the event and one (1) hardcover copy of THE ROM-COMMERS. 

The event will be standing-room only and seating will be limited, so we recommend that you come early if you want to get a seat. We also encourage carpooling or using Uber/Lyft because parking can be a challenge at our store. 

You will pick up your book when you come to the event at Brazos on June 24. Books will not be shipped prior to the event. Lost books cannot be replaced.

If you are attending the event please select the “I would like to pick this order up at the store“ option when ordering. 

If you opt for shipping books will only be shipped after the event so that they can be signed. 

Books not picked up at the event will be held at Brazos Bookstore until July 31, 2024.

Books and event entry can also be pre-ordered in-person or via phone (713.523.0701) at Brazos Bookstore until  3 p.m. on June 24 unless the event sells out. Event entry purchase will be available at the door, if the event is not sold out.

Featuring beautiful spray-painted edges with vibrant designed endpapers.

The New York Times bestselling author Katherine Center's next laugh out loud, feel good rom-com about writing your own story.

She’s rewriting his love story. But can she rewrite her own?

Emma Wheeler desperately longs to be a screenwriter. She’s spent her life studying, obsessing over, and writing romantic comedies—good ones! That win contests! But she’s also been the sole caretaker for her kind-hearted dad, who needs full-time care. Now, when she gets a chance to re-write a script for famous screenwriter Charlie Yates—The Charlie Yates! Her personal writing god!—it’s a break too big to pass up.

Emma’s younger sister steps in for caretaking duties, and Emma moves to L.A. for six weeks for the writing gig of a lifetime. But what is it they say? Don’t meet your heroes? Charlie Yates doesn’t want to write with anyone—much less “a failed, nobody screenwriter.” Worse, the romantic comedy he’s written is so terrible it might actually bring on the apocalypse. Plus! He doesn’t even care about the script—it’s just a means to get a different one green-lit. Oh, and he thinks love is an emotional Ponzi scheme.

But Emma’s not going down without a fight. She will stand up for herself, and for rom-coms, and for love itself. She will convince him that love stories matter—even if she has to kiss him senseless to do it. But . . . what if that kiss is accidentally amazing? What if real life turns out to be so much . . . more real than fiction? What if the love story they’re writing breaks all Emma’s rules—and comes true?

BookPage calls Katherine Center “the reigning queen of comfort reads.” She’s the New York Times bestselling author of over half a dozen books, including How to Walk AwayThings You Save in a Fire, and What You Wish For. Katherine writes laugh-and-cry books about how life knocks us down—and how we get back up. She’s been compared to both Jane Austen and Nora Ephron, and the Dallas Morning News calls her stories, “satisfying in the most soul-nourishing way.” Her books have made countless Best-Of lists, including RealSimple’s Best Books of 2020, Amazon's Top 100 Books of 2019, Goodreads' Best Books of the Year, and many more. Bestselling author Emily Henry calls her summer 2022 book, The Bodyguard, “a shot of pure joy.” The movie adaptation of Katherine’s novel The Lost Husband (starring Josh Duhamel) hit #1 on Netflix, and her novel Happiness for Beginners is now a Netflix original starring Ellie Kemper. Katherine lives in her hometown of Houston, Texas, with her husband, two kids, and their fluffy-but-fierce dog.