IN-PERSON: Meet-and-greet with authors Sam Donovan and Kristen Wixted

Event date: 
06/18/2022 - 2:00pm

Sam Donovan and Kristen Wixted join us for a meet-and-greet in front of the store from 2–3pm. Their book, Miss Rita, Mystery Reader, is a heartwarming and relatable family story that celebrates drag queens, reading, and self-acceptance.

No registration required, so don't hesitate to come any time between 2 and 3 to say hi! 


COVID Protocols
Assuming weather allows this meet-and-greet to take place outside, masks are not required.
Please note, however, that masks are required inside of the store. 




Daddy is the Mystery Reader at Tori’s school today! And he’s coming dressed as Miss Rita! Tori helps Daddy gloss, glitter, glamour, and glimmer to get ready. It takes time—because sparkle is serious business! Tori loves helping Daddy become Miss Rita. But will the other kids at school love Miss Rita like Tori does? Luckily, a last-minute idea helps Daddy and Tori find a way to make story time sparkle for everyone.

This sparkly family story encourages every kid to let their sparkle shine! And it includes back matter explaining the history of drag performance. 



Kristen Wixted writes picture books and middle grade novels, and has co-edited numerous children's anthologies. She is also an experienced Mystery Reader who lives in Massachusetts with family. Learn more about her at

Sam Donovan is a fashion designer, and has placed in multiple seasons of Project Runway. He regularly designs clothes for drag performers. He lives in Massachusetts. Follow him on social media at @samueljdonovan


Miss Rita, Mystery Reader Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250774767
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - May 3rd, 2022

Event address: 
Wellesley Books
82 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02482-5714