VIRTUAL - Not YA Mama's Book Club with Elizabeth Foscue

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 7:00pm

We’ll be meeting via Zoom. Click here to register.

Children’s and Teen’s specialist Laura G. leads a freestyle discussion on Young Adult books. This book club is strictly meant as a community for YA fans age 18 and older. No need to worry if you haven’t read this month’s book, come and enjoy the discussion!

This month we’ll be joined by author Elizabeth Foscue.

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This month we’ll be reading…

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Pest By Elizabeth Foscue Cover Image
ISBN: 9781684428120
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Keylight Books - April 5th, 2022

High school senior Hallie Mayhew spends her days traipsing from one lavish Montecito estate to the next . . . spraying ant poison.

Between her dad's pest control company, her mom's pond cleaning service, and her side gig at a tourist hotspot in Santa Barbara, Hal puts the "work" in working class. But Hal has qualms about gassing gophers. She's tired of ditching friends to skim dead fish from fountains, and she's weary of divorced-parent politics. So Hal has a plan: win the prestigious Verhaag Scholarship, go to an east coast school, and never come back.

But the Verhaag Scholarship has a proud history of nepotism and a last-minute contender just crawled out of the woodwork. Hal's parking lot nemesis has usurped the Yearbook Committee, depriving her of her only extracurricular credit. To make matters worse, her Montecito clients are in a defensive frenzy over a rash of estate burglaries, and if her jobs keep making her tardy, she may not even graduate.

With her college plans rapidly derailing, Hal is forced to enlist the help of Spencer Salazar: the dim, infuriating (and kinda hot) rich kid next door. Hal's willing to do anything to win the scholarship, but her side gigs are creating a tangled web that might keep her stuck in Santa Barbara forever, and now she's wondering--maybe too late--if she misjudged the boy next door.

Elizabeth Foscue grew up in northwest Florida and the British Virgin Islands. She attended the University of Florida, where she majored in Linguistics and fleeing town on football weekends. She met her (now) husband at a sailing team meeting the second week of school and it was his idea to move to Annapolis, Maryland. She earned a J.D. and LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center before escaping to SoCal after ten years of nasty, mid-Atlantic weather. Elizabeth lives in Santa Barbara, California with her husband, norrbottenspets (that’s Swedish for “barking fur-factory”) and two awesome kiddos.