The Regulator welcomes Barbara Claypole White, author of The Promise Between Us, for a reading and book signing. Barbara will be joined authors Katharine Ashe and Katie Guest Pryal to discuss the role of mental illness in fiction.

“[Claypole’s The Promise Between Us] is an eye-opening and realistic exploration of mental illness—a topic that greatly deserves to be front and center.” - Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things

Katharine Ashe, Ph.D. is the USA Today bestselling author of the acclaimed Devil’s Duke series. She is a professor of European history and popular culture and writes fiction with a focus on historical romance. She co-founded and runs Duke’s UNSUITABLE Speakers Series about women, history, and popular fiction. She is also the convenor and moderator of Facebook’s Feminist Romance Book Club. She grew up in Philadelphia, graduated from Duke, and lives with her family in the Triangle.

Katie Rose Guest Pryal, J.D., Ph.D. is a novelist, freelance journalist, and erstwhile law professor in Chapel Hill. Guest Pryal earned her Master’s in creative writing from Johns Hopkins and she teaches creative writing through Duke’s OLLI program. She is the author of the Hollywood Lights Series and works as a writing coach and developmental editor when she’s not writing her next book. Her new collection of essays, Life of the Mind Interrupted: Essays on Mental Health and Disability in Higher Education, was published this year by Raven Books.

Bestselling author Barbara Claypole White’s novels include The Unfinished Garden, The In-Between Hour, The Perfect Son, and Echoes of Family. The Promise Between Us is a story of redemption, love, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She is also an OCD Advocate for the A2A Alliance, a nonprofit group that promotes advocacy over adversity.

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Event date: 
02/07/2018 - 7:00pm
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The Promise Between Us Cover Image
ISBN: 9781542048989
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Lake Union Publishing - January 16th, 2018

Life of the Mind Interrupted: Essays on Mental Health and Disability in Higher Education Cover Image
ISBN: 9781947834057
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Published: Raven Books - October 16th, 2017

The Duke: A Devil's Duke Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062641724
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Published: Avon Books - September 26th, 2017