You and your friend have just joined a book club which meets at a local coffee shop twice monthly. You’re hoping to meet a few new friends and enjoy the company of people who love to read as much as you do. Name the 13 people in the club based on their initials & last name (provided) + the photo and/or description below:
A C Byers
Miss Byers is 26. She joined the club because she is new in town and wants to meet friends who love books, particularly crime novels & thrillers. She cares deeply about dogs, church, and softball. She is currently an account representative for a large Insurance firm but wants to get a Masters in Psychology.
D P Halgren
Miss Halgren is an independent fashion designer and lover of tea, poetry, and soft, instrumental music. She’s looking to maybe meet friends or people to date by joining clubs like this one but she’s pretty introverted and doesn’t know how to introduce herself.
B F Kempf
Mr. Kempf is a 33 year old investment banker and lover of fine wine, architecture, and sailing. He’s in the book club to bring strong opinions and provoke debates with other intellectuals but on the sly, he hopes to meet a nice girl to take on the boat, too.
L E Grimes
Ms. Grimes is a passionate activist, a florist & shop owner, and lover of rhythmic beat poetry and spoken word writing. She is in the book club to share her writings with other people, talk about great novelists, and feel inspired.
H W S [name_m]Rogan[/name_m]
Miss [name_m]Rogan[/name_m] is a 19 year old makeup artist and cosmetology student who loves books and finds solace in old, dusty literature. She is passionate about her veganism and saving animals from harm and loves to meet up with other people for a soy latte & good, calm conversation.
K J [name_m]Adams[/name_m]
Miss [name_m]Adams[/name_m] is a 22 year old makeup artist and part-time barista who works with Miss [name_m]Rogan[/name_m] (above) and joined the book club after [name_m]Rogan[/name_m] requested they be able to hold the meetings at the coffee house where [name_m]Adams[/name_m] works. She’s busy planning her wedding, thinking about backpacking across parts of southern Europe, and wanting to get a puppy.
T R [name_m]Lowell[/name_m]
Mr. [name_m]Lowell[/name_m] is a sociology professor at the local community college and has big dreams of someday traveling around the world writing books about the way people live and work in groups. He’s joined this book club to meet similar people with big ideas to create a sort of network of people he can observe, talk to, and trade wisdom with.
V K [name_m]Ross[/name_m]
Miss [name_m]Ross[/name_m] is a marketing executive in the city. She joined this book club to get her head out of work and away from the computer screen for a little while. She often takes the books with her on planes for her work travels and feels less lonely.
N M [name_m]Putnam[/name_m]
Miss [name_m]Putnam[/name_m] is a fourth grade teacher. On nights and weekends and summers off she is a Cosplay queen and loves all things Steampunk. She’s into comics, video games, traditional board games, and beautiful literature. You could say that she’s a bit “nerdy” but she prefers the term “intellectually-motivated” and she loves to write fan fiction and think about alternate universes.
R Z [name_m]Watson[/name_m]
Ms. [name_m]Watson[/name_m] is a philanthropist and professor of English at [name_u]Wade[/name_u] U. She is passionate about art, literature, music, and great food. [name_m]Watson[/name_m] joined the book group to discuss the thing she loves most with other people who love it, too, and she hopes to help people take a different approach to their thoughts about stories & their importance in our world.
C M Valdez
Mrs. Valdez has just relocated to your city with her husband, for his job. She is unemployed right now and looking for opportunities to get a great nursing job. In the meantime, she is pursuing her hobbies which include writing and reading. She hopes by joining a book club she will not only get to talk about her love of books but also start to hear what people interpret about stories, to help move her own novels forward.
S G [name_m]Rickey[/name_m]
Miss [name_m]Rickey[/name_m] is a single mother of one little boy, [name_u]Rex[/name_u], who sometimes comes to color or draw while she is at book club. She dotes on him and is proud of how he’s grown, but she also talks about her career in law, her aspirations of being in theater, and her romanticized off-shoot stories from every book you all read.
I M [name_m]Powell[/name_m]
Mr. [name_m]Powell[/name_m] is a music composer & producer who works late nights and sleeps during the first part of the morning, allowing him to be fresh & ready to meet with the club in the afternoons. He is dynamic, energetic, and creative and he always comes in with a new song or musical artist recommendation for the group before the book chats begin.