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Debut St. Louis Author Laura Nowlin Speaks at SLCL

Press Release

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 10:00a.m.



St. Louis County Library is pleased to present young adult author Laura Nowlin on Thursday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. in Ladue.

Ms. Nowlin will read from and discuss her first book, “If He Had Been With Me.” The program is part of the Reading Garden Event Series sponsored by the St. Louis County Library Foundation. This author program is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the program by Barnes & Noble.

Laura Nowlin is from St. Louis. Her first book, “If He Had Been With Me” has been receiving great reviews for its poignancy, writing and characterizations. The book describes a lifelong friendship between two St. Louis teens, Finn and Autumn. Despite their differences, they form a close friendship. One incident in middle school drives a wedge between the two. When tragedy strikes, the remaining teen wonders how things might have been different.

A graduate of McCluer North, Laura Nowlin has a B.A. in English from Missouri State University. Reviews for her debut novel have been strong, with “If He Had Been With Me” earning a 4.13 out of 5 points by more than 450 readers on Kirkus says, “The finely drawn characters capture readers’ attention in this debut.”

For more information about the program call 314-994-3300 or visit

Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit