Alecia Whitaker

The Way Back Home

Author Bio:

Alecia Whitaker is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a BFA in Theatre and a BA in Advertising. Originally from Cynthiana, KY, she moved to New York City after college to pursue her dream of acting and writing. The Queen of Kentucky was her first novel (movie rights optioned). Wildflower, the first novel in her trilogy about a young girl’s rise to country music stardom, recently won the Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Award from WKU Libraries and earned placement on the KBA Master list for 2016. She now lives in Long Island with her husband and children.



9:35-10:05am: Panel – Perfectly Pop-Cultured: Writer-Nerds

1:35-2:15pm: Signing in SKyPAC Lobby


10:20-11:30am: The Great Pumpkin Painting Party 

11:30-12:00pm: Signing in D93 Radio Station Parking Lot

Book Description:

Music sensation Bird Barrett is hitting the road, headlining her first national tour after the launch of her second album. Singing to sold-out crowds can mess with a girl’s sense of perspective though. Luckily Bird has her older brother Dylan and her best friend Stella along for the ride to keep her grounded.

When Dylan and Stella pair off as more than friends, Bird starts feeling left behind and throws herself completely into her performances, cover shoots, and high-profile interviews. But the more she tries to distract herself with her career, the further she pushes everyone away–including her longtime crush, Adam Dean, who joined the tour as her opener. Before long all the pressure becomes too much for Bird on her own.

In a life like this one, a country girl needs her family and friends–and maybe an old flame–most of all. This final book in the Wildflower trilogy won’t disappoint.