Virtual event: Elissa R Sloan - Hayley Aldridge is Still Here

Thursday, February 16th, 2023, 7pm Eastern. Online only via Zoom Webinar. Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/492914800437

Elissa R Sloan returns to Gibson's Bookstore for her second virtual event, with her second novel, Hayley Aldridge is Still Here! Elissa will be in conversation with author Laura Hankin (Happy and You Know It, A Special Place for Women)

From the author of The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes comes yet another sharp, page-turning novel about a forgotten child star and former Hollywood “It” Girl who is now fighting back against the conservatorship that has controlled her life for the past decade.

It’s been years since anyone really thought about Hayley Aldridge. A child star turned television royalty, Hayley spent years in Hollywood partying and being plastered across the front page of all the tabloids before quietly disappearing after a whirlwind marriage and divorce and very public breakdown. Once the tabloids wrung every last drop out of the drama, they moved on to the next It Girl. But Hayley is still here.

For over a decade, she’s been trapped in a conservatorship and had every aspect of her life controlled by her parents. She goes nowhere, does nothing without their approval, which is rarely granted. Her visits with her kids are monitored, her fan mail is censored, and she’s a prisoner in her own home. She thought things might change once she was well enough to work, but the restrictions got even tighter as she continued to bring money in—the only thing her parents ever really cared about. Hayley is beginning to realize that this nightmare is her actual life. And she’s sick of it.

When the hashtag #helphayley starts to emerge on social media, and the public starts thinking critically about what happened to her all those years ago, there’s finally some momentum on her side. With an upcoming court date to review the status of the conservatorship, Hayley might finally have a chance to break free.

But how can she go up against her parents when they’re aware of her every move? It’s time for Hayley Aldridge to remind the world who she is, this time on her own terms.

About the Author
Elissa R. Sloan is a Texas-native Japanese-American with a penchant for reading books and celebrity gossip. She lives in Austin with her husband and two cats in a house with a rolling library ladder. 

Event date: 
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Concord, NH 03301
Hayley Aldridge Is Still Here: A Novel By Elissa R. Sloan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063225527
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 14th, 2023

From the author of The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes comes yet another sharp, page-turning novel about a forgotten child star and former Hollywood “It” Girl who is now fighting back against the conservatorship that has controlled her life for the past decade.


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The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes: A Novel By Elissa R. Sloan Cover Image
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 1st, 2020

The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes is a page-turning peek inside the glamour and brutality of life as a pop star.


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ISBN: 9781984806277
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Published: Berkley - May 24th, 2022

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“One of the smartest, sharpest, and funniest books I’ve read in years... Some books are meant to be devoured—this one does the devouring.”—Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation


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A deliciously entertaining novel about the stars of a popular teen show from the early 2000s—and the reunion special, thirteen years after their scandalous flameout, that will either be their last chance at redemption, or destroy them all for good.


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Published: Berkley - May 19th, 2020

“For fans of Sex and the City and The Nanny Diaries comes this juicy story…that would make even the most meticulously Drybar-ed hair curl.”—Good Housekeeping


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