• Katie Gutierrez '06

Join us in person or live stream with us as we present Authored by Alumni: An Evening with Katie Gutierrez ’06, More Than You’ll Ever Know on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. In partnership with the Southwestern University English Department, and introduction by Dr. Michael Saenger, Katie will discuss her book and answer questions from the audience.

Register for this event using this formand please indicate if you will join us in person at the McCombs Campus Center Ballrooms, or for the virtually live stream. 

Katie’s inaugural book has received instant acclaim, is at the top of many best-seller book lists, and was the Good Morning America Book Club Pick for June 2022.  To learn more about her book, see below:


The dance becomes an affair, which becomes a marriage, which becomes a murder…

In 1985, Lore Rivera marries Andres Russo in Mexico City, even though she is already married to Fabian Rivera in Laredo, Texas, and they share twin sons. Through her career as an international banker, Lore splits her time between two countries and two families—until the truth is revealed and one husband is arrested for murdering the other.

In 2017, while trawling the internet for the latest, most sensational news reports, struggling true-crime writer Cassie Bowman encounters an article detailing that tragic final act. Cassie is immediately enticed by what is not explored: Why would a woman—a mother—risk everything for a secret double marriage? Cassie sees an opportunity—she’ll track Lore down and capture the full picture, the choices, the deceptions that led to disaster. But the more time she spends with Lore, the more Cassie questions the facts surrounding the murder itself. Soon, her determination to uncover the truth could threaten to derail Lore’s now quiet life—and expose the many secrets both women are hiding.

Told through alternating timelines, More Than You’ll Ever Know is both a gripping mystery and a wrenching family drama. Presenting a window into the hearts of two very different women, it explores the many conflicting demands of marriage and motherhood, and the impossibility of ever truly knowing someone—especially those we love.


If you are live streaming with us, please email questions for Katie Gutierrez in advance to alumni@southwestern.edu.