Thurs. May 5th 7-10pm
Hello sexy, modern readers ,
Are you always looking for a good download for your ereader? This party is for you! Each Kindle Party features several indie novelists reading from their books that are digitally published . If you like what you hear, you can download on the spot! Zippity Zappity!
These authors will be discussing their books and answering questions from both the live audience as well as the internet via a live chat.
This is a party with a purpose! We want readers to discover new writers and help indie authors build their fan base by combining grassroots and viral marketing.
We will also be talking about social media outlets for book lovers and writers.
Don’t have an ereader? Curious? Come and find out why you might want one.
Cost: $5 at the door
This month’s Featured Novelists:
Raymond M. Rose:
Author: The Fire Inside: A Sidekicks Novel (Book 1) and Better Together both can be found through the Publisher: Christopher Williams Books (www.cwbooks.net)
“All my life, I have been surrounded by stories. Whether it was my grandfather telling me tales of World War II, my grandmother of her trips to Europe, or my parents of their years before my sister and I were born, I was raised on stories. So, no wonder, that I became a storyteller myself.”
For the past fifteen years, I have been actively pursuing this life of a writer. In 1997, I left the comforts of Boyertown, PA for Chicago, IL and spent a year at Columbia College of Chicago as a Fiction Writing major. That was an amazing year. I learned a lot about how to be a writer, how to write, and how to feel good about myself in this chosen profession. Those teachings only fueled me in the years to come as I made my way into the world, into the corporate sector, into being an adult. I met a wonderful woman, got married, and moved back to Pennsylvania, intent to get published and provide a life for my family from my work. Now I am publishing with Christopher Williams Books and things are really starting to take off!
L.B. Gschwandtner & Karen Cantwell co-authors, Foxy’s Tale
In her first novel, award winning writer, and founder of TheNovelette.com, L B Gschwandtner explores the push and pull of love, a woman’s need to maintain her individuality within marriage, and the bonds that can make women stronger even when the world feels as if it’s breaking apart. Fans follow L.B. on Twitter.
Karen has been writing plays and short stories for many years, some of which were published in various college literary magazines. More recently, her short story “The Recollections of Rosabelle Raines,” was published in the mystery anthology Chesapeake Crimes: They Had it Comin’ (Wildside Press, 2010). A few years ago she became inspired to write her first novel, Take the Monkeys and Run, a comedy-mystery, inspired, to some degree by a true monkey sighting in her own neighborhood. Because she loves to laugh as well as make other people laugh, she has great fun writing the character Barbara Marr as well as her friends and adversaries. These days, Karen can be found pecking away at her laptop, conjuring a collection of Barbara Marr short stories and a second Barbara Marr novel, Citizen Insane. Otherwise, she’s spending time hanging with her kids before they hit those years where they pretend they don’t know her.
Veronica Li author of Journey Across the Four Seas: A Chinese Woman’s Search for Home and Nightfall in Mogadishu
Veronica Li was born in Bangkok, a child of the post-war Chinese diaspora. She spent most of her childhood in Hong Kong and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of fifteen. She received her B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley and her master’s degree in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University. In her first career, journalism, she wrote for Agence France-Presse, The Asian Wall Street Journal, and Congressional Quarterly. In her second career, international development, she traveled for the World Bank to Asia and Africa to work on aid projects.
For the last eight years Li has been a writer and a caregiver to aging parents. Her first novel, Nightfall in Mogadishu, is a thriller set in Somalia, where she has worked on World Bank assignments. Her second book, Journey across the Four Seas: A Chinese Woman’s Search for Home, is the culmination of a childhood steeped in a key tenet of Chinese culture: filial piety. And she has carried out her duty the way she knows best: to write.
Li currently resides in Vienna, Virginia.
Her Website is http://Veronicali.com.
Larry Buttram: Author of False Witness, Honor Thy Sister, The Third Generation and The Curtain Torn
Larry Buttram is a master of suspense writing. He has five publications currently in print, and delivers layers of intrique and mystery that keep his readers on the edge of their seats. His carefully woven tales make him a favorite among readers who seek great mystery writers.
If you love suspense novels and appreciate John Grisham, you will enjoy the thriller novels by Larry Buttram.
Southerners will particularly appreciate Larry Buttram’s writing since he grew up in Tennessee and has an intimate knowledge of the territory and socio-cultural implications that make the South an intriguing setting for mystery novels.