Denham Springs native Chelsea Jagot, who writes under the pen name “C.J. Miranda,” will have a book signing at the Barnes & Noble on Corporate Boulevard in Baton Rouge from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 15. She'll be signing copies of her debut novel, "Back to You," a contemporary romance that was published by Hot Tree Publishing on March 25. 

Crystal LoGiudice | The News

Less than four months after publishing her first novel, Denham Springs native Chelsea Jagot will be the featured author at a book signing.

Jagot, who writes under the pen name “C.J. Miranda,” will have a book signing at the Barnes & Noble on Corporate Boulevard in Baton Rouge from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 15.

She will be signing copies of her debut novel “Back to You,” a contemporary romance that was published by Hot Tree Publishing on March 25 and has since been available for purchase on Amazon and other online retailers.

But for the first time, the paperback version of Jagot’s book will be lining the shelves at Barnes & Noble, where people can purchase a copy as well as get it signed by the author herself.

Jagot graduated from Denham Springs High School in 2011 before obtaining a sociology degree from LSU in 2016.

She used her experience growing up in Denham Springs as the main inspiration for the small unnamed town in “Back to You,” which follows the story of recent college graduate Iris Tilley following her return to her hometown.

The hard copy of the book is comprised of 27 chapters, 367 pages and about 110,000 words — roughly 30,000 less than the initial version Jagot posted on Wattpad, where she has three other online novels that have amassed more than two million views.

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