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Local Author Showcase: Christina Julian - The Dating Bender

Christina Julian

Christina Julian writes snarky rom-coms that celebrate the underdog and live to make people laugh. She adores dysfunctional leading ladies and the tangled twisty lives they lead. She adamantly believes there is nothing in life that can’t be conquered with a bodacious wine, strong cup of coffee, or a generously iced cupcake. When she is not tapping out her next novel or wrangling her 3-year-old twins, she can be found swilling and swirling in the name of research as a wine and food columnist in Napa Valley. She strives always to live her life to the extreme.
​Christina’s work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Wine Enthusiast, Weddings California, California Home + Design, 7x7, Napa Valley Register, Napa Valley Life, Bohemian, Weekly Calistogan, NorthBay Biz and beyond. Connect at christinajulian.com.

THE DATING BENDER is a hysterical dramedy about a woman unhinged and at a crossroad. Samantha Serrano marries her best friend in a shotgun wedding that goes way off the rails—right along with the relationship. Step into a world filled with family dysfunction, women who love the wrong men, and one epic hunt for happiness.

"With humor, wit, and a whole lot of sarcasm Julian's debut takes an unabashed look at a failed marriage, divorce, and dating under the scrutiny of a less than supportive family. She takes readers on a raucous ride that explores what it means to be a woman—gaping flaws and all." --Adair Lara, former San Francisco Chronicle columnist, author of Naked, Drunk, and Writing

"This one was adult satire at its finest." The Pages In Between

"Samantha Serrano reminds me of a combination of all four Sex and the City girls rolled in to one. It was witty, laugh-out-loud funny, heart wrenching, and above all- hopeful."--The Novel Girl Reads blog

"Weeks after reading The Dating Bender, Samantha Serrano still haunts me." Building a Better Story blog

"There is nothing shameful about women's sexual desires and more stories about women gaining and enjoying sexual freedom are necessary, and appreciated." Fan Girls Read it First

The Dating Bender 

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ISBN: 9781640340879
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Published: Limitless Publishing - August 7th, 2017