An Evening with Dallas & Woody Woodburn

Join us for a special father-daughter in-conversation between local authors Woody Woodburn (The Butterfly Tree, available now) and Dallas Woodburn (Before & After You & Me, available May 7th)!

From multi-national award-winning newspaper columnist for The Star, Woody Woodburn, comes The Butterfly Tree, a magical heartstring-pulling, heart-racing, debut novel about family ties that bind us across time. A seven-generational saga of the families we are born into—and the families we choose—all braided together by an enchanted kitchen table borne from The Butterfly Tree, taking readers on a sweeping adventure aboard the Mayflower and the Underground Railroad; under The Big Top of an 1860s American circus and inside a small high school athletic shed secretly inhabited by a homeless teenager in the 1980s; from the battlefields of the Civil War to the jungles of Vietnam.

For fans of Sarah Dessen and Jennifer Niven comes a breathtakingly original contemporary young adult novel about love, grief, art, and the tiny choices that change our lives. In Before & After You & Me, Emma blames herself when a freak accident at a pool party leaves Hunter, the town’s rising track star and her former boyfriend, paralyzed from the waist down. As she struggles with regret, she begins to obsessively paint portraits of legs and feet—Hunter’s legs and feet—and for the first time receives critical acclaim and notice for her artwork. Searching for one whole, authentic identity, Emma grapples with love, ambition, grief, homecoming, and—ultimately—redemption.

Both books are availble to purchase in the shop or online at


May 24, 2024 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm


1910 E Main St
Ventura CA, 93001



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