Rachel Runya Katz with Jen Comfort — 'Thank You for Sharing'

A chemistry-filled childhood friends to enemies to lovers debut romance about two people forced to confront their pasts to save both their relationship and careers.


Third Place Books is delighted to welcome local author Rachel Runya Katz to our Lake Forest Park store! Katz will be discussing her debut romance novel, Thank You for Sharing, called "a delicious pressure-cooker-style slow burn of a romance" by Anita Kelly. She will be joined in conversation by local romance author Jen Comfort. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

This event will include a public signing and time for audience Q&A. Sustain our author series by purchasing a copy of the featured book!

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About Thank You for Sharing. . .

Daniel Rosenberg and Liyah Cohen-Jackson’s last conversation—fourteen years ago at summer camp—ended their friendship. Until they find themselves seated next to each other on a plane, and bitterly pick up right where they left off. At least they can go their separate ways again after landing...

That is, until Daniel's marketing firm gets hired by the Chicago museum where Liyah works as a junior curator, and they’re forced to collaborate with potential career changing promotions on the line.

With every meeting and post-work social gathering with colleagues, the tension (and chemistry) between Daniel and Liyah builds until they’re forced to confront why they broke apart years ago at camp. But as they find comfort in their shared experiences as Jews of color and fumble towards friendship, can they ignore their growing feelings for each other?

With sexy charm and undeniable wit, Rachel Runya Katz's sparkling debut, Thank You For Sharing, proves that if you're open to love, anything is possible.


Praise for Thank You for Sharing. . .

"A lovely little friends to enemies to friends to lovers, and a tender reckoning with grief, trauma, and prejudice. I love these characters and their friendships and their flaws and their growth. I wanted to eat every meal they ate, drink every cocktail they shared at their quasi-group-therapy-speakeasy-get-togethers, and just exist within the chaos and the calm. Hug your friends, tell your loved ones you love them, confess your feelings to your crush, trust your gut or heart or brain or whatever, go to therapy, and read this book (in no particular order). Thank YOU, Rachel, for sharing your words with us."
—Sofia Brekkan, Third Place Books 

"This book wrapped a fist around my heart and refused to let go. Gorgeously written, with two magnetic leads, an irresistible group of friends, and a warmth that radiates from every page. Rachel Runya Katz is a true talent."
—Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of The Ex Talk and Weather Girl 

"Impossible to put down! A delicious pressure-cooker-style slow burn of a romance... readers will fall head over heels for Liyah and Daniel!"
—Alexandria Bellefleur, author of Written in the Stars and The Fiancée Farce

"Rachel Runya Katz’s Thank You for Sharing is a magical love story. This is a poignant, sharp and sexy romance with the kind of complex, big-hearted characters and emotional honesty readers will adore. I loved it!"
—Carley Fortune, author of Every Summer After and Meet Me at the Lake

Rachel Runya Katz is a contemporary romance writer living in Seattle with her partner, her cat, and far too many houseplants. She has a PhD in biomedical engineering, which is minimally helpful for this endeavor. Her books center queer Jews of color and their layered lives of joy, sadness, and love. Thank You for Sharing is her first novel.

Jen Comfort is from Portland, Oregon and writes bonkers rom-coms about hot nerds with cool jobs. The rest of the time, she works in a restaurant so she can support her cat and husky-malamute's luxurious lifestyle. She asks that readers please buy her books so she can fund her Fat Bear Week Bracket gambling addiction.

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