Ali Brady in conversation with Jenn Hobby - The Beach Trap Book Launch at Manuel's Tavern

Ali Brady in conversation with Jenn Hobby - The Beach Trap Book Launch at Manuel's Tavern

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2022 7:00 PM

Manuel's Tavern
602 North Highland Avenue, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307

Two best friends torn apart by a life-altering secret. One summer to set the record straight.

A Cappella Books welcomes co-authors Alison Hammer and Bradeigh Godfrey (p/k/a Ali Brady) to Manuel’s Tavern to celebrate the release of their debut novel, “The Beach Trap.” The authors will appear in conversation with Star 94 Morning Show host, Jenn Hobby.

This event is free and open to the public, and copies of “The Beach Trap” will be available for purchase.  

About the Book

When twelve-year-olds Kat Steiner and Blake O’Neill meet at Camp Chickawah, they have an instant connection. But everything falls apart when they learn they’re not just best friends—they’re also half-sisters. Confused and betrayed, the girls break off all contact.

Fifteen years later, when their father dies suddenly, Kat and Blake discover he’s left them a joint inheritance: the family beach house in Destin, Florida. The two sisters are immediately at odds. Blake, who has recently been demoted from regular nanny to dog nanny, wants to sell the house, while social media influencer Kat is desperate to hold on to the place where she lived so many happy memories.

Kat and Blake reluctantly join forces to renovate the dilapidated house, with the understanding that Kat will try to buy Blake out at the end of the summer. The women clash as Blake’s renovation plans conflict with Kat’s creative vision; meanwhile, each sister finds herself drawn into a summer romance. As the weeks pass, the two women realize the most difficult project they face this summer will be coming to grips with their shared past—and learning how to become sisters.

About the Authors

Ali Brady is the pen name of writing BFFs Alison Hammer and Bradeigh Godfrey. The Beach Trap is their first book together. Alison lives in Chicago and works as a VP creative director at an advertising agency. She’s the author of “You and Me and Us” and “Little Pieces of Me.” Bradeigh lives with her family in Utah, where she works as a physician. She’s the author of the psychological thriller, “Impostor.”

 About the Conversation Partner

Jenn Hobby is a content creator, as a radio host on Atlanta’s Star 94, television host on The Daily 2 at WSB-TV, TEDx speaker and podcaster for The Friendzy. Jenn is a well-known Atlanta personality featured on radio and television for more than 20 years. She has earned two Gracie Awards for her work in radio and an Emmy for her work in TV at Georgia Public Broadcasting. In 2020, Jenn hosted a TEDx talk encouraging people to share their unique story to serve the world. Jenn was selected for Atlanta magazine’s exclusive Atlanta 500 list in 2020, 2021 and 2022, recognized as one of Atlanta’s top leaders who have shaped the city. In 2010, Jenn was selected to be a guest host with Regis Philbin on "Live! with Regis and Kelly" on ABC.