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In Light of Recent Events
Amy Klinger

In Light of Recent Events

Story Plant paperback

ISBN:  978-1-61188-323-7

Fiction Studio Books e-book

ISBN: 978-1-945839-61-0

Publication date: March 22, 2022

288 pages


"With a wit as precise as an edge of a carefully cut diamond, In Light of Recent Events navigates universal workplace intrigues in this thoughtful story about love, friendship, and growing up.

— Jane Ward, author of In the Aftermath

In the 1990s American workplace, survival of the fittest is sometimes less about clawing your way to the top than developing good camouflage. And Audrey Rohmer is doing her very best to blend in as an undistinguished middle manager. Uninspired by her job and uneasy about her father's new marriage, Audrey coasts through the work week leaning on her “partner in apathy” – an admin assistant named Pooter – to keep her relationship with the married head of her department from becoming water cooler gossip.



But when an old family friend-turned-Hollywood-superstar crashes on her doorstep in the midst of a publicity crisis, Audrey's under-the-radar status quo gets upended, and the writing may literally be on the bathroom wall that secrets will find a way out.


Equally acerbic and heartfelt, In Light of Recent Events is both an endlessly engaging piece of storytelling and a fascinating commentary on workplaces, families, and fame.

About the Author...

Amy Klinger

After receiving an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Utah, Amy Klinger took a ten-year hiatus from writing fiction to pursue a career in marketing and communications. Her first novel, In Light of Recent Events, was written over the course of several years in roughly two-hour increments after work and family responsibilities were put to bed for the night.


She currently works as a freelance brand strategist and copywriter, and in between, is working on her next book, Ducks on the Pond, to be published by The Story Plant in 2023.


Amy lives in Vermont with her husband and daughter.


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