Reading with Jane Hulse

Join us in welcoming local author Jane Hulse to the shop for a reading and signing of her new novel, “Prisoner of Wallabout Bay”!

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Sarah Barrett has only two choices: she can bow to her mother’s nagging and marry a handsome young lawyer who is well-connected to the British military occupying New York. Or she can stick to her inky grind as a lowly apprentice at a newspaper where her foul-mouthed, ill-tempered boss keeps assigning her stories on ladies’ hair trends instead of the Revolutionary War intrigue she so wants to cover. Sarah’s relentless digging uncovers a story that nobody wants to even talk about, no less print. The British have set up decaying prison ships in the waters off New York. Risking everything, Sarah fights to expose rampant cruelty and wretched conditions, and in the process just happens to find love.

Jane Hulse is a graduate of Syracuse University. She worked for small newspapers in Colorado and then for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, where she covered major criminal trials. She did freelance writing for the Los Angeles Times and was city editor at the Santa Barbara News-Press. For her leadership there, she was one of six staffers who received the University of Oregon’s Arcil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism. Most recently, she was editor of a Southern California agricultural magazine.


Sep 14, 2023 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm


1910 E MAin St
Ventura CA, 93001



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