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“Champagne for One” by Rebekah Iliff

The John P. Holt Brentwood Library will host local author Rebekah Iliff on Tuesday, April 12 to introduce readers to her new novel, “Champagne for One.”

From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., she will read, sell and sign books at the event. Light refreshments will be served and registration is required at

Although Iliff has been published in many literary circles, this is her first print publication.

“The reason I chose the Brentwood Library is because it’s one of my favorite places to write, and I actually list them in the acknowledgments section of the book,” she said. “I would just like the participants to have fun and to be able to talk to me personally, to get to know me. It’s going to be laid back and not stuffy…because I think people have been really craving connection and interaction for the past two years.

Iliff thinks women, single or not, would appreciate a little more solitude than usual. She wondered why the world portrayed him in such a negative light.

After the sudden loss of a close friend, she decided to go ahead with their anniversary day at the spa alone and found herself drinking a glass of champagne solo at a spa, much to the dismay of the other customers. This experience then sparked the poem “Champagne for One,” a joyful reflection on intentional loneliness, and bubbled up into the namesake collection of poetry and essays.

“Champagne for One” sheds light on how to own being alone. Through his wit and sly satire, Iliff wants readers to find complete personal contentment embracing the value of the solitary life and laughing along the way. The book features a venison stew recipe with a secret ingredient – 4 ounces of trust – leaving readers equipped to handle sticky mates and pairing expectations.

Iliff, a Nashville resident, has an extensive resume, with work featured in a variety of publications, including Inc, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Mashable, Topeka Capital-Journal, Syndrome Magazine, “Erma Bombeck” Blog, Wry Times , HuffPost Comedy, Weekly Comedy, Slackjaw Humor, LOL Comedy, Jane Austen’s Wastebasket, The Haven, Open Letters To, The Satirist, Points in Case, “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and more.

To learn more about the book, visit It is available for purchase on Amazon.

Cory E. Barnes

The author Cory E. Barnes