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Party of Two: From Manuscript to Marketplace

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Jasmine Guillory in conversation with Cindy Hwang and Holly Root 

This From Manuscript to Marketplace event features Jasmine Guillory, the author of Party of Two, in conversation with members of her publishing team. Designed with an audience of fellow writers in mind, From Manuscript to Marketplace offers candid conversations about the current realities of publicity, social media, virtual events, working with agents and editors, and more.  

If you would like to purchase Party of Two, we recommend purchasing from Jasmine Guillory’s local bookstore, East Bay Booksellers. 

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Jasmine Guillory is a lawyer, a graduate of Wellesley College and Stanford Law School, and a Bay Area native who lives in Oakland, California. She is the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Date, The Proposal, and The Wedding Party. Visit her online at and 

Cindy Hwang is Vice President, Editorial Director at Berkley. She joined Berkley in 1994 and has acquired and worked with a roster of bestselling authors including Jayne Ann Krentz, Helen Hoang, Laurell K. Hamilton, Nalini Singh, Sylvia Day, Christine Feehan, and Jasmine Guillory. 

Holly Root founded Root Literary in 2017, after beginning her agency career in 2004. The bicoastal agency takes a career-focused approach to literary representation, working closely with clients to build a body of work that endures. Holly’s client list includes authors of commercial and upmarket fiction for adults, teens, and kids, as well as select nonfiction. 

About Party of Two

Party of Two is Jasmine Guillory’s fifth book and it follows Olivia Monroe (Alexa’s sister from The Wedding Date) as she creates a new life for herself in Los Angeles and manages to fall for the “most eligible senator” Max Powell. It’s a whirlwind romance and Olivia knows what she feels for Max is real, but she’ll have to figure out if a life under constant scrutiny is worth it.