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Ciera Horton McElroy (author of Atomic Family) in conversation with Rea Frey

Join us as Ciera Horton McElroy talks her new book, Atomic Family, with Nashville author Rea Frey (The Other Year, out August 2023)

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Ciera Horton McElroy (author of Atomic Family) in conversation with Rea Frey
Ciera Horton McElroy (author of Atomic Family) in conversation with Rea Frey

Time & Location

Mar 24, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CDT

Nashville, 1101 Chapel Ave suite 108, Nashville, TN 37206, USA

About the event

Join us as we have Ciera Horton McElroy discuss her new book, Atomic Family, with Nashville author Rea Frey!

This is a ticketed event, and tickets include general admission and a signed copy of Atomic Family. Extra books will be available for purchase at the event, and 15% off other books will be offered in-store browsing once the event is over.

This event is standing room only, as we are a small space, but you may bring a camping/folding chair if you like, or get cozy on our floor! Feel free to bring non-alcoholic drinks but please do not bring any food.

About the book:

It’s November 1, 1961, in a small town in South Carolina, and nuclear war is coming. Ten-year-old Wilson Porter believes this with every fiber of his being. He prowls his neighborhood for Communists and studies fallout pamphlets and the habits of his father, a scientist at the nuclear plant in town.

Meanwhile, his mother Nellie covertly joins an anti-nuclear movement led by angry housewives—and his father, Dean, must decide what to do with the damning secrets he’s uncovered at the nuclear plant. When tragedy strikes, the Porter family must learn to confront their fears—of the world and of each other.

About Ciera Horton McElroy:

Ciera Horton McElroy is a novelist and business owner originally from Orlando, Florida. She holds a BA from Wheaton College and an MFA from the University of Central Florida. Her work has appeared in AGNIBridge EightIron Horse Literary ReviewThe Crab Orchard Review, and Saw Palm, among others. She currently lives in St. Louis with her husband and son. Atomic Family is her first novel.

Ciera is also the owner of Clover and Bee Communications, named after an Emily Dickinson poem. She works as a communications strategist on film campaigns and has worked with Sony Pictures, Lionsgate and Kingdom Story Company, and Pure Flix to name a few.

About Rea Frey:

Rea Frey is the multi-published, award-winning bestselling author of Not Her Daughter, Because You’re Mine, and Until I Find You, as well as four nonfiction books. She’s been featured in US Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, Popsugar, Hello Sunshine, Marie Claire, Parade, Shape, Hello Giggles, CrimeReads, Writer’s Digest, WGN, Fox News, Today in Nashville, Talk of the Town, and more. 

She is also the CEO and founder of Writeway, where aspiring writers become published authors. Her weekly Writeway podcast takes a deep dive into the publishing industry and empowers writers to make informed decisions about their careers. To learn more, visit or


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    This is the only ticket! It includes admission to this event and a signed copy of Atomic Family.

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