Jo-Ann Lautman & Linda Schreyer at Chaucer's Bookstore

  • Chaucer's Bookstore 3321 State St Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 United States

 Join Jo-Ann Lautman & Linda Schreyer as they sign their debut novel, Tears and Tequila. 

Joey Lerner has been running, from place to place and job to job. Now, at 32, she’s running from her home in New York City, where the last surviving member of her family has died, to Los Angeles, where she hopes to start over. Never one to follow the rules or take the obvious path, and thanks to her grandfather’s hands-on training, Joey gets herself hired as the ‘handyperson’ at a funky community center owned by an Australian surfer. Soon, the job of leading a Grief Group of young widows and widowers falls into her lap. The problem is – Joey hasn’t yet healed from her own losses.


Linda Schreyer has a long career as a writer for TV and movies, including over 1,000 hours of serial television for programs such as General HospitalSunset Beach (for which she received a Writers Guild Award nomination), and The Bold and The Beautiful.

Jo-Ann Lautman is the founder of OUR HOUSE, one of the leading providers of grief education, workshops, and seminars in the U.S.–and the first-ever free-standing grief support center.