Saturday, May 7, 2016
Sibling Rivalry Press Authors in Conversation
Charis Books & More, Atlanta
May 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Megan Volpert ("1976"), Collin Kelley ("Leaving Paris") and Theresa Davis ("After this We Go Dark" and the forthcoming "Drowned: A Mermaid's Manifesto") discuss their journey with award-winning Sibling Rivalry Press and the creation of their latest books. The authors - who work in essay, poetry and fiction -- will read short excerpts from their work and take questions from the audience about the process of working with a small press, creating work in various genres and more. All authors books will be for sale and availble for signing at the event. This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5. 1189 Euclid Ave. in Little Five Points. www.charisbooksandmore.com
Mysterious Ways: Collin Kelley & Erica Wright in Conversation
Georgia Center for the Book at the DeKalb Public Library, Decatur
June 2, 7:15 p.m.
Novelists Collin Kelley ("Leaving Paris") and Erica Wright ("The Granite Moth") will discuss and read from their new mystery novels at the Decatur Library. Kelley's latest wraps up his Venus Trilogy as Paris teeters on the brink of chaos that eerily foreshadows the city's recent turmoil, while Wright's disguise-skilled private detective, Kat Stone, is on the trail of a deadly gangster. Eagle Eye Book Shop will provide books for the evening. 135 Sycamore St., Decatur. www.georgiacenterforthebook.org
Saturday, April 16, 2016
You can also download the song "Leaving Paris" created by Vanessa Daou and brokenkites at iTunes and other digital retailers. Watch the music video below.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
I am thrilled to announce that electronic music diva and poet Vanessa Daou has collaborated with brokenkites on a song based on Leaving Paris. The single (from Kid Recordings and Daou Records) will be available for download via iTunes and other outlets on April 15, the same day the novel is officially published.
Vanessa has been one of my muses and inspirations for 20+ years now, so the fact that I've been able to collaborate with her and brokenkites on a song (and a music video, too) is surreal!
Here's the blurb for the single:
‘Leaving Paris’ is the haunting collaboration between electronic jazz-pop chanteuse Vanessa Daou and experimental electronic/IDM composer James Willard (aka brokenkites). Inspired by author Collin Kelley’s novel ‘Leaving Paris’ (Part Three of ‘The Venus Trilogy’), the meditative torch-song conveys a sense of longing and romantic nostalgia for the eternal City of Light. Daou’s bare lithe vocals and intimate poetic lyrics hover seductively over brokenkites ambient electronic textures which coalesce into a delicate melodic epiphany that’s both hedonistic and transcendent.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
|The galleys for Leaving Paris!|
Leaving Paris will launch at two upcoming events: the Association of Writers and Writing Conferences (AWP) in Los Angeles (March 30 - April 2) and at the Rainbow Book Fair in New York City (April 9) At AWP, books will be available at the Atlanta Review table at the book fair and I will also being giving a reading and signing. Details on that soon. At Rainbow, books will be available at the Sibling Rivalry Press table and I'll be reading from the book during the opening night event on April 8. More details on that soon.
The book will officially launch in Atlanta on April 19 in conjunction with Georgia Center for the Book and Eagle Eye Bookshop. I will be in conversation with mystery writer Erica Wright (The Red Chameleon and The Granite Moth) and we will both read short excerpts and talk about the writing of our books. This special event will be held at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St., starting at 7:15 p.m. Mark your calendars!
Be sure to check back for more dates on the Leaving Paris tour and pre-order your copy of the book today directly from Sibling Rivalry Press. There's plenty of time to read Books 1 and 2 – Conquering Venusand Remain In Light – so you can get caught up in time for April.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Plans for a small book tour are underway and you can see the current dates at this link. I'll be at AWP in Los Angeles, the Rainbow Book Fair in NYC and there will be a special event here in Atlanta with Georgia Center for the Book where I'm in conversation with fellow novelist Erica Wright (The Granite Moth).
So go ahead and pre-order the book and get your hands on it a week before everyone else. You'll also be supporting and independent press, which is more vital today than ever.
More updates soon!
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Sunday, December 6, 2015
A decade after the events chronicled in Conquering Venus and Remain In Light, Irène Laureux, Martin Paige and Christian Kigali are confronted by a journalist who has uncovered their connection to the Paris underworld. Meanwhile, a plot by the chief of police, Michel Arnaud, to stem the tide of immigrants ensnares Christian’s father and brings unrest to the City of Light. And in Memphis, Diane Jacobs finds herself on the verge of divorce, caring for her elderly father and, once again, on a collision course with former student David McLaren, whose self-destructiveness threatens Martin’s life half a world away.
Coming in April 2016 from Sibling Rivalry Press.
Coming in April 2016 from Sibling Rivalry Press.