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Kristen Panzer Always Gets Her Book
Rachel Louchen reports from Millerton. Both bookworms and wine connoisseurs gathered at No.9 Restaurant in Millerton on Friday, March 29, to listen to author Kristen Panzer (at left) read from her new book, Thea Gallas Always Gets Her Man. Thea Gallas, a self-published novel, follows the life of a lactation consultant and mother, pregnant with her fourth child, who suspects a murder in her Boston neighborhood. The book took 25 years to write, Panzer says, adding, “My kids are freaked out because they think this is autobiographical!” (Panzer and her novel’s heroine share the same occupation.) The guests who attended the reading included friends, family, and even mothers who have used Panzer’s services. Curious readers peeked in as well. Panzer is already planning her next work, teasing everyone in the room, “My next book will be hotter. I held back this time.”
Hillel Lowinsky with the author’s husband, John Panzer; Nikki Johnston, Amanda Forbes, and No. 9 owner, Taryn Cocheo, who hosted the event.
Gallery Arts Guild co-director Alexis Savage and boyfriend, Sam Lundeen, of Amenia Union; Millerton resident Olivia Runge with Bob Beach.
Kristen Panzer with her copy editor, Robin O’Connor, whom she credited for her professional and emotional help with the book.