We are excited to welcome author Brieanna Wilkoff in celebration of her young adult novel, I’ll Be There for You.
Rae Ballester loves movie musicals and classic rock thanks to her dad-'80s music collection. Since he died a year ago, his favorite music helps keep his memory alive. Struggling to move on, Rae keeps her head down and earbuds in, but shunning the world has cost her even her closest friendships, leaving her the "Owner of a Lonely Heart." I'll Be There for You delves into the personal journey of healing old wounds, making new friends, and how to build a future with pieces of the past and present.
Brieanna Wilkoff (she/her) believes wholeheartedly in the power of kindness, the importance of theatre, and the awesomeness of ’80s rock. She married her husband onstage at the oldest surviving theatre in central Ohio, and their first dance was to Bon Jovi’s “Thank You for Loving Me.” Her favorite musical is a three-way tie between Les Mis, Wicked, and Hamilton. I’ll Be There for You is Brieanna’s debut young adult novel. It was inspired by her family’s commitment to kindness, including performing 100 kind acts in a single day. Brieanna lives in Westerville, Ohio, with her husband, daughter, and dog. You can visit her online at brieannawilkoff.com or follow her on Twitter @BrieannaWilkoff or Instagram @brieanna_wilkoff.