Lit Chat with LGBTQ+ Historical Romance Author Cat Sebastian

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Lit Chat with Cat Sebastian

#Queer Couples Making History

Before writing, Cat Sebastian was a lawyer and a teacher and did a variety of other jobs. But she liked those jobs much less than she enjoys writing happy endings for queer people.

Her latest book, We Could Be So Good has been described by Dahlia Adler (Buzzfeed) as "Casey McQuinston meets The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo." So, if you're in the mood for a mid-century romance between a scrappy reporter and a newspaper mogul's son (or you just really liked Newsies), this book might be right up your alley!

And if you like that, she's got over a dozen other queer historical romance novels and glowing reviews from bestselling authors like Julia Quinn, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Bridgerton series. The best part? You can also meet her live and in person, right here in Jacksonville!


Lit Chat Interview with Cat Sebastian, Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. This event will take place live at the Willow Branch Library and will be livestreamed online via Zoom. Books will be available to purchase on-site from Femme Fire Books or you can bring a copy purchased from your favorite bookseller.

Register now!

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Willowbranch Library in honor of LGBTQ+ History Month. They invite attendees to join them for a small reception before the interview from 6-6:30 p.m.

Cat Sebastian writes queer historical romance. Her books have received starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Booklist, and she’s been featured in the Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, and Jezebel. She was born in New Jersey and lived in New York and Arizona before settling down in a swampy part of the South. When she isn’t writing, she’s probably reading, having one-sided conversations with her dog, or doing the crossword puzzle.

Interviewer Lori Sterling is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who focuses on helping LGBT+ individuals both at her private practice, Tea Time Therapy, and with her career as a medical care coordinator at JASMYN, a nationally recognized LGBT+ youth center located in Jacksonville Florida. When not advocating for or working with the community, you can most likely find her painting, playing Animal Crossing, or on the mat with her Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class. 


Check out more of Cat's work from the library!


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