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Jojo Moyes to speak at Amador Theater at 7 p.m. this evening

Bestselling author will discuss writing a sequel, making a movie

Author Jojo Moyes will speak at 7 p.m. today at the Amador Theater, one week after releasing her latest novel, "After You." It is a sequel to "Me Before You," a New York Times bestseller for 65 weeks that sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.

Moyes' topics at the Amador Theater will include writing a book about coping with grief and living with loss, the experience of writing a bestseller and how she approached writing its sequel, including the pleasures and perils of creating new stories for well-loved characters.

The author said she never planned to write a sequel, but "readers kept asking and I kept wondering what Lou did with her life."

Moyes will also talk about working on the screenplay for a film adaptation of "Me Before You," which is scheduled for release June 2016, and what it's like being the writer on set. The movie will star Emilia Clark ("Game of Thrones") as Lou, and Sam Claflin ("The Hunger Games") as Will.

The author's appearance was changed from the Firehouse Arts Center to the Amador Theater after tickets to the first venue sold out. Tickets are $10 at the door, at 1155 Santa Rita Road, or may be purchased online at www.firehousearts.org, or by calling 931-4848.

Moyes' books are now available in 36 languages. Her other bestsellers include "One Plus One," "The Girl You Left Behind," "The Last Letter from Your Lover," "Silver Bay," "The Ship of Brides" and "Honeymoon in Paris."

Her books involve the messy realities of living -- relationship problems, money problems, family drama -- while showcasing the humor and resilience of everyday folks.

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