An Evening with Melissa Baron (An In-Person Niles-Maine District Library Event)

We are thrilled to partner with the Niles-Maine District Library to host a discussion with author Melissa Baron for an in-person library event! Ms. Baron will be speaking about her debut book, Twice in a Lifetime, an imaginative and moving novel of a love more powerful than time, where The Time Traveler's Wife meets Oona Out of Order.

This event is free with registration. To register, please CLICK HERE.

More About the Book: Isla has fled the city for small-town Missouri in the wake of a painful and exhausting year. With her chronic anxiety at a fever pitch, the last thing she expects is to meet a genuine romantic prospect. And she doesn’t. But she does get a text from a man who seems to think he’s her husband. Obviously, a wrong number—except when she points this out, the mystery texter sends back a picture. Of them—on their wedding day.
Isla cautiously starts up a texting relationship with her maybe-hoax, maybe-husband Ewan, who claims to be reaching out from a few years into the future. Ewan knows Isla incredibly well, and seems to love her exactly as she is, which she can hardly fathom. But he’s also grieving, because in the future, he and Isla are no longer together. Ewan is texting back through time to save her from a fate he is unwilling to share—and all she can do to prevent that fate is to learn to be happy, now, in the body she has, with the mind she has. The only trouble is the steps she takes in that direction might be steps away from a future with Ewan.
Melissa Baron’s time-crossed romance features a quintessentially endearing and brave protagonist, and an engrossing plot that will keep you turning pages until its breathtaking finish.

More About the Author: Melissa Baron was born in central Illinois and made her way to Chicago after finishing a B.A. in English from Governors State University. She became a copywriter and then a technical writer, which sounds drier than it really is because of how much she loves writing educational material. She is a Denver Publishing Institute graduate, regularly contributes to BookRiot, and is a book staffer at the annual Heartland Fall Forum. In her spare time, she likes to travel with her partner and play with their two cats, Denali and Mango. Twice in a Lifetime is her first novel, you can find out more about her HERE


Event date: 

Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Niles-Maine District Library
6960 W. Oakton Street
Niles, IL 60714
Twice in a Lifetime: A Novel By Melissa Baron Cover Image
ISBN: 9781639101368
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Alcove Press - December 6th, 2022

The Time Traveler's Wife meets Oona Out of Order in this imaginative and moving debut novel of a love more powerful than time.