Authors Around Town – September EventSeptember 23, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Two Rivers Bookstore and Dark Oak Press are partnering to offer in-store signings featuring some of the most talented authors in the Memphis area. During this event all Dark Oak Press books and all used and vintage books will be 20% off!
About the authors:
Kristi has always been a writer. At age 11, she wrote her ‘first’ book about a brother and sister mouse who run away from home. It was written on notebook paper, self-illustrated and bound in masking tape. She still has it along with the childhood poetry she wrote! Growing up meant starting a career yet writing was still whispering in her ear. Kristi used those early writing skills on several technical and instructional manuals at her different places of employment. It wasn’t until the diagnoses of a chronic disease that kept Kristi from enjoying her normal lifestyle that she picked up the laptop and actually began writing a short story. It was a tragic love story set in Celtic times. Like many good writers, her characters continued bugging her for attention. “Our story is not over,” they insisted. They were right. That short story is now a chapter in her first novel MYSTA, the first in a paranormal romantic suspense series. An active member of Malice In Memphis, Kristi has also contributed short stories to two anthologies.
– MALICE IN MEMPHIS presents its latest Anthology featuring A Haunting in Midtown by Kristi Bradley.
– MALICE IN MEMPHIS presents an anthology of mystery shorts featuring Murder in Midtown and Voodoo Village by Kristi Bradley
ROBERT J. KROG
Robert is a writer, editor, and book reviewer from Memphis. He writes everything from so-called Literary Fiction to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror and doesn’t really consider the distinction between Literary Fiction and Genre Fiction to be legitimate. He is the author of the collection, The Stone Maiden and Other Tales, the Darrell Award winning novella, A Bag Full of Eyes, and numerous short stories from Kerlak/Dark Oak Publishing, Alban Lake publishing, Ink Monkey Press, Violet Windows Literary Journal, and Amoeba Ink Press. He edited the anthology, A Tall Ship, a Star, and Plunder from Dark Oak Press and Media, and the anthologies Potter’s Field Five and Potter’s Field Six for Alban Lake. His story The One’s Who Remember, won the Darrell Award for best Mid- south short story 2016. It appears in Idolaters of Cthulhu. His most-recently published works are Room 411 appearing in Miskatonic Nightmares, Those Were the Days found in Miskatonic Dreams (both from Alban Lake Publishing), and The Beauty of Being published in Tomato Slices, from Amoeba Ink. Robert fills his free time working on a screenplay, a few novels and attending several Science Fiction and Fantasy conventions each year as an author / editor guest. He lives with his wife and children in Memphis.
– Visit Robert J. Krog at www.krogfiction.wordpress.com at facebook.com/robert.krog.9 or his book review site https://www.bibliorati.com/robertjkrog
Wes Yahola is the next best thing to a lifelong Memphian, having bounced around from Raleigh to Midtown to the University Area to just at the eastern fringes. His high school days got him started on the strange path of radio, which brought him through the night to his place as a producer and co-host on the Drake in the Morning show on 98.1 the Max. He can also be heard playing rock songs in the middle of most Saturdays on that same radio station. A lifelong reader who began devouring comics before he could understand all the words, Wes has long been a fan of fantasy and science fiction, and also enjoys thrillers and books about history. Once in a while, he’s written stories of his own. He’s been playing games even longer, enjoying new and classic board games, card games, and tabletop R.P.G.s. Occasionally he’s designed and written his own. All this has recently come together with the publishing of his first novel, the Artifice Conspiracy, a fantasy thriller involving spies, sabotage, rebellion, and the unleashing of a powerful weapon of magic. Thanks to Dark Oak Press for publishing it, and to everyone who’s bought and read the thing.
– Visit Wes on the web at http://bealeknight.wixsite.com/wesyahola