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Sat, May 18


Werner Books & Coffee

Book Signing - Mae Wagner - Girls, Assassins & Other Bad Ideas

Book Signing - Mae Wagner - Girls, Assassins & Other Bad Ideas
Book Signing - Mae Wagner - Girls, Assassins & Other Bad Ideas

Time & Location

May 18, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Werner Books & Coffee, 3608 Liberty St, Erie, PA 16508, USA

About the event

Book Signing Mae Wagner Girls, Assassins & Other Bad Ideas Saturday, May 18 from 1-3 PM

The only daughter of a bipolar woman, Mae’s childhood innocence was bartered for the ease of a “secure” life. At twelve years old and after years of abuse, Mae realizes she must fight for herself. When she is sent away from her family, she’s forced to navigate years of abandonment in a children’s home.

Throughout her turbulent adolescence and well into adulthood, the need to be seen as enough and the ache to become a mother shaped her life. It is this heartbreaking journey that leads to her deepest loss.

Girls, Assassins & Other Bad Ideas is a collection of personal essays shining light where abuse and trauma-induced shame brought darkness. As life often led toward grief, Mae reflects back on her most shattering moments—nearly always tied to the women she loved the deepest. The poignant reflections through Mae’s heartbreak, grief, and eventual self-acceptance will serve as an inspiration to those navigating hardship and trauma, reminding us we are not alone.


Mae Wagner is an award-winning author, mentor, and host of the Rainy Day Collective Podcast.Mae is a Trauma Mentor working with women who have been through hard things– helping them heal and learn to reconnect with themselves. Her passion is advocating for, and supporting women. Women's issues are closest to her heart. Mae is working to prove that women’s stories matter and their voices deserve to be heard.

When she isn’t working with clients, or focusing on the podcast, Mae is penning her next book, which she hopes to publish when the time is right. More of a gypsy soul, currently residing in Pennsylvania with her husband and their menagerie of mostly rescue pets- Mae is grateful for the opportunity to journey alongside women, as an advocate, ally, cheerleader, sometimes counselor, and genuine friend.

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