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Local Author Book Talk: Jared Burgess

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Join us as Meriden resident, Jared Burgess, discusses his first book, The Single Diary of a Precarious Kacee Gardner. Jared published his first book at the age of 21. He will talk in detail about the publishing process and the inspirations for his book, as well as answer a Q&A at the end of the program. 

The Single Diary of a Precarious Kacee Gardner   

A diary huh? A dumb idea to Daniel. He’d never wanted one, and definitely never understood the need for one. As each school year gets progressively more mentally and emotionally exhausting, he can’t help but come back to writing his most intimate thoughts inside as a lifeline; as somewhere to breathe and sort out his thoughts. What does he write down? What doesn’t he? 

Not before long, a special girl, Kacee Gardner, barges in his life, seamlessly integrates herself in his friend group, and unexpectedly gives him the gift of love. He returns it every day he can, even though she might not deserve it…

From the moment Kacee steps in his life, Daniel goes through emotional turmoil, good and bad, that has him stuck in his head, until everything implodes from the inside. He does his best to clearly sort his feelings out in each entry he writes, but as he gets older, his feelings get more complex, and situations get greyer.  

Dive into Daniel’s mind, and trudge through each trial of life he, Kacee, and his friends face, together.      


About the Author      

Hi! My name is Jared Burgess and I'm an aspiring author! Recently I've come out with my first book, The Single Diary Of A Precarious Kacee Gardner, and it was an exciting day putting it out into the world at the age of 21.

I have more story ideas in my head than I really know what to do with, and I'll do my best to publish as many in the time that I have.

If you decide to give my stories a chance, for anything I write I only have one goal in mind: to make my audience feel.

Words and stories are strong. Stronger than we'd like to admit. The strongest mindset can be changed with a good argument, and entire lifestyles can be changed from a good story.

I aspire to be that change and influence in someone else's life, as it has been done to me through a simple story.