Camelot Books and Comics hosting Georgina Cross book signing

Sara Gladney for The Cullman Tribune

CULLMAN, Ala. – Author Georgina Cross, hailing from the Huntsville/Madison area, will be signing copies of her latest mystery thriller at Camelot Books and Comics on March 26 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Her titles include “The Stepdaughter,” “The Missing Woman” and the newest work, “Nanny Needed.” Cross will be reading an excerpt from the first chapter of “Nanny Needed” which is sure have customers invested in its continuation. She will be available for questions and discussions after the reading.

The synopsis of the book reads, “A young woman takes a job as a nanny for an impossibly wealthy family, thinking she’s found her entre into a better life–only to discover instead she’s walked into a world of deception and dark secrets.

Nanny needed. Discretion is of the utmost importance. Special conditions apply.

When Sarah Larsen finds the notice, posted on creamy card stock in her building’s lobby, one glance at the exclusive address tells her she’s found her ticket out of a dead-end job–and life. At the interview, the job seems like a dream come true: a glamorous penthouse apartment on the Upper West Side of NYC; a salary that adds several zeroes to her current income; the beautiful, worldly mother of her charge, who feels more like a friend than a potential boss. She’s overjoyed when they offer her the position and signs the NDA without a second thought.

In retrospect, the notice in her lobby was less an engraved invitation than a waving red flag. For there is something very strange about the Bird family. Why does the beautiful Mrs. Bird never leave the apartment alone? And what happened to the nanny before her? It soon becomes clear that the Birds’ odd behaviors are more than the eccentricities of the wealthy.

But by then it’s too late for Sarah to seek help. After all, discretion is of the utmost importance.”

Cross started out in a career in television news, marketing and communications. She worked in business development/bid and proposal for an aerospace and defense contractor for nine years before joining the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce as the Workforce Development director. She also founded Susie’s Wish non-profit in 2015 which sends patients with life threatening illnesses to the beach, named in honor of her friend, former TV news reporter Susie Edwards.

Cross will be the first author hosted for a book signing at Camelot Books and Comics which has been quickly growing since opening in place of Deb’s Bookstore in 2019. Owner Greg Patterson says that the store will soon begin hosting authors and comic books artists for signings in alternating months. Their next book signing after Cross will be in August from local author Robert Bailey who Patterson says is “Alabama’s answer to John Grisham.”

On her website, Cross says, “Suspense is my jam and is what keeps me writing. And I have fun putting all the pieces together with twists and turns along the way. So, here’s to the wait…And here’s to finding out if someone will buy my stories.”

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