Author Jeff Arch announces debut novel
Author Jeff Arch, a Carpinteria local and the Oscar-nominated screenwriter behind “Sleepless in Seattle,” is releasing his debut novel “Attachments” on May 11, published by SparkPress. On May 11 at 5 p.m., Arch will hold a virtual event at Chaucer’s Books in Santa Barbara to kick off the book launch. At the virtual event, Arch will talk with New York Times bestselling author Christina Baker Kline about the inspiration behind their latest novels. The authors will also answer reader questions and celebrate Arch’s literary debut.
A dual timeline narrative set during the 1990s with flashbacks to 1972, “Attachments”follows Stewart “Goody” Goodman and Sandy “Pick” Piccolo, who as adults receive a deathbed request from the dean at the Pennsylvania boarding school they attended decades earlier where they fell for the same girl, Laura. As they both make their way back to the campus of their youth, secrets and betrayals from the past come into the light that could have dire consequences for the dean’s young son.