In-Person Book Signing with Samantha Marukm

Tue Apr 25 2023 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Writer's Block Bookstore | Orlando

Writer's Block Bookstore
Publisher/HostWriter's Block Bookstore
In-Person Book Signing with Samantha Marukm
Come join us and meet author Samantha Marukm as we celebrate the launch of You Wouldn't Dare!
About this Event

Come and join us we host Samantha Marukm here at Writer's Block Bookstore in Winter Park for an in-person signing on her latest book, You Wouldn't Dare.

This event is free for all to attend, but RSVPs are encouraged. You can let us know you're coming, and pre-purchase a signed and personalized copy of You Wouldn't Dare. All copies of You Wouldn't Dare to be signed at the event need to be purchased through Writer's Block Bookstore.

If you cannot attend the event but would like a signed copy, please follow the and add in the notes you would like a signed copy.


Samantha Markum is back with YOU WOULDN’T DARE (Wednesday Books; On-sale: March 28, 2023) – a novel full of sharp dialogue, unforgettable characters, complicated friend and family dynamics, and that extra something special. Gilmore Girls meets You Have a Match in this “layered story of love, found family, growing up, and embracing change” (Kirkus) about trying to have the summer of your life before everything changes - only to realize change might be exactly what you need.

When Juniper Nash Abreheart kissed Graham Isham for the first time, she had no idea it would nearly be the end of their friendship.

More specifically, she had no idea that the terrible, unforgivable thing she did to keep their summer fling a secret wouldn’t just ruin their friendship, but also Graham’s entire life. Now, months since the fallout, Junie and Graham spend most of their time sidestepping conversational landmines on the journey back to normalcy.

Junie is sure the strangeness between her and Graham is her biggest problem - until her mom hires Tallulah, her boyfriend’s surly teenage daughter, to work at their family café, and then announces they’ll all be moving in together at the end of the summer. The only bright spot ahead is Junie’s dad’s upcoming visit, just in time for her community theater production. And then poor turnout soon threatens that.

But when Junie starts to realize the feelings she swore to take care of last summer have lingered, saving her production and managing her hostile relationship with Tallulah might be the least of her problems. Graham isn’t just off limits - their friendship has been mended to barely withstand a breeze, and the gale force of Junie’s feelings could be just what breaks them.

Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Samantha Markum’s YOU WOULDN’T DARE is about the risks and triumphs that come with being brave enough to take a chance at what you really want, including love.


SAMANTHA MARKUM was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri with an eight year intermission in Florida, where she mostly just collected sunburns. When she’s not writing, she can be found begging her dog for attention, buying too many candles, and ignoring the dust bunnies gathering in her house. When she is writing, you can find her staring at the wall in search of inspiration. She is the author of This May End Badly and You Wouldn't Dare.


Goodreads: “2023's Most Anticipated Young Adult Books”

Book Riot: “Your Guide to Winter 2023 YA Books: January-March”

“[A] bustling, summery tale that navigates messy relationships and forgiveness.” - Publishers Weekly

“Angst and Humor? What kind of magic is this?! Markum is the queen on Banter. You Wouldn't Dare is laugh out loud funny, with characters who feel like friends, and the best kind of angsty romance. Markum writes heartfelt family and friendship dynamic all while giving you the best “will they-won’t they” romance that made me want to move to the beach!”- Kristin Dwyer, author of Some Mistakes Were Made

“No one writes messy, beautiful, intimate, steal-your-heart friendships like Samantha Markum. Perfect for fans of Nina Moreno, Gilmore Girls, and Sarah Dessen, You Wouldn't Dare will wrap you up in a sun-drenched, salt-scented hug and refuse to let you go. This is exactly the brand of midsummer madness I didn't know I was craving. Now if you'll excuse me - I need to go start reading it all over again.” - Amanda Quain, author of Accomplished: A Georgie Darcy Novel

“With small-town charm, a cast of vivid players, and Shakespearean shenanigans to spare—enlivened by Markum’s inimitable voice—You Wouldn’t Dare swept us up in a wonderful, whimsical, moving second-chance romance.” - Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of Always Never Yours


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Writer's Block Bookstore, 316 N. Park Ave, Orlando, United States


USD 0.00 to USD 16.00

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