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Visiting Author – Laura Essay – Side Effects Are Minimal: A Novel

July 13 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

On Saturday, July 13th, author Laura Essay will join us to talk about her new novel Side Effects Are Minimal, a story that offers a gripping exploration of the opioid crisis and its profound impact on individuals, families, and society.

Pre-order a copy of Side Effects Are Minimal HERE!

Books will also be available for purchase at the event.  No registration is necessary.

About the Book:
The opioid death of a young teen is a loss like no other, and while an ambitious attorney is determined to find justice, the family wants revenge. Tautly paced and well researched, this legal thriller pulls back the curtain on the world of both prescription opioids and street drugs like methamphetamine and fentanyl.

About the Author:
Laura Essay is a lawyer whose dedication to justice and compassion shines through in her debut novel, Side Effects Are Minimal. Laura attended the University of Nebraska and obtained a law degree with honors from Creighton University School of Law. A profound commitment to serving others shaped Laura’s professional journey. Her firsthand experience as an assistant attorney general equipped her with a deep understanding of pressing issues, particularly the opioid crisis gripping America. Beyond her legal and writing careers, she has tirelessly devoted herself to humanitarian efforts by extending aid to vulnerable populations. In her moments of respite, Laura finds solace in various pursuits, including cooking, music, running, and travel. For further information visit, www.lauraessay.com

Advance Praise:
“Based on true events, Side Effects are Minimal goes deep into the opioid crisis in America, examining broad societal implications while also taking an unflinching look at the toll these drugs have exacted on individuals and their loved ones. Claire Hewitt is a brave and determined main character who puts a human face on the pain of drug-related loss. Laura Essay’s debut will draw readers in from page one with its engrossing prose and immediate sense of urgency. Full of legal drama, simmering suspense, and heartfelt emotion, this novel will suck you in and keep you racing to the finish. A vitally important story that you won’t want to miss!” – Jacqueline Friedland, USA Today bestselling author of He Gets That From Me

“In this page-turning courtroom drama, Essay provides an informative and sober look at Big Pharma, and the deadly consequences of the opioid crisis facing America today.” – Suzanne Simonetti, USA Today best-selling author of The Sound of Wings


July 13
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm