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Marianne Kirby Launches Dust Bath Revival

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on November 30, 2016

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Marianne Kirby will launch Dust Bath Revival – Feral Seasons – Book One from 6:30 – 8 PM on Friday, December 2nd at Wordier Than Thou, 5741 75th Ave. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781.

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The Orlando-area launch will be held from 1 – 3 PM on Saturday, December 3rd at Writer’s Aterlier, 336 Grove Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789.

Marianne will read from her novel, answer questions and sign books. Books will be for sale from our community partner, Bookmark It Orlando!

About the Book: “16-year-old Henrietta Goodness – Hank to all that know her – has heard all the stories about how the Dust made the dead rise. She’s heard about how life changed.

But that was a long time ago, and Hank is ready for another normal dry and dusty Florida summer. She knows the thunder doesn’t really promise rain. Instead, Hank and her brother will do their chores, run into town as much as they can get away with, and lock up tight and safe in their Aunt Marty’s house once the sun goes down. That’s the plan, at least, until an itinerant tent revival rolls onto their land, with a Reborn – one of the risen dead – traveling caged with them.

The arrival of an unknown cousin connected to the revival starts Hank on the road to solving a mystery that even the government might not want unraveled. There’s nowhere to go when the night isn’t safe and there’s no one to trust when everyone might be part of a conspiracy to keep the Reborn walking.”

About the Author: Marianne Kirby was born in Florida and returned there, because Florida Weird calls to its own. She has briefly escaped again but is already plotting her eventual winter migration. This is her first novel.

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Reading the Rainbow Book Club Kickoff with Pat Spears

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on November 28, 2016

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Tuesday, November 29th

7 – 9 PM

Bookmark It

2906 Corrine Drive, Orlando, FL 32803

Local author Sarah N. Fisk will begin hosting an LGBT book club. The first selection for discussion is Pat Spears’ It’s Not Like I Knew Her. Meet the author and pick up a copy of the book Tuesday, November 29.

About the book: Jodie Taylor’s childhood is filled with loss, abuse, chronic disappointment, and an instinctive awareness that her desire for women will forever make her an outcast. At 18, she flees her home town in rural north Florida and arrives in racially charged Selma, Alabama in 1956 as a penniless fugitive. She finds work in a cafe that is frequented by racist nightriders and, with an eye on the door, she hunkers down behind a wall of lies and half-truths. Her self- imposed silence with the family she left behind is broken when a crisis sets Jodie on a backward journey. As she struggles to reconcile her past with the present, she begins the inward journey she must take to truly find her home.”

About the author: Pat Spears is the author of two novels; DREAM CHASER (Twisted Road Publications, 2014) and IT’S NOT LIKE I KNEW HER (Twisted Road Publications, 2016). Her short stories have appeared in numerous journals, including the North American Review, Appalachian Heritage, Seven Hills Review, and anthologies titled Law and Disorder from Main Street Rag, Bridges and Borders from Jane’s Stories Press and Saints and Sinners: New Fiction from the Festival, 2012. Her short story Stranger At My Door received honorable mention in the 2013 Lorian Hemingway Short Story competition and Whelping was a finalist for the Rash Award and appears in the 2014 issue of Broad River Review. She is a sixth generation Floridian and lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

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Nathan Hill!

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on November 22, 2016

 

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Undertow – Available Now

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on November 22, 2016

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Now available for purchase: Undertow: My Escape from the Fundamentalism and Cult Control of The Way International
by Charlene L. Edge, a memoir

Where? http://charleneedge.com

Order: Before 5:00 PM EST,  December 22 to receive a signed copy

$24.95, includes 31 photos

Advanced praise for Undertow: “How could a smart woman join a cult that asked of her everything, and took her all in the process? … There is something in this book for anyone who has ever wholeheartedly embraced a questionable theology, only to find that what was meant as a salve eventually becomes a sword.” —Susan Campbell, author of Dating Jesus: A Story of Fundamentalism, Feminism, and the American Girl

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