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In the Male-Dominated World of Rock 'n' Roll Touring, Pregnancy is Not an Option

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VASHON ISLAND, Wash. - s4story -- Tavi Black will release her debut novel, "Where Are We Tomorrow?" on May 31. In this literary fiction novel, Black examines the role of women within a male-dominated industry and the choice between family and career that many women often face.

Black uses her natural storytelling ability to bring to life a cast of wryly comic female characters and a woman protagonist who grapples with what she wants out of life. "Where Are We Tomorrow?" also explores the world of music, telling the story of those who work behind the scenes. Black says, "What makes it unique is that there is not another literary novel that is told from the point of view of the technicians, rather than from the artist's perspective. And particularly from a woman's point of view."

About the Book
Alex Evans, a thirty-six year old touring electrician, discovers through an accidental pregnancy and then the pain of miscarriage that she truly wants a family. But to attempt another pregnancy, she'll have to change both her career and her relationship; her partner Connor, ten years her senior, isn't prepared to become a father again.

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When Alex is implicated in an accident involving the female pop star she works for, she and three other women on tour rent a house together in Tuscany. While the tour regroups, confessions are made, secrets are spilled: the guitar tech conceals a forbidden love, the production assistant's ambition knows no limits, and the personal assistant battles mental issues.

Through arguments and accidents, combating drug use and religion, the women help each other look back on the choices they've made, eventually buoying each other, offering up strength to face tough decisions ahead.

About the Author
Tavi Black lives on an island near Seattle where she designs sets for the ballet, works as the tour manager for a musical mantra group, and has founded an anti domestic violence non-profit organization. Before earning an MFA from Lesley University, Tavi spent 14 years touring with rock bands. Where Are We Tomorrow? was the 1st place winner of the 2016 PNWA Mainstream Fiction Contest and was also a finalist in the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature. Several of Tavi's short stories have been shortlisted for prizes, including Aesthetica Magazine's Competition, and the Donald Barthelme Prize for Short Prose.

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About the Publisher
TouchPoint Press is a traditional publisher of fiction and nonfiction. Our staff is comprised of professionals whose collective experience in publishing, editing, journalism, design, and marketing set the stage behind our growing list of published titles. We are proud to work with talented authors and strive to be as innovative and energetic as possible from acquisitions to promotion before and after publication.

Chelsea Pieper, Media Liaison for TouchPoint Press

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