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Linda Schreyer and Jo-Ann Lautman at Diesel, A Bookstore

  • Diesel A Bookstore 225 26th St Santa Monica, CA, 90402 United States (map)

Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Linda Schreyer and Jo-Ann Lautmanto the store to discuss and sign their new book, Tears and Tequila.

Joey Lerner has been running from place to place, job to job, all her life. At thirty-two years old, she’s leaving her home in New York City, fresh with grief from the death of her last surviving family member, to start anew in Los Angeles. At first landing a job as a handyperson at a funky, rundown learning center, she soon finds herself tasked with leading a Grief Group of young widows and widowers. The problem is she still hasn’t fully recovered from her own loss. This is a bittersweet, often humorous story of love and loss, of friendship and renewal, and of the healing found in a community where everyone is missing someone.  

Linda Schreyer is an award-winning screenwriter. She held staff writing positions on General Hospital, Port Charles, Sunset Beach (winning a Writers Guild Award nomination) and The Bold and the Beautiful; co-wrote the television movies A Place at the Table (receiving The Christopher Award and an Ollie Award) and A House of Secrets and Lies; and wrote the screenplay, Ohmigod! for Touchstone Productions.

Jo-Ann Lautman is the former Director of the Bereavement Program at Stephen S. Wise Temple. She founded OUR HOUSE, a renowned grief support center based on the premise that grievers need understanding, support, and connection. She's been featured in, among others publications, iPeople, Time Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily News and more.