ST. JOSEPH — Releasing a new book during a pandemic is not something St. Joseph author Jessica Pennington ever expected.

“Usually I have book festivals and things scheduled around the time of book launch,” she said. “I had an event in Chicago I was supposed to do and one in Ann Arbor. Usually I’m going around to bookstores, too, and doing a lot. I couldn’t do any with this one. So it’s been strange.”

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