Scrawl Books Welcomes Local Author

Alexandria author John Adam Wasowicz will be at Scrawl Books at Reston Town Center on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wasowicz will greet customers and sign copies of his newest legal thriller, “Jones Point” (2019), set in the D.C./Northern Virginia area.

Rachel Wood, the owner, Scrawl Books said, “We love supporting local writers, and having them come to the store to meet their readers,” said Rachel Wood, owner, Scrawl Books. “It’s a unique opportunity to meet the author behind a favorite book, and we’re pleased to be the go-to place in Reston for connecting writers to their fans.”

According to the Alexandria Gazette, “Wasowicz’s knowledge and insight as an attorney and service as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve are seen in the thriller. His familiarity with the District and surrounding Virginia communities results in a setting familiar to local readers. Reviews posted on Amazon.com described “Jones Point” as “a real page-turner,” according to Dayna Wilkinson, Chapter Head Washington DC Harvardwood and “masterfully crafted, keeping even the protagonists guessing,” according to Thomas Lyons, owner and operator of New England Mobile Book Fair, Newton, Mass.”

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