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Local Author Limelight: Jettie Necole
Mar
1
2:00 PM14:00

Local Author Limelight: Jettie Necole

Jettie Necole is the author of The Vault and Ruby. She has created two new series—A dystopian society forced underground and a paranormal war among ancient enemies. Both have characters forced into new and unusual situations. Although survival is always key, the search for love is never far away.

Born and raised in Kentucky, she spent most of her time daydreaming, taking photos, shooting movies, reading and watching Star Trek and Highlander. Having a passion for the art of storytelling and the dynamics of film production, she earned a bachelor's degree in Film & Television from the University of Texas at Austin, during which she wrote, directed, and edited her own films. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles where she worked in the Film and Television industry. Currently she lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband and their fluffy Goldendoodle named Oliver. 

When she's not writing she loves reading and watching anything with romance, action, sci-fi and horror.

www.jettienecole.com

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Meet the Author: Ellen Birkett Morris
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Meet the Author: Ellen Birkett Morris

Come down for a night of poetry and prose with Ellen Birkett Morris. Grab a coffee or tea, choose a seat, and settle in for an evening full of beautiful language.

Ellen Birkett Morris writes poetry, fiction and short plays from her home in Louisville, Kentucky. Morris is the author of Surrender (Finishing Line Press). Her poetry has appeared in Thin Air Magazine, The Clackamas Literary Review, Juked, Alimentum, Gastronomica, and Inscape. Morris won top prize in the 2008 Binnacle Ultra-Short Edition and was a semi-finalist for the 2009 Rita Dove Poetry Prize. Her poem, Origins, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her fiction has been published in Antioch Review, Notre Dame Review, South Carolina Review, wigleaf, Santa Fe Literary Review, and Paradigm. Her story “The Cycle of Life and Other Incidentals” was selected as a finalist in the Glimmer Train Press Family Matters short story competition. Her story “Religion” is nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Morris’s play, Fool Me Once, appeared in Plays, The Drama Magazine for Young People. Her ten-minute play, Lost Girls, was a finalist for the 2008 Heideman Award given by Actors Theatre. Lost Girls received a staged reading at Cincinnati’s Arnoff Center. She has contributed articles to national publications including Cooking Light, www.DrKoop.com, and www.womensenews.org. Her essays can be found in trade paperback books including Hidden Kitchens, Nesting: It’s a Chick Thing, and The Writing Group Book and on public radio. Morris has attended the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, the Key West Literary Seminar and has an MFA from the Queens University-Charlotte low residency program. She has received grants from the Elizabeth George Foundation, Kentucky Arts Council, and the Kentucky Foundation for Women. She is the recipient of a 2013 Al Smith Fellowship for her fiction given by the Kentucky Arts Council. She works as a public relations consultant and writes regularly for www.authorlink.com.

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Meet the Author: Katherine Wynter
Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

Meet the Author: Katherine Wynter

Join us for an evening with regional author Katherine Wynter. Katherine is a horror and fantasy novelist living just up the river in Cincinnati. She will be at the shop in support of her novel, Blackout, and provide a first look at her newest release, Keeper Chronicles: Awakening. Come pick up a copy of the books, hear some readings over coffee, get your copy signed, and chat with the author about her passion for writing

Katherine fell in love with the horror and fantasy genres at a young age, hiding in libraries whenever she had the chance and reading till they made her leave – usually by throwing her book out the door so she was forced to follow. When she was old enough for an allowance, she spent it exclusively at bookstores and began building her own library which has grown and been donated only to grow again like a bookish vestigial tail. Although she once planned a career in genetic engineering so she could create her own time traveling dragon, she abandoned this profession when it became clear that sometimes the best science lives only in the imagination of readers. (Okay, her friends pointing out that said dragon, should she create it, would probably just end up having her for lunch instead of letting her ride its back may have also influenced that decision.)

On a less crunchy note, Katherine lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and three insane cats of doom and destruction. 

Her first novella was released in April 2014 by Under the Moon Press. Keeper Chronicles: Awakening, an urban fantasy novel, is scheduled for release in November 2014 by Geminid Press, LLC, and Reaper Legacy: Hunt for the Lost Raven is scheduled for the winter 2014 from Under the Moon. Please see the Books tab for more information about her writings.

She’s always happy to answer questions or hear from readers. You can email her at katherinewynter@yahoo.com

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Jan
4
2:00 PM14:00

Local Author Limelight: Atty Eve

We are working with Kentuckiana Authors each month to highlight the talented writers from around our region. Join us for a relaxing Sunday afternoon for tea and meet author Atty Eve.

About Atty,

I was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Family life was rough with a religious mother and a short-tempered, alcoholic father. My escape was reading and music. I think I was the only kid with my nose in a book during the Air Force Academy football games.

As a teen I was an 80's new waver with black shaved hair, a pale face and bright red lipstick. I was very self destructive and always got into trouble. Needing a change I followed my father's footsteps and joined the Air Force.

During my four year enlistment I was stationed at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, Nevada where I met my wonderful husband. We both got out of the military and moved to Southern Indiana, on the outskirts of Louisville, Kentucky. I have two teenage boys whom I try to embarrass but have yet to succeed, they have great senses of humor.

I wrote my first novel over ten years ago and was on the verge of having it published when, sadly, my publisher passed away. I shelved my books for a few years to work on our family business. Now I'm back to writing and have decided my fate is in my own hands. And since I hate being told what to do I am self-publishing.

Thank you for taking this journey with me.

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Meet the Author: Brenda Duffey
Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Author: Brenda Duffey

We are excited to announce Portland native and author, Brenda Duffey, will be in the shop this winter reading and signing her book, The Peacemaker. Brenda is a regular at our counter and a lifelong writer.

The Peacemaker is historical fiction at its finest. The story begins in 1720 and follows "over ten generations of descendants as they struggle to restore the vision of the Peacemaker and end the continuing cycles of war and famine. It is the story of an American family that loses its connection to the values that made them strong and the efforts to restore those values."

Join us for a night of local literature with one of our newest friends, Brenda Duffey.

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