Meet the author of this charming and heartfelt modern fairy tale for adults.
There will be no formal program, so just drop in any time to ask questions, buy a book to get signed, and hang out for some treats!
Kate Kennedy is a Chicago-based entrepreneur who is best known for her brand Be There in Five. After her signature product, the 'remindoormat, ' took off unexpectedly, Kate had to leave her corporate marketing job to run her hobby-turned-business full-time. While she's now a business owner by trade, Kate's lifelong passion has always been storytelling and poetry, rhyming her way through birthday cards, speeches, college essays, wedding toasts throughout the years. After starting a business and facing the necessary perils of social media self-promotion, Kate was inspired to write this book, which pairs her love for rhyming with her hilarious commentary about today's influencer economy from an outsider's point of view. Kate and her products have been featured in Glamour, Self, Martha Stewart Living, RealSimple, TeenVogue, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Refinery29 and more. Her love for social media comes from experience, she can be found on Instagram (@bethereinfive).
Torie Conn is an illustrator who was born and raised in the city of Chicago. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. She also studied at School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Torie's current work ranges from small format ink and watercolor on paper to large scale public art inspired by the simple joys and ironies of daily life.